Weekly Pews News

No 19-21                                                                                                                                                                          26 May 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter


Collect for the day

God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Psalm response

Let the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise you.


                             Sixth Sunday of Easter                 (W)
8 am Holy Communion (Easter 5)

Readings: James 1: 22–end; John 16: 23–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 16: 9-15; Psalm 67;

Revelation 21: 10, 22 – 22: 5; John 14: 23-29

Hymns: 9, 274, 754, 8

5 pm Evening Prayer – Stations of the Resurrection

After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments
and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church

Morning Prayer: 9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday


Sunday 26 May

Intention: the elderly, lonely and bereaved; all those in residential care and those who care for them.

Anniversary: Frank Baker           (1994)

Monday 27 May – Rogation Day

Intention: Peace, and the European Union and the United Nations.

Anniversary: Maude Teulon (1982)

Tuesday 28 May – Rogation Day

Intention: vocations to the ordained ministry, especially any within our own parish; theological colleges and all ordinands in training, our own Parish ordinand Gemma Green, and vocations to the religious life.

No Eucharist

Anniversary: John Blackman (1994)

Wednesday 29 May – Rogation Day

Intention: our mission to our own parish; the outreach of our parish newsletter; all newcomers to Pagham, and to our Church family.

No Holy Communion

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Jeanne’s, 8 Channel View (261828)

Thursday 30 May – Ascension Day (W)

Intention: our neighbouring Churches, and the work of Churches Together in Bognor Regis and District.

10 am             Holy Communion

4 pm               The Eucharist

8 pm               Sung Eucharist

Anniversary: Cis Humphries (1998)

The nine days after Ascension Day until the eve of Pentecost are observed as days of prayer and preparation for the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, including the Archbishops’ prayer initiative “Thy Kingdom Come”.

Friday 31 May – Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

Intention: our family and friends.

Saturday 1 June – Justin

Intention: our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer; Reader: Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake, Stephen Cox-Rusbridge.

Anniversary: Doris Grounsell (2016)



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Simon Hill, Nicola, Chloe Green, Nicky, Derek Pugh, Eileen Knight, Hannah Seafoley, Ron Gibson, John Scully, Anna Henderson, Edna Swinnerton-Beet.      For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Colin Wood (264192) to activate the Prayer Chain.

We give thanks for the ongoing good recovery of Simon Hill. His mother Linda, a Church member, is very grateful for our prayers.

We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time, and all who mourn their passing.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Daphne Sharrad, Raymond Stobart, Maureen Yates.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: June Close, Kestrel Court, King’s Drive.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: all expanding industries and for the promise of new jobs.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: treasurer, planned giving and Gift Aid secretary, PCC secretary, PCC members, Electoral Roll officer and Health & Safety officer.

We pray for Stephen Cox-Rusbridge and Mike Wake as they are formally sworn in as churchwardens by the Archdeacon on Saturday.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst, safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.

(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)

NB for Sunday 2nd June: Trudi, trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk, 263597

Next Sunday               Seventh Sunday of Easter                (W)
8 am Holy Communion (Sunday after Ascension Day)

Readings: 1 Peter 4: 7-11; John 15: 26-end, 16: 1-4

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 16: 16-34; Psalm 9; Revelation 22: 12-14,

16-17, 20–end; John 17: 20–end Hymns: 580, 461, 644, 104

5 pm Evening Prayer – Contemplative




Ascension Day, Thursday 30th: all are encouraged to worship on this glorious day; services at 10 am, 4 pm and 8 pm.

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ 30 May-9 June: between Ascension and Pentecost the whole Church is called to pray for God’s Kingdom to come, and for others to come to know the Lord. We will have prayer stations round the church; you are encouraged to visit them during this time.

Deanery Synod: Monday 3 June at St Mary’s, Felpham, 7 for 7.30 pm; all welcome to hear from Bishop Martin about the diocesan vision and strategy (see poster on the noticeboard). Bishop Martin is also presiding at the eucharist here on Tuesday 4 June at 12 noon, so do come along!

Ladies’ Club Social Evening: Tuesday 4 June, 7pm at the Yacht Club, with light refreshments, bring & buy stall, quiz and raffle. All welcome!

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘The Essex Serpent’ by Sarah Perry. Join a discussion group next week – see the Book Group notice.

Pagham Church Night Out: Sat 22-Sun 23 June at the Scout Hut, Sefter Road, combined with early Patronal Festival celebrations. An afternoon of family and team-building fun from 2 pm on Saturday 22nd, with a bouncy castle and hog roast in the evening – BYO liquid refreshments. Optional camping. Please sign up for daytime only or overnight on the notice board; more info from Stephen (07974 177905).Open-air Family Eucharist on Sunday 23rd at 9.45 am, on the grassed area used for the fireworks. We will be under canvas on church chairs, with Ann playing a small organ. The car park is available for those that need to get to the service easily.
Be bold, leave your comfort zone and embrace our surroundings!

Summer Fair, Saturday 6 July: to help with the planning of the Fair please speak to Trudi (263597, 07703 597353) or Diane Townson.

Children’s Society: please return collection boxes as soon as possible.

Pagham Flood Defence Trust vacancy: we are short on one or two trustees; if someone might be interested please speak to Mark.

Bognor Regis Food Bank Stephen Tribe writes: It’s summer! Summer is a very old word, probably from the the old English word, sumer, which may have originally come from a Greek word meaning packhorse. What we do know is with summer, needs do not change and requests from the food bank continue. Currently they need: cereals, tinned spaghetti or ravioli, tinned fish or meat, rice, pasta sauce, tinned fruit, rice pudding, fruit squash, longlife milk, spreads eg jams & marmite, biscuits, chocolate, crisps and any toiletries. You only need to give one item to help the less fortunate. My thanks to those who give regularly; please keep giving!