Weekly Pews News

No 18-34


26 August 2018


Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day

Almighty God, who called your Church to bear witness that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself: help us to proclaim the good news of your love, that all who hear it may be drawn to you; through him who was lifted up on the cross, and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                         Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity                   (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Luke 11: 1–13

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Luke 11: 1–13; John 6: 56–69

Hymns: 169, 718, 286, 762 x 3

12 noon Baptism of Katelyn Green
2.30 pm Thanksgiving for Marriage of Brian & Kim Hutchinson
5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Exodus 4: 27 to 5: 1; Hebrews 13: 16–21

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


Sunday 26 August

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

Anniversary: Raymond de Marvine (1981)

Monday 27 August – Monica

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

Anniversary: Audrey Bridge (2017)

Tuesday 28 August – Augustine of Hippo

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

Anniversary: Robert Lack            (1979)

Wednesday 29 August – Beheading of John the Baptist

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

10 am             Holy Communion

12 noon       Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall: Jean Hunt (268818)

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at June’s, 33 Conifer Way

Anniversary: Eric Lock (2003); Hilda Hughes (2015)

Thursday 30 August – John Bunyan

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

Anniversary: Primrose Green (1973); William Smith (1996)

Friday 31 August – Aidan

Intention: family and friends.

Saturday 1 September

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

10-10.45 am         Visiting bell-ringers


Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday,
and 8.30 am Friday.


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Joan & Derek Hardie, Peter & Carole Easterbrook, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Chris Brett, Pisamai Thongsai, Amanda, Keith, Hugh, Stan Beaumont, Diane Wills, Dawn, Edward.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Colin Wood (264192) to activate the Prayer Chain.

Those who have died recently: Kelsey Morris.

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: John and Velda Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Daphne Woolnough, Maureen Yates.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Regis Avenue, Ross Close, Sandy Road.

We pray for Katelyn Green on this day of her baptism and her parents and godparents

We pray for Kim and Brian Hutchinson as they celebrate 40 years of marriage.

We pray for Woodlarks Camping for the disabled, whose work we support financially as a parish.


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

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

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131. (Deadline for notices is Wednesday afternoon.)

Next Sunday           Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity       (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 8: 14–39

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Romans 8: 14–25; Romans 8: 26–39;
Mark 7: 1–8, 14–15, 21–23.    
Hymns: 606, 1, 470, 672

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Exodus 12: 21–27; Matthew 4: 23 to 5: 20


Summer sermons on Prayers in the Bible: we continue with our fifth one today. Do take the insert in Pews News home for further reflection!

Raise the Roof Heritage Lottery Funding: the Bognor Post press release is displayed on noticeboards and indeed, we are very grateful to lottery players. Watch this space for news of further fundraising.

Friends of Pagham Church had a grand turnout for our Skittles & BBQ event at the Spur, Slindon, last week. A great fun evening with lovely fresh food, which is becoming a Pagham Church Friends Annual Event! Sue D. handed over the “Killer Crown” to Harry, with Gemma and Jo ensuring the pins were propped up again…. and again. Great prizes, courtesy of Trev the Rev, ensured that we made over £210 for our beautiful church’s fabric. Great to welcome some new members! All are welcome to the Friends’ Tapas evening on Saturday 13 October. See Trudi or Carole Druce for more info.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘Restoration’ by Rose Tremain. Join a discussion group on Monday 3 September at 8 pm, or Thursday 6 September at 10 am. See the Book Group notice board.

A new ‘Teapot Café’ starts on Tuesday 4 September, 10-12 noon, at Pagham United Reformed Church (St Ninian’s). It will be open on the first Tuesday of each month, and aims to be dementia friendly. All welcome.

Ladies’ Club next meets on Tuesday 4 September at 7.45 pm, with a local celebrity castaway: Canon Colin Wood will share his Desert Island Discs. All welcome.

Julian Group next meets on Wednesday 5 September at 7.30 pm.

Families’ Barbecue on Sunday 9 September at 12.30 pm. All church families and relatives are welcome to attend our annual occasion for Sunday School members, baptism families and others. More details are in St Andrew’s Chapel.

Licensing of Revd. Jo King as Priest-in-Charge at Holy Cross, North Bersted, takes place on Tuesday 25 September at 7.30 pm. Do sign the list on the noticeboard if you wish to attend (we have at least 25 tickets).

Launde Abbey 2019: we are planning our pilgrimage there between 12 and 15 August. Sign up on the board to indicate interest.