Weekly Pews News

no 21-39


Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 26th September  

08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Eucharist   

14:00            Baptism of Grace Hope Pridie

Collect Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face; 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.


Readings Numbers 11: 4–6, 10–16, 24–29; Psalm 19: 7–end; James 5: 13–end; Mark 9: 38–end.

Psalm response The law of the Lord is perfect and revives the soul.


Sunday 26th September

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

Monday 27th September – Vincent de Paul, founder of the Lazarists, 1660

Intention: all who work for peace and justice; the maintenance of good relationships with the United Nations and all other countries.

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 28th September

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

17:30            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

Wednesday 29th September – MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

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

17:30            Evening Prayer (on Zoom)

Thursday 30th September

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 1st October

Intention: our Parish Team – Clergy: Lucy Sullivan, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer; Reader: Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake, Alex Brockhurst.

Saturday 2nd October

Intention: our hospitals, doctors, nurses and midwives, home care assistants, pharmacists, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care.

Sunday 3rd October – 18th after Trinity – Parish Family Eucharist

Readings: (Genesis 2: 18–24; Psalm 8;) Hebrews 1: 1–4 & 2: 5–12; Mark 10: 2–16

We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Jean Martin, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Mo Ford, Nicola Simpson, Steve Lomas, Betty Smith, Agnes Grimsdell.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Pat Rush (262561) to activate the Prayer Chain.

Anniversary of death Beryl Hurst (26th); Winifred Williams (27th); Ernest Halling (28th); Michael Bridge (29th); Shepherd King (30th); Albert Cyril Piper (1st October); James Sage (2nd).

We remember Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Bett Steenerson, Jane Upton.

We pray for Grace Pridie who is to be baptised today, and her parents and godparents.


Current Covid restrictions It is currently not necessary to book in for services.

Transept seating All the seats have been returned to the transepts. These areas continue to be for those who wish to maintain social distancing – please collect a red cross card on your way in to church to place on the seat next to you. This will show others you would like to keep the seats next to you free. Please do not sit on a seat that has a red cross on it. Thank you.

Thank you to you all for helping in our celebration of the harvest last Sunday. The Bognor Regis Foodbank was very grateful for your generous donations. Please do continue to support the work of the Foodbank throughout the year.

Tuesday@7 returns next week, Tuesday 5th October at 19:00.

Book group Our next meeting is on Friday 1st October at 14:30 in St Andrew’s Chapel, to discuss ‘Galileo’s Daughter’ by Dava Sobel. If you have any questions please contact Linda Tempest: lindatempest@hotmail.com, 07443 905893.

Admission to Holy Communion before Confirmation A course of preparation for this will run on Saturday 16th October and 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th November, 10:00–10:45. Children will be admitted to Holy Communion for the first time, having completed this preparation, on Advent Sunday, 28th November. If you have a child/children in school year 6 or above who are interested in this, please contact Mthr Lucy. Please note, children must be baptised before being admitted to Holy Communion; please also speak to Mthr Lucy about this.

Sunday School We look forward to returning to Sunday School on Sunday 17th October at 09:30. To begin with, this will run once a month, on the third Sunday, and will be open to those in primary school years. To find out more, contact Linda Tempest: lindatempest@hotmail.com, 07443 905893.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2021 Leaflets are now available from Trudi, trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk, 263597/07703597353. If you are unable to fill a box but would like to contribute, perhaps you could donate some items, or help with monetary donations to cover costs of transport etc. Please return boxes by Sunday 7th November for blessing at the Family Eucharist.

Tea & Chat Following the success of September’s Tea & Chat I would very much like to see this as a monthly time of fellowship on our calendar. We seek a volunteer or two to co-ordinate this, and also to set up, serve and tidy away on an irregular basis – ideally three volunteers for each meeting. Please contact Mthr Lucy if you think you could help with this. Many thanks.

Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts have resumed, with a variety of professional musicians. At present, tickets need to be booked in advance to ensure safe seating. There is no charge for admission, but a donation of at least £3 is suggested, with Gift Aid added if possible.
To book, see https://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/music/concerts/lunchtime-concerts.


CONTACT DETAILS        –        find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @StThomasPagham

Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Lucy Sullivan

19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, PO21 4AU mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com, 01243 941551.

Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Alex Brockhurst: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org 07899 705632//07792 544259.

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131, 07784 544981.