Weekly Pews News

No. 8377

Colour of the season: W



Date: 26th November 2017



Christ the King


Collect for the day:


Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



Our Opportunities for Worship today



  Christ the King                                                          (W)
8.00am Holy Communion (Trinity 25)

Readings: Jeremiah 23: 5-8, John 6: 5-14

9.45am Family Eucharist with First Holy Communion

Psalm 95: 1-7a, Matthew 25: 31-end

Hymns: 54, 736, 332, 336

12noon Baptisms of Betsy Carter and Elsie and Margo Hay-Stairs
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: 2 Samuel 23: 1-7, Matthew 28: 16-end


After the Parish Eucharist you are welcome to gather

for refreshments in St. Andrew’s chapel, where we can get to know each other better





Sunday 26th November

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


Monday 27th November

Intention: Pray for Peace; for the European Union and The United nations Organisation.

Anniversary: Eric Martin (2004)


Tuesday 28th November

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


7.00 pm         The Eucharist


Wednesday 29th November – Day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the Missionary Work of the Church

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

1.30 pm      Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2-4.00 pm    Knit and Natter at Joan Dent – 3 Church Way (265093)


Thursday 30th November – Andrew

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

Anniversary: Alan Harmer (2013)


7.00pm       The Eucharist

7.30pm       Pastoral Care meeting in St Andrew’s Chapel


Friday 1st December – Charles de Foucauld

Intention: Pray for our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer and Trevor Marshall. Reader Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Coxrusbridge.


Saturday 2nd December

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




We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Sue Smith, Margaret Mayhew, Ian Turner, Richard, Barbara Nash, Martin, Kerry, Gillian Grimmond, Joan, Len, Maureen Howard.


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


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


We pray for those who have died: Eddie.

We pray for church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for Pam Ryan, John and Velda Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Daphne Woolnough, Maureen Yates.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Tithe Barn Close, Tithe Barn Way.


We pray for St Wilfrid’s Hospice whose work we support as a parish.


We pray for Betsy Carter and Margo and Elsie Hay-Stairs on the day of their baptism and their parents and godparents.


We pray for Aimee Boteler, Trinity Feaver, Caitlin Foyn, Harry Fuller, Oliver Hilditch, Diana Kondratiuk, Cameron Townsend and Jemima Whitworth as they receive their first holy communion today.


We pray for the soul of John Miles, son of Pagham, who died in the Great War on 1st December 1917.



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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on curate@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.


Next Sunday First Sunday of Advent                                            (P)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 13: 8-end, Matthew 21: 1-13

9.45am Parish Eucharish

Isaiah 64: 1-9, Psalm 80: 1-8, 18-20, 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9, Mark 13: 24-end    Hymns: 58, 224, 100, 449

5.00pm Advent Carols and Readings




Shoebox Appeal: 92 boxes and 80 blankets (made by our Knit and natter Group) were this week delivered to the Worthing Warehouse. They have now been packed into cartons, loaded onto pallets and are ready to be taken by lorry to Eastern Europe to be distributed; thank you to all those who supported the appeal.


Advent and Christmas leaflet: do please take one away with you and perhaps another to give to a friend or neighbour.


Gemma Green: Gemma’s second blog is available on the website and there are a few hard copies at the back of church.


Home Insurance: To celebrate 130 years of insuring Anglican churches, Ecclesiastical will donate £130 to our church each time a member of our church family takes out a new home insurance policy with them during the next year. Further details with terms and conditions can be found on the poster in the church porch or visit www.ecclesiastical.comTrust130 or phone 0800 783 0130 and quote Trust 130.


Christmas Quiz: Copies of this year’s Christmas Quiz are now available from Mo Hatzfeld, priced £1.00. This year’s prize is a hamper filled with lovely Christmas goodies. All profits go to Raise the Roof Fund.


Diocesan intercessions list: Our parish will be prayed for at Chichester Cathedral on Thursday 7th December 2017 at 8 am Holy Communion Service and 5.30 pm Evensong.   We are all invited to attend on this day, including a complimentary tea in Cloisters Cafe at 4.30 pm   If you would like to attend for tea followed by Evensong please sign the sheet on the notice board by Sunday 3rd December 2017 – for further information contact our Parish/Cathedral Link June Baker on 01243 262344.


Gravetalk: Saturday 2nd December 10am St Andrew’s Chapel. A chance for informal conversation about all things death, dying and funeral related over a coffee and biscuits – All Welcome.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Warden’ by Anthony Trollope. Join a discussion group on Thursday 11th January at 10am or Monday 15th January at 8pm. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.


Pews News Editor: We thank Louise Gibbs for having edited Pews News these past several years on this her final edition, wishing her a happy “retirement”! Trudi Kearsley will be acting editor for the immediate future and can be contacted via email at trudikearsley@gmail.com or by phone – 01243 263597.