Weekly Pews News

no 22-9


Sunday next before Lent

08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Eucharist

Collect Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen.

Readings Exodus 34: 29–end; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3: 12 – 4:2; Luke 9: 28–36

Psalm response Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God.

Sunday 27th February

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

Monday 28st February

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 1st March – David, bishop, patron of Wales, c.601

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

14:30–16:00 Pancake Stop at the Church Centre (see below)

18:00           Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)

19:00           Tuesday@7 Eucharist

Wednesday 2nd March – ASH WEDNESDAY

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

11:00              The Eucharist with Ashing

15:30–17:00 Ashes to Go! (see below for details of this and an evening service)

Thursday 3rd March

Intention: those baptised and confirmed here during the year, their parents, godparents or sponsors, and our own godchildren.

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 4th March

Intention: all imprisoned in any way, and those caught up in modern slavery; the prisoners, staff, chaplains and visitors at HMP Ford.

Saturday 5th March

Intention: our children and young people, and their leaders; our Sunday School.

10:00–11:00  Children’s Lent group in St Andrew’s chapel

Sunday 6th March – First Sunday of Lent – Parish Family Eucharist

Readings: Deuteronomy 26: 1–11; Romans 10: 8b–13; Luke 4: 1–13


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Mo Ford, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Heather Marchant, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Lucy Gammon, Beryl Turner, Tyler Rankin.

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

Recently departed Valerie Tomblin-Booth.

Anniversary of death Ernest Cornell, Audrey Nicholls (27th), Lilian Hamerton (28th); Alan Dalrymple, Phyllis Burrow (1st March); Michael Fielder, Ronald Bosher (3rd); Margaret Bell, Douglas Pennicott (4th); Frank Stedman, Dorothy Tapping, Olive Lewis, Irene Plumb (5th).

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

We pray for peace especially for and with the people of Ukraine, and we pray for the innocent, the frightened and those who have lost loved ones, homes, and family.


Face coverings We ask that you continue to wear face coverings at all times when attending services/events in the church including when singing, please, unless medically exempt. Mthr Lucy and the Wardens will continue to review our COVID-19 practices regularly.

Palm Crosses Please bring along any palm crosses you have collected at home to church by Tuesday, ready for burning for Ash Wednesday.

Pancake Stop – Shrove Tuesday (1st March) 14:30–16:00 at Pagham Parish Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. Pop in for pancakes and fellowship. Stop a while, or make a quick pit-stop on the school run. Every one welcome, free tickets available to help with catering purposes, donations on the day for pancakes and refreshments.

Men’s breakfast All are invited to our second breakfast at Pagham Beach café 09:30 on Wednesday 2nd March 2022, and thereafter on the first Wednesday of the month. Cost of breakfast at Pagham Beach café is between £5.00 and £10.00. Any queries please contact Alex Brockhurst on 07792 544259.

Ash Wednesday Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which this year this falls on 2nd March. Our Eucharist with Ashing will be at 11:00. Ash Wednesday is a Principal Holy Day in the Church of England, a day when we are all encouraged to attend a Service of Ashing and to make our communion at the start of the season of Lent. There will be an evening Eucharist at 19:00 on Ash Wednesday at St Richard’s, if you’re unable to make 11:00, and Ashes-to-Go (particularly for our young people) is at Pagham Church: drop in between 15:30 and 17:00.

Lent, Holy Week and Easter Please see the additional sheet for details on our offering for Lent and beyond.

Bell ringing How about learning to ring for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? There will be 4 days of national celebrations from 2nd June when we are encouraged to ring the bells to mark this historic event. Bell ringers do not have to be big, strong, musical or mathematical. Anyone from the age of 10 with reasonable coordination and a sense of rhythm can learn to ring. If you would like to know more, please speak to Mike Wake 07899 705632.

‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ Growing the Household of Faith pilot programme There is now a display sharing more information about GiTF in the church. This will be updated at regular intervals.

Foundation Governors for Nyewood Infant and Junior Schools Both of our Church of England schools are urgently seeking foundation governors at this time. The support of local parish churches in this essential role is critical to the mission of the Church in the wider community, with Foundation Governors being critical to helping foster a distinctive Christian identity in the schools. If you have any interest in learning more about this, please speak to Mthr Lucy, who is now an Ex-Officio Governor of both schools, for more information.

2022 World Day of Prayer service, prepared by England, Wales and Northern Ireland, takes place locally on Friday 4th March at 10:30 at Bognor Regis Methodist Church. The theme is one of hope in suffering. All are welcome; refreshments will be served afterwards. See wwdp.org.uk


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.