Weekly Pews News

no 22-13


Fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday

08:00              Holy Communion

09:30              Parish Eucharist

Collect God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal; 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.   Amen.

Readings  Exodus 2: 1–10; Psalm 34: 11–20; Colossians 3: 12–17; John 19: 25b–27

Psalm response I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Sunday 27th MarchClocks go forward!

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

Monday 28th March

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)

11:00              Funeral of Andrew Dobson RIP

Tuesday 29th March

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

18:00            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

19:00              Tuesday@7 Eucharist

Wednesday 30th March

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

18:00            Evening prayer (on Zoom)

21:00            Compline (Facebook video [VOD]@StRichardAldwick)

Thursday 31st March

Intention: our family and friends.

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

12.45              Funeral of Valerie Ann Tomblin-Booth RIP

Friday 1st April

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

14:30            Book Group in St Andrew’s Chapel

Saturday 2nd April

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

10:00            Children’s Lent Group

Sunday 3rd April – Fifth Sunday of Lent, Passiontide begins – Parish Family Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 43: 16–21; Philippians 3: 4b–14; John 12: 1–8


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, Beryl Turner, Tyler Rankin.

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

Anniversary of death Kenneth Winfield (27th); Frank Myatt (28th); Jean Jackson (29th); John Griffin (30th); Amelia Rutterford, Harold Archer, Frank Hope (31st); Adrian Smith (1st April).

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 encourage 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.

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

After the Mothering Sunday service today do join us for tea/coffee and simnel cake in St Andrew’s Chapel.

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

Women of Holy Week by Paula Gooder If you would like to order this book through the Church (RRP £9.99) please contact Trudi Kearsley by today, Sunday 27th, so we have these in time for Holy Week. All are welcome to join us for quiet reading/meditation on this text during Holy Week; details on separate flyer. Trudi: 263597, 07703 597353, trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk.

Good Friday Children’s Workshop This year we will be holding a children’s fun activity morning on Good Friday 10:30–12:00; this event will be held at and shared with St Richard’s, Aldwick. I hope this will be an exciting invitation to offer to all local families. A small team of volunteers are coming together – but if you would like to join us, please speak to Mthr Lucy. Over the coming weeks we will be putting out calls for items that will be needed for our crafts at this event: This week (and for the weeks to come) please bring empty glass jars (all shapes and sizes gratefully received!) to church. Collection can be arranged if bringing them to church is a problem! Many thanks.

Easter flowers: For the past two years we have not been able to celebrate Easter in church because of the pandemic. This year we are hoping to fill the church with flowers to celebrate Easter. If you would like to sponsor an arrangement, or contribute to the costs of the flowers, please contact Trudi Kearsley (263597/07703 597353, trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk). We will be decorating the church on Easter Eve, Saturday 16th April, time TBC.

Friends of Pagham Church AGM will take place on Sunday 3rd April in St Andrew’s Chapel, immediately after the 9:30 Family Eucharist. All are welcome. Please consider joining the committee: there is sign-up sheet on the notice board.

Tea & Chat will not take place in April, as the second Wednesday falls in Holy Week. Instead, you are invited to the Teapot Café at St Ninian’s URC, Pagham Road, which is open on the first Tuesday of each month: Tuesday 5th April, 10–12 noon. All are welcome.

Men’s breakfast at Pagham Beach café again at 09:30, on Wednesday 6th April. Cost is between £5.00 and £10.00. Any queries please contact Alex Brockhurst on 07792 544259.

Churchyard maintenance: call for volunteers! Please contact the churchwardens (see below) if you can help make the churchyard look good in time for Easter. Thank you!

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.