Weekly Pews News

no 21-26


Fourth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 27th June  

08:00              Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

09:30              Parish Eucharist

14:00              Holy Baptism of Ben, Eva and Noah Chapman

Collect O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.    Amen.


Readings Wisdom 1: 13–15, 2: 23–24; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8: 7–end; Mark 5: 21–end

Psalm response  To you, O Lord, my heart shall sing without ceasing.

Today’s bell ringing is in celebration of
Jean & Bill Mitchell’s 50th wedding anniversary (26th June)
and Michael & Linda Hill’s 42nd wedding anniversary (30th June)
Congratulations to you all!

Sunday 27th June

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

Monday 28th June – Irenaeus, bishop, teacher of the faith, c.200

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 29th June – Peter and Paul, Apostles

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

Wednesday 30th June

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

Thursday 1st July

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 2nd July

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

Saturday 3rd July – Thomas the Apostle

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

Sunday 4th July – 5th Sunday after Trinity

Readings: Ezekiel 2: 1–5; Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12: 2–10; Mark 6: 1–13


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Jean Martin, Lila Cowee, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, John Kitchener, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Heather Marchant, Jenny Wood, Mo Ford, Roxanne & Mark Hollamby.

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

The recently departed

Anniversary of death Joyce Eddy, Archer Hart, Phyllis Smith (27th); Dorothy Randall (28th); James Jones, John Plummer (30th); Coralie Watson (1st); Doris Morgan, Hazel Swan, Martin Pereira (3rd).

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

We pray for all who are preparing for ordination at this time among them for Gemma Fleury (née Green), who was sponsored by this parish for training, to serve in the Diocese of Leeds.

We pray for all who are preparing for confirmation at this time including Ben and Selina Chapman and Irene Kilk from this church.

We pray for Ben, Eva and Noah Chapman who are to be baptised today, and their parents and godparents.


Membership, Sponsorship & Regular Giving to St Thomas à Becket’s

If you are new to our Church and are planning to become a regular worshipper with us – welcome! Our members give generously of their time, their talents and their wealth. If you have a particular skill or interest that you might be able to offer, please speak with Mthr Lucy. If you would like to join the church Electoral Roll to become a full member of Pagham Church, please speak to Mthr Lucy or Margaret Sherwood (Electoral Roll officer) about eligiblity: margaret.sherwood@outlook.com, tel 262367.
Please speak with Mthr Lucy for more general information.

Please consider signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme of regular donations by Direct Debit to support our day-to-day activities: forms are available on request, and details are on our website.

Please also consider leaving a legacy to Pagham Church when writing your Will, and help to secure the building and our resources for future generations.

Gemma Fleury (Née Green) writes: “My ordination to the diaconate will be on Saturday 3rd July at 3pm at Ripon cathedral. I am going to be serving in the parish of South Elmsall and North Elmsall, and Jonathan (her husband, also to be ordained deacon) is in the benefice of All Saints South Kirkby. There is a link to the ordination and I’m very happy to share this with the parish https://youtu.be/PLBZsoGxq8s All at Pagham are in my prayers, I hope to see you all again soon.”

Let us continue to pray for Gemma as she prepares for this special and important occasion. Gemma has sent her email and postal address and is happy for these to be shared with those who would like to keep in touch, please contact Mthr Lucy.

Parish Family Eucharist Remember next Sunday at 09:30 is the Parish Family Eucharist. An all age, inter-generational celebration of the eucharist suitable for the whole church family.

Public worship Please note that all steps for creating a Covid safe environment are in place, most notably: the wearing of a face covering unless you are exempt, observing social distance and using hand-sanitiser on arrival. Booking is essential and will help us to arrange seating. Please note that as we have a limited capacity in the congregation on a Sunday morning, a waiting list will be in operation. To book contact Trudi Kearsley, T 263597, M 07703 597353.

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

The Revd Lucy Sullivan: 19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, 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.