Weekly Pews News

no 20-39                                               Harvest Festival  

27 September 2020   

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Radio & TV broadcasts: Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8:10 am; Songs of Praise on BBC1 at 1.15 pm; oral Evensong broadcast every Wednesday on Radio 3 at 3.30 pm, repeated on Sunday at 3 pm.
Also Premier Christian Radio daily; Sunday service 7 am-1 pm (on DAB nationally, Freeview 725, mobile apps); Angel Radio Sunday service 9 am, rep 11.30 pm (local radio for the older community, on FM 89.3, DAB and online: http://angelradio.co.uk/)

Smartphone free apps: C of E Time to Pray, Daily Prayer, Pray As You Go, Lectio365, Taketime Spiritual Meditations.             24-hour freephone: Daily Hope (for Christian worship) : 0800 804 8044.

Harvest readings:

8 am       Holy Communion: Deuteronomy 8: 7-18; Luke 12: 16-30

9:30 am  The Eucharist: Deuteronomy 8: 7-18; Psalm 65; 2 Corinthians 9: 6–end; Luke 12: 16-30

Collect  Eternal God, you crown the year with your goodness and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season: grant that we may use them to your glory, for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being; 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.

Psalm response: You crown the year with goodness.

Sunday 27 September

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

Church family: Laura, John, Sophie, Eva & Harriet Williams; Diane Wills; Heidi & David Wilson-Le-Moine; Shirley Witcomb; Jenny & Colin Wood; Maureen Yates.   Anniversary: Winifred Williams (1988)

Monday 28 September

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.

Church family: the recently baptised and those preparing for baptism.

9 am               Morning prayer (see below)                               Anniversary: Ernest Halling (1988)

Tuesday 29 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.

Church family: the recently married and those preparing for marriage.

Anniversary: Michael Bridge (2004)

Wednesday 30 September

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

Anniversary: Shepherd King (1987)

Thursday 1 October

Intention: our Parish Team – Clergy: the Revd Lucy Sullivan, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer; Reader: Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake, Stephen Cox-Rusbridge.

Church Family: Adriana, Phil & Alexandru Antoniu-Martin; Beatrice Armstrong; Caryl & Michael Atherton; June Baker; Jessica, Paul, George, Teddy & Jack Baker; Helen Barnett.

9 am               Morning prayer (see below)

10 am             Holy Communion                                           Anniversary: Albert Cyril Piper (1992)

Friday 2 October

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

Church Family: Anne Baxendale; Mary Baxter; Brenda Bell; Marilyn & Dave Bishop; Alison Blenkinsop; Madge Breakspear; Lyndsey, Brooke & Noah Bright; Jan & Alex Brockhurst.

Anniversary: James Sage (1996)

Saturday 3 October

Intention: the Pilgrim Course – leaders and participants. Those baptised and confirmed here during the year, their parents, godparents or sponsors, and our own godchildren.

Church Family: Chris & John Buckenham; Keiran Buckwell; Debbie & Stephen Buxton; Sarah, Peter, Hannah, James & Lucy Carmichael; Gill, Rick & Sarah Chalk.

Anniversary: Charles Major (1990)

Sunday 4 October – Trinity 17

8 am Holy Communion: Isaiah 5: 1-7; Matthew 21: 33–end.

9:30 am The Eucharist: Isaiah 5: 1-7; Psalm 80: 9-17; Philippians 3: 4b-14; Matthew 21: 33–end



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Lynette, Rosie Sims, Richard Rundle, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Lila Cowee, Barbara Crew, June Evans, Zoe, Bea & Laurie Tucker, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Fr Chris, Sheila King, Margaret Rees.

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

The recently departed: Ian Daniel, Stephen Leggatt.

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

We pray for God’s blessing on all who live in our parish: Sudbury Close, Summer Lane, Sussex Drive.

We pray for all affected directly by Covid-19; for protection for care home residents and staff from increasing infections, and appropriate arrangements for essential family visitors.

Thanksgiving Julie Green writes: Our most grateful and sincere thanks to our Lord God for answering our urgent prayers after Eric’s sudden stroke (soon after their daughter Gemma’s wedding), and for his swift recovery. We give thanks for God’s amazing timing, which was key to his receiving quick, excellent care and an operation at Southampton. We give thanks to the emergency services and NHS. Last but not least, we give thanks to you all, whose precious prayers were so wonderfully answered. Thank you!


Harvest Festival: see the Revd Lucy’s message in Trudi’s email. On Sunday 27th and in the week following we hope to have a bumper collection of non-perishable, in-date items for the Foodbank.

Help would be appreciated with distributing the Harvest Posies around the Parish on Monday morning. If you are able to assist please meet at church at 9.30 am on Monday 28th.

Church services: as numbers for all church services have to be limited to stay safe, please inform Trudi by 8 pm on Saturday and Wednesday for Sunday and Thursday services respectively. To book your place, contact trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk or 01243 263597//07703 597353.

Bring your own order of service, by email from Trudi, or your own prayer book. A few printed copies are available in church for those not on email, to be kept by each person for future services.

New: Morning Prayer  From Monday 28th September the church will be open for Morning prayer at 0900, on Mondays and Thursdays. This simple, said service of prayer is prayed by people throughout the world to offer each new day to God and to pray for the situations of the world. All are welcome to join in as and when it suits. We will be using Common Worship Daily Prayer (the red book), if you have a copy please bring it with you, alternatively you can use the app., a small number of books will be available at the church. Mthr Lucy

Face coverings: it is mandatory for all who come into church to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt. Cotton masks are available in church for a donation to church funds. Distancing still applies!

Bishop Luffa School: see Trudi’s email about Year 6 children applying for September 2021.

Children’s Society: if you have a Children’s Society collection box could you please bring it to church, or let us know so that we can arrange collection.

Church diaries for 2021 are now available at the back of the church.


The Revd Lucy Sullivan: mthr.lucy@paghamchurch.org, 01243 941551. Rest day Friday.

Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org,
07899 705632//07974 177905.

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

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

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop: pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 01243 261131, 07784 544981.

Harvest Festival    –  Sunday 27th September   
Like so many things, our Harvest Festival will look a little different this year but we will still be celebrating and giving thanks for the harvest at Pagham church. On Sunday 27th September and in the week following we hope to have a bumper collection of non-perishable items for the Food Bank. Please bring your in-date offerings along to any of the services that week as we give thanks for all that we are provided with and to help those in need.
Bishop Luffa applications-
We are waiting for the Church Support forms for Year 6 children applying to Bishop Luffa school for September 2021. An announcement will be made once we are able to start processing these. In the meantime please do introduce yourselves to Mthr Lucy so she can start putting names and faces together.
The much delayed Annual meetings will now take place in church on Wednesday 14th October commencing at 7pm.  Further details and the Report Booklet will be circulated soon.  If you will be attending please could you please let Mo Hatzfeld know, either by email  –   hatzfeld@btinternet.com  or  by phone  01243 268576.
Tuesday Evening Service
You will see from the information below that more services are now being planned.  It is hoped that our regular Tuesday evening Eucharist will recommence after the Autumn Half Term break.  This will be confirmed nearer the time.