Weekly Pews News

No 19-43

27 October 2019

Bible Sunday

Collect for the day Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm response When your word goes forth it gives light.

Today’s services

8 am Holy Communion – 19th Sunday after Trinity Readings: Ephesians 4: 17–end; Matthew 9: 1-8

Sunday 27 October

Intention: all victims of violence, crime and oppression; those affected by domestic and other forms of abuse, and all who seek to support them.

Anniversary: Joyce Allam (1976); Edith Daniell (1998)

Monday 28 October – Simon and Jude, Apostles

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

Tuesday 29 October – James Hannington, Bishop and martyr, 1885

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

7 pm Evening Prayer

Anniversary: Roy Marley (1990); Fintan Kennedy (1995)

Wednesday 30 October

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

10 am Holy Communion

2 pm Knit & Natter at Joan’s, 3 Church Way (265083)

Anniversary: Emily Evans (1993); Frank Lawton (2018)

Thursday 31 October – Martin Luther, reformer, 1546

Intention: our family and friends.

8 pm Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Alfred Thorell (1964); Jean McDermott (2000 ); Eric Towler (2004)

Friday 1 November – All Saints’ Day

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

Anniversary: Florence Fagg (1991); Peggy Rowley (2014)

Saturday 2 November – All Souls’ Day (commemoration of the faithful departed)

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


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Derek Pugh, Richard Rundle, Simon Hill, Diane Wills, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Joan & Derek Hardie.


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

Those who have died: Eugene West.

Rosemary West would like to thank everyone for their prayers and kind messages of support, at this sad time of her loss of her son Eugene. His funeral took place last Friday at Chichester Crematorium.

We remember in our prayers Church members in residential care or who receive communion at home: Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Jane Upton, Maureen Yates.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: The Fairway, The Glade.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: carers and all whose work is in the home.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Deanery Synod members, Churches Together representatives, Church Centre Committee,

Julian Group, Prayer Chain members.

Richard Rundle, one of our Servers and Lay Ministers of Communion, is now recovering from surgery at the Royal Surrey in Guildford. He will be there for some weeks and would welcome visitors from Pagham. Please contact his wife Wendy at Church or on 07816 259980, and pray for her too.


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 (for next week only): Trudi Kearsley, 263597, trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk. (Deadline for notices: Thursday morning)

Sunday 3rd All Saints’ Sunday

8 am Holy Communion with Archdeacon Luke Readings: Revelation 7: 2-12; Matthew 5: 1-12

9.45 am Family Eucharist Readings: Psalm 149; Luke 6: 20-31 Hymns: 551, 314, 964 (Gloria), 177, 876

12 noon Baptism of Larson Torbjorn Ison Cotterill

3.30 pm Memorial Service

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Isaiah 45: 22–end; Psalm 119: 129-136; Romans 15: 1-6; Luke 4: 16-24 Hymns: 739, 420, 100, 303

12 noon Baptism of Jaycie Hauxwell

5 pm Evening worship – Common Worship

The church is open every day for visitors and private prayer.

All welcome!


Church roof update: the retiling of the nave roof is now under way. More info on progress is on the board at the back of church. So far the additional work is within budget, but we are still short of our funding target; to help with a pledge or loan, please speak to the churchwardens.

Church path: now the leaves are beginning to fall, it would be good to sweep the path on Saturday mornings, as last year. Please contact Mike Wake (07899 705632) if you are willing to join a rota for this.

Missing books: we are missing some red Books of Common Prayer. These are for church use, and should not be removed. If anyone has inadvertently taken them home, please return them.

Diocesan intercessions: our parish will be prayed for at Chichester Cathedral on Wednesday 30th at the 8 am Holy Communion service, and 5.30 pm Evening Prayer (SAID). We have also been invited to complimentary tea and cake at 4.30 pm in the Cloisters Café. Members of the Cathedral Friends hope to join us. If you wish to attend, please sign the list on the notice board by Sunday 27th. For further information, contact our Cathedral/Parish Link June Baker on 262344.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2019: see leaflets at the back of church on filling boxes for family or elderly, or supplying items and/or money to help with costs. More info from Trudi. Return boxes by Sunday 3 Nov.

Annual Memorial Service, Sunday 3 November at 3.30 pm. If you have someone to be remembered or prayed for, please print the name on the sheet at the back of church.

Ladies’ Club: Tuesday 5 November at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. Alan Crew will talk about his career in Research & Development in Prosthetics, including making limbs for children. All welcome!

Christmas Market & Craft Fair: Saturday 16 November, 11 am-2 pm at the Village Hall. Donations (in good condition) needed for the stalls: raffle prizes, chocolate, filled jam jars, Tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, books, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, bottles of wine or spirit, Christmas decorations. NB no bric-a-brac. Please leave donations in the boxes at back of church or speak to Trudi to arrange collection. Please sign up on the noticeboard if you are able to help with running a stall.

Bishop Luffa applications: parents of Year 6 children can arrange an interview for September 2020 via churchwarden@paghamchurch.org.

Friends of Pagham Church annual fundraising quiz: now available for £1 from Mo Hatzfeld (268576) for a prize hamper.

Church diaries for 2020 are at the back of church; do take one!

Good News leaflets: we still need deliverers for Old Barn Close and Mill View Close (in Millfarm Estate). Offers to Trudi or Mo.