Weekly Pews News

no 21-13


Palm Sunday

Sunday 28th March

10:00 Online Eucharist (link in communication email)

Readings: Readings: Isaiah 50: 4–9a; Psalm 31: 9–16; Philippians 2: 5–11; Mark 15: 1–47

Collect  Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; 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.

Lockdown 3.0: Public worship continues to be suspended at Pagham church, however, we reopen for private prayer from Monday 29th March. All services listed here are online via YouTube or Zoom.

28th March – Palm Sunday

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.

11:00–12:00  Online coffee meeting (link in communication email)

29th March – Monday in Holy Week Church open for private prayer from today

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

09:00            Morning prayer (online, link in communication email)

17.30            Evening prayer

30th March – Tuesday in Holy Week

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

09:00            Morning prayer

17.30            Evening prayer

21:00            Compline

31st March – Wednesday in Holy Week

Intention: our family and friends.

17:30            Evening Prayer

1st April – Maundy Thursday

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

09:00            Morning prayer

19:00            The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday

2nd April – Good Friday

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

12:00            Preaching on the Passion

14:00            The Liturgy of Good Friday

3rd April – Easter Eve

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

09:00            Morning Prayer

20:00            The Great Easter Vigil
Sunday 4th April – Easter Day     Christ is risen! He is risen indeed – Alleluia!

Readings: Acts 10: 34–43; Psalm 118: 1–2, 14–24; John 20: 1–18

09:00-10:00  1:1 or 1:bubble arrangement for those wishing to make their communion on Easter Day in church – booking encouraged; please contact Trudi.

10:00              The Eucharist of Easter Day


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, Carole & Ian Turner, John Kitchener.

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

Recently departed: Kathleen Orpin, Ann Gristwood, Catherine Morrish.

Anniversary of death: Frank Myatt (28th); Jean Jackson (29th); John Griffin (30th); Amelia Rutterford, Harold Archer, Frank Hope (31st); Adrian Smith (1st April); Ellen Earwaker (3rd April).

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

We pray for all affected directly by Covid-19; for good communication and safety during Holy Week and Easter services, so that all who wish to be involved may be accommodated.

Ann Gristwood: It was with great sadness that we learnt early this week that our dear friend Ann had died after a short illness. Details of Ann’s funeral will follow, however, please do understand that attendance at the service will be restricted to those invited by the family. We hope to hold some celebration of Ann’s life and service to Pagham church at a later date. Please do continue to pray for Ann and her family.

Holy Week and Easter: All services for Holy Week and Easter will be online this year. However, resources for use at home – either instead of or alongside these services – are available now. If you need a copy printing, do please be in touch with Mthr Lucy or Trudi.

Churchyard spruce up: Thank you to all those who turned out this week and a couple of weekends ago to tidy the churchyard. It looks splendid and ready to welcome all those who will visit over Easter.

Churchwardens: Two people have indicated that they would be willing to stand for election as churchwarden this year if no one else comes forward. I ask you all to continue giving some prayerful thought to this subject as we seek to elect two new wardens for Pagham Church.

Give the world a shot: Play your part and help UNICEF deliver 2 billion vaccines around the world by the end of this year. Because we’ll only ever be safe, if we are all safe. https://www.vaccinaid.org/ Please note that this is now the official donation site and replaces the link shared last week.

Foodbank request: Bognor Regis Foodbank is in great need of refurbishment work in order to reopen its doors to the public when restrictions allow. Please contact if you are able to offer your time and skills to help provide a safe, warm and secure environment for families in crisis: bognorfb@hotmail.co.uk.

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. Rest day Friday.

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

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

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

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



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