Weekly Pews News

No. 828

Colour of the season: W

Date: 30th April 2017


Third Sunday of Easter


Collect for the day:

Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; 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.




Collect for Third Sunday of Easter:

Gracious is the Lord and righteous; our God is full of compassion.




Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Third Sunday of Easter                                     (W)
8.00am Holy Communion (Easter 2)

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 19-end, John 10: 11-16

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Zephaniah 3: 14-end, Psalm 116: 1-3, 10-end, Acts 2: 14a, 36-41, Luke 24: 13-35

Hymns: 352, 72, 680, 238

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Stations of the Resurrection


After the Parish Eucharist you are welcome to gather for refreshments in St. Andrew’s chapel, where we can get to know each other better


Sunday 30th April

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


Monday 1st May – Philip and James

Intention: Pray for our Parish Team Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer and Trevor Marshall. Reader Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox Rusbridge.

Anniversary: Gordon Eddy (2001)


Tuesday 2nd May – Athanasius

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

Anniversary: Norma Tuckett (2015)


7.00pm          The Eucharist

7.45pm      Ladies Club in Church Centre – ‘Wine Talk’ by Dave Nott


Wednesday 3rd May

Intention: Pray for the Pilgrim Course – Leaders and participants. Pray for those baptised and confirmed here during the year, for their parents, godparents or sponsors; for our own godchildren.

Anniversary: George Harrington (1976), George Jones (2015)


10.00am        Holy Communion

1.30pm       Wednesday Club at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2-4pm                  Knit and Natter at Glenda’s – 31 Sea Lane (263537)


Thursday 4th May – English saints & martyrs of the Reformation Era

Intention: Pray for all imprisoned in any way; and for the prisoners, staff, chaplains and visitors at HMP Ford.


Friday 5th May

Intention: Pray for our children and young people, and their leaders; for our Children’s Groups, Wednesday Club and Youth Group.

Anniversary: Marcus Rutterford (1974), Sidney Wood (1993), Hannah Goodley (2000)


12 noon       Funeral of Robert Hawley

1.45 pm      Funeral of Janet Blunden


Saturday 6th May

Intention: Pray for our Archbishops, Justin Welby of Canterbury and John Sentamu of York; for the work of the Archbishops’ Council and General Synod; for the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Anniversary: Doris Pay (1997),             Katherine Marydathe (2000), Joan Kimbell (2016)


9.20 am      Coffee and Scripture in St Andrew’s Chapel


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Sue Smith, Judi March, Sue Downey, Geoff and Jean Ide, Isabelle Elliott, Stephen, Shirley, Jane Prater, Rose, Maria, Isobel Aldred, Daphne, Murray, Ian, Dennis.


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


We pray for those who have died: Trudy Andrews, Roy Fox, Robert Hawley and Janet Blunden


We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray for all those who mourn their passing.


We pray for Family Support Work whose work we support financially as a parish.




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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on curate@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005).



Next Sunday Fourth Sunday of Easter                                         (W)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Peter 2: 11-17, John 16: 16-22

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 7, Psalm 23, Acts 2: 42-end, John 10: 1-10

Hymns: 637, sheet, 653, 28

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Worship – Nones



Beating the Bounds: Takes place once more on Sunday 14th May, straight after church, stopping at Copyhold Farm Lagness for lunch around 1pm or so and then back to church for refreshment around 4/4.30pm. Essentially this is a prayer walk around the parish plus good feasting and fellowship.


Music Rehearsal: This is now taking place on Sunday 21st May at 3pm, followed by a cuppa. If you have any song/hymn suggestions, then speak to Ann.


Easter Thanks: A huge thank you to the many people who have prepared and beautified the church and assisted in services this Holy Week and Easter: Alleluia! Christ is risen!


Art Exhibition: Saturday 29th April – Monday 1st May.  Please add your names to the sheets on the noticeboard if you are able to assist with catering or stewarding. We would welcome donations of cakes. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi Kearsley or Mike Wake, or just turn up. Hanging of the paintings takes place 6.00 – 8.00pm on Thursday evening and help would be appreciated. Details – Trudi Kearsley 263597.


Raise the Roof Cook Book 2017: We are compiling a Cook Book to sell in aid of Raise the Roof. We need you to share your recipes – Starters, Mains, Desserts, Cakes, Snacks, Party Food, BBQ food etc. Details on the noticeboard or speak to David Smith (263560) or Trudi Kearsley (263597)


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Testament of Gideon Mack’ by James Robertson. Join a discussion group on Monday 5th June at 8pm, or Thursday 8th June at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.


Safeguarding: In line with new policies from the House of bishops, the Diocese has implemented some new developments in Safeguarding training, in particular a new Safeguarding Leadership module. It is now compulsory that everyone who has a position working with children/vulnerable adults in church must have the correct Diocesan training (or must be signed up to the next available upcoming session) to continue in their role. Many of those involved in these roles have completed their training in the past two weeks which is a great reflection on the enthusiasm for safe practice in our church.