Registered charity number: 1134842



Weekly Pews News

No. 832

Colour of the season: W

Date: 28th May 2017


Seventh Sunday of Easter


Collect for the day:

God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.




Psalm response: Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Seventh Sunday of Easter                                     (W)
8.00am Holy Communion (Easter 6)

Readings: 1 Peter 4: 7-11, John 15: 26-end; 16: 1-4

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Ezekiel 36: 24-28, Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-end, Acts 1: 6-14, John 17: 1-11

Hymns: 104, 167, 255, 54

Communion: See hymn board

12noon Baptisms of Lilly Courcier and Noah Norton
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

2 Samuel 23: 1-5, Ephesians 1: 15-end


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 28th May

Intention: Pray for vocations to the ordained ministry, especially any within our own parish; for the theological colleges and for all ordinands in training and for vocations to the religious life.

Anniversary: John Blackman (1994)

Monday 29th May

Intention: Pray for our mission to our own parish; for the outreach of our parish newsletter; for all newcomers to Pagham and to our church family.


Tuesday 30th May – Josephine Butler

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

Anniversary: Louie (‘Cis’) Humphries (1998)


9.30am          Launde Pilgrims’ Eucharist

7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 31st May – Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

Intention: Pray for our family and friends.


10.00             Holy Communion

2-4pm                  Knit/Natter at Pauline’s – 37 Chawkmere Coppice (864461)


Thursday 1st June – Justin

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

Anniversary: Doris Grounsell (2016)


Friday 2nd June

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


Saturday 3rd June

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.


9.20am       Coffee and Scripture

11.30am      Burial of ashes of Gladys Dell






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, Dennis, Robin Lock, Jim Fowler, Stan, Chris, Tom, Raymond, Avis, Velda, Andrew, Stella, Janet and Richard, Wendy Ursell, Ray, Audrey Bridge, Rob Riding.


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: Robert McLaughlin and Stella Lock.


We remember in our prayers church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: Pam Ryan, Daphne Sharrad, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Barbara Waldron, Daphne Woolnough, Maureen Yates.


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in June Close, Kestrel Court, King’s Drive.


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 Lilly Courcier and Noah Norton on their baptisms and their parents and godparents.


We pray for Christian Aid whose work we support financially as a parish.




Church Website update: To add content to the website email


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


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


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: (Tel: 07773 135005).


Next Sunday Pentecost                                                                    (R)
8.00am Holy Communion (WhitSunday)

Readings: Acts 2: 1-11, John 14: 15-end

9.45am Family Eucharist

Acts 2: 1-21, John 7: 37-39

Hymns: 37, 615, 114, 20 Communion: See hymn board

12noon Baptism of Molly Legg
5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal



Sponsored Bell Ringing for ‘Raise the Roof’: On Sunday 4th June six past and present Pagham ringers will meet here at 2.00pm to attempt to ring a full peal to mark the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the bells. The peal if successful will consist of 5040 changes and take approx. 2 hours 45mins. Come along to watch and hear the ringers in action. Refreshments served all afternoon – more information from Mike Wake.


Save the date for your diaries this summer: Safari Supper – Saturday June 17th at 6:30pm, Cream Tea Choir Concert Saturday – July 8th at 2:30pm, Pub Skittles and BBQ Friday – August 18th at 7:00pm. Check the Church Notice Board and Pews News for further information in the coming weeks. All welcome, and all monies going towards the Raise The Roof Fund. These events are supported by the Friends of Pagham Parish Church


Thy Kingdom Come a message from Archbishop Justin’s team: The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called on all Christians to spend the ten days between Ascension Day and Pentecost praying to grow in confidence as witnesses to Christ (25th May to 4th June). Hundreds of thousands of people across the Church of England have already committed to be involved in what Archbishop Justin has described as one of the biggest moves of God’s Spirit he has known. If you haven’t yet signed up to pray over those ten days, can I encourage you to do so at: (you’ll also then receive a short video from Archbishop Justin and others each day of the ten days). There’s also more information and a wide range of resources available for all ages on the website. With every movement of God to grow His Church across history starting in prayer, this feels a great opportunity.


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.

Registered charity number: 1134842


Pagham Flood Defence Trust: AGM is on Thursday 8th June at 7pm here at the church.  All are welcome to hear about how the work of the trust is going.


Deanery Confirmation: this annual event is at the Cathedral on Sunday 18th June at 5.30pm and we have five candidates: Allyssia Congdon, Eden Congdon, Lucy King, Abigail Lothian and Annaliesa Whitworth.  Do keep them in your prayers and even better come along for the service.


Exciting Job Opportunity: Community Leader of L’Arche Bognor Regis to lead and inspire our L’Arche Community and direct our services for adults with learning disabilities. See and the closing date is 14th June.


Bible Study notes: Do have a look at the suggestions at the back of church as a way of encouraging your daily Bible reading in this Year of the Bible.