+Anthea Potter: We were sorry to hear of Anthea’s death on Friday 20th and hold her in our prayers as we do Robin and the family. Anthea has been a most loyal servant of this church and courageous in her illness. Her funeral will be on Thursday 9th February at 12.15pm in church.

House blessings: Thank you, Jo, for blessing the Eminsons’ loft extension. If anyone would ever like a house blessing for some occasion do speak to Mark or Jo.


Deanery Synod: Tuesday 7th February 7 for 7.30pm at Felpham. This is an open meeting with a very good speaker from the Bible Society, so well worth attending in this Year of the Bible.

Exploring the Heritage of Pagham Church and Village: This next event in our Raise the Roof Appeal is on Sunday 26th February 3.00-6.00pm. Entry is by donation and refreshments are available for sale all afternoon with talks at 4.00pm and 5.00pm. If you have any Pagham memorabilia or ideas speak to Stephen Cox-Rusbridge or Mark.


Music rehearsal: Sunday 12th February at 3.30pm all are invited to attend a session when we will practise some new hymns and music. Do bring your own ideas too and there should be a cuppa available to refresh our voices


Domestic Abuse: Our new team is now up and running with posters around the parish and a contact telephone number and e-mail address. They are and 07759 855719. Thank you to Linda Hill and team for their work on our behalf.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Girl In The Red Coat’ by Kate Hamer. Join a discussion group on Monday 27th February at 8pm, or Thursday 2nd March at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.


Freewill Offering Envelopes: Envelopes are in the pigeon holes in Church. These are in a different format this year and come in small boxes and not booklets as in previous years.


Ladies Club: Tuesday 7th February 7.45 pm at Church Centre. Jo King will be hosting GRAVE TALK, a CofE discussion about facing death and mortality. Sometimes we just can’t push away the subject of death any longer. We find ourselves facing our own mortality, whether through our own situation or that of someone close to us. Come and talk about these big questions. ALL WELCOME.


Registered charity number: 1134842


Weekly Pews News

No. 816

Colour of the season: W

Date: 29th January 2017




Collect for the day:


Lord Jesus Christ, light of the nations and glory of Israel: make your home among us, and present us pure and holy to your heavenly Father, your God, and our God.




Psalm: The Lord whom you seek will suddenly come.



Our Opportunities for Worship today



  Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Malachi 3: 1-5, Luke 2: 22-40

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Malachi 3:1-5, Psalm 24, Hebrews 2:14-end, Luke 2:22-40

Hymns: 36, 574, 605, 419 Communion: 926, 437, 777

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Haggai 2: 1-9, John 2: 18-22



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 29th January – Charles, king and martyr

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. Anniversary: Frank Ashton-Gwatkin (1976), Daniel Humphries (1997), Thomas Clark (2015)


Monday 30th January

Intention: Pray for our neighbouring churches, and for the work of Churches Together in Bognor Regis and District. Anniversary: Eric Atkins (2015)


12noon           Funeral of Fred Gardner


Tuesday 31st January

Intention: Pray for our family and friends.

Anniversary: Bernadette Harrison (1979)


7.00pm           The Eucharist


Wednesday 1st February

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

Anniversary: Phoebe Ryan (2014)


10.00am         Holy Communion

12 noon         Luncheon Club –St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt 268818)

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

2-4pm             Knit & Natter at Joan’s -3 Church Way (265083)


Thursday 2nd February

Intention: Pray for our hospitals, doctors, district nurses, home care assistants, pharmacists, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care. Anniversary: William Burrow (1993), Albert Barker (2002)


1.00pm           Funeral of Judy Price


Friday 3rd February – Anskar

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: Hubert Sheppard (1979)


Saturday 4th February

Intention: Pray for all imprisoned in any way; and for the prisoners, staff, chaplains and visitors at HMP Ford. Anniversary: Lavinia Dobson Caraccioli (2007)


9.20am           Prayer for Church and Parish

11.00am         Burial of ashes of Betty Wilmott

1.00pm           Wedding of Brian Shorrocks and Janet Ferryman


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, Stephen Hopkins, Pam Crooks, Janet.


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 recently: Anthea Potter, Roy Fairchild, Sylvia Williamson, Fred Gardner, Judy and Derek Price.


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


We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in Beech Close, Bishops Close, Boleyn Drive.


We pray for Arun Angels whose work we support financially as a parish.


We pray for Brian Shorrocks and Janet Ferryman on their wedding day on Saturday.




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.


Next Sunday Fourth Sunday before Lent                                     (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Colossians 3: 12-17, Matthew 13: 24-30

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Isaiah 58: 1-12, Psalm 112, 1 Corinthians 2, Matthew 5: 13-20

Hymns: 36, 574, 605, 419 Communion: 926, 437, 777

12noon Baptism of Joshua Hopkins
5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal