Weekly Pews News

No. 18-17


29th April 2018


Fifth Sunday of Easter                

Collect for the day

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect; through Jesus Christ our risen Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm response: All the ends of the earth shall turn to you, O Lord.

Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer
Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                              Fifth Sunday of Easter                   (W)
8 am Holy Communion (Easter 4)

Readings: James 1: 17-21; John 16: 5-15

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 8: 26–end; Psalm 22: 25–end;
1 John 4: 7–end; John 15: 1-8

Hymns: 667, 35, 470, 8

12 noon Baptisms of Violet and Rose Driscoll-Bennett
5 pm Evening Worship – Nones

After the Parish Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of the church

Sunday 29th April

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

Anniversary: Ernie Webb (2003); Derek Willson (2006)

Monday 30th April

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

3 pm           Burial of ashes of Clive Bratt

Tuesday 1st May – Philip and James

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

7.45 pm      Ladies’ Club at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane

Anniversary: Gordon Eddy (2001)

Wednesday 2nd May – Athanasius

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

10 am             Holy Communion

1.30 pm      Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre
2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Viv’s, 11 East Mead (267753)

Anniversary: Norma Tuckett (2015)

Thursday 3rd May

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

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

Friday 4th May – English saints and martyrs of the Reformation Era

Intention: all imprisoned in any way; and the prisoners, staff, chaplains and visitors at HMP Ford.          Church closed for Art Exhibition set-up

Anniversary:           Robert McLaughlin (2017)

Saturday 5th May

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

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


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Gemma, Pam Rowe, Colin Webb, Marcela, Jacqueline, Robert, Roxanne, Annabel, Tom, Mark, Susan Harris, Peter, Lynn, Skye, Elizabeth, Sam, Mark Sayers.

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

Those who have died recently: Ellen Earwaker, Jack Harrison, Gwendoline Powell, Beryl Maynard.

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

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Harbour View Road, Heron Mead.

We pray for Bible Society, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for for Violet and Rose Driscoll-Bennett on the day of their baptism, and their parents and godparents.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

Revd. Jo King: curate@paghamchurch.org, 930247. (Day off Friday)

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

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

Next Sunday               Sixth Sunday of Easter                       (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion (Easter 5)

Readings: James 1: 22–end; John 16: 23–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 10: 44–end; Psalm 98; 1 John 5: 1-6; John 15: 9-17
Hymns: 433, 38, 429, 680

5 pm Evening Worship – Informal



Ladies’ Club, Tuesday 1st: the speaker is Graham Minett, a local author. All welcome.

Art Exhibition: Saturday 5th–Monday 7th May (church closed for set-up on Friday 4th). Please add your names to the sheets on the noticeboard if you are able to assist with catering or stewarding. Home-made cakes would be very gratefully received. The staging will be assembled on Thursday 3rd from 9.45 am, and the paintings hung 6–8 pm. Help would be much appreciated – please speak to Trudi Kearsley or Mike Wake, or just turn up. More details from Trudi, 263597.

Ascension Day – this important festival occurs on Thursday 10th May. There are services at 10 am, 4 pm and 8 pm, so all can attend one.

Thy Kingdom Come – 10th–20th May. This global wave of prayer is most timely in our Year of Prayer. Do be praying for more people to come to know, love and follow Jesus, including those we know. If you can help set up prayer stations in the church for that period, speak to Jo or Mark.

Beating the Bounds: our annual walk of the parish takes place after the service on Sunday 13th May. It really is a fine walk with picnic lunch at Copyhold Farm, Lagness (speak to Stephen Cox-Rusbridge for directions), and we ask God’s blessing on our parish, especially in this Year of Prayer.

Beryl Maynard RIP – we were saddened to hear of Beryl’s sudden death last week. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday 15th May at 3 pm.

Archdeaconry Pilgrimage to the Cathedral for the Year of Prayer on Saturday 9th June. Pilgrims are encouraged to gather at Hunston at 10.30 am, then walk to the cathedral for a 12 noon Eucharist, followed by a bring and share lunch (drinks provided). Do sign up on the noticeboard so the organisers know roughly how many are coming.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue. Details of dates and venue are on the Book Group notice board.

Good News: our monthly newsletter ‘Good News’ is an important part of our outreach. We are seeking deliverers for Edwen Close (27), Laurel Drive (20), Honeysuckle Drive (60), Old Barn Close/Mill View Close (40), 1-59 Harbour View Road (60). Contact Mo (268576) or Trudi (263597).

Tailor’s dummies or mannequins needed! On 22nd September we will be displaying wedding attire at our Story of Pagham Weddings event. Could you help by loaning us a dummy or mannequin? Please ask your contacts too. Businesses would be thanked on publicity material. Contact Elise on 262713 or weddingstory@paghamchurch.org.