Weekly Pews News
No 18-30

29 July 2018

Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day

Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; 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.

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.

                         Ninth Sunday after Trinity                           (G)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Samuel 1: 9-20 to 2: 1-10

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 1 Samuel 1: 9-20 to 2: 1-10; John 6: 1-21
Hymns: 388, 82, 509, 631

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Job 19: 1-27a; Hebrews 8

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




Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday,
and 8.30 am Friday.

Sunday 29 July

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

Anniversary: Laura Hart (1988); Frank Jeune (1994); Roy Gristwood (2004); Daphne Standen (2006)

Monday 30 July – William Wilberforce, Olaudah Equiano and Thomas Clarkson

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

Anniversary: Ellen Bell (1970); Bill Gulliver (2001); Betty Riddle (2011)

Tuesday 31 July – Ignatius of Loyola

Intention: our family and friends.

7 pm               The Eucharist

Anniversary: Sidney Harris (1992); John Ramsay (2004)

Wednesday 1 August

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

10 am             Holy Communion

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

2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Sue’s, 1 Church Way (262915)

Thursday 2 August – Gregory and Macrina

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

6 pm           Wedding rehearsal in church

Friday 3 August

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: Robert Tomlinson (1990); Roy Ell (1998)

Saturday 4 August – Jean-Baptiste Vianney

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

3.30 pm      Wedding of Thomas Keet and Sophie Stephens


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Joan & Derek Hardie, Peter & Carole Easterbrook, Eugene West, Jane Prater, Wendy Donovan, Aidan Smith, Ann, Ron Cusworth, Sam, Sheila King.

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

Those who have died recently: Karen Edwards, Leslie Sadler, Joan Skinner.

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 Thomas Keet and Sophie Stephens on their wedding day on Saturday.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Nyetimber Lane, Oaktree Close, Old Barn Close.

We pray for Mission to Seafarers, whose work we support financially as a parish.


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

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

Church website: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

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

Next Sunday           Tenth Sunday after Trinity             (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 Kings 8: 22-36; 1 Kings 8: 37-53

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 1 Kings 8: 22-36; 1 Kings 8: 37-53;

John 6: 24-35

Hymns: 97, 319, 205, 252

5 pm Evening Worship – Common Worship

Readings: Exodus 24: 12-end; John 12: 27-36a



Licensing of Revd. Jo King as Priest-in-Charge at Holy Cross, North Bersted – this is to take place on Tuesday 25 September at 7.30pm. Details about tickets will come out shortly.

Revd. Trevor Marshall: we are delighted for Trevor that he is to be the next Priest-in-Charge at Tangmere and Oving, and assure him of our prayers, though we keep him for now!

Friends of Pagham Parish Church: please join the Friends for another fun evening of Skittles and BBQ at the Spur, Slindon, on Friday 17th August, 7 for 7.30 pm. Tickets £18 (£16.50 for Members of the Friends). Please sign up on board at back of church, and see Trudi or Carole Druce (07732 768890) for tickets. All profits go towards the fabric of the church.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is ‘Restoration’ by Rose Tremain. Join a discussion group on Monday 3 September at 8 pm, or Thursday 6 September at 10 am. See the Book Group notice board at the back of church for further information.

Archdeacon Douglas farewell Eucharist: this is now to be held on Saturday 13 October at 11 am in the Cathedral. Do see his letter and sign up if you hope to attend.

Launde Abbey 2019: if any would like to go next year, we are planning our pilgrimage there between 12 and 15 August. Sign up on the board to indicate interest.