Weekly Pews News

No 19-39

29 September 2019

Harvest Thanksgiving

Collect for the day Eternal God, you crown the year with your goodness and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season: grant that we may use them to your glory, for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being; 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.

Today’s services

8 am Holy Communion (St Michael & All Angels) Readings: Revelation 12: 7-12; Matthew 18: 1-10

9.45 am Family Eucharist Readings: Philippians 4: 4-9; John 6: 25-35 Hymns: 184, 400, Gloria 967, 719, 370

5 pm Evening Worship – Common Worship Readings: Daniel 10: 4-21; Revelation 5

The church is open every day for visitors and private prayer.

All welcome!

Sunday 29 September

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

Anniversary: Michael Bridge (2004)

Monday 30 September – Jerome, translator of the Scriptures, 420

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

Anniversary: Shepherd King (1987)

Tuesday 1 October – Earl of Shaftesbury, social reformer, 1885

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

11 am Burial of ashes of Leslie Barnes 12.30/1 pm Ladies’ Club lunch at The Lion Inn (Barbara, 264071)

7 pm Evening prayer

Anniversary: Albert Cyril Piper (1992)

Wednesday 2 October

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

10 am Holy Communion

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

Anniversary: James Sage (1996)

Thursday 3 October

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

8 pm Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Charles Major (1990)

Friday 4 October – Francis of Assisi

Intention: all imprisoned in any way, and those caught up in modern slavery; the prisoners, staff, chaplains and visitors at HMP Ford.

Anniversary: Daisy Major (1995)

Saturday 5 October

Intention: our children and young people, and their leaders; our Sunday School and Saints (older children).

3.45–4.30 pm Visit from Alverstoke bell ringers


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Derek Pugh, Richard Rundle, Christopher Gibbons, Terry Walker, Ken Rowley, Colin & Jennie Godfrey, Andy Evans, Simon Hill, Diane Wills.

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

Those who have died: Gladys Barnard, Jack Avery, Jean Dawson, Keith Page, Mick Shand, Roy Payne.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Sudbury Close, Summer Lane, Sussex Drive.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: the unemployed and those living in poverty.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Luncheon Club helpers, caterers, tea and coffee helpers, Foodbank coordinator, Charity representatives.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org, 262713.

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

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst, safeguarding@paghamchurch.org

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

(Deadline for notices: Thursday morning)

Sunday 6th Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

8 am Holy Communion (with Archdeacon Luke) Readings: Ephesians 3: 13-end; Luke 7: 11-17

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Habakkuk 1: 1-4 & 2:1-4; Psalm 37: 1-10; 2 Timothy 1: 1-14; Luke 17: 5-10 Hymns: 629, 455, 195, 716

12 noon Baptism of Jasmine Day

3.30 pm Pet Blessing

NOTICES Church Roof update: stonemasons have stripped off the coping stones, which are stacked at the west end of the church and available to anyone for a donation (eg for garden projects). Work has started with steel reinforcing rods (helibars) being inserted into the gable ends of the nave. More information on progress is on the noticeboard. We await an indication of the increased cost, but we do know that we are still short of our funding target; if anyone is able to assist with a pledge or loan to help us reach it, please speak to the churchwardens.

Harvest Festival flowers: thank you to all who donated money and arranged the beautiful displays of the flowers and fruits of the Earth for our services today. Donated goods will be sent to Bognor Regis Foodbank and Stonepillow’s homeless hostel, St Joseph’s.

Help is welcomed to distribute the Harvest Posies around the parish. Please meet at church at 9.30 am tomorrow (Monday).

Pet Blessing Service: Sunday 6 October at 3.30 pm, with Revd Keith Smith. Spread the word amongst neighbours, family and friends!

Friends of Pagham Church Pudding Club: Saturday 12 October, 7 for 7.30 pm in St Andrew’s Chapel. £15 (members £12). A competition to find the most delicious pudding of the evening. Start with a light meal, and then try 6 different desserts and mark them to find a winner. Details from Trudi (263597); see sign-up sheet on the noticeboard.

Memorial service, Sunday 3 November at 3.30 pm. If you have someone to be remembered or prayed for, please PRINT the name on the sheet at the back of church.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2019: see leaflets at the back of church on filling boxes for family or elderly, or supplying items and/or money to help with costs. More info from Trudi. Return boxes by Sunday 3 Nov.

Friends of Pagham Church annual fundraising quiz: now available for £1 from Mo Hatzfeld (268576) for a prize hamper.

Church diaries for 2020 are at the back of church; do take one!

Good News leaflets: we still need deliverers for these short rounds: 1: Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close (in Millfarm Estate); 2: Edwen Close (off Hook Lane); 3: Boleyn Drive, Tabard Gate, Wolsey Close. Offers to Trudi or Mo.

Outside events:

‘Quiet garden’ mornings at Fishbourne Church: a time for meditation in a beautiful setting, on the 4th Tuesday of October and November, 10 am-12.15 pm. Refreshments, books and craft materials are available. Suggested donation of £5. See notice in St Andrew’s Chapel; more info from Sue (784983).