Weekly Pews News

No 19-26                                                                                                                                                                         30 June 2019

Second Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day

Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth: send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Psalm response O Lord, you are my portion and my cup.



                         Second Sunday after Trinity           (G)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: 1 John 3: 13–end; Luke 14: 16-24

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: 1 Kings 19: 15-16, 19–end; Psalm 16; Galatians 5: 1, 13-25; Luke 9: 51–end

Hymns: 33, 350, 222, 666

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

Readings: Genesis 27: 1-40; Mark 6: 1-6




Morning Prayer: 9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday

Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday


Sunday 30 June

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

Anniversary: James Jones (1995); John Plummer (1998)

Monday 1 July

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

Anniversary: Baby Coralie Watson (1958)

Tuesday 2 July

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

7 pm               The Eucharist

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

Wednesday 3 July – Thomas

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

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)

Anniversary: Doris Morgan (1972); Hazel Swan (2015); Martin Pereira (2012)

Thursday 4 July

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

Anniversary: Charles Garton (1975); Maisie Ell (2008)

Friday 5 July

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

Saturday 6 July – Thomas More & John Fisher

Intention: our Archbishops, Justin Welby of Canterbury and John Sentamu of York; the work of the Archbishops’ Council and General Synod; the worldwide Anglican Communion.

4.30 pm         Thanksgiving for Marriage (Golden)
for Jenny and Tony Spurle




We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Simon Hill, Nicola, Chloe Green, Nicky, Derek Pugh, Eileen Knight, Hannah Seafoley, John Scully, Anna Henderson, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Rosie Sims, Joyce, Chris, Mitchell, Pat, Margaret Easton, Clifford, Bill, Maureen and Zoe Ford, Judith Whitworth.

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

Those who have died: Anne Atkins.

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

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Mallard Crescent, Malvern Way, Manor Park.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: small businesses and


Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Sunday School and Saints leaders, school governors, Safeguarding officer and deputy, pastoral care team, domestic abuse awareness team.

We pray for Jenny and Tony Spurle as they celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday.

We pray for Chris Buckenham, Allyssia Congdon and Richard Rundle as they are commissioned as Lay Ministers of Communion.


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

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

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: Wednesday afternoon)

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

Readings: 1 Peter 5: 5-11; Luke 15: 1-10

9.45 am Parish Eucharist with baptisms

Readings: Galatians 6: 7-16; Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20

Hymns: 88, 797, 6, 503

12 noon Baptism of Marlee Grace-Edwards
5 pm Evening Prayer – Contemplative



Thank you everyone who helped in any way to make last weekend’s open-air Patronal at the Scout Hut so memorable!

Children’s Society donation boxes: the final count was £528.90, a very good result. Thank you!

Pagham Flood Defence Trust AGM is tomorrow, Monday 1st at 7 pm, at the Yacht Club. All welcome!

Ladies’ Club on Tuesday 2nd at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane at 7.45 pm: local historian Cliff Mewett, chairman of the RAF Association in Bognor, will talk about the history of Bognor Post Office. Cliff has recently been awarded the National President’s Certificate for 50 years of service with RAFA. All welcome.

Men’s Breakfast: Saturday 6th at 8.30 am at Chichester Harvester. Speaker: Rt Revd Mark Sowerby, Bishop of Horsham (our own area bishop, soon to become principal of the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield). Contact Peter Sutton on 07813 024585.

Summer Fair, Saturday 6th, 12–3 pm at the Village Hall. Donations for all the stalls can be left at the back of church, or contact Trudi (263597). Please add your name to the sheet on the noticeboard if you are able to help run a stall, or lend a gazebo for the day.

Summer Fair – calling all First Aiders: if you have First Aid training or medical experience, please consider providing an hour’s First Aid cover. Speak to Trudi or Diane, and sign up on the noticeboard.

Golden Wedding Blessing, 6th: Tony and Jenny Spurle would like to welcome anyone not too exhausted after the summer fair to their golden wedding blessing in church at 4.30 pm. Tea and cakes in St Andrew’s chapel afterwards to refresh you!

Sea Sunday, 14th for our 9.45 am Family Eucharist, when we support the work of Mission to Seafarers, do invite any friends or neighbours who have a particular love of the sea!

Parish Mosaic: part of this Year of Vocation’s activities is the compilation of a Parish Mosaic where lots of small photos will combine to form a giant image of our parish life! If you wish to take a photo representing any aspect of the life of St Thomas à Becket’s and Pagham, then send it in to Graham Jones at grahaminsunnybognor@gmail.com before 21st.

Farewell to the Eminsons on Saturday 27th at the vicarage, from 4 pm with a hog roast. Come and keep the feast!

Good News deliverers: We are seeking deliverers for the following rounds: Edwen Close, part of Church Way, Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi or Mo.