Registered charity number: 1134842


Weekly Pews News

No. 8360

Colour of the season: G

Date: 30th July 2017



Seventh Sunday after Trinity


Collect for the day:

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same; 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.




Psalm response: Sing to the Lord, sing praises to him.


Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Seventh Sunday after Trinity                                 (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 6: 19-end, Mark 8: 1-9

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Genesis 29: 15-28, Psalm 105: 1-11, 45b, Romans 8: 26-end, Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52

Hymns: 19, 323, 221, 573

Communion: See hymn board

12noon Baptisms of Charlie Carter and Olivia MacDonald
5.00pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship

1 Kings 6: 11-14, 23-end, Acts 12: 1-17


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 30th July July

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

Anniversary: Ellen Bell (1970), William Gulliver (2001), Betty Riddle (2011)


Monday 31st July

Intention: Pray for our family and friends.

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


Tuesday 1st August

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


7.00pm          The Eucharist


Wednesday 2nd August

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


10.00am        Holy Communion

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

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


Thursday 3rd August

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


Friday 4th August – Jean-Baptiste Vianney

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


Saturday 5th August – Oswald

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


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: David Atkins, Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Avis, Bob Riding, Sandra, Les, Arthur Harrison, Ann, Raymond, Al and Lynn, Amy, Harrison, Katie, Sandy, Gill, Paul, Clare.


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: Denis Witcomb


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


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


We pray for Olivia MacDonald and Charlie Carter and their parents and godparents on the day of their baptism.



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.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: (Tel: 07773 135005).


Next Sunday Transfiguration of Our Lord                                 (W)
8.00am Holy Communion (Trinity 8)

Readings: Romans 8: 12-17, Matthew 7: 15-21

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14, Psalm 97, 2 Peter 1: 16-19, Luke 9: 28-36

Hymns: 259, 67, 551, 485

Communion: See hymn board

5.00pm Evening Worship – Informal


Dennis Witcomb: we were sorry to hear of Dennis’ death last Sunday, but after some time of illness he died peacefully; may he rest in peace and rise in glory. We hold Shirley and all the family in our prayers. Funeral details will follow.

Friends of Pagham Parish Church: BBQ and Skittles at The Spur, Slindon – Friday 18th August – £18.00 (‘Friends members’ – £16.50). Come along and have an evening of fun and laughter, and enjoy a summer BBQ; details and tickets are available from Richard Druce – 07825309585, with sign-up sheet on the noticeboard.

Accommodation request: a parishioner is looking for a small place to rent or a room, for no more than £500 a month. They do have a cat. Character reference can be supplied. Do speak to Mark for more information.

Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood. Join a discussion group on Monday 11th September at 8pm, or Thursday 14th September at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.