Weekly Pews News

no 20-35                                        Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

30 August 2020                                     

Worship online
Chichester Diocese:


Radio & TV broadcasts: Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8:10 am; Songs of Praise on BBC1 at 1.15 pm; Choral Evensong on Radio 3 – check days and timings.

Also Premier Christian Radio daily; Sunday service 7 am-1 pm (on DAB nationally, Freeview 725, mobile apps); Angel Radio Sunday service 9 am, rep 11.30 pm (local radio for the older community, on FM 89.3, DAB and online: http://angelradio.co.uk/)

Smartphone free apps: Cof E Time to Pray, Daily Prayer, Pray As You Go, Lectio365.  

24-hour freephone: Daily Hope (for Christian worship), set up by Archbishop Justin: 0800 804 8044.


Collect  Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray and to give more than either we desire or deserve: pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,

forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask but through the merits and mediation of 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.

Readings for today

8 am Holy Communion (for reading at home): 2 Corinthians 3: 4-9; Mark 7: 31-37

9:45 am The Eucharist (in church): Jeremiah 15: 15–21; Psalm 26: 1-8; Romans 12: 9-21;
Matthew 16: 21–end

Psalm response: Your love is before my eyes.

Sunday 30 August

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

Church family: Revd Lucy Sullivan preparing to minister to Pagham and Aldwick.

4.15 pm        Singing of hymns in Swandene (time dependent on the weather) – see below.

Anniversary: Primrose Green (1973); William Smith (1996)

Monday 31 August – Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 651

Intention: our family and friends.

Tuesday 1 September

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

Church Family: Adriana, Phil & Alexandru Antoniu-Martin; Beatrice Armstrong; Caryl & Michael Atherton; June Baker; Jessica, Paul, George, Teddy & Jack Baker; Helen Barnett.

Wednesday 2 September

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

Church Family: Anne Baxendale; Mary Baxter; Brenda Bell; Marilyn & Dave Bishop; Alison Blenkinsop; Madge Breakspear; Lyndsey, Brooke & Noah Bright; Jan & Alex Brockhurst.

10 am             Holy Communion    

Thursday 3 September – Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith, 604

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

Church Family: Chris & John Buckenham; Keiran Buckwell; Debbie & Stephen Buxton; Sarah, Peter, Hannah, James & Lucy Carmichael; Gill, Rick & Sarah Chalk.

Friday 4 September

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

Church Family: Stella & Bill Clarke; Nicky, Olivia, Abigail & Phoebe Cogger; Julia, Nick, Joseph & Florrie Clews, Charlize & William Driscoll-Bennett; Anne & Barry Coe; Lina Cole.

Saturday 5 September

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

Church Family: Gill Cooper & Steve Cole; Heather Collins; Kate, James, Allyssia, Eden & Rocky Congdon & Cadence Schneider; Natalie, Jim, Holly, Daniel & Erica Copeland.

Sunday 6 September

8 am Holy Communion (for reading at home): Galatians 3:16-22; Luke 10: 23b-37

9:45 am The Eucharist (in church): Ezekiel 33: 7-11; Psalm 119: 33-40; Romans 13: 8–end;
Matthew 18: 15-20



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Lynette, Rosie Sims, Richard Rundle, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Lila Cowee, Barbara Crew, June Evans, Zoe, Bea & Laurie Tucker, Karen Cox, Jim Druce, Jim Fowler, Father Chris, Elizabeth Pett, Kelly & Charlotte & Sophia Tomsett.

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

Those who have died: Spencer Tomsett.

We remember Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home.

We pray for God’s blessing on all who live in our parish: Sandy Road, Saxon Close, Sea Lane.

We pray for Revd Lucy Sullivan as she prepares for her licensing at the Bishop’s palace on Tuesday 8th, and her first service here on 13th.

We pray for all affected directly by Covid-19; for children and young people returning to school or college, or continuing with home education; their teachers and support staff.

We thank God for the life of Spencer Tomsett, one of our Church family.  

We pray for Gemma & Jonathan as they are joined together in Christian marriage on Tuesday 1st.


Church services: as Sunday numbers are limited, please inform Trudi by 8pm on Saturday by email, phone or text, to book your place: trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk; 01243 263597//07703 597353.

Bring your own order of service, by email from Trudi, or your own prayer book. A few printed copies are available in church for those not on email, to be kept by each person for future services.

Advance notice: from Sunday 13th, we will celebrate the Eucharist at 9.30 am to give time for Lucy to get to St Richard’s, Aldwick, for their main service which is being deferred to 11.15 am.  More details will be given shortly about Lucy’s arrival, her licensing, and the changes to services.

Face coverings: it is now mandatory for all who come into church to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt. Cotton masks are available in church for a donation to church funds. Distancing still applies!

Wedding announcement: Eric and Julie Green are pleased to announce that our daughter Gemma is to wed Mr Jonathan Fleury on Tuesday 1st at 11 am, at St Peter’s Church, Horbury, West Yorkshire. Due to the current circumstances the wedding will be attended by only ten immediate family members. We ask you to please pray for them and our family during this special occasion. Thank you!


Hymn singing: join Alison Blenkinsop for hymn and community singing outside her home in Swandene every Sunday at 4.15 pm, weather permitting. Please call 261131 or 07784 544981 if you plan to come.

Chichester Diocese pastoral helpline, ‘Hearing You’, for listening and prayer support: 01273 425047.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal – see more information in Trudi’s email last week. Boxes need to be with her by Sunday November 1st – contact her as above for a form. www.linktohope.co.uk.



Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org
07899 705632//07974 177905.

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

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst: safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.
Pews News:
Alison Blenkinsop: pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 01243 261131, 07784 544981