Weekly Pews News

No. 802

Colour of the season: G

Date: 30th October 2016



All Saints’ Sunday


Collect for the day:


God of holiness, your glory is proclaimed in every age: as we rejoice in the faith of your saints, inspire us to follow their example with boldness and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.





Psalm response: My mouth, O God, shall speak of wisdom.




Our Opportunities for Worship today



  All Saints’ Sunday                                                     (W)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Revelation 7: 2-12, Matthew 5: 1-12

9.45am Family Eucharist

Readings: Daniel 7: 1-3, 15-18, Luke 6: 20-31

Hymns: 684, 420, 485, 231

Communion: 343, 374, 915

5.00pm Evening Prayer –Common Worship

Isaiah 65: 17-end, Hebrews 11: 32-12: 2



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 October

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

Anniversary: Emily Evans (1993)


Monday 31st October – Martin Luther

Intention: Pray for our family and friends.

Anniversary: Alfred Thorell (1964), Jean McDermott (2000), Eric Towler (2004)


Tuesday 1st November – All Saints’ Day

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

Anniversary: Florence Fagg (1991), Nora “Peggy” Rowley (2014)


7.00pm           The Eucharist

7.45pm           Ladies Club at the Church Centre – all welcome

Wednesday 2nd November – Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day)

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


10.00am         Holy Communion

1.30pm           Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre (opp Pagham FC)

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Joan Dent’s -1 Church Way (265083)


Thursday 3rd November – Richard Hooker

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.


Friday 4th November

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


Saturday 5th November

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

Anniversary: Kevin Bircham (1987)


9.20am           Prayer for Church and Parish



Weekday Morning Prayer

Morning prayer: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9.20am. Friday 8.30am



We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Sue Smith, David Atkins, Simon Peters, Jeanne Dalton, Sylvia, Elizabeth Dove, Gerald Hume, Annabelle Peters, Avril Railton, Diane, Bob Riding, Chris, Barbara Waldron.


We pray for those who have died: Keith Bennett.


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


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 remember in our prayers: church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home. This week we pray for: John and Velda Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Barbara Waldron, Daphne Woolnough, Maureen Yates.



We pray for Tearfund whose work we support financially as a parish.




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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 16 Havelock Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2EZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on curate@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday) or 01243 930247.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Editor) can be contacted by email: louise.gibbs1109@rocketmail.com (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday Third Sunday before Advent                                   (G)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Colossians 1: 3-12, Matthew 9: 18-26

9.45am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Job 19: 23-27a, Psalm 17: 1-9, 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-5, 13-17, Luke 20: 27-38

Hymns: 433, 311,224, 766  

Communion: 68, 17, 819

3.00pm Memorial Service



Ladies Club: An illustrated talk on Victorian Bognor by Chris Burstow on Tuesday 1st November at 7.45pm at the Church Centre – all welcome.


Annual Memorial Service is on Sunday 6th November at 3.30pm followed by refreshments. All are welcome to attend to remember loved-ones who have died. If you wish for someone’s name to be read out please add it to the list at the back of church.


Food Bank: Don’t forget to keep bringing in food for those in need.


2016 Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal: This year’s leaflets are available at the back of church – boxes for family of elderly. Filled boxes need to be returned to church by Sunday 6th November. If you feel that you are unable to fill a whole box, but would like to help, perhaps you could supply some of the items or money towards the transport costs. For further details contact Trudi – 263597/07703597353.


Parish Book Group: Our current book is ’The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini. Join a discussion group on Monday 14th November at 8pm, or Thursday 17th November at 10am. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets.


All Souls’ Day: St Richard Singers will perform Fauré’s Requiem at the All Souls’ Day Service on Wednesday 2nd November at 7.30pm at St George’s, Cleveland Road, Chichester.


Bishop Luffa applications for September 2017 – any parent who wishes to apply for their child to attend Bishop Luffa School next year needs to make an appointment with Mark please.

Parish Pilgrimage 2017: Parish Pilgrimage 2017 to Launde Abbey is going to be Tuesday 30th May – Friday 2nd June. Cost per adult is £200 or more. A provisional booking has been made, so do please speak to Mark ASAP if you would like to be added to the list.


Christmas Market and Craft Fair: This event is being held at the Village Hall on 26th November. Donations needed for stalls include: Raffle prizes, Chocolate, filled jam jars, Tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, books, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, Empty wine bottles, bottle bags, Christmas decorations and items etc. Please leave in the boxes at back of church. Volunteer sign-up sheet on the noticeboard.


Christmas Quiz: Copies of this year’s Christmas Quiz are now available from Mo Hatzfeld, priced at £1.00. This year’s prize is a hamper filled with lovely Christmas goodies. All profits go to Raise the Roof Fund.