Weekly Pews NewsNo. 763

Colour of the season: White

Date: 31st January 2016


Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)                                                                                                                                                          


Collect for the day:


Almighty and ever-living God, clothed in majesty, whose beloved Son was this day presented in the Temple, in substance of our flesh: grant that we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts, by your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.




Response to Psalm:


The Lord of hosts, he is the king of glory.



Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)                                                                                                                                                           
8.00am Holy CommunionReadings: Malachi 3: 1-5, Luke 2: 22-40
9.45am Parish EucharistReadings: Malachi 3: 1-5, Psalm 24, Hebrews 2: 14-end, Luke 2: 22-40

Hymns: 36, 574, 28, 438    

Communion: 690, 195

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Compline


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 31st January

Intention: Pray for our family and friends. Anniversary: Bernadette Harrison (1979)


Monday 1st February

Intention: Pray for our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer. Reader Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Stephen Cox Rusbridge and Mike Wake. Anniversary: Phoebe Ryan     (2014)


11.00am         Funeral of Paddy Chesterton at St Stephen’s North Mundham


Tuesday 2nd February – Anskar

Intention: Pray for our hospitals, doctors, district nurses, home care assistants, pharmacists, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care. Anniversary: William Burrow (1993), Albert Barker (2002)


7.00pm           The Eucharist

7.45pm           Ladies Club at Church Centre – ‘Alstroemeria’

7.45pm           Grave Talk Presentation – St Andrew’s Chapel


Wednesday 3rd February

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: Hubert Sheppard (1979)


10.00am         Holy Communion

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

1.30pm           Wednesday Club at the Church Centre opposite Pagham FC

2-4pm             Knit and Natter at Judith’s (267678) – 40 The Causeway

Thursday 4th February

Intention: Pray for all imprisoned in any way; and for the prisoners, staff, chaplains and visitors at HMP Ford. Anniversary: Baby Lavinia Dobson Caraccioli (2007)


1.00pm           Funeral of David Travis


Friday 5th February

Intention: Pray for our children and young people, and their leaders; for our Children’s Groups, Wednesday Club and Youth Group. Anniversary: Mary Forbes Pryde (1977)


Saturday 6th February – Accession of Queen Elizabeth II

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


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Sue Smith, Anthea Potter, Frank Lawton, Barbara Waldron, Greg Huet, Stella Clarke, Rita and David Thompson, Velda Scully, Audrey Nicholls, Peter Downey, Joe Fuller 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 recently: Ronald Wicks, Roger Wardale, Don Maltby, Paddy Chesterton, David Travis and Gordon Lewington.


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 God’s blessing upon all who live in Beech Close, Bishops Close and Boleyn Drive.




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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email: vicar@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday)


Revd. Jo King can be contacted on curate@paghamchurch.org (day off Friday) or 01243 276949.


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 Sunday next before Lent Stewardship Sunday (G)
8.00am Holy Communion (Quinquagesima)Readings: 1 Corinthians 13, Luke 18: 31-end
9.45am Parish EucharistReadings: Exodus 34: 29-end, Psalm 99, 2 Corinthians 3: 12-4: 2, Luke 9: 28-36

Hymns: 580, 625, 12, 449

Communion: 650,365,67

5.00pm Evening Prayer Common WorshipExodus 3: 1-6, John 12: 27-36a



Churches Together in Bognor Regis & District: We are delighted to say that at the AGM fresh blood and life have been injected into Churches Together, not least in the persons of our own Linda Tempest as treasurer and Sue O’Neill for Arun Angels – Thanks be to God!


Ladies Club: On Tuesday 2nd February all are welcome to hear a talk by Ben Cross who grows Alstroemeria at his Market Garden in Yapton.


Palm Crosses: To be returned to church please today or next Sunday ready for burning on Shrove Tuesday.


Don Maltby: We are sorry to hear of Don’s death and pray for him as we pray also for Eva and the family in their grief. Funeral details will follow. Eva can be contacted at her and Don’s son’s, 47 Yapton Road, Barnham, PO22 0AY or 555656.


Lent Groups: Do sign up on the board if you wish to attend, our priority will be the Year of Mercy course either at North Bersted or in-house.


Cathedral Flower Festival: A big thank you from the flower team to all those who so generously supported their coffee morning, to help them raise funds for the Cathedral Flower Festival in June.


Food bank: Thank you for continued donations for the food bank, please remember that only non-perishable food can be accepted, with at least three months before the expiry date.


Aaron Frith: Aaron is a singer/song writer who has produced a new EP reflecting on the beauty of God in the brokenness of our lives. He is coming to Pagham on Sunday 7th February at 7pm in St Andrew’s Chapel to do a jazz cafe style gig in our very own chapel. Sign up on the board or on Facebook as space is limited to about 25.


Shrove Tuesday Celebration: 9th February, 3-5pm at the Vicarage. Join us for delicious pancakes and the burning of palm crosses. Adults £1, children 50p. No need to bring anything – all will be provided!


Parish Book Group: Our current book is “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.” edited by Clayborne Carson. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 14th March at 8pm or Thursday 17th March at 10am.


 Confirmation: There is a Confirmation at the Cathedral on 19th June. If you are interested in being part of a group exploring and working towards this please speak to Mark or Jo. We will begin to meet during Lent.