Weekly Pews News

No 19-13

31 March 2019

Fourth Sunday of Lent


Collect for the day

God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal; 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.


                   Fourth Sunday of Lent – Mothering Sunday      (P)
8 am Holy Communion

Galatians 4: 21–end; John 6: 1-14

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: 1 Samuel 1: 20–end; John 19: 25b-27

Hymns: 413, 856, 25, 819

5 pm Evening Prayer – Common Worship
Prayer of Manasseh; 2 Timothy 4: 1-18


After the Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments
and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel at the back of church

Morning Prayer: 9 am Mon–Thurs, 8.30 am Friday, 9.30 am Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5 pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Registered charity number: 1134842


Sunday 31 March

Intention: our family and friends.

Anniversary: Amelia Rutterford (1973); Harold Archer (1995); Frank Hope (2008)

Monday 1 April

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

Tuesday 2 April

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

7 pm               The Eucharist
7.30 pm          Confirmation preparation in St Andrew’s Chapel
7.45 pm          Ladies’ Club (for all) at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane

Wednesday 3 April

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

2-4 pm                        Knit & Natter at Helen’s, 3 Conway Drive (265911)
7.30 pm          Stations of the Cross

Anniversary: Ellen Earwaker (2018)

Thursday 4 April

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

12.30 pm         Funeral of Margaret Westlake

7.30 pm          Chichester Voices concert: St John Passion

Anniversary: Robert McCleland (2001); Edward Balk (1999)

Friday 5 April

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

7.30 pm          Guild of the Servers of the Sanctuary Eucharist

Anniversary: David Morrison (2015)

Saturday 6 April

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.

10 am                         Passion reading rehearsal

Anniversary: Nellie Horlock (2009); Joyce Burns (2011); Jim Saunders (2016)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Sue Smith, Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Ann, Sheila King, Simon Hill, Nicola, Mike, Skye, Chloe Green, Ian Turner, Mike Cole, Isobel, Nicky, Roderick Plastow, Derek Pugh, Eileen Knight, Helen, Cassie and Evan, Alistair.

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

Those who have died recently: Margaret Westlake, Sally Paice.

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: Eastmead, Edwen Close, Ellis Way.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: the right ordering of work in time of technological change.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: church cleaners, flower arrangers, church path sweepers, sacristan, bell-ringers.



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.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.

(Deadline for notices: Wednesday afternoon)


Next Sunday: Fifth Sunday of Lent, Passiontide begins   (P)
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Hebrews 9: 11-15; John 8: 46-end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Acts 16: 11-15; John 12: 1-8

Hymns: 662, 738, 572, 695

5 pm Evening Prayer – Choral Evensong

Readings: 2 Chronicles 35: 1-6, 10-16; Luke 22: 1-13


Today is Mothering Sunday, so we welcome all visitors, including members of Uniformed Organisations. Posies will be distributed at the end of the service, and do stay for refreshments including simnel cake!

Calling all young families! Stay and Play, Wednesday 17th at Pagham Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane, 11-1 pm. Easter crafts and refreshments (inc Hot Cross Buns!). £1 donation per family. More information from Jenny Ellis (07798 555472). Helpers on the day would be appreciated.

Holy Week sign-up sheets: do look at the noticeboard and sign up for various services and ministries during Holy Week and on Easter Day.

Ladies’ Club: talk on well-being in dementia this Tuesday 2nd, which is open to all, including men! Shirley Pearce is also talking about her charity Understanding Dementia earlier at 4 Swandene, 3-5 pm (Alison, 261131).

Our Super Soup lunch will be this Wednesday 3rd, 12-2 pm at the Vicarage. Please sign up if you are able to join us for delicious home-made soup, wonderful company and fundraising for Christian Aid.

Chichester Voices perform the St John Passion by Bob Chilcott in church on Thursday 4th, 7.30-8.30 pm. Tickets from June Baker in church today.

Friends of Pagham Parish Church AGM: Sunday 7th at 4 pm in St Andrew’s Chapel, followed by refreshments. Nomination forms are on the noticeboard. All welcome.

Chrism Eucharist: Tuesday 16th, 12 noon at the Cathedral. See Bishop Martin’s invitation on the noticeboard – all welcome!

Easter flowers: we aim to fill the church with flowers for Easter. Contact Trudi Kearsley (263597) to sponsor an arrangement, or contribute to the costs. We will decorate the church on Easter Eve, Saturday 20th, from 9.30 am. Please bring donations of greenery to church early on Sat morning.

Day Pilgrimage to Romsey Abbey on Saturday 27 April. For more information and to sign up, see the noticeboard.

*Advance notice! Pagham Church Night Out: on Sat 22 – Sun 23 June, along with Aldwick and Pagham Sea Scouts, we will be holding a weekend of exciting activities, games, overnight camping and worship at the Sefter Road Scout Hut. Our regular Sunday 9.45 service will be held on-site instead of in church. Please see the noticeboard for full details/to register interest, or speak to Stephen (07974 177905) for more info.

Cursillo: a movement of the Church, providing a method for Christians to grow through prayer, study and action. For more details, see http://chichestercursillo.co.uk/ or speak to Trudi.

Health and Safety: because of safety concerns with the upstairs gallery, this part of the church will not be available for use until further notice.

Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session designed for an App on your phone or tablet – find out more at https://pray-as-you-go.org/home.