Flower Festival:  Congratulations to all those who helped make this event such a tremendous success. Lots of people took the opportunity to enjoy both the flowers and refreshments on offer. We received some wonderful, well deserved feedback. Our thanks go to all those who helped organize and run this event.


Time and Talents: We are delighted to say there have been some offers of help already, so do wait to hear back from the relevant person, which may yet take a short while as all the questionnaire responses are collated.


Parish Book Club: Our current book is ‘Gilead’ by Marilynne Robinson. See the Book Group notice board for further information and sign-up sheets. Join a discussion group on Monday 13th July at 8pm or Thursday 16th July at 10am.


Coffee Morning: Thursday 11th June, 10am – midday at the Vicarage (38 King’s Drive), to celebrate 125 years of Chichester Diocese Family Support Work. Do please come along and spread the word among friends and neighbours. All proceeds to FSW. Please sign the list on the noticeboard if you are able to donate a cake and/or help out on the day.


Charitable Giving: Colin Wood will have oversight of the charities which our Church supports or gives to each year. Please contact Colin (264192) if you are our Representative for one of our charities, or if you have a particular interest in any of them.


Ordination: Our own Jo King and Rustington’s Christine Keyte to the priesthood are here at Pagham on Saturday 6 June at 4pm.  Do please come and keep Jo and Christine in your prayers.

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Colour of the season: White


31st May 2015



Trinity Sunday


Collect for the day:

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity; keep us steadfast in this faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; 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

Response to Psalm 29: The Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace

Our Opportunities for Worship today


  Trinity Sunday                                                (W)                                                                                                                                  
8.00am Holy Communion Readings: Revelation 4, John 3: 1-15




Family EucharistReadings: Isiah 6: 1-8, Psalm 29, Romans 8: 12-17, John 3: 1-17

Hymns: 684,166, 286, 419 Communion: 165, 285, 560

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Taize


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 May

Intention:          Pray for our family and friends.


Monday 1st June – Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

Intention: Pray for our parish team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer, Reader: Roland Ell, Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge


Tuesday 2nd June

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

Anniversary: Frederick Charles James Dell (1998), Peter Edward Moore Bradley (2010)

3.00pm           Ordination rehearsal in church

7.00pm           The Eucharist

7.45pm           Ladies Club – Contact Barbara Crew for further information (01243 264071)


Wednesday 3rd June  

Intention:      Pray for the Pilgrim Course – Leaders and participants. Pray for those baptized and confirmed here during the year, for their parents, godparents or sponsors and for our own godchildren.

10.00am         Holy Communion

1.30pm           Wednesday Club at the Church Centre (opposite Pagham Football Club)

2-4pm             Knit & Natter at Judith’s (267678)


Thursday 4th June     

Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)

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

Anniversary: John Edward Blackman (1994)


Friday 5th June – June Boniface

Intention:       Pray for our children and young people, and their leaders; for our children’s groups, Wednesday Club and youth group.


Saturday 6th June

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.

4.00pm           Ordinations to the priesthood of Jo King & Christine Keyte (d.v.)   


We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Anthea Potter, Hazel Swan, David Atkins, Lorraine Tivey, Sheila Boardman, Steve, Rita Thompson, Carol, Mary Pearson, Adrian, Ian Turner, Martin Reeves, Toby, Pam Ryan, Barbara, Marion, Mary Gough.   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: Norma Tuckett, Marie Taylor, George Jones, Joan Cox, Roger Calder, Martin Onions and 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 Betsy and Ruby Dell who are to be baptised here today.


We pray for Jo King and Christine Keyte as they prepare for ordination to the priesthood on 6th June




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 276949.


Pews News: Louise Gibbs (Stand-in Editor) can be contacted by email: (Tel: 07773 135005) or telephone Mark Eminson 01243 262713


Next Sunday First Sunday after Trinity                                (W)                                                                                                                                  
8.00am Holy Communion Readings: John 4: 7-end, Luke 16: 19-end
9.45am Parish EucharistReadings: Samuel 8: 4-11, 16-20, Psalm 138, Corinthians 4: 13-5: 1, Mark 3: 20-end

Hymns: 485, 674, 429, 672 Communion: 541, 143, 890

5.00pm Evening Worship – Common WorshipReadings: Jeremiah 6: 16-21, Romans 9: 1-13