Weekly Pews News

no 22-31



08:00              Holy Communion – AT ST RICHARD’S, ALDWICK ONLY

09:30              Parish Eucharist  

Collect Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same; 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.  Amen.

Readings Ecclesiastes 1: 2, 12–14, 2: 18–23; Psalm 49: 1–12; Colossians 3: 1–11; Luke 12: 3–21

Psalm response  My mouth, O Lord, shall speak of wisdom.

Sunday 31st July

Intention: our family and friends.

Monday 1st August

Intention: our Parish Team – Priest-in-Charge: Lucy Sullivan; Assistant clergy: Clive Ashley, Bill Meyer, Colin Wood; Reader: Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Alex Brockhurst, Mike Wake.

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 2nd August

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

19:00            Introduction to contemplative prayer at Pagham Church III (see below)

Wednesday 3rd August

Intention: those baptised and confirmed here during the year, their parents, godparents or sponsors, and our own godchildren.

09:30            Men’s Breakfast at Pagham Beach Café (see below)

18:00            Evening prayer (in church and on Zoom)

Thursday 4th August

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 5th August – Oswald, king, martyr, 642

Intention: our children and young people, and their leaders; our Sunday School, and Tuesday@7 attenders.

14:30            Book group in St Andrew’s Chapel (see below)


Intention: our Archbishops, Justin Welby of Canterbury and Stephen Cottrell of York; the work of the Archbishops’ Council and General Synod; the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Sunday 7th August (Trinity 8) – Parish Family Eucharist

Readings: Hebrews 11: 1–3, 8–16; Luke 12: 32–40


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Nicola Simpson, Betty Smith, Mike Hatzfeld, Andrew Naylor, Colin May, Tyler Rankin, Max Davey, Heather & Harry Marchant, Leslie Francis.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Pat Rush (262561) to start the Prayer Chain.

Anniversary of death Sidney Harris, John Ramsay (31st); Robert Tomlinson, Roy Ell (3rd August).

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

We pray for peace especially for and with the people of Ukraine. We pray for all those caught up in conflict, and for those seeking safety and refuge on these shores.

We pray for the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops, taking place now until 8th August.


Face coverings You are encouraged to wear face coverings when moving around the church, to help us offer a safer and welcoming space for those who feel particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.

The Lambeth Conference is an international gathering of Anglican Bishops from around the Anglican communion. These bishops are now gathered in Canterbury for prayer and reflection, fellowship and dialogue on church and world affairs. For more information on the Lambeth Conference along with some of the papers the Bishops will be discussing please visit www.lambethconference.org.

Introduction to Contemplative Prayer Mthr Lucy is leading an introduction to contemplative prayer using the meditation technique of World Community for Christian Meditation (www.wccm.org). This week we are introduced to the roots of  meditation as part of the Christian Tradition. This introduction will continue on the following dates: Tuesdays 2nd and 30th August, and 6th September. All at 19:00 at St Thomas à Becket’s, Pagham.

Men’s Breakfast All are welcome at Pagham Beach café on Wednesday 3rd August at 09:30. Cost is £5.00–£10.00. For more information, contact Alex Brockhurst on 07792 544259.

Book group Our next meeting is on Friday 5th August at 14:30 in St Andrew’s Chapel. We will discuss The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, and The Magician’s Nephew which the author wrote later, intending it to be read afterwards (although it sets the action earlier).

More information from Linda Tempest, lindatempest@hotmail.com, 07443 905893. 

Parish Family Eucharist, Sunday 7th August

The Parish Family Eucharist on Sunday 7th August will take the form of the popular Tuesday@7 service, so that we can share this important part of our ministry with the Sunday morning congregation. If you are a regular at Tuesday@7 Mthr Lucy is looking for volunteers for all normal roles for this service on Sunday 7th August, so please be in touch with her.

Pews News in August Please note that during August Trudi will be doing the final edit of Pews News each week, before it is sent out to our mailing list. Please send her any notices etc. (trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk) that might need to be included during this time. With thanks to her for this, and to Alison who manages this throughout the year.

Friends of Pagham Parish Church social event Fun & Skittles with BBQ, 18:30 for 19:00 at the Spur, Slindon on Friday 19th August. All tickets £19 per person/£18 for Friends Members, to be bought in advance. Contact Trudi or Carole (07732 768890) for tickets and more info. All welcome!


CONTACT DETAILS        –      find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @StThomasPagham

Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Lucy Sullivan
19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, PO21 4AU  mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com, 01243 941551.

Churchwardens: Alex Brockhurst & Mike Wake: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org,07792 544259//07899 705632.

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst, safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.

Pews News: Trudi Kearsley, trudikearsley@hotmail.co.uk, 263597, 07703 597353 (in August)