Weekly Pews News

No. 811/812

Colour of the season: W

Date: 25th December 2016


Christmas Day


Collect: 25th December – Lord Jesus Christ, your birth at Bethlehem draws us to kneel in wonder at heaven touching earth: accept our heartfelt praise as we worship you, our Saviour and our eternal God.


Our Opportunities for Worship


  Christmas Day                                                                 (W)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Hebrews 1: 1-12, John 1: 1-14

9.45am Family Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 9: 2-7, Luke 2: 1-14

Hymns: 479,776,508,266

Communion: 700, 745,859


Naming and Circumcision of Jesus


Collect: 1st January – God in Trinity, eternal unity of perfect love: gather the nations to be one family, and draw us into your holy life through the birth of Emmanuel, our Lord Jesus Christ.


Next Sunday Naming and Circumcision of Jesus                          (W)
8.00am Holy Communion

Readings: Romans 4: 8-14 and Luke 2: 15-21,

9.45am Family Eucharist

Readings: Numbers 6: 22-end and Luke 2: 15-21

Hymns: 370, 326, 588, 54 Communion: See hymnal board

5.00pm Evening Prayer – Christmas Carol



Sunday 25th December

Intention: Pray for all seafarers, fishermen and lifeboatmen and women; for the work of the Mission to Seafarers.

Anniversary: Audrey Hunt(2009)


Monday 26th December – Stephen

Intention: Pray for Church finances, National and international finance; for what the words poverty and wealth mean to us.

Anniversary: Montague Austin (1972), Margot Fisher (1975)


10.00am         The Eucharist


Tuesday 27th December – John, Apostle and Evangelist

Intention: Pray for all victims of violence, crime and oppression; for all those who seek to support them.


7.00pm           The Eucharist


Wednesday 28th December – The Holy Innocents

Intention: Pray for the sick in body, mind or spirit; for the addicted, handicapped or incurable; for the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Anniversary: Nicholas Carr (1963), Mary Wice (1997), Yvonne Clark (1999)


10.00am         Holy Communion


Thursday 29th December Thomas à Becket

Intention: Pray for our Deanery of Arundel and Bognor, for our parishes, clergy and people; for our Rural Dean Mark Standen, and for the work of the Deanery Synod.

Anniversary: Mary Cornell (1993), Philip Ray (1994)


10.00am         The Eucharist


Friday 30th December

Intention: Pray for all those who do difficult work on our behalf, especially in the armed services and the emergency services.

Anniversary: Stella Tribe (2007)


Saturday 31st December – John Wyclif

Intention: Pray for the Church’s worldwide mission; for all the missionary societies and for The Bible Society.

Anniversary: John Monkton (2000)

Sunday 1st January

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

Anniversary: Florence Austin (1977)



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

Monday 2nd January

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

Anniversary: Elsie Barker (2008)

Tuesday 3rd January

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: Richard Hardy (1991), Reginald Porter (2000)


7.00pm           The Eucharist

7.45pm          Ladies Club: ‘My Sisters House’ at Church Centre

Wednesday 4th January

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

Anniversary: Patricia Harvey (1998), Patricia Norton (2006), John Gray (2010)


10.00am         Holy Communion

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


Thursday 5th January

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

Anniversary: Frances Weston (1989)


11.30am         Funeral of Edna Richardson


Friday 6th January

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.

Anniversary: Vanessa Knight (2008), Julia Balk (2010)


Saturday 7th January

Intention: Pray for our schools, colleges and universities; for all teachers and learners, governors and dministrators.

Anniversary: Elsie Smith (1975), Joyce Wentworth-Payne (1997), Beryl Eames (2000)


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, Elizabeth Dove, Judi March, Richard, Kevin, Sue Downey, Ruby.


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: Malcolm Pye, Edna Richardson.


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 God’s blessing upon all who live in Wolsey Close and Wythering Close.


We pray for Children’s Society whose work we support financially as a parish.




Christmas thanks: Thank you to many of you who have helped prepare and beautify the church for Christmas and assist in welcome and the smooth running of services. Thanks be to God!


Christmas Collections: Our offerings from Crib and Midnight services are to be split evenly between Raise the Roof and Save the Children in Syria.


Thanks: Mark and Jo and families thank warmly all those who have kindly sent them cards or given them gifts.


Rev Pauline Lucas: Pauline wanted to share her exciting news. From March 2017 she will be Priest-in-Charge of the parish of Kirdford with Plaistow in the Petworth Deanery. This is a rural parish with two churches, spread over a large area. She will also have a role across the deanery as part of the Petworth Cross Over Group mission team.



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


Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at 38 Kings Drive, Pagham, 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 930247.


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