Quiet Day at Crawley Down Monastery. Sat 30th Nov. Sign up on the notice board.

Pram Race. A team is required for this year’s Pram Race. Our theme will be The Ten Commandments. A list will be put up in church, we need 15 volunteers (Email:

Church trip to the panto. Robin Hood at the AlexanderTheatre, Bognor Regis. Sat 21st Dec, 2.30pm. £9 each. Please see Jeanette for tickets (07704864836). Sign up list on church notice board.

Christmas Fair: 10am – 1.00pm on Saturday 16th November. Donations for all the stalls are still needed – items for the tombola, Christmas decorations, unwanted gifts, fancy goods, jewellery, good quality toys, books, jigsaws, bric-a-brac etc. Please contact Trudi 263597/07703597353 if you have anything to donate or bring to the Church Centre on Friday evening. We also need lots and lots of cakes – large or small – please help.

We will be setting up the stalls and decorating the hall from 7.15pm on Friday evening – please come along and help – many hands really do make light work.

Please give us your support and try to come on the day. Father Christmas is due to arrive at noon.

Chichester Cathedral Tea and Evensong – Thursday 14 November 2013 – Will all who have signed to attend this event please meet for tea in Cloisters Cafe at 4.30pm followed at 5.30pm with Evensong. Our parish will be prayed for at both the 8am. Holy Communion Service and Evensong.

School Governor for Nyewood Infants – Anyone who might be interested in this important Christian ministry please see Mark for more details.

Men’s Group – Sat 30th Nov, 8pm, at The Inglenook.

Annual Memorial Service – Service on Sunday 17th November, 4pm, for families who have been bereaved in the past year or so. Any others are most welcome to attend. Whether you can or cannot come, do add names of loved-ones for whom you would like us to pray on the sheet at the back of church.

Church diaries 2014 – These are available in church. Do pick one up. There is no charge, but any donations are welcome.

Friends Chinese Night we made over £220, and a special thanks to the washer-upper and Alice and Benjamin for their-non-stop table waiting.

Our new website is now ready to view at To add content about your group/photos/descriptions of recent events, Email (Elise).

Revd. Mark Eminson can be contacted at the Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ. Tel: 262713. Email:

Pews News – Glenda can be contacted on 263537 or Email:

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Weekly Pews News

No.649 10thNovember 2013

Colour of the season: Red

Remembrance Sunday

Collect for the day:

Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of all: govern the hearts and minds of those in authority, and bring the families of the nations, divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin, to be subject to his just and gentle rule; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Our Opportunities for Worship today

Remembrance Sunday (R)
8.00am Holy Communion (Trinity 24)
Readings: Colossians 1: 3-12, Matthew 9: 18-26

12 noon

Parish Eucharist

Readings: Job 19: 23-27a, Luke 27-38

Hymns: 409, sheet “I vow to thee my country”, 494, 565, 230

Baptisms of Stephen and Charlie Jeffries

6.00pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer
Readings: Micah 4: 1-5 & 1 Corinthians 15: 50-end

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 10th November Remembrance Sunday

Intention: Pray for our local clubs & organizations, especially our Ladies Club, The Luncheon Club and The Men’s Club.

Anniversary: Douglas Smith (1987)

8.00 am Holy Communion

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

12 noon Baptisms of Stephen and Charlie Jeffries

6.00 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer

Monday 11th November Martin

Intention: Pray for our scouts, guides, cadets & other local youth organisations.

7.30 pmPrayer Group meeting at Gillian’s, 18 Old Place, (267597)

8pm Book Group at the Vicarage

Tuesday 12th November

Intention: Pray for Christian Unity. Pray for our local industry & commerce, our farmers & growers and the holiday industry. For the unemployed & unemployable.

10-11.30 am Coffee and scripture at Glenda’s, 31 Sea Lane (263537)

4.00pmCommunion before confirmation session in Church

6.15pm Beavers in church

7.00pm The Eucharist

Wednesday 13th November Charles Simeon

Intention: Pray for our Organist and Director of music, our Choir & musicians, our Lay Ministers of Communion, altar servers & bell ringers.

10.00 am Holy Communion

12 noon Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall

2-4pmKnit and Natter at Glenda’s, 31 Sea Lane, 263537

Thursday 14th November

Intention: Pray for our Parochial Church Council, its officers & committees.

Anniversary: Dorothy Sibley (1973), Sarah Fellows (1991)

2pmSewing Groupat Gilly Naylor’s – Millstone Cottage, Church Lane

5.30pm Evensong at Chichester Cathedral (Pagham’s day of prayer)

8pm PCC Committee Meeting in St. Andrew’s Chapel

Friday 15th November

Intention: Pray for our local community, for the County, District & Parish Councils, for our Residents’ Associations.

Saturday 16th November Margaret of Scotland

Intention: Pray for those married here & preparing for marriage this year; for family life and especially for any families facing adversity.

10am Communion before Confirmation in church

10am-1pm Christmas fair at Church Centre

Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer

Morning prayer: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9.20 am. Friday 8.30 am

Evening Prayer: Monday to Thursday 5.20 pm. Friday 4.30pm

No evening prayer on Saturday

Prayers and Intentions

For urgent prayer contact Angela Halfacree to activate the Prayer Chain

(Tel: 864353).

For longer-term prayer needs contact Gillian Purvis (tel 267597).

We pray for all in need and especially those in need of healing in mind, body or spirit: Terry Haskell, Darren and Wendy Donovan, Sylvia, Ellie,

Lucia Elsom, Bob.

We pray for those who have died recently, Roy Burtenshaw, Tony Pollock 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 Ashley Campbell and his family during his tour in Afghanistan.

We pray for Stephen & Charlie Jeffries, being baptised today.

We give thanks to God that Gillian Purvis is now much better following her recent stroke. The Monday evening Prayer Group will now meet again at her home, 18 Old Place.

Parish Pastoral Care Course: Meeting after church on Sunday 1 December for all those who are interested in this course.

Advent – Tuesday 3rd December after the 7pm Eucharist any are welcome to an informal session on Advent and Christmas when you can ask the vicar any questions.

Walsingham 2014 – The parish visit to Walsingham has been booked from 9th to 13th June. Should you be interested in joining our pilgrimage, please add you name to the list which is on the white notice board in the South Aisle. Please speak to Roland if you would like more information about Walsingham.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Sunday 17th November at 3.30 pm at Chichester Cathedral.

Next Sunday 2nd Sunday before Advent (R)
8.00am Holy Communion (Epiphany 3)
Readings: Romans 12: 16-end, Matthew 8: 1-13

12 noon

Parish Eucharist

Readings: Malachi 4: 1-2a, Psalm 98, 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13, Luke 21: 5-19

Hymns: 684, 437, 186, 762

Baptism of Ethan Edwards & Dexter Palmer

Memorial Service (no 6pm service)