Raise the Roof

Cream Teas and Music – June 2018

Year by year the Glenwood Choir delight us with their ready smiles and sing-a-long music. Today was no exception – Songs from Musicals. It was a most enjoyable and relaxed afternoon, as we were invited to eat the delicious scones, jam, cream and fresh strawberries and...

Art Exhibition 2018

The first St Thomas à Becket’s Art Exhibition was held in 1996, the year that St Andrew’s Chapel was consecrated. Frank Rowley (Trudi Kearsley’s father) organised it until it grew so vast that it had to be held in the church so that there was more room for...

Chichester Voices ‘I Was Glad’, April 2018

CHICHESTER VOICES – ‘I Was Glad’ – A celebration of the music of C H H Parry Accompanied by Richard Copeland and directed by Andrew Naylor. Proceeds to ‘Raise the Roof’ I was glad when they said unto me . . . we will go into (St Thomas’) house of the Lord...

Taking part in the Story of Pagham Weddings

What is this event about? Here at St Thomas à Becket’s we’re making plans for a Story of Pagham Weddings event that will be taking place this autumn, on Saturday 22nd September 2018. During the course of the day there will be talks on the different aspects of getting...

Quiz Night for Raise the Roof

Our October quiz night was a real treat, both for our brains and our tummies. The evening took place in main body of the church itself, which created a warm, sociable atmosphere for the hopeful teams. Then some of the rounds dreamed up by Quizmaster Simon Tooley were...

50th Anniversary of the Re-dedication of the Bells

On Sunday 4th June six past and present Pagham bell ringers came together to ring a full peal on our church bells to mark the 50th anniversary of the re-dedication of the bells. This included Jonathan Franklin now from Ringmer East Sussex, Vikki Bulbeck from Windsor,...

Running 10k to Raise the Roof

On Sunday 21st May over a dozen members of Pagham Church ran the Bognor Prom 10K Road Race to raise money for our Raise the Roof campaign. With runners aged from 16 to sixties, the strength of our team lay in the diversity of ages which took part and was a true...

Brownies and Rainbows Raise the Roof

Brownies and Rainbows Raise the Roof

On a fine afternoon on 20 May, some fifteen to twenty local Brownies and Rainbows (with siblings and parents) made a splendid coin trail around St Thomas à Becket Church.  One might have thought “those little coins aren’t going to make it round the whole...

Fundraising Auction April 2017

On 28th April we  held a Fundraising Auction in aid of our Raise the Roof campaign. Local businesses and individuals generously donated nearly fifty fabulous lots, these included Goodwood tickets, a David Beckham signed Real Madrid football shirt, advanced driving...