Weekly Pews News

No 19-44

3 November 2019

All Saints’ Sunday

Collect for the day Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that we may come to those inexpressible joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; 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

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

Today’s services
8 am Holy Communion with Archdeacon Luke

Readings: Revelation 7: 2-12; Matthew 5: 1-12

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Ephesians 1: 11-23; Luke 6: 20-31

Hymns: 551, 314, 964 (Gloria), 177, 876

12 noon Baptism of Larson Torbjorn Ison Cotterill
3.30 pm Memorial Service

The church is open every day for visitors and private prayer

Sunday 3 November

Intention: the Pilgrim Course – leaders and participants. Those baptised and confirmed here during the year, their parents, godparents or sponsors, and our own godchildren.

Monday 4 November

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

Tuesday 5 November

Intention: our children and young people, and their leaders; our Sunday School and Saints (older children).

7 pm               The Eucharist

7.45 pm        Ladies’ Club at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane

Anniversary: Kevin Bircham (1987)

Wednesday 6 NovemberWilliam Temple, Teacher of the Faith, 1944

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

10 am             Holy Communion 12 noon         Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt, 268818

Thursday 7 November – Willibrord of York, Bishop, 739

Intention: our schools, colleges and universities; all teachers and learners, governors and administrators.

8 pm            Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Daphne Hutchison   (2010)

Friday 8 November

Intention: the hungry, homeless, refugees and asylum seekers; the work of Church Army, Christian Aid and all relief agencies; our local charities Stonepillow and Bognor Regis Foodbank.

Saturday 9 November – The Saints and Martyrs of England

Intention: the Queen and Royal Family, our Nation and Government, our local MP Nick Gibb and MEPs.

Anniversary: Trevor Ribbons (2000)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Richard Rundle, Simon Hill, Diane Wills, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Derek Hardie, Madge Breakspear, Carole Turner..

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Colin Wood (264192) to activate the Prayer Chain.

Those who have died: Eugene West, Derek Pugh, Brian Lewis, Joan Hardie..

We remember in our prayers Church members in residential care or who receive communion at home: Beatrice Armstrong, Mary Baxter, Madge Breakspear, Lila Cowee.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: The Green, The Nyetimbers.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: the retired, and those unable to work.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Friends Committee, Cathedral Link representative, Churchwardens, Reader and Clergy.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org, 07899 705632//07974 177905.

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

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst: safeguarding@paghamchurch.org

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop: pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.

(Deadline for notices: Thursday morning)


Sunday 10th              Remembrance Sunday           
8 am Holy Communion (21st Sunday after Trinity)

Readings: Ephesians 6: 10-20; John 4: 46end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Psalm 107: 23-30; John 14: 1-6, 16-21, 25-27

Hymns: 153, 437, 494, Service Sheet

4 pm


Evening Worship – Celtic

(NB earlier time until spring)


Church Roof update: the retiling of the nave roof is now under way. More info on progress on the board at the back of the church. So far the additional work is within budget, but we are still short of our funding target; to help with a pledge or loan, please speak to the churchwardens.

Church path: now the leaves are falling, it would be good to sweep the path on Saturday mornings, as last year, to keep it safe. Please contact Mike Wake (07899 705632) if you are willing to join a rota for this.

Missing books: we are missing some red Books of Common Prayer. These are for church use, and should not be removed. If anyone has inadvertently taken them home, please return them.

Extraordinary PCC meeting in South Transept following the 9.45 service, today.

Annual Memorial Service, today at 3.30 pm. If you have someone to be remembered or prayed for, please give your name to Mo Hatzfeld.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2019: return boxes today.

Ladies’ Club: Tuesday 5th at 7.45 pm at the Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane. Alan Crew will talk about his career in Research and Development in Prosthetics, including making limbs for children. All welcome!

Christmas Market & Craft Fair: Saturday 16th, 11 am-2 pm at the Village Hall. Donations (in good condition) needed for the stalls: raffle prizes, chocolate, filled jam jars, Tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, books, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, bottles of wine or spirit, Christmas decorations. NB no bric-a-brac. Please leave donations in the boxes at back of church or speak to Trudi to arrange collection. Please sign up on the noticeboard if you are able to help with running a stall.

Pagham Luncheon Club, run by Church members, is now benefiting from the Co-op Local Community Fund. (The last 12 months’ funding for the Church raised over £900.) Current Co-op members can choose the Club online or by phone (as below). Others may join by getting a leaflet in the Pagham or large Rose Green store, and ringing 0800 023 4708 or visiting coop.co.uk/membership. Then please nominate the Club!

Good News leaflets: we still need deliverers for Old Barn Close and Mill View Close (in Millfarm Estate). Offers to Trudi or Mo.

Friends of Pagham Church annual fundraising quiz: now available for £1 from Mo Hatzfeld (268576) for a prize hamper.

Church diaries for 2020 are at the back of church; do take one!