Weekly Pews News

No 19-31

4 August 2019

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day

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.


Psalm response Give thanks to the Lord for his mercy.

Seventh Sunday after Trinity (G)

8 am Holy Communion Readings: Romans 6: 19–end; Mark 8: 1-9

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14 & 2:18-23; Psalm 49:1-12; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21 Hymns: 70, 66, 625, Sheet

5 pm Evening Prayer – Book of Common Prayer Readings: Genesis 50: 4-56; 1 Corinthians 14: 1-19

Sunday 4 August

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

Monday 5 August – Oswald

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

Tuesday 6 August – Transfiguration of Our Lord

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.

7 pm The Eucharist

Wednesday 7 August

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

10 am Holy Communion

2-4 pm Knit & Natter at Sue’s, 1 Church Way (262915)

Thursday 8 August – Dominic

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.

Friday 9 August – Mary Sumner

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

Saturday 10 August – Laurence

Intention: our local clubs and organisations, especially our Luncheon Club, Ladies’ Club and Men’s Club.


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Eugene West, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Kim, Mavis Eede, Jane Prater, Charlie, Jo Gale, Pam & Don Browning, Chris Harlock, Tony.

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

Those who have died: Colin Webb, Trevor Cox

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

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Pagham Road, Payne Close, Pilgrims Way.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: all service industries that provide for our daily needs.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Sidespeople & Welcomers, wedding, funeral and baptism vergers, wedding and baptism card senders.

We pray for Thomas Hickling and Kathryn Stubbs on their wedding day on Saturday.


Churchwardens: Mike Wake or Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwardens@paghamchurch.org, 262713 (S C-R).

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.

Sunday 11th Eighth Sunday after Trinity (G)

8 am Holy Communion Readings: Romans 8: 12-17; Matthew 7: 15-21

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Genesis 15:1-6, Psalm 33:12-22, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, Luke 12:32-40 Hymns: 642, 361, 280, 52

5 pm Evening Prayer – Celtic

NOTICES and events in August and September

Church Roof update: the roof repairs have started with scaffolding at the east and west ends of the church. The masonry repairs to the copings of the gables will be done first, then scaffolding will appear at the front and back when the contractors are ready to start on the roof. The church will remain open throughout, and services will take place as usual. Do take extra care while the work is in progress. We are still short of our funding target; if anyone is able to assist with a pledge or loan to help us over the line, pleases speak to the churchwardens.

Photographic record of the repairs: we would like to document the progress of repairs to the roof, to keep our donors and sponsors informed. If you have some spare time on weekdays (ie while the work is taking place), and a good quality camera, please contact Mike Wake for more information: 264254, mikewake@talktalk.net.

Friends of Pagham Parish Church: our next social and fundraising event is Skittles & BBQ on Friday 16th, 7 for 7.30 pm at The Spur, Slindon. Tickets £18 from Mo Hatzfeld; 268576.

Institution and Induction of Revd Mark Eminson: this will take place in Mark’s new parish of Merton Priory, at Holy Trinity Church, South Wimbledon, on Wednesday 4 September. The coach is now full. This will leave the Church Centre at 4.45 pm (please note change of time), returning at approx. 11.30 pm. As we have to pay the coach company in advance, could those coming now let Trudi have £15 per person, which will include a tip for the driver.

Good News deliverers: we are seeking deliverers for the following rounds: Brooks End, Edwen Close, Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close. If you are able to assist please speak to Trudi or Mo.

Morning and Evening Prayer: as this cannot be guaranteed, weekday Morning and Evening Prayer will be suspended throughout the vacancy. However, the church will be open each day as usual, so if anyone wishes to say the Daily Office themselves, they are welcome to come and do so.