Weekly Pews News

no 21-25


Third Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 20th June  

08:00              Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

09:30              Parish Eucharist

Collect Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father: give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God;

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.


Readings Job 38: 1–11; Psalm 107: 1–3, 23–32; 2 Corinthians 6: 1–13; Mark 4: 35–41

Psalm response  Give thanks to the Lord for he is good.


Today’s bell ringing is in memory of a wonderful couple,
Norman and Beryl Gore, who were married for 74 years.
God bless you both
Mum and Dad, Nannie and Grandad, Great Gran and Great Grandad.

With our love, Sue (Ward), Nicky, Joanna and families.


Sunday 20th June

Intention: all victims of violence, crime and oppression; those affected by domestic and other forms of abuse, and all who seek to support them.

Monday 21st June

Intention: the sick in body, mind or spirit; those who have life-limiting conditions; the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

Tuesday 22nd June – Alban, first martyr of Britain, c.250

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

17.30            Evening prayer (Zoom)

Wednesday 23rd June – Etheldreda, abbess, c.678

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

17.30            Evening prayer (Zoom)

Thursday 24th June – Birth of John the Baptist

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

09:00            Morning prayer (in church)

10:00              Holy Communion

Friday 25th June

Intention: our Diocese of Chichester, Bishops Martin, Ruth and Will, and Archdeacon Luke; the work of Diocesan Synod and Church House; the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

Saturday 26th June

Intention: the elderly, lonely and bereaved; all those in residential care and those who care for them.

Sunday 27th June – 4th Sunday after Trinity

Readings: Wisdom 1: 13–15, 2: 23–24; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8: 7–end; Mark 5: 21–end



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit Lynette, Rosie Sims, Terry Haskell, Barbara Crew, Jean Martin, Lila Cowee, Karen Cox, Jim Fowler, Sheila King, John Kitchener, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Heather Marchant, Wendy, Jenny Wood.

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

The recently departed Leslie Pepper.

Anniversary of death Kathleen Goldring, Stephen Parkin, Thomas Pay, David Clement (20th); Elsie Smith (23rd); Lilian Goring, June Clement (26th).

We remember Church family who live in residential care or usually receive communion at home: Ethel Huckle, Daphne Sharrad.

We pray for all who are preparing for ordination at this time Anna Bouch (Woodingdean), Jan Butter (West Blatchington), Laura Darrall (Rustington), Patrick Donovan (Chanctonbury), Simon Earnshaw (Clayton with Keymer), Toby Lancaster (Holy Trinity Hastings), Joe Padfield (East Blatchington), Kizzy Penfold (St Helen’s Ore). And for Gemma Fleury (née Green), who was sponsored by this parish for training, to serve in the Diocese of Leeds.


Membership, Sponsorship & Regular Giving to St Thomas à Becket’s

If you are new to our Church and are planning to become a regular worshipper with us – welcome! Our members give generously of their time, their talents and their wealth. If you have a particular skill or interest that you might be able to offer, please speak with Mthr Lucy. If you would like to join the church Electoral Roll to become a full member of Pagham Church, please speak to Mthr Lucy or Margaret Sherwood (Electoral Roll officer) about eligiblity: margaret.sherwood@outlook.com, tel 262367.
Please speak with Mthr Lucy for more general information.

Please consider signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme of regular donations by Direct Debit to support our day-to-day activities: forms are available on request, and details are on our website.

Please also consider leaving a legacy to Pagham Church when writing your Will, and help to secure the building and our resources for future generations.

Carpet cleaning On Monday 21st June the carpets in the church will be cleaned. If you are visiting the church while this is being done please, do be alert to notices put up to keep you safe around the building. Following the Parish Eucharist on Sunday, please do lend a hand to move the furniture if you are able to. Thank you.

Music We hope to keep some music going in our services in the coming weeks, so please do continue to sign up for the Scratch Choir for now, as we work out what we are able to do.

Public worship Please note that all steps for creating a Covid safe environment are in place, most notably: the wearing of a face covering unless you are exempt, observing social distance and using hand-sanitiser on arrival. Booking is essential and will help us to arrange seating. Please note that as we have a limited capacity in the congregation on a Sunday morning, a waiting list will be in operation. To book contact Trudi Kearsley, T 263597, M 07703 597353.

Job vacancy: Parish Administrator, St Peter and St Paul Rustington ‘We are currently recruiting for a part time Parish Administrator (9 hours per week). For a job description and details on the application process please email rustingtonvicar@gmail.com. Deadline for applications is 2nd July with interviews on 9th July. Start date negotiable. We look forward to hearing from you.’

CONTACT DETAILS        –        find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @StThomasPagham.

The Revd Lucy Sullivan: 19 Willowhale Avenue, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 4AU.
mthrlucy.pagham@gmail.com, 01243 941551.

Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Alex Brockhurst: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org 07899 705632//07792 544259.

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org.

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst, safeguarding@paghamchurch.org.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop, pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131, 07784 544981.