St Thomas à Becket

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Churchwarden:           Mr Alex Brockhurst

            Tel: 07792 544259


Churchwarden:           Mrs Sue O’Neill

            Tel: 07867 904780


Licensed lay minister: Mrs Rosemary Towse


Safeguarding officer:             Mrs Jan Brockhurst


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26th May 2024

Trinity Sunday


Trinity Sunday

26th   09:30 Parish Eucharist
Monday 27th       No public Worship Today


28th     No public Worship Today


29th       No public Worship Today


30th   10:00 Holy Communion

The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

31st     No public Worship Today


1st        No public Worship Today

Trinity One

2nd      09:30 Parish Family Eucharist
642  The God of Abraham praise

Song sheet    How Deep the Fathers Love for us.

417   God of our life

520  On a hill far away

The Collect (Opening Prayer) for Trinity Sunday:
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in this faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; 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.
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 6.1-8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.’ The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: ‘Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!’ Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: ‘Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.’ Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’

Psalm 29

Response- ‘The Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.’

New Testament Reading Romans 8.12-17

So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.


Gospel Reading:  John 3.1-17

Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.’ Jesus answered him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.’ Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?’ Jesus answered, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, “You must be born from above.” The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.’ Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can these things be?’ Jesus answered him, ‘Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?

‘Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.


Prayers of Intercession

The sick and those who care for them:

Barbara Crew, Karen Cox, Sheila King, Dawn Spurway Pearson, Mike Hatzfeld, Pam Browning, Lucia, Jessie Hutchins, Bea Tucker, Tony, Charles Paterson, Stephen Tribe, Colin May and Shirley Witcomb
Anniversary of death:
26th  – Frank Baker, 27th  – Maude Teulon, Leslie Pepper, 28th  – John Blackman, 30th  – Cis Humphries, Carole Turner, 1st June – Doris Grounsell
We pray for peace and especially for and with the people of Ukraine. We pray for all those caught up in conflict, and for those seeking safety and refuge on these shores.

We pray for the people of Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. For the peace of the Holy Land. For those who will weep, and fear, and die this day.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Pat Rush (262561) to start the Prayer Chain.

Post Communion Prayer:

Almighty and eternal God, you have revealed yourself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and live and reign in the perfect unity of love: hold us firm in this faith,

that we may know you in all your ways and evermore rejoice in your eternal glory, who are three Persons yet one God, now and for ever, Amen.


Friends of Pagham Parish Church:  A Guided Talk on the History of Pagham Church, to be followed by Pimms and Canapes   –  17:00 on Saturday 29th June.  Tickets  –  £8.00 (members – £5.00).  Please sign up on the board at the entrance to church.  For more details –  Carole Druce  -07732768890


Come and meet Milly, a golden retriever training to be a Guide Dog

On Tuesday 4th June, Milly, a one year old golden retriever will be coming to the Mosse Hall, with her adoptive owner, who will give a talk about Guide Dogs for the Blind.  Please do come along and bring your friends to meet Milly, hear about the work that guide dogs do, and provide your support.  The meeting will be 7 for 7.30, refreshments will be served, there will be a raffle and you will have the opportunity to make a donation.  This meeting, which is open to all, is hosted by Aldwick Mothers’ Union.  All are welcome.


Breakfast Club  meets next Wednesday, 5th June at Manor Nursery Palm Court café, at 9.30 am. The cost of breakfast at Manor Nursery is between £10.00 and £14.00. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a cooked breakfast with like-minded people with wide ranging conversation..  Any queries, please contact Alex Brockhurst  07792 544259


Lunch on Sunday

The next ‘Lunch on Sunday’ in the Mosse Hall at St Richard’s will be on 2nd June.  If you would like to come, please let us know via our parish email address:  Payment of £10 per adult can be made on the day, ideally in cash.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Please Note: Churchwardens Mrs Sue O’Neill and Mr Alex Brockhurst day off is Friday each week.


Next week’s readings:

First Sunday after Trinity

1 Samuel 3.1-10 [11-20], Psalm 139.1-5,12-18
2 Corinthians 4.5-12, Mark 2.23 – 3.6


The Collection plate

If you would like to make an offering, please use the contactless Payaz machine or the collection plate, both can be found by the door. Thank you for your generosity.


Please continue to support our local food bank. Urgently needed this week: chocolate/sweets, tinned potatoes, tinned rice pudding/custard, tinned soup, UHT milk.