Weekly Pews News

No 18-20


20th May 2018


Collect for the day

God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



                                       Pentecost                            (R)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Acts 2: 1-11; John 14: 15–end

9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: Acts 2: 1-21; John 15: 26-27 & 16: 4b-15
Hymns: 114, 84, 201, 20

5 pm Evening Worship Taizé

After the Parish Eucharist, all are welcome to gather for refreshments and socialise in St Andrew’s chapel
at the back of the church

Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday

Sunday 20th May

Intention: all victims of violence, crime and oppression; all those who seek to support them.

Anniversary: Gordon Halford (1993)

Monday 21st May (Ordinary Time resumes)

Intention: the sick in body, mind or spirit; those who are addicted, disabled or incurable; the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Anniversary: Albert Baldwin (1981); Christopher Greenfield (1985); Florence Dobson (1996)      

Tuesday 22nd May

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

7pm                The Eucharist

8 pm           PCC in St Andrew’s Chapel (prayers at 7.45 pm in church)

Anniversary: Ernest Denyer (1996); Steven Prince (2014)

Wednesday 23rd May

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

10 am             Holy Communion

12 noon       Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall: Jean Hunt (268818)

1.30 pm      Wednesday Tots at the Church Centre
2-4 pm        Knit & Natter at Helen’s, 3 Conway Drive (265911)

(NB no K&N on 30th May)

Anniversary: Wendy Holyoak (1991)

Thursday 24th May – John and Charles Wesley

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

6 pm           Wedding rehearsal

Anniversary: Henry Mustard (1971)

Friday 25th May – The Venerable Bede

Intention: our Diocese of Chichester, our Bishops, Martin, Mark and Richard; the archdeacons, clergy and people; the work of Diocesan Synod and Church House; the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

Anniversary:           Robert McLaughlin (2017)

Saturday 26th May – Augustine of Canterbury

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

2 pm           Wedding of Laszlo Sagi and Jenny Loversidge

Anniversary: Frank Baker (1994)


We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit:

Judi March, Sue Smith, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Gemma, Marcela, Sam, Mark Sayers, Guy, Alan Crew, Carole, Avril Railton, Wendy Donovan, Julie Stanton, Bill, Joyce, Joan Hardie.

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

Those who have died recently: Evelyn James.

We pray for those recorded in our Memorial Book whose anniversaries occur at this time, and all who mourn their passing.

We remember in our prayers Church members who live in residential care or receive communion at home: Catherine Morrish, Pam Peach, Elizabeth Pett, Mary Ramsay, Pam Ryan.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: Inglewood Close, Inglewood Drive, Jubilee Gardens.

We pray for Christian Aid, whose work we support financially as a parish.

We pray for Laszlo Sagi and Jenny Loversidge on their wedding day on Saturday.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ.

vicar@paghamchurch.org, 262713. (Day off Friday)

Revd. Jo King: curate@paghamchurch.org, 930247. (Day off Friday)

Church Website update: Email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

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

Next Sunday                Trinity Sunday                         (W)                  
8 am Holy Communion

Readings: Revelation 4: 1–end; John 3: 1-15

9.45 am Parish Eucharist with Baptism of Jane Smith

Readings: Isaiah 6: 1-8; John 3: 1-17

Hymns: 379, 1, 286, 419

12 noon Baptism of India Rufey
5 pm Evening Worship – Common Worship

Readings: Ezekiel 1: 4-10, 22-28a; Revelation 4


Christian Aid Week: please place any donations in the box provided at the back of church today, Sunday 20th. See www.caweek.org.

Children’s Society are very grateful for all donations. Please return collection boxes to church as soon as possible.

Next Sunday (27th), in our Parish Eucharist, Jane Smith will be baptized in preparation for her confirmation in Aldingbourne on 10th June: we assure her of our prayers for both sacraments!

Festival of Flowers: This Earthly Paradise at Chichester Cathedral from Wednesday 30th (preview evening) to Saturday 2nd June. More information and ticket sales on the Cathedral website. Our own Flower Team will have a display, so do come to support them.

Archdeaconry Pilgrimage to the Cathedral is on Saturday 9th June. Pilgrims gather at Hunston at 10.30 am, then walk to the cathedral for a 12 noon Eucharist, followed by a bring and share lunch (drinks provided). Please sign the list, to help the organisers.

Safari Supper: Saturday 9th June, 6:30 pm, £15, organised by Friends of Pagham Church: a three-course meal, served in different locations, giving an opportunity to get to know people better. Sign-up sheet on the noticeboard, or speak to Carole Druce – 07732 768890.

Archdeacon of Chichester’s farewell service is taking place on Saturday 16 June at 3 pm at the Cathedral, followed by refreshments. If anyone wishes to attend, please let Mark know ASAP.

Parish Visit to St Albans: we are planning a parish pilgrimage to the Cathedral Church and Abbey of St Alban on Saturday 21st July. See the poster on the noticeboard in the South Aisle to sign up. Closing date for names is Sunday 1st July.

Parish Book Group: our current book is ‘The Hiding Place’ by Corrie ten Boom. Join a discussion group on Monday 2nd July at 8 pm, or Thursday 5th July at 10 am. See the Book Group notice board at the back of church for further information.

Good News: our monthly newsletter is important for our outreach. If you can help with delivery, contact Mo (268576) or Trudi (263597).

Oberammergau 2020: St Mary’s Felpham (826886) has spaces in its trip to Austria 26 Aug-2 Sep to include this 10-yearly passion play.

Registered charity number 1134842 www.paghamchurch.org