Trinity Sunday            

Collect for the day

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.

Post communion prayer for the Year of Prayer

Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favour, and further us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally by your mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


                                   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


Sunday 27th May

Intention: Peace, and the European Union and the United Nations.

Anniversary: Maude Teulon (1982)

Monday 28th May – Lanfranc

Intention: vocations to the ordained ministry, especially any within our own parish; theological colleges and all ordinands in training, and vocations to the religious life.

Anniversary: John Blackman (1994)

Tuesday 29th May

Intention: our mission to our own parish; the outreach of our parish newsletter; all newcomers to Pagham, and to our church family.

7 pm               The Eucharist

Wednesday 30th May – Josephine Butler

Intention: our neighbouring churches, and the work of Churches Together in Bognor Regis and District.

10 am             Holy Communion

No Knit and Natter

Anniversary: Cis Humphries (1998)

Thursday 31st May – Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

Intention: our family and friends.

Anniversary: Kenneth Weeks (1989)

Friday 1st June – Justin

Intention: our Parish Team – Clergy: Mark Eminson, Jo King, Trevor Marshall, Colin Wood, Bill Meyer; Reader: Roland Ell; Churchwardens: Mike Wake, Stephen Cox-Rusbridge.

Anniversary:           Doris Grounsell (2016)

Saturday 2nd June – Dunstan

Intention: our hospitals, doctors, district nurses, home care assistants, pharmacists, therapists, opticians, dentists; all who provide health care.

9.20 am      Year of Prayer taster session

Anniversary: Frederick Dell (1998); Peter Bradley (2010)           




We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Sue Smith, Bill Mitchell, Lynette, Zoe, Gemma, Marcela, Alan Crew, Carole, Avril Railton, Wendy Donovan, Julie Stanton, Bill, Joyce, Joan Hardie, James, Pat Hooban, Paul Harmer, Brigitta Hobbs, Kenny Sinclair.

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: John and Velda Scully, Daphne Sharrad, Edna Swinnerton-Beet, Daphne Woolnough, Maureen Yates.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: June Close, Kestrel Court, King’s Drive.

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

We pray for Jane Smith as she is baptised today, and continues to prepare for Confirmation on 10th June; and for India Rufey on this day of her baptism, and her parents and godparents.


Revd. Mark Eminson: The Vicarage, 38 Kings Drive, PO21 4PZ., 262713. (Day off Friday)

Revd. Jo King:, 930247. (Day off Friday)

Church Website update: email to add content.

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop,, 261131.

Next Sunday            First Sunday after Trinity                (G)                  
8 am Holy Communion
1 John 4: 7-end; Luke 16: 19–end
9.45 am Family Eucharist

Readings: 1 Samuel 3: 1-10; Psalm 139: 1-5, 12-18; 2 Corinthians 4: 5-12; Mark 2: 23 – 3: 6

Hymns: 676, 117, 163, 305

5 pm Evening Worship – Informal


Please return all Children’s Society collection boxes to church now.

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.

The Ladies’ Club invite everyone to join them at Pagham Yacht Club on 5th June at 7pm for a Social Evening, to include light refreshments, bring & buy stall, and raffle.

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. Sign-up sheet is on the noticeboard, or speak to Carole Druce – 07732 768890.

Quiet Day: Bognor Methodist Church are hosting a Quiet Day here on Saturday 23rd June, but all are welcome. See the poster for more details, and how to book a place.

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.

Parish Visit to St Albans: we are planning a pilgrimage to the Cathedral Church and Abbey on Saturday 21st July. See the noticeboard in the South Aisle, and sign up before Sunday 1st July.

Accommodation request: a church member currently abroad needs a place to rent, or guest house rooms, for herself and adult son for two weeks from June 30th. More information from Alison (261131).

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.

Morning Prayer is at 9.20 am Monday–Thursday and Saturday,
and 8.30 am Friday.