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St Chad's Church, Pattingham

We are the Church of England Parish of Pattingham with Patshull, which is in Staffordshire. St Chad’s Church is at the centre of the village of Pattingham and dates from the 12th century with Victorian additions. As the only church in the parish we welcome those of any denomination or none to our services.


Flag bearers and escorts

There was a wonderful turnout for the Remembrance Sunday service including uniformed organisations, which provided flag bearers and escorts.

Photograph by Maureen Hobbs


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Altar with green frontal

Regular services are held on Sundays and Wednesdays. There are also special services on particular holy days. Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals are held by arrangement. Find out more here.

The church fete

Social and fund raising events are held during the year. They include the monthly “Who’s for Lunch?” buffet lunch, the Church Fete in July and the Bells Run, which is normally held in October. Find out more here.


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I couldn’t be there due to commitments in Pattingham, but delighted that Remembrance Sunday was marked at St Mary’s, Patshull.Earlier today 7 members of our Scout Troop and 5 leaders undertook our act of remembrance at St Mary’s Church, Patshull. Below is our order of service which explains what we did, and why.

History
There’s been an estate at Patshull since the Norman Conquest of 1066, but there’s never been a Patshull village.
The current hall was built in the 1730’s for the Astley family, and in 1850 the estate passed to the Dartmouth family, both of whose names can be seen around the church and on the war memorials.
In 1958 the park, which includes the campsite where we’ve been staying, passed to the Crown Estates (The Queen) in lieu of death duties. The hall remains in private ownership and the hotel and golf course were developed in the late 70’s and opened in 1980.
The church we’re in was rebuilt in <1743> when the hall was built, (replacing the medieval moated manor house and an earlier church structure), and was used by the Astley and Dartmouth families, and importantly the workers on the estate.
When the estate passed to the Crown there was not enough attendance at the church to support regular services. The church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust linked to the Parish of Pattingham. It remains a consecrated church but regular services and remembrance services are not held here.
The war memorials we can see in the church are an important part of local history. They commemorate those from the estate who fought in both world wars.
Two of these soldiers from the First World War also happen to be buried in the graveyard outside.
Gunner Parton died on the 28th August 1917 Aged 26, and is listed as “Born at Patshull”.
Private Salter died on 8th November 1919, 100 years ago on Friday, Aged 21 and lived just over the road in Burnhill Green.
We’re here today to remember them, the other men and women listed on the memorials and all those who fought in the two world wars and more recent conflicts.

The Act of Remembrance
The Exhortation, a line read by each Scout

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor do the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

The Last Post is sounded.
The Two Minute Silence is observed.
Reveille is sounded.
Laying of a wreath by a Scout

Thanks
I’d like to thank Robert Milton of the Churches Conservation Trust who maintain the church and the Reverend Maureen Hobbs who is the Vicar, both of whom have enthusiastically supported this Act of Remembrance.
I’d also like to thank Patshull Park Hotel, Golf and Country Club who have assisted greatly with access to the church today.
And finally I’d like to thank the Scouts, Parents and Leaders who are here today for taking the time to perform this Act of Remembrance.
Camp will dismiss from the Church.
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