ChadNet – no 100

ChadNet – no 100 – Sunday 20th February 2022

ChadNet - the eBulletin of St Chad's Church, Pattingham
        with Patshull

Welcome to this week’s edition of ChadNet – the eBulletin of St Chad’s Church, Pattingham with Patshull.

In this week’s ChadNet:

We are returning to something closer to normal.

It is up to each individual to decide whether or not they should wear a face covering in church.

The church doors will remain closed during services to help to keep the church warm.

In the pews by the wall of the South Aisle we will continue to ask that social distancing be maintained so that those who wish to maintain social distancing can do so.

Do not attend church if you have any covid symptoms or are meant to be isolating.

View from the Pews

Geoffrey Dann

Well, we have reached the 100th weekly edition of ChadNet.

The first edition was for Sunday 29th March 2020, which was the Sunday after the government imposed the first lockdown. Earlier in March we had stopped sharing the cup at the communion service and the week before, which was Mothering Sunday, was the first Sunday when there was not a service in church – Maureen recorded a service which was made available on the website as our first Worship on the Web service. The church was closed even for private prayer.

We were looking for a way to keep in touch with people and a regular email seemed a good idea. There were about a dozen people who received the first edition, which rose to 31 the next week and gradually increased further. There are now 104 subscribers and others who either read it on the website or share other people’s copies.

Since then ChadNet has become an important part of the way in which we as a church can keep those who are part of the church informed of what is happening. It has effectively taken the place of the pewsheets which used to be in church but is not intended to replace the magazine.

When I asked Maureen to write something for the first edition I didn’t expect that to become the regular feature which it did, as View from the Vicarage. For the next four months Maureen wrote a View from the Vicarage each week. The first View from the Pews was written by Ken in August 2020, when Maureen was on holiday. Since then there have been a total of 71 Views from the Pews, interspersed with some Views from the Pews until Maureen’s retirement. 39 members of the congregation have written a View from the Pews, most have only written one but some have written more. Some of the Views from the Pews have been reprinted in the Parish News magazine.

Those Views from the Pews have been on a variety of subjects – some provide information about what is happening in church or the wider world, some reflect on the seasons or landscape and others reflect the interests of the writers. Some are short and some are longer and some have put forward views with which not everyone will agree. If you would like to contribute a View from the Pews please send it to

Although we are hopefully getting back to normal I suspect that ChadNet will continue as it has become an important part of the way in which we as a church can keep those who are part of the church informed of what is happening. Unlike the pewsheets those who are not at church on a Sunday still get ChadNet delivered to their inbox so don’t miss out on announcements.

Geoffrey Dann

Would you like to write a View from the Pews?

We welcome contributions for View from the Pews from anyone who would like to write one, It does not need to be on any particular subject. If you would like to write one please send it to


We do not have a VIcar at the moment. For matters which would normally be dealt with by the Vicar the churchwardens are the first point of contact. The Vicarage phone (01902 700257) is redirected to the churchwardens. When they are not available a message can be left on the voicemail and they will return the call when they are available. Emails to will be received by the churchwardens.

Contact details for church officers can be found on the Contacts page of the church website. You can use if you are nore sure who to contact and the churchwardens will be able to forward it to the correct person.

Notices, which should be received by Friday evening for inclusion in that week’s ChadNet, and other communications in relation to ChadNet should be sent to Articles for the magazine should be sent to (note – this is different to the address used before November 2020 which no longer works).

Notices, which should be received by Friday evening for inclusion in that week’s ChadNet, and other communications in relation to ChadNet should be sent to

Articles for the magazine should be sent to (note – this is different to the address used before November 2020 which no longer works).

Sunday 20th February – 2nd Sunday before Lent

At 10 am there will be a service led by the Youth Group in church. At the end of that part of the service there will be a break for coffee, tea and biscuits after which the service will resume with a service of Holy Communion, led by Revd Roberta Maxfield, for those who wish to stay.

This week

The church will be open every day. Look out for the “church open” sign outside the porch.

On Wednesday there will be a service of Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer, led by Revd James Makepeace, in church at 10.00 am which will be followed by tea, coffee and cake.

On Friday there will be a Funeral Service in church at 12 noon.

Sunday 27th February – Sunday before Lent

At 10 am there will be aservice of Holy Communion, led by Revd Nicki Caines, in church. Coffee (and tea and biscuits) will be available after the service.

At 6.30 pm there will be an Iona Style Service, led by Iain Coleman, in church.


Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, which is on 2nd March (which is also St Chad’s Day). There will be the usual 10 am Holy Communion service on that day but not an evening service.

There will not be a Lent Course in Pattingham this year but we are invited to join the course at The Church at Perton for their course on Living in Love and Faith. There are two sets of sessions – Tuesday mornings (11 am to 12.30 pm) from 15th March and Thursday evenings (7.30 to 9 pm) from 17th March.

The Church of England’s daily emailed reflections for Lent will start on 2nd March. The theme in 2022 is Embracing Justice. You can sign up on the Church of England’s website:

Church Fete

This year’s Church Fete will be held on Saturday 16th July.

This is a later date than usual but as the Platimum Jubilee celebrations will be taking place in the first weekend of June the PCC thought it would be better not to hold the fete only four weeks after that.

Anna Davies is again co-ordinating the arrangements for the fete. She would appreciate any offers of help and can be contacted on or 07968 891927.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 13th and 27th February.

Ida Annie Knight – 13th February 2002
Patrick Curtis – 14th February 1959
Harold Taylor – 14th February 1976
William Stanley Smith – 15th February 1966
Alfred Ernest Davis – 15th February 2004
Stanley Frederick Chaplin – 15th February 2016
Alan Sadler – 16th February 1998
Florence Irene Steele – 16th February 2003
Pauline Jones – 18th February 2011
Mary Stubbs – 19th February 2019
Clive Brough – 20th February 1979
Lillian (Marg) Nicholls – 20th February 2007
Joseph Ernest Penny – 20th February 2009
Thomas James Heath – 20th February 2017
Muriel Noreen Swift – 21st February 1999
Victor James Jordan – 22nd February 2009
Tom Knight – 23rd February 1997
Kathleen Simpson – 23rd February 1999
Teresa Margaret Richards – 23rd February 2002
Iris Freda Thomas – 25th February 2004
Thomas Lockley – 26th February 1974
John Barry Hebditch – 26th February 1998
Simon Andrew Mackriel – 27th February 2019

You can see all the pages of the Memorial Book on the Memorial Book Online page of the Church website.

Resources for worship and prayer at home

Some of resources which can be used at home are listed on the Resources Available Online and the Resources Available for Children, Young People and Families pages of the website.

For those who are unable to attend church there are still a number of services which are available online, including a weekly service on the Church of England website.

Giving to the church

Details of the various ways in which you can give can be found on the Giving page of the website.

We have a JustGiving page to enable people to make one off donations. It’s at You will be asked if you want to make a contribution on top of your donation. If you do it will go to JustGiving and not to charity. If you do not want to make such a contribution select “other”. If you are a taxpayer please consider gift aiding your donation.

You can make a bank transfer to our bank account (Account name: Pattingham Parochial Church Council – Sort Code: 20-97-78 Account No: 50655023).

If you are paying by cheque please make the cheque payable to “Pattingham PCC” or “Pattingham Parochial Church Council“.


This bulletin is sent to those who have requested it. We now have 104 subscribers but there may still  be some people who are not aware of it and would wish to receive it. The weekly bulletin for each Sunday will normally be sent on the preceding Friday or Saturday. Additional bulletins may be sent if required. It is only being sent to those who have requested it.

If you know of anyone who might be interested please tell them about it and ask them to sign up using the form on the website ( or by email to

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