ChadNet – no 101

ChadNet – no 101 – Sunday 27th 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

Philip Sims
Philip Sims

Much is being written about the forthcoming Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations which are due to take place from the 2nd to the 5th June. Indeed two additional bank holidays have been announced on the unusual days of Thursday and Friday the 2nd and 3rd June.

Well, what will be happening in Pattingham I hear you ask? I am delighted to tell you that last week we held our inaugural planning meeting and it was wonderful to see so many different parts of the Village being represented. The Parish Council and the PCC are taking a joint lead but are being supported by representatives of the Village Hall Committee, the Pattingham Club and the Flower Club amongst others. We are thrilled that Anna Davies has also volunteered to chair the organising committee.

Plenty of ideas came from our first meeting and already bookings are being put in place. There will be a Barn Dance in the Village Hall, an Afternoon Tea for the Senior Citizens, activities for the children on the Playing Fields, a barbecue and entertainment in the Pattingham Club garden and a Thanksgiving Service in Church. Individual areas will be encouraged to organise street parties and there will be prizes for the best decorated houses or streets. A comprehensive programme of events will be published in due course.

I hope you will see lots of evidence of the Church being involved in the community, doing what it does best in Pattingham by providing evidence of the love of our Lord through active involvement. It was Terry Mason, our local District Councillor, who wrote last year that he saw the Church at the heart of so much that goes on in our Village and that, in our own small way, is surely how we live out our faith. We must continue this tradition.

If you have any thoughts and ideas as to how we can make the Jubilee celebrations in Pattingham the best ever, or if you wish to get involved yourself, do please make the Wardens or any of the PCC aware of your interest. We are so proud of the leadership and example set by our Queen and we have so much to celebrate, so let’s thank God for this wonderful opportunity by becoming fully involved.

Philip Sims

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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.

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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 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.

This week

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

The Century Club draw will take place by Zoom on Monday. See below for the link.

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. There will not be a service in the evening.

On Friday the funeral of Noel Newbrook takes place at 11.30 am at Telford Crematorium.

Sunday 6th March – First Sunday of Lent

At 10 am there will be a Family Service in church, led by Rob Colin-Stokes, which will be followed by Holy Communion, led by Revd Roberta Maxwell, for those who wish to stay. Coffee (and tea and biscuits) will be available after the service.

At 2 pm Esme Louise Myatt will be baptised in church. Esme’s parents, Jayde and Kearon, would like it known that if anyone from church would like to attend to celebrate with their families they would be very welcome.


Ash Wednesday

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.

Lent course

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. If you would like to attend please let Julia Cody, the Vicar of Perton, know (01902 750232 / ). The course is also being run on other days at other churches nearby.

#LiveLent: reflections

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:

St Chad’s Network

The St Chad’s Network has told us about their plans to mark the 1350th anniversary of the death of St Chad, the first Bishop of Lichfield. They include services this Sunday and on Tuesday.

Lichfield Cathedral are well underway celebrating our beloved St Chad in the 1350th anniversary of his death. They are also enjoying developing the St Chad’s Network, which they are working hard on this year. The year will be marked by special times of celebration, pilgrimage to and from Lichfield and the reinstatement of St Chad’s Shrine (a major ecumenical occasion in itself). The Cathedral will keep the Patronal Festival on Sunday 27th February as March 2nd coincides with Ash Wednesday – a day of such special solemnity that nothing can take precedence over.

Anyone who is close to Lichfield is invited to attend the 10.30 Eucharist in person, which will be celebrated with great joy and thanksgiving as Lichfield’s first Bishop, St Chad, is honoured. The service will also be online. Click: to find links to Sunday Worship and to access resources to support your daily prayers.

One of the Cathedral Chapter, Ann Fisher, who is walking the Two Kingdoms Way from Lindisfarne to Lichfield is due to arrive at the Cathedral on March 1st. The approach to Lichfield takes them past St Chad’s Well (at St Chad’s Church), where a brief stop will be made.  Then on past the welcoming statue of St Chad to the Cathedral (a 10–15 minute walk) There will be a Festal Evensong and Commemoration of Founders and Benefactors at 17.30 on Tuesday 1 March in celebration of St Chad’s Day.

‘For those who may not be able to join the longer routes, you would be most welcome to join us on the final few hundred yards alongside Stowe Pool. It would be very helpful if you could let us know if you plan to join at this point.’ Ann Fisher

Century Club draw

Thus month’s Century Club draw will be held on Monday at 9.30 pm and can be seen by Zoom. [The Zoom link is in the edition of ChadNet which is emailed to subscribers.]

There are currently three vacancies. It you are interested in joining please contact Alan Smith on 07757 688518 or

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 20th February and 6th March.

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
Lily Bates – 28th February 1997
Jocelyn Ida Alice Mayne – 28th February 1999
James Andrew Potts – 28th February 2007
Andrew Woodroffe – 1st March 1976
Edith Margery Whitty – 2nd March 1999
Gordon Frederick Roberts – 3rd March 2010
Roy Meredith Wilcox – 5th March 2016

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“.


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