ChadNet – no 103

ChadNet – no 103 – Sunday 13th March 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

Dorothy Steel

“He’s got the whole world in his hands….”

These words came to me the other day when I was thinking about the many and varied problems around the world. So much conflict, famine, drought, and poverty resulting in deprivation and suffering. Whilst it is good to remember to pray for all who are suffering, we must also all do what we can through giving our time, talents, and money to support others, who can provide much needed help to people, both overseas and in this country. We must not forget people who have made mistakes, broken the law, maybe gone to prison, and are trying to reform and build a new life, escaping conflict and addiction. A small donation, a gift to a charity shop and the power of prayer will make a difference. The war in the Ukraine is a focus for us all to so what we can.

The song “He’s got the whole world in his hands….” reminds us that in looking after our universe, God is also, always looking after us an individual. The song is based on Psalm 95 which tells of God’s greatness.

In thinking about God’s greatness, we know God loves each one of us and asks us to follow His laws or commandments that we look after our neighbour. In our busy lives this is often a commandment which is hard to keep; we tend to think of big gestures which take time, planning, huge resources and are often ‘one off’ events. I think God is also asking us to remember to love our neighbour in the little everyday things as well. A kind word, patience in the queue in the shop, time to listen to someone’s troubles and to ask, “how can I help you?” Thoughtfulness, a moments attention and always a prayer for those in need, these are some of the ways in which we can show love for our neighbour. I recall a post someone told me about on social media earlier in the year, made by a supermarket cashier reporting a man at the checkout worried about whether he could afford the items in his trolley and someone standing behind him in the queue just paid for the items himself. The man was so grateful he burst into tears. This shows the story of the ‘Good Samaritan’ is truly alive today! Let us all think about how we can be good Samaritans here in Pattingham and beyond next week.

Psalm 95 contains a call for us to seek God’s presence, joyfully giving thanks for what God has done. We do this in prayer but also in our worship. Why not join us in one of our services to thank God for his greatness and to enjoy the fellowship of spending time together?

God Bless,

Dorothy Steel

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 or contact Henry Ibberson ( / 01902 701136).


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.

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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 13th March – Second Sunday of Lent

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

Sunday School will be held in The Loft during the 10 am service and be led by Anna Davies. Contact Anna on or 07968 891927 for further information.

At 6.30 pm there will be a service of Evensong, led by Ken Scott, in church.

This week

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

Every day (except Sunday) Prayers for Peace will be said in church at 6 pm.

Monday is the copy date for the April magazine. Send articles to Mike Moss at

On Tuesday morning the Lent Course on Living in Love and Faith takes place at The Church at Perton. See below for details.(There is also a course on Thursday evening.)

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 Thursday evening the Lent Course on Living in Love and Faith takes place at The Church at Perton. See below for details. (There is also a course on Tuesday morning.)

On Friday the funeral of Christine Macdonald takes place in church at 10.15 am.

Sunday 20th March – Third Sunday of 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 Sue Watson, for those who wish to stay.


We are all aware of the current situation in Ukraine. It may seem that there is little or anything that we in Pattingham and Patshull can do but we can pray and those of us who are able can give either money or items which are needed. These can either support the aid efforts in Ukraine or support those refugees who have left Ukraine, particularly those who have come to this country.

Prayers for Peace

We are saying Prayers for Peace in church every evening (except Sundays) at 6 pm. This normally lasts about 15 minutes. We have a rota so that there are one or two people present to lead the prayers although anyone else who wishes to come and join them is welcome to do so and can also say a prayer if they wish. Those who are not able to come to church may wish to pause and say a prayer of their own at that time.

If you can offer to join the rota – or even just do one or two evenings – please contact Henry Ibberson ( / 01902 701136).


The PCC has already made donations to the the UNICEF Ukraine Appeal and the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal on behalf of our congregation.

Since then the Disasters Emergency Committee have launched their Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The UK Government will match pound-for-pound up to £20 million donated by the public to this appeal. To donate or find out more go to . We would encourage those who can afford to do so to give to that appeal or to any of the other charities which are trying to help in this crisis.

Until Friday the Pigot Arms is a Donation Collection point as part of a relief aid to send items to help Ukraine Refugees. You are able to bring in items to send until the 18th March. Items they can accept include:

  • Baby Milk
  • Nappies and Baby wipes
  • Bandagess, antiseptic creams etc
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Disposable gloves
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Paracetamol and ibuprofen
  • Chocolate Bars and Biscuits
  • Energy/Protein Bars and long term food protein
  • Torches and Batteries
  • Thermal socks, Gloves, scarves and hats
  • Womens, Mens, Childrens Underwear (New)
  • Sanitary Products
  • Tissues
  • Shower Gels, Soap, Shampoo etc
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes etcnd
  • Colouring books, crayons etc
  • Letter/card of kind words etc

There are also a number of groups and charities who are collecting food, clothing and other items for refugees.


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 at Trysull on Monday evenings from 7th March, at Tettenhall Wood on Thursday mornings from 10th March and at Castlecroft on Saturday mornings from 5th March. (For Trysull contact Rev’d Richard Fisher / 01902 476843 / . For Tettenhall Wood and Castlecroft contact Rev’d Phil Wootton / 01902 751116 / )

#LiveLent: reflections

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

Easter cards

The church Easter cards will be delivered to all homes in the parish at the end of March. Those who normally help with delivering these cards have been contacted to check if they are able to deliver them as usual. If anyone else is able to assist with this task please let Ken Scott know ( / 01902 700355).

From the Memorial Book

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

Anthony John Harley – 11th March 1997
Gordon Francis Thomas – 12th March 1992
Dennis William Lovering – 12th March 2012
Emily Margaret Ada Pugh – 13th March 1991
Ronald Lacey – 13th March 1998
Arthur John Rogers – 14th March 2005
Hilda Northern – 15th March 1997
Thomas William Roberts – 17th March 1973
James Keith Bradshaw – 17th March 2006
Lilian Ross Beach – 17th March 2006
Phyllis Alice Wood – 18th March 2016
Ronald Arthur Painting – 20th March 1980
Olive Harris – 20th March 1990

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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