ChadNet – no 111

ChadNet – no 111 – Sunday 8th May 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

The church’s year is moving on. We’ve celebrated Easter and are looking forward to Rogation Sunday when we will be able to walk to Patshull for the service at St Mary’s Church. Two weeks after that is the feast of Pentecost (which I still think of as Whitsun) which this year will also see the celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

We are also at the point in the year when we hold the Annual Parochial Church Meeting which will be held on Sunday after the 10 am service. (The meeting is due to start at 11.15 am). The meeting is important as it is an opportunity for all members of the congregation, and anyone else who is interested, to find out about and discuss what the PCC has been doing and what else has been happening in church.

The reports for the meeting have been sent out as a ChadNet Extra earlier in the week but they are also available on the church website and at the back of the church. In addition to the reports about the work of the PCC there are also reports about Sunday School, Youth Group, Open the Book, the Choir and the Ringers. Please take the opportunity to look at those reports whether or not you are going to attend the meeting – you may be surprised by what you find has been happening.

The Annual Meeting is responsible for electing members of the PCC and there are vacancies this year which we would like to fill. Please consider whether you would be able to make a contribution to the mission of the church by joining the PCC. Any existing (or former) member of the PCC will be able to explain what is involved. There is also information on the church website.

If you don’t feel that PCC membership is for you there may be other ways in which you can assist. Please speak to one of the wardens or a member of the PCC if you think that there is a way in which you could help .

I look forward to seeing some of you on Sunday at the Annual Meeting.

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 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.

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 8th May – Fourth Sunday of Easter

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 11.15 am the Annual Church Meeting will be held in church. All are welcome. See below for further information.

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

This week

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

On Tuesday evening there is a PCC meeting in church.

On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Prayers for Peace will be said in church at 6 pm. If you would like to join the team of people who take turns to lead the Prayers for Peace please contact Mary Hayward ().

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 the funeral of Robert Downes takes place in church at 11 am.

Sunday 15th May – Fifth Sunday of Easter

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 Anne Furness, for those who wish to stay.

The Recruitment of a Vicar

On Tuesday 3rd May the PCC met with the Archdeacon and Rural Dean to discuss this issue. These discussions were positive and helpful and it was reassuring to hear that, despite the restrictions facing so many churches within the Church of England, there is every intention to appoint a Vicar in Pattingham which, as we know, is a half post.

The challenge for us is how we can attract the best candidate and, in order to achieve that, it is almost inevitable that we will also embrace the need for some cooperation with other local churches. Again, the detail of that is still to be formulated and further discussions will be required before we can advertise the post.

It is a sad fact that nowadays the recruitment process seems interminable but be assured that we will maintain the pressure to appoint a new Leader to our Church as soon as is practicable.

Philip Sims
PCC Chairman

Patshull Church

On Rogation Sunday 22nd May we are having the traditional Rogation walk from St Chad’s Church to St Mary’s Church Patshull, where there will be a service at 4.30 pm. Those walking will leave from St Chad’s at 2.00 pm. As usual refreshments will be served at Patshull before the service. We are looking for volunteers to help with those refreshments.

We will need to clean the church before the service and are planning to do this on Saturday 14th May and we need volunteers to help with this.

If you are able to volunteer to help clean the church on 14th May or help with the refreshments on 22nd May please contact Gena Richards (01902 700188).

Annual Church Meeting

The Annual Church Meeting will be held in church at 11.15 am on Sunday 8th May (after the 10 o’clock service).

At that meeting there will be various reports on the activities of the church as well as presentation of the Annual Report and Accounts for 2021. The churchwardens and up to eight members of the PCC will be elected. Nomination forms for Churchwardens and Elected PCC Members are on the church website and at the back of the church. The Annual Report and Financial Statements will be available from Sunday 1st May and the agenda, minutes of last year’s meetings and other reports will be available from Wednesday 4th May. They will be on the church website (at and at the back of the church. These is also a brief 2 page financial summary on the website and at the back of the church now.

The Shape of Water
Charity Film Night 2022
Interfaith Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER, an otherworldly
fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-
security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in
a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia
Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Contact Jill Parker (01902 700755 – ) for more information or tickets.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 1st and 15th May.

Lily Evelyn Woodall – 2nd May 2003
Neville William Joseph Rhodes – 3rd May 1998
William Henry Critchley – 5th May 2000
Alice Scriven – 6th May 1991
Terence Curtis – 6th May 2000
Donald Victor Newill – 8th May 1995
Lilian Graham – 10th May 2002
Ernest Brian Lindley – 10th May 2003
Paul James Claxton – 10th May 2008
Jennifer Jane Nicholson – 10th May 2017
John Weaver – 11th May 2001
George Williamson – 12th May 1995
Neville Jeffrey Dulson – 13th May 1962
Ada Caddick Booth – 13th May 1977
Margaret Crowther Reynolds – 13th May 1986
Pamela Ann Stephens – 13th May 2017
Violet Hughes – 14th May 1977
Edna Mary Beagle – 14th May 1999
Edwin Harold Woodroffe – 14th May 2013

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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