ChadNet – no 115

ChadNet – no 115 – Sunday 5th June 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:

Celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee continue …

Don’t miss the Floral Displays, all 23 of them, with a theme of red, white and blue flowers in St Chad’s Church, created by members of the St Chad’s Church Flower Guild.

View from the Pews

Ken Scott

Come on and celebrate

This weekend of Jubilee celebrations is unique. They say “never say never” but I am confident that an event like this will never happen again.

No other monarch or world ruler or politician will ever remain in their position for 70 years. Looking at some of those who hold positions of power and influence today that should be make us very grateful!

So we have ample cause to join in celebrating the Queen’s very special anniversary together.

Here in Pattingham many people have made a huge effort to make sure we all have the opportunity to be involved and it is one of the great advantages of village life, as distinct from towns, that this can happen so readily.

By the time you read this things will be in full swing and let’s hope the weather is kind to us.

As a church community we have very special reasons to celebrate and we are going to do that particularly on Sunday morning at 10.00 am.

The Queen is Head of the Church of England as all other British monarchs have been since Henry VIII, but she has never just held this as an empty title; she has taken an active and meaningful role in the Church all of her life. She has always made it clear that she is a committed Christian and that this faith has sustained her through all these long years with all the ups and downs that life brings. All the great events of her life, Marriage, Baptism of children, Coronation, funerals, anniversaries and weddings of her children have all been celebrated in church asking God’s blessing on them all.

We have a duty as Christians and citizens to give thanks for this life and Sunday gives us all that opportunity.

We have planned a really exciting and different service for St. Chad’s with uplifting music drawn from the Coronation, a video presentation of the life of the Queen prepared by Mike Coope, a contribution from St. Chad’s School as well as readings and prayers and well known hymns, including some of the Queen’s favourites. After the service we will have cake and prosecco so that is an added attraction.

Whether you are a regular attender at 10am services or not, do make the effort to come on this occasion, it will never be repeated!

So please come and join us to celebrate 70 amazing years.

Ken Scott.

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 5th June – Pentecost

At 10 am there will be a Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving Service, led by Ken Scott, in church. All are welcome.

The service will be special in that the whole event will be centred on the Audio/Visual System in the Church and will be completely devoted to giving thanks for the great historic event of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s long reign of 70 years. It will contain the dramatic music, hymns and prayers used mainly at the coronation in 1953 and at other events celebrating her marriage to Prince Phillip and her many birthdays.

After the service, Jubilee cake will be served together with a glass of prosecco and all visitors will receive a free copy of the beautifully produced book – ‘Our Faithful Queen – 70 Years of Faith and Service’ by Catherine Butcher.

At 6.30 pm there will be an Evening Communion Service for Pentecost, led by Rev. Anne Furness, 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 and Thursday Prayers for Peace will be said in church at 6 pm. On other days of the week the church will remain open until at least 6.30 pm and there will be a sheet of prayers left in the Lady Chapel for people to use if they wish. 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.

Sunday 12th June – Trinity Sunday

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 2 pm Emelia Faye Baker will be baptised in church. There will be no evening service.

Century Club draw

The winners of the May Century Club draw were:

    1st prize – £150 – Alan Stubbs (ball 97)
    2nd prize – £100 – Betty Thornton (ball 78)
    3rd prize – £50 – Dave Challinor (ball 60)

Congratulations to all of them.

There are no vacancies at the moment. For any further information please contact Alan Smith on 07757 688518 or

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 29th May and 12th June.

Fiona Jane K. Morrison – 30th May 1975
Emily Jane Price – 31st May 1977
George Wilfred Selvey Clinton – 31st May 1980
Thomas Caddick – 1st June 1998
Harry Kibble – 1st June 2002
Stuart Gerard Bowley – 5th June 1975
Gerald Giles – 5th June 2002
Gunter Hanns Jonat – 6th June 1983
Jean Beryl Shelley – 6th June 2011
William Bull (Bill) – 6th June 2015
Nellie Elizabeth Warrilow – 9th June 1967
Henry Parkes – 9th June 1989
Violet Agnes Davies – 11th June 1992
Gwendolyn Mary Pellow – 11th June 2010
Geraint Samuel Jones – 12th June 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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