ChadNet – no 116

ChadNet – no 116 – Sunday 12th 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:

Re-introduction of the Common Cup

Following guidance from the Church of England, it was agreed at the PCC meeting on 7th June to reintroduce the Common Cup as part of Holy Communion from the altar rail from Wednesday 8th June. This change has already been carried out in most churches in our deanery. For those who would prefer to do so it will be possible to receive bread only but intinction (dipping the bread in the wine) will no longer be possible. Alternatively, a blessing at the altar rail can be given for individuals who choose not to receive.

View from the Pews


The Power of Music?

Music has played an important part in my life and to some extent has shaped it.  I started to play the recorder and the violin at Primary School. This led to becoming a member of Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra in my teenage years, the highlight of which was going ‘on tour’ to places such as France, Germany and the then Yugoslavia. Having never been abroad before this was an amazing experience.  I have continued to play the violin and have made some good friends along the way. I now look forward to Thursday evenings when I rehearse with Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra practising for the 3 concerts we perform each year.  I also play my violin at St Chad’s Church Youth Service with some of the young people who organise the service with guidance from Barbara Tritton.

Music can definitely bring people together being a type of international language with unique codes and patterns. According to the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ‘music is the universal language of mankind’.   It is interesting to think that an orchestra consisting of 50 musicians from 50 different countries speaking 50 different languages can meet for the first time and instantly play a piece of music.

It has only been recently that I have appreciated and understood more so the power of music, particularly over the last couple of years during the pandemic, I’m sure some of you have felt the same.  Music has helped many people through some challenging times. As a family, during lock down, we had evenings of choosing songs and appreciating each others favourite music. Our two sons now know most of the best pop songs from the 70s and 80s and happily sing along to them. We also now appreciate some of their music.

Music definitely has a calming effect on my mind and boosts my mood when most needed.  It has been recognised for many health benefits particularly with some types of dementia providing emotional and behavioural benefits. I think most people would agree that listening to their favourite music makes them happier.

Music is an integral part of the church. I have always enjoyed singing hymns, carols and psalms and feel united with other members of the congregation when singing whilst bringing us together in worship.

My view from the pews:  Celebrate and embrace all types of music and recognise the good it can achieve both individually and collectively.

Sue Bellingham

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 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.

This week

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

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 19th June – First Sunday after Trinity

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 Philip Wootton, for those who wish to stay.

Jubilee Events

We thank everyone who has worked or contributed in any way to our Pattingham Jubilee celebrations. The attendances were wonderful with around 90 at the Afternoon Tea and over 130 in church for the Thanksgiving Service.

We wish to express our gratitude to the Parish Council (especially Rob Lines and Terry Mason (District Council)), to Anna and Paul Davies and to Margaret Harris, but most of all we thank you all for getting involved in the activities and for your terrific support of all our local businesses, particularly Pattingham Club and The Pigot who hosted events.

The Jubilee Afternoon Tea was a truly wonderful event and grateful thanks are due to John Fellows for the music, the Choir for their performance and the whole ‘behind the scenes’ team, who worked with Debbie to make the occasion so memorable. We were pleased to welcome Rt. Hon. Sir Gavin Williamson CBE MP who made a surprise visit to the Jubilee Afternoon Tea and spent time with us, helping to serve tea and talking with guests.

Clive, Dorothy and Philip

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 5th and 19th June.

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
Annie Parton – 13th June 1987
Gerald Victor Rowley – 14th June 1993
Frederick Seymour Toy – 15th June 1971
Ian Brian Price – 15th June 1973
Winifred Jane James – 15th June 2006
Anthony Robert Kiddle – 16th June 2015
Mitchell James Lingford – 18th June 1989
Kenneth Joseph Russell – 19th June 2010

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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