ChadNet – no 117

ChadNet – no 117 – Sunday 19th 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

John Steel

I have lived in the village all my life, and like my brother Tom, I also worked at The Pigot before going to uni to study a BSc in Physiotherapy.

I was Baptised in St.Chad’s and was confirmed when I was 11 years old. I have fond memories of being part of our church Youth Group, meeting the group with Barbara Tritton (who leads and co-ordinates our group) at her house, (obviously pre-Covid!), having a drink and a load of biscuits – oh yeah and doing the planning for our Youth services! Barbara was always so patient and encouraging; we always arrived with no clue what to do and then gradually, talking it through, we would all share ideas and it would start to come together! If you haven’t joined Youth Group – give it a try – and if you haven’t ever been asked to do a ‘Pause for Thought’ please see Barbara and volunteer – it’s great when different people get involved – just do it once – you will really enjoy being part of the service!

I have worked over the last 3 years as a student Physiotherapist on placements on wards with Covid patients, in Paediatrics, Neurology, Outpatients and Community and have met many people who are really unwell and in pain. This makes me really appreciate my health and energy. I play rugby for the university and for a local team, so along with uni work am kept fairly busy. One of the things I have learned being away from home is that you have to get involved, to get to know a community and fully enjoy everything it has to offer. It’s the same with our church – the more involved you get the more people you meet, the more you appreciate the experiences you can share.

If you see me or my brother, please don’t hesitate to say hello to either of us – and thanks for putting up with us for so long Barbara!

John 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.

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 19th June – First Sunday after Trinity

At 10 am there will be a service, in which we will think about the coming of the Holy Spirit, 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.

The copy date for the July magazine was last Wednesday but it may not be too late for contributions to be included if they are sent promptly. Send articles to Mike Moss at

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 26th June – Second Sunday after Trinity

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

At 6.30 pm there will be a Service of Evensong, led by Iain Coleman, in church.

Introduction of Home Communion at St. Chad’s

Following discussion at the PCC and with the agreement of the Rural Dean we are now able to provide a service of Holy Communion to members of St. Chad’s Church who are housebound, for whatever reason. A small team of volunteers is now approved to take consecrated bread and wine to those who feel unable to get to church.

This administration will usually be available on Sunday mornings after the 10.00am service is finished, but will also be available at other times as requested. Two members of the team will visit and the short service will usually last about 20 minutes to half an hour.

The only thing needed from the recipient is a small jug of water, everything else will be provided.

If you would like to make use of this facility, or you know someone else who might benefit from it, please get in touch with the Wardens or Ken Scott so that suitable arrangements can be made.

Participating in communion in this way enables those who take part to feel part of the worshipping church community in a very real way.

Ken Scott


The Church Fete takes place on Saturday 16th July starting at 2 o’clock.

Anna Davies is leading the organising committee and can be contacted on or 07968 891927 with any offers of help or for information.

Bottle stall

Colin & Chrissie Ringrose are running the very popular bottle stall and would appreciate donations of any bottles of wine or spirits, squash etc. that you can give – also cans of beer or soft drinks.  Please either give to them or phone 700340 for collection – delivery can be made to the Playing Field between 9&12 on the morning of the fete.  Alternatively they can do the bottle shopping for you if you prefer to give a cash donation instead.  Many thanks from  Colin & Chrissie Ringrose 700340.


Baked cakes are wanted – please speak to Gladys Jones.


The bellringers are running the tombola stall. Small items such as bottles, soaps, chocolates, shower gel, etc. are needed as prizes. Any contributions will be gratefully received.
Please leave in box at back of church or take to 23 The Greenway.

Setting up

Help is needed at 9 am to help set up on the day of the fete.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 12th and 26th June.

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
Wilfred Leslie Darlington – 20th June 1981
Jasper Ronald Curtis – 23rd June 2004
Susan Caton – 24th June 2018
Joan Morgan – 25th June 1991
Katie Margaret Dain – 26th June 2005

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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