ChadNet – no 119

ChadNet – no 119 – Sunday 3rd July 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

Dorothy Steel

“Love is His Word”
(Richer than gold is the love of my Lord) – Luke Connaughton (1917 – 1979)

I often think about the Bible in awe and wonder! But more frequently, when I think of all those pages full of subtle, meaningful messages signposting for living a Christian life, I become overwhelmed by the sheer size and volume of it! This is why I frequently say “I don’t know much about the Bible” because I truly feel however long my life is, I shall never ‘finish’ it!

But really, I don’t think we are supposed to ever feel we have ‘finished’ it. Rather it is a companion for life, to consult, to influence, guide and to give comfort and joy! So from my point of view, it’s absolutely OK to use your Bible in different ways to suit the time you have and to support where you are on your personal Christian journey and what you are seeking in prayer.

I often return to familiar passages which I can read, re-read and each time gain something fresh from His Word. One of my ‘go to parts’ is 1 Corinthians – Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. He writes about some of the difficulties which can arise when trying to lead a Christian life and this is so relevant to us all today. When I am very busy and tell myself I am far too busy to spend time reading the Bible, I re-visit in my prayer 3 simple words  –  FAITH – HOPE – LOVE.

If we can try to live our lives in Faith, Hope and Love, and share this message with others, showing care and kindness, I think we are on the right road, even if at times it seems long. There is always something new around every corner!

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.

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 3rd July – Third Sunday after Trinity

At 10 am there will be a Family Service in church, led by Elaine Dow, which will be followed by Holy Communion, led by Revd Roberta Maxfield, for those who wish to stay. Coffee (and tea and biscuits) will be available after the service.

At 1.30 pm Lily Evans will be baptised in church.

This week

The church will be open every day, although it will be closed after the funeral in Tuesday and will be closed until about 11 am on Wednesday. Look out for the “church open” sign outside the porch.

On Tuesday evening there is a PCC meeting in church.

There will be no Prayers for Peace in church on Tuesday.

There will be no service on Wednesday morning.

On Thursday Prayers for Peace will be said in church at 6 pm. On other days of the week (except this Tuesday) 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 Friday at 1 pm there will be a Memorial Service and Interment of Ashes of Mary Champion.

On Friday at 2.15 pm the funeral of Wilhelm Rose will take place in church.

Sunday 10th July – Fourth Sunday after Trinity

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 an Iona Style Service, led by Iain Coleman, in church.

Century Club draw

The winners of the June Century Club draw were:

    1st prize – £150 – Bob Cheetham (ball 88)
    2nd prize – £100 – John Turner (ball 58)
    3rd prize – £50 – Mary Hayward (ball 44)

Congratulations to all of them.

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


The Church Fete takes place on Saturday 16th July starting at 2 o’clock. Details are in the July magazine and are on the church website.

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 for the cake stall and refreshments.

For the cake stall please speak to Gladys Jones (700393).

For the refreshments please speak to Mary Buttress (700195) or Debbie Sims (700955) or add your name to the list at the back of the church.


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.

2022 Holiday Club

St Chad’s Church is once again organising a Holiday Club for youngsters aged five to 11. It will be from 10am to 3pm at the Kingswood Activity Centre from Monday, August 22 to Wednesday, August 24.

Three action-packed days are planned and the cost, subsidised by St Chad’s, is £25.

There are only thirty places available and it is now fully booked.

For further information Anna Davies can be contacted on 07968 891927 or at .

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 26th June and 10th July.

Katie Margaret Dain – 26th June 2005
Eleanor Hayward – 29th June 1982
Pat Morgan – 29th June 2004
John Alfred Garbutt Harrison – 30th June 2016
Bertie Grainger – 1st July 1961
Guy Charles Benjamin Phillips – 1st July 2001
Dennis Thomas – 2nd July 1995
Dorothy Jean Haden – 3rd July 1996
John James – 4th July 2009
Molly Dermott Pass – 5th July 2018
Bunty Genna – 6th July 2001
Campbell Harris – 10th July 1966

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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