ChadNet – no 128

ChadNet – no 128 – Sunday 4th September 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:

View from the Pews

Anna Davies

God’s Beautiful world
We do live in a beautiful world with beautiful things around us that God Made. We can see beauty in all creation around us can’t we? We see beautiful flowers, beautiful clouds, beautiful animals, beautiful rivers and so many beautiful things that God has created.  When we see beautiful things that god has created we see can see that god us a god of beauty.  But did you know that beauty is not always something we can see with our eyes? That’s right, you can’t see love with your eyes physically but love is beautiful isn’t it?   You can’t see friendship with your eyes either but it is also beautiful isn’t it? The bible says when God finished creating everything he stepped back and said its very good  this was from Genesis chapter 1 verse 31  God saying  “It’s very Good” meant its beautiful.  God makes things of beauty and wants our lives and world to be filled with of beauty.

There is a scripture from the bible from Psalm 104: verse 24 that says:

O Lord, what a variety of things you have made!
In wisdom you have made them all.
The earth is full of your creatures.

We saw lots of beautiful things at holiday club, the children had an amazing time. The children got to do a variety of forest school things.

    • They did a Wildlife Trail where they has to follow a marked trail through the woodland area, they had to work as a team and use problem solving strategies
    • They did pizza Making
    • They went on the adventure Ropes and Zip Line area and did tree Climbing learning, where they developed their balancing on our adventure ropes, traversing wall and tree climbing areas and develop motor skills using climbing and balancing techniques.
    • They did den building they work as team using teamwork and communication skills they had to build a shelter for a purpose.
    • They met the pets – rabbits, guinea pig, sheep, they learnt how to look after and manage the animals and enjoyed stroking and feeding the pets.
    • They did Pond Dipping, where they used used nets to collect pond life and identify pond life by using identification cards.
    • They did a Scavenger and Colour Hunt where they had to go into the woodland for natural materials observing textures, shapes, and colours.
    • They did Orienteering, they had work as part of a team using a map to navigate around the site.
    • They did Minibeast Investigation using magnifying pots and glasses to discover and observe minibeast in the woodland environment, they used identification card to identify the species
    • They did a mindful Trail where they had to explore the woodland and create a trail for their friends to see if they could follow the trail they had made
    • They did a Campfire using tools to whittle hazel this developed their listening and concentration skills.
    • They did leaf and tree identification, where they had to Collect leaves and use ID cards to find out which tree they are from. They created leaf rubbings
    • They did soft archery which developed their hand to eye coordination and gross motor skills through the handling of the soft archery equipment, plus it developed their listening and concentration skills.

I would like to thank all our volunteers who helped at holiday club. These events that we put on do not happen without the fabulous volunteers that we have, who give up their time so generously.

Anna Davies

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 4th September – Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

At 10 am there will be a Family Service in church, led by Anna Davies. The children who attended the Holiday Club will help to present the service. We look forward to welcoming to church the children and their families at this service. During the service Philip Sims, the PCC Chairman, will present Certificates of Merit to the children which detail their achievements. There will be an opportunity after the service for families to take photographs. Coffee (and tea and biscuits) will be available after the service.

There will not be a Communion service this week as no priest is available to take the 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 11th September – Thirteenth 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 a service of Evensong, led by Iain Coleman, in church.

Christmas Tree Festival

The Christmas Tree Festival will be held on church from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th December. Further details will be announced soon.

Litter Picking Event

Litter pick

Pattingham Litter Picking Event

Sunday 18th September – 11.30 am.

Limited kit available including Litter Pickers, Gloves & hi-vis.  Rubbish sacks will be provided.

To register you’re Interested  call or text Tony Ainsworth on 07748111816 or email


Elaine and Peter have drawn up the rotas for the last three months of the year and they have been emailed to all those who are on the rotas. If you  They are also on the church website.

The churchwardens are grateful to all those who ensure that services run smoothly and to Elaine and Peter for drawing up the rotas.

Century Club draw

The winners of the August Century Club draw were:

  • 1st Prize – £150
    • Vicki Smith – ball 9
  • 2nd Prize – £100
    • Gordon Bramall – ball 20
  • 3rd Prize – £50
    • Joan Burton – ball 10

Congratulations to all of them.

The is one vacancy at the moment. If you would like to join the Century Club at a cost of £60 per year or for any further information please contact Alan Smith on 07757 688518 or

Saltmine Theatre Company presents The Liberator
Saturday 24th September – Christ Church, Tettenhall Wood

The Liberator

The Saltmine Trust is a Christian charity and theatre company which was established in 1994 in Dudley. It performs in theatres, churches and schools throughout the country and is currently performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It is well known for being a highly accomplished, professional and entertaining company.

The company is performing its latest production The Liberator on Saturday 24th September at 7.30pm at Christ Church, Tettenhall Wood. Tickets are £10 each. This is a passionate retelling of the life and teaching of Jesus, told in a modern idiom.

We have arranged a Group Booking from St. Chad’s and if anyone would like to join us then please contact Philip Sims on 01902 700955 by Friday 2nd September.

More information about the production can be found at <>

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 28th August and 11th September.

Joseph Caddick – 28th August 1979
Norah Patricia Chaplin – 28th August 2017
Dorothy Winifred James – 29th August 2010
Ida Margaret Burton – 30th August 1980
Irene Painting – 31st August 2017
Gladys Thornton – 2nd September 1997
Margaret Mary Bartlett – 6th September 2004
Ian Smart – 7th September 2006
Olive Bentley – 8th September 2001
Doris Scarth – 8th September 2003
Rosemary Anne Tonks – 8th September 2009
Edna Mara Broom – 8th September 2014
Lesley Margaret Dain – 10th September 2015
Michael Patrick Curtis – 10th September 2021

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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