ChadNet – no 134

ChadNet – no 134 – Sunday 16th October 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

Tracey Williams

Monday 10th October was World Mental Health Day.  To have a specific day allocated to this important issue is significant in itself.  It does not seem so long ago the stigma that was attached to sufferers of mental health issues made it difficult to access the help they needed.  Thankfully, it is now at the forefront of many discussions and debates, including celebrities and royalty.  Throughout our lifetime many of us experience various events that can impact on our psychological and physical well-being, whether it be bullying at school or the work place, bereavement, becoming new parents, relationship breakdowns, illness and various stresses and strains of everyday life that cause us deep distress and anxiety.   Many of us may not recognise that we may be suffering in some way and put it down to feeling under the weather or just having a bad day.  However, sadly, these bad days may continue for a very long time.

During my time as a Sister on the Intensive Care Unit I was part of the follow up team.  We would contact patients once they had been discharged and ask them to fill in a form to assess if they were suffering psychologically from their stay in the unit.  If they wished we would invite them in to a clinic where we could discuss their worries.  There is extensive research available with regard to the suffering of patients which normally manifests itself in flash backs and nightmares.  However, it is not only the patients that may suffer. “Burn Out” in staff is much in evidence too.  Last November I recognised in myself triggers at work that were causing me much anxiety and distress and took steps to address these.  I have since been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome Post Pandemic and I know I am not alone in this.  We have various support networks in place and I was sceptical initially. “How can they help me?”  They were not there and how will they understand?”

The moral behind all of these worries and anxieties is it`s GOOD TO TALK.   There are various support groups that cover a wide spectrum of needs.  We just need to take the first step, however hard.  You may not want to talk to family so as not to worry them, but your family will want to know.  Just a cup of coffee with a friend may be all you need.  My prayers were frequent and long, but I feel He listened and my faith did not waver.

Remember, it is OK not to feel OK.  There will always be someone who will listen and I am a good listener.

Tracey Williams

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 16th October – Eighteenth 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 Sue Watson, for those who wish to stay. After the service there will be a meeting for those who are considering being confirmed in 2023. See below for further information.

At 1.30 pm Zachary Glazier will be baptised in church.

This week

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

Monday is the copy date for the November magazine. Send articles to Mike Moss at

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 23rd October – Last 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.

After the 10 am service the ashes of Paula Jackson will be interred in the churchyard.

There will be no evening service.

Confirmation Classes 2023

We are planning to hold a series of classes in the New Year leading to Confirmation later in 2023. In order to find out who would be interested in participating we are having a short meeting in Church after the Youth Service on the 16th October. This will also help to determine a suitable time for the sessions. Any young people with their parents, or adults who wish to be confirmed, are welcome to come along.

If you are interested,  but unable to come this Sunday please let one of us know so that you can be included.

Ken Scott and Dorothy Steel

All Souls Memorial Service

The All Souls Memorial Service will be held at 6.30 pm on Sunday 30th October. We will remember by name all those for whom funerals have been held in the last 2 years and those whose names are in the Memorial Book who have died within the last 6 years.

There is a list at the back of church to allow the addition of other names. The list will be removed on Thursday 27th October. Please ensure any names are placed on the list before that date.

Link to Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Link to Hope

A reminder about The Link to Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Filled boxes should be taken to Barbara Tritton by Sunday 30th October to give her time to take them to the collection point.

There are some empty shoeboxes by the Lady Chapel and there are leaflets at the back of the church which will give greater details and make suggestions about what they would like us to include in the boxes. More details can be found on the church website at <>

Last year we sent 24 boxes. Can we beat that this year?

Barbara Tritton
01902 700065
email –

Food Bank Donations for The Well

The box for donations for the Food Bank at The Well in Wolverhampton will continue to be at the back of the church. Details of the items wanted are on the table and can also be seen on the church website at <>.

Thank you.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 9th and 23rd October.

Clive Fordham Parker – 9th October 1993
Barbara Alice Titley – 9th October 2003
Colin Charles Robinson – 9th October 2020
Evelyn Eileen Carlile – 10th October 2010
Graham Roger Gilbert – 12th October 2002
Carol Jane Higginson – 12th October 2004
Emily Elizabeth Penny – 14th October 1993
Philippa Ciceley Bramall – 15th October 2017
Doris Pugh – 16th October 1987
Lilian Mary Monckton – 17th October 1982
June Hazel Wilcox – 17th October 2009
Thomas Stanley Inett – 18th October 1992
Gillian Bloomfield – 18th October 2003
David Thornton – 20th October 1997
Hazel Jeanette Frost – 20th October 2004
Violet May Watkins – 21st October 1977
Margaret Gosling – 21st October 2012
John Robert (Bob) Pinches – 21st October 2013
Mary Margaret Parker – 23rd October 1994

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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