ChadNet – no 135

ChadNet – no 135 – Sunday 23rd 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

Rosemary Claxton

New beginnings

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Last month we mourned the passing of our beloved Queen Elizabeth II. She had worldwide tributes for her lengthy dedication to duty and enduring Christian faith. Her funeral was spectacular. May she rest in peace with God.

It was sad news, but we look towards a new beginning with King Charles III. This in itself brings new things – new coins, new stamps, and new post boxes with his royal cipher. Even new words to the National Anthem. I have no doubt that his strong faith will guide him in his new role. Also, the promise made by members of The Guide Association contains the new words “….to serve the King”.

A morning sunrise is God’s way of saying, ‘let’s start again’. Throughout our lives we all experience many new beginnings – some are scary, some are exciting, some are happy and some are sad.

Harvest time has passed so farmers are now planning for the New Year and the next round of crops, thankful for the fertile earth. Winter is fast approaching and nature is preparing for the cold months ahead.

New terms at schools, colleges and universities can be daunting, in unfamiliar buildings and surroundings, until a friendly voice says ‘Hello’.

Starting a new job, moving to a new place to live, beginning or ending a relationship, having a baby, or embarking on life without a loved one, are just a few examples of some of the new beginnings we may experience. Even starting a new hobby, trying something for the first time, or rehabilitation after an illness, is a new beginning.

No matter what the new beginning brings, we just need to remember that there is one constant by our side, God. With God, all things are possible.

The Bible offers advice and encouragement for beginning a new chapter by providing strength and support in the Word of God. 2 Corinthians, 5:17, states: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun. An inspiring message.

Indeed, there are several stories of new beginnings in the Bible: Noah and the Ark; Moses and the Ten Commandments; and Jacob who overcame being a scoundrel; to name but a few.

Let us bravely try new beginnings knowing that God will be with us, remembering the hymn ‘New every morning is the love….’.

Rosemary Claxton

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 23rd October – Last Sunday after Trinity

At 10 am there will be aservice of Holy Communion, led by Revd Philip Wootton, 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.

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 Tuesday evening there is a PCC meeting in church.

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.

On Wednesday at 12 noon Who’s for Lunch? is held in the Village Hall.

Sunday 30th October – All Saints’ Sunday

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

At 6.30 pm the All Souls Memorial Service, led by Iain Coleman, will be held in church. All are welcome. During the service 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.

Pattingham Drama Group presents Absurd Person Singular

Absurd Person Singular

Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th November 2022 at 7.30 pm at Pattingham Village Hall

All tickets £10 available from or 01902 700748

Kenmuir Russell

We have been told that Kenmuir Russell died on 19th October after a long illness at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Ken was Head Forester at the Crown Estate at Patsull until he moved away to rejoin the Forestry Commission in July 1975. He was a ringer at both Patshull and Pattingham and was Ringing Master at Pattingham. His wife, Thelma, who was also a ringer, died in 2017.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 16th and 30th October.

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
Derek William Littleford – 24th October 1998
Ian Beavis Hall – 25th October 1999
James Albert Monckton – 26th October 1962
Dennis Selby – 26th October 1981
Norman Tooth – 26th October 1995
Gordon Roy Pymer – 26th October 2011
Christopher David Wilde – 28th October 2008
Janet Eileen Owen – 28th October 2016
Paul James Potts – 28th October 2019
Marion Katie Potts – 29th October 1987
Kenneth John Bowley – 30th October 1988
Norman (Jim) Smith  – 30th October 2012

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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