ChadNet – no 136

ChadNet – no 136 – Sunday 30th 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

 Angharad Allingham

As a Wolves fan things are just not going well at the moment and there is a lot of change afoot. I am afraid I am one of those who is still decrying the fact that Conor Coady was allowed to leave for Everton. But this made me think about why I was (and still am) so annoyed. It comes down to leadership. Why does Conor Coady stand out from all those footballers I have witnessed at Molineux over my thirty years as a fan? He stands out as a leader. Not just because he is able to command a side on the football pitch but because outside of the game he shows empathy for others, he gives time to support people. He cares.

Over the years I have come across a wide variety of leaders. Some good and some very bad. It made me think about what makes a true leader. What do I value in a leader? In my job as a teacher we talk about what makes a good leader and it is interesting to hear what children value most. Someone who teaches. Someone who helps them. Someone who cares. As an adult I don’t think my requirements are very far off this. I remember in my first forays into middle management the Headteacher asked me to discuss the question of what makes a good leader. For me it is about recognising the value of all people, understanding their strengths and weaknesses but being able to bring out the best. Inspiring people to want to be the best version of themselves. A desire to make the world a better place but knowing how to make others feel the same. Good leaders are inspirational but good leaders also care. It is no good leading if no one follows.

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" "Kind" said the boy.

t isn’t hard to think about the many people through history who are known for their leadership. It is people like Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Theresa and of course Jesus. They cared, they showed empathy and people followed them and were inspired by them. As a parent I try my best to teach my children how to be kind, how to be ‘good citizens of the world’ and who to trust and follow. I try to instil values that they can build their lives on but I often doubt myself and question whether I am leading them in the right direction. I look to the inspirational leaders for guidance and trust that the love I give to my children and the strong values that I hold tight to in my own life will give them the foundations from which they can thrive and be leaders of tomorrow. Showing courage, inspiring others but most importantly caring and being kind. So although Wolves have lost their inspirational leader hopefully in the future there will be many more to take his place.

These words were reported to have been found on the wall in Mother Theresa’s home for children in Calcutta and over the years have been a source of strength and guidance for me and which I now use to inspire my own children as they make their way in the world.

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centred.  Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway
.If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.

Angharad Allingham

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 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, those whose names are in the Memorial Book who have died within the last 6 years and those whose names have already been added to the list which was at the back of the church.

This week

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

The Century Club draw will take place by Zoom on Monday. See below for the link.

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 6th November – 3rd Sunday before Advent

At 10 am there will be a Family Service in church, led by Iain Coleman, 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.

Century Club draw

This month’s Century Club draw will be held on Monday at 9.00 pm and can be seen by Zoom. [The Zoom link is in the edition emailed to subscribers.]

There is one vacancy at the moment. Annual subscriptions are due on 1st December. 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

Link to Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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

First Sunday Services

The informal services which we provide at St. Chad’s on the first Sunday of each month are very much appreciated by all those who attend. The PCC is very grateful to all those who give their time and energy to produce such vibrant Christian worship.

We intend to continue in the New Year with these services but could do with some new people volunteering to lead them. If you feel that you could not take a whole service but would be willing to contribute to one then that would also be very valuable. Help would be provided by those who have more experience of leading such worship. Remember these services are not just for children, they are for all the members of the congregation of all ages, so a variety of contributions is welcome.

 If you think this is something you could contribute to the work and witness of the Church then please let the Wardens or Ken Scott know.

Experience Christmas

On the 5th and 6th of December the children of St. Chad’s School will be coming into Church, one class at a time, to take part in Experience Christmas. This involves having 6 stations around the Church each one dealing with a different aspect of the Christmas story.

These stations have to be manned by people who will explain to the children what each bit of the story is about. We have already recruited some volunteers but more would be good. This would mean not everyone would need to be at every session. The sessions will last an hour and a half and there will be one on the Monday morning and one in the afternoon, two on the Tuesday morning and one in the afternoon.

If you think this is something you could help with, and it is a very rewarding thing to do, please speak to Ken or Anne Scott.

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

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 23rd October and 6th Novemer.

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
Elsie Lyon – 31st October 2005
Kenneth Ernest Wilde – 31st October 2013
Cyril Edward Godwin – 1st November 2003
Eileen Curtis – 3rd November 2020
Timothy John Cooper – 4th November 1999
Adam Witold Kwiatkowski – 4th November 2002

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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