ChadNet – no 139

ChadNet – no 139 – Sunday 20th November 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

Last May I became a member of the PCC (Parochial Church Council). It has given me an insight into the complexities of the extensive background work that goes into running this beautiful church even more so as we have been in interregnum for so long.  This shows the commitment and dedication of all who have various roles within the church to continue to make it the centre of this community in Pattingham.  Not long after joining, I offered to take on the role of Parish Safeguarding Officer (as I have some knowledge and training from my day job as a nurse) and have now formally taken on that role.

Sunday 20th November has been designated this year to be “Safeguarding Sunday”.  So, I would like to start this piece with a small prayer.

Dear God,
Help us to be a church that:
Loves, welcomes, protects.
Listens, learns, serves.
Repents, restores, transforms.
Values, cares, believes.
God of Justice and compassion, hear our prayer.
Help us, heal us, guide us, we pray.
In Jesus name.

A pause for thought: What does Safeguarding mean to you?

I appreciate it can evoke very sensitive, distressing subjects.  Safeguarding is there to protect all.  It is a procedure put in place to promote and protect a safe, caring, listening environment.  It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that all are safe and not at risk.  I feel it is very much at the fore front of our church and the more awareness throughout our church family is extremely important.

Since offering to take on this position, I am just in the process of completing the Church of England’s training specific to my role.  The PCC members and other volunteers are also required to complete some levels of training.  I am hoping you have noticed the posters around the church and if anyone would like to take the basic training to aid their awareness or have any questions regarding Safeguarding and promoting a “Safer Church” please do not hesitate to come and chat to me.  I will also leave some booklets at the back of the church.

Therefore, I feel it is imperative we promote and adhere robustly to all Safeguarding policies and guidelines.  Our church is so welcoming and friendly, and community is central to all it does.  I wish to continue to promote the safe caring environment, which invited me and my family in a few years ago, for all our parishioners and wider community of all ages.  Safeguarding is there for the protection and safety of all of us.

Thank you
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 20th November – Christ the King

At 10 am there will be a service led by the Youth Group in church. The service will reflect Inter Faith Week (which is 13th to 20th November) and we have a visiting speaker from Interfaith Wolverhampton. This will be followed by a service of Holy Communion by extension, led by Iain Coleman, for those who wish to stay. After the whole service there will be special refreshments with a multi-cultural theme.

This week

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

On Monday at 11.30 am the funeral of Margaret Lea takes place in church.

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.

On Friday at 2.30 pm the Thanksgiving Service for the life of Jeremy Riches takes place in church following a private cremation.

The funeral of David Challinor will take place next Monday (28th) at 12 noon in  church.

Sunday 27th November – Advent Sunday

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.

At 6.30 pm there will be an Iona Style Service, led by Iain Coleman and Clive Pendrell, in church.

Interfaith Wolverhampton – Annual Conference – Saturday 26th November

The Chair of Interfaith Wolverhampton Cllr Jasbinder Dehar would be delighted to invite you to attend our Annual Conference on ”Healthy Faith” on Saturday 26 November 2022 at 9.30am- 2.30pm at The Royal School, Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 0EG.

Refreshments will be provided .

Book your Free ticket on the Eventbrite: <> Further information from Jill Parker, Vice Chair WIF ()


This year’s Christingle service will be on Sunday 11th December at 4.00 pm.

Christingle collection candles are available at the back of the church. Please take one and fill it with all your loose change from now until the service.

Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival

The 2022 Christmas Tree Festival will take place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th December.

  • Over 30 decorated trees
  • Vote for your favourite tree
  • Hang a bauble on the memory tree
  • Raffle with great prizes.

Opening times:

  • Friday 16th December – 12 noon to 7.00pm
  • Saturday 17th December – 10.00am to 5.00pm
    • Brewood Singers Concert – ‘It’s Christmas Time’ – 7.30pm
      • Tickets £10 each (includes a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie)
  • Sunday 18th December – 11.30am to 5.00pm
    • Youth Service at 10.00am
    • Evensong Service – Nine Lessons and Carols at 6.30pm

Food Bank Donations for The Well

The box for donations for the Food Bank at The Well in Wolverhampton is 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 13th and 27th Novemer.

May Weaver – 15th November 1938
Elizabeth Wood – 16th November 1934
Eva Margaret Curtis  – 18th November 1981
Harry Nickholds – 18th November 1995
Trevor John Darlington – 18th November 2008
David William Burton – 19th November 2019
Glynne Charles Davis – 21st November 2004
Frank Davies – 21st November 2008
William Ernest Davis – 22nd November 1970
Marjorie Gwendoline Greenway – 22nd November 1996
Brenda Rose Pendrell – 23rd November 2015
David John Whittall – 25th November 2002
Vivienne Roper – 25th November 2009
Malcolm Alfred Sargeant – 26th November 2020

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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