ChadNet – no 145

ChadNet – no 145 – Sunday 1st January 2023

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

Geoffrey Dann

Well 2022 brought a number of changes, didn’t it?

As we reach the gate of the year to 2023 we can reflect on all which has happened in 2022 and our hopes for 2023. Following Iain’s View from the Pews last week which included G K Chesterton’s poem “The Wise Men” I would like to offer you another poem this week.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem “Ring Out, WIld Bells”, which includes the line “Ring out the old, ring in the new” will be familiar to many of us. This poem is part of “In Memoriam A.H.H”, an elegy (a poem of lament for someone who has died) which was written about his friend, Arthur Henry Hallam, who was engaged to Tennyson’s sister and died suddenly at the age of twenty-two.

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

While we “Ring out the old” by reflecting on all which has happened in 2022 we can hope and pray that in 2023 we will “Ring in the new”, “Ring in redress to all mankind”, “Ring in the nobler modes of life”,  “Ring in the love of truth and right, Ring in the common love of good”, and, most importantly “Ring in the Christ that is to be”.

Geoffrey Dann

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.

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 1st January – Naming and Circumcision of Jesus / Christmas 2

At 10 am there will be a Family Service in church, led by Elaine Dow, which will be followed by Holy Communion by Extension, led by Ken Scott, for those who wish to stay. Coffee (and tea and biscuits) will be available after the service.

The church will be closed after the service.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray for those who live and work in: Patshull Park, Farm Road, Rushey Lane, Patshull Gardens and Patshull Lane

In the Trysull Deanery Prayer Diary we pray for: Childrens & Youth Work in the Deanery

This week

The church will be closed after the service on New Year’s Day. It will then be open on the following days. Look out for the “church open” sign outside the porch.

On Tuesday Prayers for Peace will be said in church at 6 pm. Prayers for Peace now takes place on Tuesdays only during the winter months. Please do join us and if you would like more information or are willing to lead a session, 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.
After the service the church will be open from 10.30 am until at least 11.30 am as a Place of Welcome when anyone who wants to will be welcome to share in the coffee, cake and chat, whether they have been to the service or not. The church heating will be on so those attending will be warm as well as receiving a warm welcome.

On Friday at 12.30 pm the Funeral of John Rowen takes place at Telford Crematorium.

On Friday at 2 pm the Memorial Service for Judi Kemp takes place in church.

Friday is the Feast of the Epiphany although it will actually be celebrated on Sunday.

Sunday 8th January – The Epiphany

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.

At 6.30 pm there will be a service of Evensong, led by Iain Coleman, in church.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray for those who live and work in: Moor Lane, Elms Paddock, Little Moor

In the Trysull Deanery Prayer Diary we pray for: St Mary the Virgin, Enville

Prayer diary

You will have seen from the article in the January Magazine that for 2023 there is a Parish Prayer Diary and also a Deanery Prayer Diary. It is hoped that people will find those useful in their private prayers and, where appropriate, in our services. They will provide a focus for our prayers as a church each week on different parts of our parish and the deanery.

More information, including the prayer diaries and a copy of the article, can be found on the church website at <> Those who lead intercessions have been sent an email from the churchwardens.

Copies of the diaries are available on the table at the back of the church.

You will have seen that the diaries are included under the Sundays in ChadNet and they can also be found in the church calendar at <>, where you can also find the readings set for Sunday services.

Century Club

The winners of the December Century Club draw were:

  • 1st Prize – £150
    • Robert Pass – ball 90
  • 2nd Prize – £100
    • Mary Hayward – ball 44
  • 3rd Prize – £50
    • Ken James – ball 76

Congratulations to all of them. Due to recent deaths and resignations there are now 17 vacancies. 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

Suggestions box

The Suggestions Box at the back of the church will be emptied on Wednesday 4th January. Please ensure you have put your suggestions in it by then.

In “Churchwardens’ Chat” in the December magazine Clive and Dorothy said:

” … as we come to the close of 2022 and are planning for 2023, we need to hear from you. We want you to tell us about anything you feel we should do differently, or anything you particularly enjoyed that we should repeat. … We want to be able to share your thoughts and views on how things have felt for you in 2022. To capture your suggestions and ideas we will put a box at the back of church with paper for you to jot down your thoughts and put them in the box.”

Food Bank Donations for The Well

Thank you to all those who contributed to the Well’s Reverse Advent Calendar. The need for the Food Bank continues and the box for donations for the Food Bank at The Well in Wolverhampton continues 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 <>.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 25th December and 8th January.

Thomas Howe Pattison – 25th December 1994
Kim Harley – 26th December 1964
Kathleen Williamson – 26th December 1988
Jane Sarah Dulson – 27th December 1958
Maurice Scarth – 27th December 2005
Evelyn Annie Taylor – 28th December 1982
John Earl Titley – 28th December 1983
A.B. Thorma Bridge – 28th December 1990
Eileen Shelton – 28th December 1999
Iris Postance – 31st December 2011
Percy George Williams – 1st January 1976
Stanley James Potts – 2nd January 1999
Harriet Minnie Clinton – 3rd January 1960
Paul Kemp – 4th January 2007
Trevor John Davis – 4th January 2012
Elizabeth Toy – 6th January 1995
Alan Johnson – 6th January 1999
Caroline Mary Bradford – 6th January 2005
Leslie Harry Hawkins – 7th January 1984
Winnie Sheldon – 7th January 1993
Barrow Samuel Woodhall – 8th January 1999
Ewart Eardley Jones – 8th January 2009

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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