ChadNet – no 160

ChadNet – no 160 – Sunday 16th April 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

Experience Easter

Just before Easter the church and St Chad’s School (from Reception to Year 4 plus Year 5 from Bilbrook Middle School) came together to “Experience Easter”. Six stations were set up to share the experience from Palm Sunday to the glorious day of resurrection. Each one is depicted below, visited in small groups of pupils.

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

We all remember the story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, with a telling of everyone waving palm leaves, filled with excitement and hope that Jesus would drive the Romans out. Of course Jesus was intent on bringing peace in a different way. And to help wave the palm leaves the children taught us a new song “Hosanna” which we repeated during the Palm Sunday service.

Washing the disciples’ feet

Washing the disciples’ feet

We acted this out, but by shoe cleaning! first their own and then someone else’s shoe. All to show Jesus’ words of setting an example to the disciples of humility and service. Then the pupils were all invited to follow in the disciples footsteps.

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

Set as a celebration, the last supper was explored with the origin and nature of communion to remember Jesus were discussed. All years were very knowledgeable and asked some very searching questions here, including the nature of the Trinity. Candles were extinguished before proceeding to the Garden of Gethsemane.

The Garden of Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane

A sombre moment. We were reminded that the disciples fell asleep while Jesus prayed, we considered how alone Jesus was at this time and discussed the idea of loneliness and how Jesus was in deep prayer at this time.

The Cross

The Cross

The cross was treated as the symbol of hope and a display of different crosses was assembled, the pupils made up their own cross and were invited to count the number of crosses in our church. How many? You’d be surprised. The answers ranged from 31 to 134…… a definitive answer is yet to materialise……



And lastly, the joy of the resurrection, the empty tomb and the arrival of the two women, greeted by the angel and then by the risen Christ who told them to go back and tell the disciples the good news.

We had a fantastic two days of engaging with all the pupils and staff. All years showed a lively enthusiasm for all the stations visited, took part wholeheartedly in all the activities and gave brilliant answers and descriptions to all aspects. The extent of knowledge was impressive. And…. a big thank you from the team for all the Easter cards that we received from St Chad’s School – they were brilliant and really appreciated.

The Experience Easter Team

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Sunday 16th April – The Second Sunday of Easter

At 10 am there will be a service led by the Youth Group in church.Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available after the service. There will be no Communion Service this week.

The first Confirmation Class will be held after the service. We welcome all and if you have any questions please do get in touch with Iain Coleman, Ken Scott or Dorothy Steel.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray  for those who live or work in:
Windsor Road, Greenway Gardens, Sandringham Road and Braemar Road.

In the Trysull Deanery Prayer Diary we pray for: Clergy and Lay Ministers in the Deanery.

This week

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

Bellringing practice takes place on Monday at 7.45 pm. Anyone interested in finding out about ringing should contact Geoffrey Dann or any of the ringers.

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 at 10.00 am there will be a service of Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer, led by Revd James Makepeace, in church which will be followed by tea, coffee and cake.

After the service the church will be open from 10.30 am until at least 11.00 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.

Wednesday is the copy date for the March magazine. Send articles to Mike Moss at

At 7 pm on Wednesday Choir Practice takes place in church. Anyone interested in joining the choir should contact Greg Lewin or any member of the choir.

Sunday 23rd April – The Third Sunday of Easter

At 10 am there will be aservice of Holy Communion, led by Revd Paul Brown, in church. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available after the service. The second Confirmation Class will be held after the service.

At 6.30 pm there will be a Service in the Iona style, led by Iain Coleman, in church.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray  for those who are in residential care.

In the Trysull Deanery Prayer Diary we pray for: Christ Church, Tettenhall Wood.

Pattingham celebrates … the Coronation of King Charles III

Pattingham celebrates .... the Coronation of King Charles III

Programme of Events

  • Friday 5th May
    • A King’s Banquet
      Starts at 12.30 pm in the Village Hall celebrating the King’s Coronation with a special buffet and a glass of Prosecco.
      Book now at £7.00 by calling 01902 700955 before 28th April.

    • Coronation Flowers in Church
      Don’t miss the Floral Displays, all with a Coronation theme of red, white and blue flowers in St Chad’s Church, created by members of the St Chad’s Church Flower Guild.

  • Saturday 6th May
    • The Coronation in Westminster Abbey

    • Barn Dance with Hog Roast
      7.30 pm until 11.30 pm in the Village Hall with Live Music and Dance Caller from the ‘Eve Evans Experience’. Bring your own drinks.
      Tickets at £10 available from Anna on 07968 891927

  • Sunday 7th May
  • Monday 8th May
    • The Big Help Out
      Here in Pattingham, starting at the Village Hall from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, we are staging a ‘BIG HELP OUT – LITTER’ event where we all take part in a ‘CLEAN UP OUR VILLAGE’ campaign, with lots of chocy treats for all the youngsters.. .
      For more information, call 07968-891927

Toast – A Production by Pattingham Drama


Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th May 2023
Pattingham Village Hall – 7.30 pm

All tickets £10 available from 01902 700748 or

Confirmation classes

Confirmation classes begin on Sunday 16th April after the morning service and last for one hour. There will be six classes and we are delighted Bishop Michael will visit on Sunday 11th June to lead the Confirmation Service. We welcome all and if you have any questions please do get in touch with Iain Coleman, Ken Scott or Dorothy Steel.

Colouring competition – results on website

The results of the competition and a photo of the winning posters are on the website at <>

They are also displayed in the church.

Dedication of new cupboards

During Evensong last week we dedicated the new cupboards situated below the Adam and Eve window which have been generously donated by James and Elizabeth Gosling. There is an article by Ken Scott with photographs on the website at <>

Good Friday and Easter events for children and young people

Photographs of Building the Easter Garden on Good Friday and of the Easter Egg Hunt on Easter morning are on the website at <>

Donations for The Well

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. The wishing well is also at the back of the church if you have any spare loose change. Donations, however small, go towards running costs. Don’t be shy, every little helps!

From the Memorial Book

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

Ida Sarah Bentley – 9th April 2008
Joanna Freeman Morgan – 9th April 2018
Albert Edward Bentley – 11th April 1982
Douglas Edwin Shelton – 12th April 2003
Sally Anne James – 13th April 2018
Christine Ann Trubshaw – 16th April 2000
Stuart Hammersley – 19th April 1991
Keith Campbell Harris – 19th April 2012
Elizabeth Anne Thomason – 20th April 2008
Graham Sheldon – 21st April 1996
Alan Coverley Robinson – 21st April 2003
Archie Proctor – 23rd April 2009
Betty Winifred Lovering – 23rd April 2012
Emily Hannah O’Byrne – 23rd April 2020

You can see all the pages of the Memorial Book on the Memorial Book Online page of the Church 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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