ChadNet – no 163

ChadNet – no 163 – Sunday 7th May 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

Philip Sims

As I write this, we are busy with final preparations for the King’s Coronation events taking place in Pattingham. Most of the planning is over and the weekend will represent the culmination of the Parochial Church Council and the Parish Council working together, as it did last year for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Friday sees the King’s Feast, to be attended by 95 residents of the Village all coming together to celebrate this momentous event. Food, wine and celebration cake will be prepared and served by local volunteers, music will be provided by Little Miss Keys, Sophie Nicholls, and we are promised a visit by the BBC Midlands News team. This promises to be a fun event to be enjoyed by all.

I am sure we shall all be watching the Coronation ceremony on Saturday from Westminster Abbey and this is to be followed by another sold-out event in the evening with a Barn Dance in the Village Hall. These are always much fun and we will again be enjoying a Hog Roast so generously provided by the Mercer family from Patshull. We do so appreciate their on-going support of so much that goes on in our Village. If you are going to this event do not forget to bring your own drinks!

On Sunday we have our Thanksgiving Service for the Coronation of King Charles at 10am in our Church. This will be a very special Service led by our own Iain Coleman, with Audio/Visual presentations expertly prepared by Mike Coope. A celebration cake and Prosecco will also be served after the service. The Church will be decorated with stunning floral displays with a Coronation theme of red, white and blue. As ever, we are so grateful to the Ladies of the St. Chad’s Flower Guild for sharing their wonderful creative skills with us. Given the similar services which we had last year on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee and the funeral of our much loved Queen Elizabeth II, we are so looking forward to this service, particularly given the outstanding success and impact of those memorable services last year.

Later in the day, Pattingham Club is again putting on special entertainment in celebration of the Coronation with Live Music and a Barbecue in the Garden. On Monday from 10am everyone is invited to join in a massive litter pick as part of our King’s Big Help Out, starting at the Village Hall. Do please come along, picking equipment will be available and there are chocolate treats for the children.

You will doubtless have noticed the decorations in the centre of our Village and the huge amount of publicity devoted to ensuring that everyone is aware of what is planned. This has helped to bring the community alive and we do hope that everyone joins in to make this weekend a truly memorable celebration.

As ever, we are so grateful to those who devote so much time and skill to ensure that Pattingham is able to truly celebrate this notable event. It is no coincidence that, once again, our Church is at the centre of what goes on in our Village for we do believe that to be our responsibility. This will be particularly true of the Service on Sunday, when we welcome so many from our Village, when we have the opportunity to show off our Church as being the Spiritual Hub of our community, when we provide a warm welcome to everyone and illustrate the real relevance of modern Christianity at work in Pattingham.

Philip Sims
PCC Chairman

(This message was published on the church facebook page on Thursday and shared with other village facebook groups.)

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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Sunday 7th May – The Fifth Sunday of Easter

At 10 am there will be aCoronation Thanksgiving Service led by Iain Coleman. There will be Celebration Cake and Prosecco after the service. There will be no Communion service. Everyone attending the service will receive a copy of Crowned King, a souvenir gospel to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. 

Coronation Celebrations take place at Pattingham Club.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray for those who live or work in:
Great Moor Road, Nurton Brook, Nurton Bank, Warstone Hill Road, Hollies Lane

In the Trysull Deanery Prayer Diary we pray for: St Philip, Penn Fields.

This week

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

On Monday starting at the Village Hall from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, the ‘BIG HELP OUT – LITTER’ event takes place where we all take part in a ‘CLEAN UP OUR VILLAGE’ campaign, with lots of chocy treats for all the youngsters.. .

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 Tuesday evening there is a PCC meeting in church.

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.

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 14th May – The Sixth Sunday of Easter – Rogation Sunday

At 10 am there will be aservice of Holy Communion, led by Revd James Makepeace, in church. Coffee (and tea and biscuits) will be available after the service. The fourth Confirmation Class will be held after the service.

At 2 pm the traditional Rogation Sunday Walk will leave from St Chad’s Church. After a walk of about 3.5 miles the walkers will arrive at St Mary’s Church, Patshull in time for refreshments before the service.

At 4.30 pm there will be a Rogation Sunday Service at St Mary’s Church, Patshull, which will be led by Iain Coleman. Refreshments will be served before the service.

Arrangements have been made for those who are not taking part in the walk to get to Patshull Church from the Patshull Road. As this involves going through locked gates it will be necessary to travel together. Those who wish to do so should be at St Chad’s Church lychgate by 3.30pm, when we shall travel in convoy down the Patshull Road to enter the Estate by the main gate, formerly the entrance to the Hotel & Golf Club. Any cyclists who wish to join the convoy should be at the main gate by 3.35 pm.

There will be no evening service at St Chad’s.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray for those who live or work in: Letchmere Close.

In the Trysull Deanery Prayer Diary we pray for: St Michael & All Angels, Tettenhall Regis.

Annual Church Meeting

The Annual Church Meeting will be held in church at 11.30 am on Sunday 21st May (after the 10 o’clock service).

At that meeting there will be various reports on the activities of the church as well as presentation of the Annual Report and Accounts for 2022. The churchwardens, three representatives to the Deanery Synod and up to ten members of the PCC will be elected. Nomination forms for Churchwardens, Deanery Synod Representatives and Elected PCC Members are on the church website and at the back of the church. The Annual Report and Financial Statements and the agenda, minutes of last year’s meetings and other reports will be available from Sunday 14th May. They will be on the church website (at and at the back of the church.

The revision of the Church Electoral Roll has been completed. The revised roll can be checked on the church door.

Flower Guild

The members of the Flower Guild decorated the church beautifully for Easter and are decorating it for the coronation. Members of the guild take turns on a rota to decorate the church each week but for festivals such as Easter and Christmas all members of the guild are involved.

The guild is in need of new members. If you would like to join, or would simply like to find out more about it, please contact Margaret Harris on 01902 700685.

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 30th April and 14th May.

Lily Evelyn Woodall – 2nd May 2003
Neville William Joseph Rhodes – 3rd May 1998
William Henry Critchley – 5th May 2000
Alice Scriven – 6th May 1991
Terence Curtis – 6th May 2000
Donald Victor Newill – 8th May 1995
Lilian Graham – 10th May 2002
Ernest Brian Lindley – 10th May 2003
Paul James Claxton – 10th May 2008
Jennifer Jane Nicholson – 10th May 2017
John Weaver – 11th May 2001
George Williamson – 12th May 1995
Kenneth Charles Ray – 12th May 2020
Neville Jeffrey Dulson – 13th May 1962
Ada Caddick Booth – 13th May 1977
Margaret Crowther Reynolds – 13th May 1986
Pamela Ann Stephens – 13th May 2017
Violet Hughes – 14th May 1977
Edna Mary Beagle – 14th May 1999
Edwin Harold Woodroffe – 14th May 2013

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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