ChadNet – no 188

ChadNet – no 188 – Sunday 29th October 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

Gladys Jones

This week, we ‘celebrate’ (depending who we are) three special days: All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day and Hallowe’en.

The first, Hallowe’en or, more correctly, All Hallows’ Eve, is now a special day for children who look forward to scaring and being scared; scary costumes, ‘Trick or Treat’ and Jack o’ Lanterns all come into play. Before the advent of the American festival. this was a low-key night (the lanterns were made out of swedes not huge pumpkins) after which the candles were blown out to show that the saints of All Hallows’ Day were there to overcome evil so they shouldn’t be scared.

In previous ages, before the introduction of the Weekend, people took their days off on their local saint’s day, for Pattingham, March 2nd. All Saints’ Day, gave a holiday to those whose church was not named after a specific saint; and everybody else took the opportunity to join in. A great day all round.

All Souls’ Day pays respect to all of us who are not or have not been recognised as saints. This is surely a happy day, a cause for rejoicing. When a loved one dies, of course we mourn them; we also mourn our own changed life. All Souls’ Day, however, is an opportunity to remember those who have gone before, and give thanks for our memories and the happy lives we have lived, So, come on, Pattingham, be grateful on All Souls’ Day.

Gladys Jones

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 29th October – Last Sunday after Trinity

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.

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 and those whose names have already been added to the list which was at the back of the church.

This is the last day for the Link to Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Please take filled boxes to Barbara Tritton or leave them at the back of church.

In the Parish Prayer Diary  we pray for: those who work in care homes or care for people in their own homes.

In the Trysull Deanery Prayer Diary we pray for: All Saints, Trysull.

This week

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

On Monday and Tuesday there will be a FREE NHS Health Check trailer outside the Village Hall from 10am to 4pm. It is for those aged 40-74. To book your appointment call 0333 005 0095 or text HEART to 60777. Health checks are designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia.

On Tuesday Prayers for Peace will be said in church at 6 pm. Please do join us and if you would like more information or are willing to lead a session, please contact Mary Hayward ().

Wednesday is All Saints’ Day.

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. Those attending will receive a warm welcome.

Pattingham Shower Singers is not taking place this week as it’s half term. It will resume next week.

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

Thursday is All Souls’ Day.

Sunday 5th November – All Saints’ Sunday

At 10 am there will be a Family Service, led by Tracey WIlliams and Dorothy Steel, in church. This is a Dementia Themed Service and there will be an opportunity to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society for those who wish. It will be followed by a short service of Holy Communion, led by Revd Paul Brown, to which you are all most welcome. Coffee, tea, biscuits and cupcakes will be available after the service.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray for those who live or work in: Snowden Road, Burnhill Green Road, Lower Snowden.

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

The Chosen at Tettenhall Wood

The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season series about the life of Christ, a chance to see Jesus in a way you’ve never seen Him before, through the eyes of those who knew Him.

Series 3 of The Chosen is streaming for free at Christ Church, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton, WV6 8NQ on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday 9th November 2023 – Episode 1
  • Thursday 16th November 2023 – Episode 2
  • Thursday 30th November 2023 – Episode 3
  • Thursday 7th December 2023 – Episode 4
  • Thursday 11th January 2023 – Episode 5
  • Thursday 18th January 2024 – Episode 6
  • Thursday 1st February 2024 – Episode 7
  • Thursday 8th February 2024 – Episode 8

Refreshments and snacks provided!

Contact Christ Church on 01902 238988 for more information

Catch up for free at

Dementia Friendly Church

Weekly Prayer

Becoming Dementia Friendly Church 2023-24

Father, in the name of your son Jesus, I pray for clarity, resolve and steadfastness in dealing with the unknowns.  I ask for knowledge of the disease so that I can act accordingly for the betterment of my loved one.  I pray for financial provision to best care for them.  You know exactly what is needed therefore, I look to you to provide.  Thank you, Lord.  Thank you for being present in this situation.  I trust that I can rely on you for all things.  I commit my loved one to you today and know that for such a time as this, you have placed me here to care for them, pray for them and love them.

I pray all these things in Jesus holy name.



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 22nd October and 5th November.

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.

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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