ChadNet – no 214

ChadNet – no 214 – Sunday 28th April 2024

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

Noticing that the Diocesan Day of Prayer is this week (and because I was looking for inspiration for the intercessions which I am leading on Sunday) I looked at the Diocesan Prayer Diary. Although I didn’t find anything which I could use in the intercessions I did find a meditation on the Lord’s Prayer by St Francis of Assisi (for the pedants among us that might better be called “a meditation by St Francis of Assisi on the Lord’s Prayer) which was the basis of the prayers for the week beginning 21st April.

I thought that readers of ChadNet might find that useful – and that I could use it for a View from the Pews.

Geoffrey Dann

Meditation on the Lord’s Prayer by St. Francis of Assisi

OUR FATHER – most holy, our Creator and Redeemer, our Saviour and our Comforter.

WHO ART IN HEAVENin the angels and the saints, giving them light to know you, since you, Lord, are light; setting them afire to love you, since you, Lord, are love; dwelling in them and giving them fullness of joy, since you, Lord, are the supreme, eternal good, and all good comes from you.

HALLOWED BE THY NAMEmay we grow to know you better and better and so appreciate the extent of your favors, the scope of your promises, the sublimity of your majesty, and the profundity of your judgements.

THY KINGDOM COMEso that you may reign in us by your grace, and bring us to your kingdom, where we shall see you clearly, love you perfectly and, happy in your company, enjoy you forever.

THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVENso that we may love you with all our heart, by always having you in mind; with all our soul, by always longing for you; with all our mind, by determining to seek your glory in everything; and with all our strength, of body and soul, by lovingly serving you alone. May we love our neighbors as ourselves, and encourage them all to love you, by bearing our share in the joys and sorrows of others, while giving offence to no one.

GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREADyour beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, so that we may remember and appreciate how much He loved us, and everything He said and did and suffered.

AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSESin your immeasurable mercy, by virtue of the passion of your Son, and through the intercession of Mary, and all your saints.

AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST USand if we do not forgive perfectly, Lord, make us forgive perfectly, so that, for love of you, we may really forgive our enemies, and fervently pray to you for them, returning no one evil for evil, but trying to serve you in everyone.

AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATIONbe it hidden or obvious, sudden or persistent.

BUT DELIVER US FROM EVILpast, present or future.

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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Articles for the magazine should be sent to (note – this is different to the address used before November 2020 which no longer works).

Sunday 28th April – Fifth Sunday of Easter

At 10 am there will be a service of Holy Communion, led by Revd Paul Brown, in church. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available after the service. At 6.30 pm there will be a Service of Evensong, led by Ken Scott, in church.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray for:
St Chad’s School and the other schools attended by children in the parish.

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

This week

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

Contractors are continuing work on various repairs and work to the church this week. The contractors will be working in and around the church. The church and churchyard will remain open but please take care while using them. Access to the toilets will be kept unlocked.

The Century Club draw takes place on Monday. See below for details of how to join.

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 ().

On Wednesday at 10.00 am there will be a service of Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer, led by Revd Paul Brown, 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.

On Wednesday at 12 noon the Diocesan Day of Prayer starts and continues until 12 noon on Thursday. Our Deanery’s slot is on Wednesday at 7.30 pm. See below for more information.

At 6 pm the Pattingham Shower Singers meet in church. All are welcome – just come and sing and have fun! If you need more information, contact Alix at .

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

At 2 pm on Saturday there will be a cleaning squad to clean St Mary’s Church at Patshull ready for the service the following day. Volunteers are needed for this, please contact Clive, Dorothy or Gena if you can help.

Sunday 5th May – Sixth Sunday of Easter – Rogation Sunday

At 10 am there will be a Family Service, led by Philip Sims and Milly Colin-Stokes, in church. This will be followed by a short service of Holy Communion, led by Revd Paul Brown, to which you are all most welcome. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available 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.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray for:
All children and young people in the parish.

In the Trysull Deanery Prayer Diary we pray for:
Good Shepherd, Castlecroft.

Diocesan Day of Prayer – Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd May 2024, 12 noon to 12 noon

From the diocese:

Throughout the ‘Shaping for Mission’ initiative, deaneries are playing a central role in rethinking and reshaping our mission as a diocese. As these plans continue to embed into the life of deaneries, and feed into the Diocesan strategic framework, we are inviting deaneries to be central to our praying. We hope this will give as many as possible across the diocese opportunity to discover more about our very varied deaneries and to join in praying for our shared mission in these different contexts. Other groups and departments will be contributing, as well as friends from our companion and link dioceses.

The timetable is on the Day of Prayer webpage at <>.
The Archdeacon of Walsall will be leading the opening session at 12 noon on Wednesday and the Archdeacon of Lichfield the closing session on Thursday. Our Deanery’s slot is on Wednesday at 7.30 pm. Everyone is very welcome to join any of the sessions throughout the 24 hours for however long or short a time you are able.

As usual, most sessions will take place in the diocese’s virtual prayer room via Zoom <> Meeting ID: 886 7846 6955 Passcode: 896539

Century Club

This month’s Century Club draw will be held on Monday.

There are currently four vacancies for the Century Club. For an annual subscription is £60 there is a chance every month to win £150, £100 or £50.  If you would like to join the Century Club or for more details, please contact Alan Smith on 07757 688518 or or see the website at <>. To be included in this draw a new member will have to pay their subscription by Sunday evening – a payment of £40 will cover the remaining 9 draws in the subscription year.

Annual Church Meeting

The Annual Church Meeting will be held in church at 11.30 am on Sunday 12th 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 2023. The churchwardens and up to six members of the PCC will be elected. Nomination forms for Churchwardens 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 5th 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.

Village Fete – Saturday 6th July, midday onwards

As we hurtle headlong towards summer, the village fete will soon be upon us.  Plans are coming together nicely and advertising and competition entry forms will be circulating from the beginning of May.  Entry forms will be available from either Le Salon, the Co-Op, The Pigot or the back of the church. Competitions include best Victoria sponge, best fruit jam, best pickle/preserve, best dressed wheelbarrow and so much more!  We also need volunteers to help out on the day – doesn’t have to be all day, just whatever you can do if you’d like to.  Some stalls will need manning and set-up/clear-up help would be most appreciated.

If you’d like to be involved, please do email Alix Jones on or Keith Eden on

Fill a pencil case for Ukraine

The children of Ukraine are some of the forgotten victims of the ongoing war. Many have lost all they have including items needed for school. Jane Whittall has a friend who is able to transport supplies to Ukraine and is looking for filled pencil cases to help such children.

So to help a child in one of Ukraine’s bombed out schools get back to normality can you help fill a pencil case with the following items?

  • Boys/Girls pencil case
  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Glue stick
  • Coloured crayons
  • Small note book.

If you are able to help there is a clearly marked box at the back of Church where you can place your contribution. The closing date is the 20th May.

Your help will be much appreciated. 

The Well – the Wolverhampton Food Bank

The Well continues to need our donations and prayers.

The box remains at the rear of the church for donations of food and toiletries and the wishing well for donations of cash. Foreign coins can be put into the wishing well (in a separate bag please) and they will also go to help the needy in Wolverhampton.

Thank you

Dementia Friendly Church

Weekly Prayer

Becoming Dementia Friendly Church 2023-24

Memory fades and recollections become hazy clouds,
Fading outlines of strangers` faces and forgotten places.
Even the familiar, loved ones and names that once tripped lightly off the tongue cause confusion, in what seems a cruel
dismantling of a life once lived.
Compassionate God, for all who live in fear of what they might become, and those already walking down this lonely road we call dementia, grant them peace.
May each moment, however brief be filled with joy not sorrow.

(author unknown)

If you would like to suggest (or write) a prayer for inclusion in this series please let Tracey Williams, our Dementia Friendly Church Co-ordinator, know.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 21st April and 5th May..

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
Annie Smith – 25th April 1962
Bob Frost – 25th April 2008
Roger Douglas Fildes – 26th April 1965
Royston Granville Green – 26th April 2008
John Stanley Scriven – 27th April 1954
Cliff Fletcher – 27th April 2013
Florence Maud Layland – 28th April 1999
John Anthony Breakwell – 1st May 2022
Lily Evelyn Woodall – 2nd May 2003
Neville William Joseph Rhodes – 3rd May 1998
William Henry Critchley – 5th May 2000

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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