ChadNet – no 215

ChadNet – no 215 – Sunday 5th May 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

Alan Smith

The box and wishing well are at the rear of the church for donations to the Well food bank. In case you wondered if your gifts make any difference, here’s the proof that they do.

As you will see the answer is YES! Please continue to give as generously as you can to help so many, like Daniel, who find life a real struggle.

It is greatly appreciated.

Alan Smith

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 afternoon 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 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 3.30 pm, 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.

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.

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.

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.

From Wednesday to Saturday at 7.30 pm Pattingham Drama Group presents Heroes at the Village Hall. See below for more details.

Thursday is Ascension Day. At 7.30 pm there will be a service of Holy Communion for Ascension Day, led by Revd Paul Brown, in church.

Sunday 12th May – Seventh Sunday of Easter – Sunday after Ascension Day

At 10 am there will be as service of Holy Communion by Extension, led by Ken Scott, in church. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available after the service.

At 11.30 am the Annual Church Meeting takes place in church. See below for more information. There are a number of vacancies for members of the PCC. Please consider whether you can support the church by joining the PCC. There is information about PCC membership on the church website at <>.

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

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray for those who live and work in:
High Street, Meadow View, Broadwell Lane, Old Smithy Close.

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

Pattingham Drama Group – Heroes

Pattingham Drama presents Heroes

Wednesday to Saturday 8th to 11th May at 7.30 pm at Pattingham Village Hall

All tickets £10 available from 01902 700748 or

Century Club

The winners of the April Century Club draw were:

    1st Prize – £150
       Catherine Turley – ball 49
    2nd Prize – £100
         Ann Walker – ball 36
    3rd Prize – £50
        Robert Pass – ball 90

Congratulations to all of them.

There are currently four vacancies for the Century Club. For an annual subscription of £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 <>.

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. As Alan says in his View from the Pews above your gifts do make a difference to those who find life a real struggle.

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

God of compassion and grace,
we pray for all those who,
through age and infirmity
find themselves imprisoned
within the loneliness of home,
Watching a world outside
that once had their
full involvement
increasingly pass them by.
Be with and bless them, Lord,
along with family and carers
calling through the week to help,
still precious in your sight,
and feel your arms support them
in the day and through the night.

(Faith & Worship)

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 28th April and 12th May..

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
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

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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