ChadNet – no 218

ChadNet – no 218 – Sunday 26th 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

Dorothy Steel

“Lean on me when you’re not strong….” (Bill Withers – released 1972)

Prayers for Peace is all about giving the people of Ukraine ‘someone to lean on’ through prayer.

We meet each Tuesday 18:00 to 18:15 to pray, and are led by a rotation of attenders, usually around 8 people sharing the lead. The rota is prepared for us by Mary Hayward, who has faithfully served us and continues to do so, as this terrible war goes on.

It is time to ask that you all help!

We know how busy lives are, but please, could you say two short prayers, then after a period of meditation (10 minutes) when the group can offer their own prayers or pray in silence, close the session with The Lord’s Prayer or The Grace? Would you identify one Tuesday in July, August or September when you could offer to lead us, and contact Mary () to confirm the date?
Please ‘be a friend’ and share 15 minutes of your time for others to ‘lean on’. Just come along to any Tuesday session to experience what a meaningful, beautiful and peaceful time this is.

This is 15 minutes of your time, to share with Our Lord and lead His people in prayer for others. We join Christians all around the world to pray for all involved in both Ukraine and Russia. There are many other conflicts and wars around the world and we take time also to remember these people who are affected; we pray for them and their leadership, that they may find and follow paths to peace.

Thank you all,

Dorothy Steel

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 26th May – Trinity Sunday

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 there will be a Service of Evensong, led by Iain Coleman, in church.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray for those who live and work in:
Hall End Lane, Beech Close, Beech Croft.

In the Trysull Deanery Prayer Diary we pray for:
The Venerable Bede, Wombourne.

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. 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 <>.

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.

There is NO Shower Singers this week as it is taking a break for half term. It will return 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.

Sunday 2nd June – First Sunday after Trinity

At 10 am there will be a Family Service, led by Iain Coleman, in church. This will be followed by a short service of Holy Communion, led by Revd Roberta Maxfield, to which you are all most welcome. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available after the service.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray for those who live and work in:
Wolverhampton Road, Newgate, Merchant Close.

In the Trysull Deanery Prayer Diary we pray for:
Christ the King, Aldersley.

Pencil cases for children in Ukraine

Pencil cases

A huge thank you to everyone who took time to fill a pencil case to send to a child in Ukraine. Many children are trying to continue their learning in a makeshift classroom with no facilities. A simple pencil case makes a big difference.

We collected 34 pencil cases in total and they are now on their way to Ukraine. Thank you.

Jane Whittall

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

The Well – the Wolverhampton Food Bank

The Well

The Well continues to need our donations and prayers. As can be seen from the thank you letter which was in last week’s ChadNet and Alan’s View from the Pews a few weeks ago 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

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 19th May and 2nd June.

Bert Nicholls – 20th May 1996
Barrie James Gatt – 21st May 1997
Sylvia Gwenythe Giles – 21st May 2020
Olive Dora Williams – 22nd May 1982
Kathleen Mary Russell – 22nd May 2003
Peter Wood – 22nd May 2016
George Weaver – 23rd May 1959
Ronald James Smedley – 23rd May 1987
Dorothy Louisa Newill – 24th May 2011
Alice Mary Bolland – 27th May 2003
Jordan Katherine Taylor – 28th May 1997
Brian Harry Cooper – 28th May 2017
Fiona Jane K. Morrison – 30th May 1975
Emily Jane Price – 31st May 1977
George Wilfred Selvey Clinton – 31st May 1980
Thomas Caddick – 1st June 1998
Harry Kibble – 1st June 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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