ChadNet – no 219

ChadNet – no 219 – Sunday 2nd June 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

Martin Fox

Music Sunday – 9th June

Singing is good for you! It’s proven to have physical and mental health benefits. Next Sunday, 9th June, has been designated as Music Sunday by the RSCM (the Royal School of Church Music) and this is basically a celebration of the role of music and music makers in Church worship.

This year, Churches are encouraged to hold a big hymn sing and RSCM members have recently taken part in a survey about their favourite hymns and not only that, a new hymn has been written especially for Music Sunday by Gordon Giles and Thomas Hewitt Jones.

So the plan is that both services on 9th June will include almost all of the top 10 hymns and I’m sure that your favourite will be included – the only thing is that you might need to attend both services to make sure you don’t miss it! I’m hoping that the Choir will also sing the new hymn ‘Sing to the Lord A New Song of Creation’ at both services.

I’ll leave you to guess which was the most favourite hymn…although it wasn’t the one I expected…Even if your personal favourite has not been included, you will be able to join in knowing that, for many people, these are favourite expressions of faith and praise.

Keep singing!

Martin Fox
Organist and Choir Leader

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 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.

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 Monday the funeral of Trevor Reynolds takes place. The burial will be in the churchyard at 1.30 pm followed by a memorial service at West Park Chapel, Wolverhampton at 2.30 pm.

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.

Sunday 9th June – Second Sunday after Trinity / Music 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 in the Iona style, led by Iain Coleman, in church.

As it is Music Sunday the hymns at both services will be some of the top 10 favourite hymns in the RSCM survey and the choir will sing a new hymn.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray for those who live and work in:
Nurton Hill Road, Holyhead Road, County Lane, High Park.

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

Pauline Daimond’s Funeral

Pauline and John Daimond

The funeral of Pauline Daimond (the widow of John Daimond, who was Vicar from 2002 to 2007) will be held on Thursday 13th June at 12 noon at Uffington Church.

Dress code is not black but bright colours have been requested.

Pencil cases for children in Ukraine

Pencil cases

Jane has asked to share these emails which she ahs received thanking her for the pencil cases.

Dear Jane,

Thank you so much for the beautiful pencil cases you sent me via Cora. Will you please thank all the people who donated them. It is wonderful that Christians can help the poor children to start again with your generosity. I can assure you they will be very much appreciated.

Yours in friendship,
Alison Kraushar

Dear Jane

Thank you so much for the amazing pencil cases for our Ukrainian children. They will definitley cheer them up and put a smile on their faces even for those few minutes in their war torn town and villages.

Very very kind of your congregation. Please pass on our gratitude to them all…..🇺🇦🇬🇧🇺🇦🇬🇧💙💛💙💛

Our Ukrainian children are the future of our Free Ukraine.We with generous people like yourselves strive to help them continue with their education.

Once again 

Big THANK YOU 💙💛💙💛

Best wishes to you all

Slava 💙💛💙💛

Century Club

The winners of the May Century Club draw were:

  • 1st Prize – £150
    •  Mike Stirk – ball 75
  • 2nd Prize – £100
    • Helen Wellington – ball 74
  • 3rd Prize – £50
    • Hugh Macdonald – ball 47

Congratulations to all of them.

There are currently 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 <>.

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 ChadNet two weeks ago 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

For those Suffering with Dementia

Heavenly Father, we worship you who is author of life.  You have made us in your image and likeness and thus have given all men and women a dignity greater than all the rest of creation.  Give light and grace to those suffering with dementia.  Turn this time of mental confusion into a period of spiritual enlightenment and clarity in the depths of their souls.  Help those who are their caregivers by making this a time of great grace for them.


(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 26th May and 9th June.

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
Stuart Gerard Bowley – 5th June 1975
Gerald Giles – 5th June 2002
Gunter Hanns Jonat – 6th June 1983
Jean Beryl Shelley – 6th June 2011
William Bull (Bill) – 6th June 2015
Nellie Elizabeth Warrilow – 9th June 1967
Henry Parkes – 9th June 1989

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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