ChadNet – no 223

ChadNet – no 223 – Sunday 30th 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

Tracey Williams

I am pleased to announce we are now entering into our second year as a Dementia Friendly Church.  Our new certificate is now up on the notice board and also on the website.  As always there are three actions to complete.

Please make a note in your diaries for Saturday 12th October 2024. We will be hosting at the Village Hall a Dementia Awareness Introduction session for all in the Trysull Deanery.  Everyone is welcome. Contact details to book your free place for anyone from our church is via myself, which can be done by email or 07804 039330 (this is purely for numbers and refreshments). Details will be advertised on the notice board.   I do hope you will come along. 

I will also be arranging a session about the history of St. Chad’s Church, the stained glass windows and Pattingham itself.  How it was and how it is now.  So anyone with old photos would be gratefully received (returned of course). This allows individuals to reminisce. It will be held within the church with refreshments on a date to be arranged.

The third action is to Share A Prayer (this has already been submitted) and provide prayer cards for individuals to take home which is in progress.

Sunday 7th July is my second Dementia Themed Service.  I will utilise parts of a service called  “Boats & Staying Afloat” which is by Sarah Thorpe, the Dementia Enabler for the Diocese.  Therefore, that is the theme.  Please bring a boat – this may be a picture, toy boat or something from a boat. We will be discussing any stories about our experience with boats and what we do in life to keep ourselves afloat at difficult times.  Who do we rely on?

We may not have a resident “Captain” at St Chad’s at present, but we are blessed by all the visiting “Captains” that have supported us and guided us, “the crew” of our church, on a steady course throughout our interregnum.

God Bless all who enter our church doors, a safe haven for everyone.

Tracey Williams

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 30th June – Fifth Sunday after Trinity

At 10 am there will be a service of Holy Communion, led by Revd Lin Vawer, including the Baptism of Vivienne Oakley, in church. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available after the service.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray for:
Those who work in health care.

In the Trysull Deanery Prayer Diary we pray for:
St Peter, Kinver.

This week

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

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.

On Saturday the Village Fete takes place on the Playing Field from 12 noon. See more information below.

Sunday 7th July – Sixth Sunday after Trinity

At 10 am there will be a Dementia Themed Family Service, led by Tracey WIlliams, 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.

In the Parish Prayer Diary we pray for those who live and work in:
Rudge Road, Lower Rudge, Spoonley Gate, Upper Ludstone, Worcester Road.

In the Trysull Deanery Prayer Diary we pray for:
St John the Evangelist, Swindon.

Pattingham Village Fete – Saturday 6th July, 12 to 6 pm

Promoted by St Chad’s Church, Pattingham with Patshull

Village Fete

Join us on the field from midday!  There is so much to see and do this year:

  • A main marquee, sponsored by the Mercers, that will host the competitions
  • A bucking pig (also sponsored by the Mercers…hence the pig) – see how long you can stay on!
  • Classic Cars
  • Food & drink
  • Artisan coffee
  • Several craft stalls selling all sorts of different gifts and items 
  • Pattingham vineyard will be there selling their wine, as well as supplying the sparkling wine for the Pimms & Pattingham Fizz stall
  • Side stalls & games with prizes to be won
  • Football tournament
  • Beat The Keeper & Kick The Crossbar challenges – medals to be won!
  • Tea & homemade cakes in the Village Hall

This year we have also made things easier regarding the need for cash.  You will be able to purchase tokens at the entrance to the fete using a card machine.  Each token is worth £1 and can be spent on any of the games stalls.  The Bucking Pig will only take tokens – 3 tokens per ride, all available to buy at the gate.

The Pimms & Pattingham Fizz stall will also have a card machine this year.  The external stalls & the caterers will organise their own payments.

It promises to be a wonderful afternoon so see you there!

Century Club

The winners of the June Century Club draw were:

    1st Prize – £150
        Sue Penny  – ball 65
    2nd Prize – £100
        Geoffrey Dann  – ball 64
    3rd Prize – £50
        Susan Holloway – ball 87

Congratulations to all of them.

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 <>.

The Well – the Wolverhampton Food Bank

The Well

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 2024-25

For carers in this world,
young and old,
whose love, time & freedom,
sometimes childhood is given
sacrificially for one who is in need.
May they know your blessing, through good
days and bad, and receive as they are given
love in good measure,
flowing as a gentle river
into their hearts & lives.

(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 23rd June and 7th July.

Jasper Ronald Curtis – 23rd June 2004
Susan Caton – 24th June 2018
Joan Morgan – 25th June 1991
Katie Margaret Dain – 26th June 2005
Eleanor Hayward – 29th June 1982
Pat Morgan – 29th June 2004
David Sydney Woodall – 29th June 2023
John Alfred Garbutt Harrison – 30th June 2016
Bertie Grainger – 1st July 1961
Guy Charles Benjamin Phillips – 1st July 2001
Dennis Thomas – 2nd July 1995
Dorothy Jean Haden – 3rd July 1996
John James – 4th July 2009
Molly Dermott Pass – 5th July 2018
Bunty Genna – 6th July 2001

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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