ChadNet – no 224

ChadNet – no 224 – Sunday 7th July 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

Favourite Hymns

 As a follow up to the RSCM’s (Royal School of Church Music) Music Sunday, which we participated in at St Chad’s Church on 9 June, I thought you might be interested to see a list of the most favourite hymns selected through a hymn book survey organised by the RSCM early in 2024. These are the hymns, with hymn tunes in brackets, in ascending order of popularity:-

O Praise ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum)
In Christ alone
I heard the voice of Jesus say (Kingsfold)
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (Corvedale )
The day, Thou gavest, Lord is ended (St Clement)
Love Divine, All loves excelling (Blaenwern)
Angel Voices, ever singing (Angel Voices)
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton)
Guide me, O thou great redeemer (Cwm Rhondda)
How shall I sing that majesty (Coe Fen)

 It made me think that perhaps we should set about choosing our favourite hymns from amongst the congregation here at St Chad’s to determine our own top 10 of hymns. We could then set aside a Sunday over the summer months to sing them all. It would be interesting to see the results. If you think that this would be a good idea, just let me know!

 Martin Fox

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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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.

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.

At 2.30 pm on Friday the funeral of Kath James takes place in church.

Sunday 14th July – Seventh Sunday after Trinity

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 Iain Coleman, in church.

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

In the Trysull Deanery Prayer Diary we pray for:
St Benedict Biscop, Wombourne.

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

Lord help us accept with grace
that this journey of life
is limited both by time 
and the process of growing old.
May we leave the path
a little easier to follow, 
less overgrown with weeds
or thorns likely to cause pain,
an encouragement for others
to step out in faith with you.

(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 30th June and 14th July.

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
Campbell Harris – 10th July 1966
David John Rushton – 11th July 1995
Walter Newman Foggin – 11th July 2014
Jennifer Anne Baxter – 14th July 2007

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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