ChadNet – no 32

ChadNet – no 32 – Sunday 1st November 2020

ChadNet - the eBulletin of St Chad's Church, Pattingham
        with Patshull

Welcome to the 32nd edition of ChadNet – the eBulletin of St Chad’s Church, Pattingham with Patshull.

View from the Pews

Colin Ringrose
Colin Ringrose

Having moved from the body of the church to join the choir as an associate, my physical view has changed by 90 degrees. It has made little or no difference to the experience. In fact being in the choir has added a further dimension.

As a young alto in my school choir, I had the privilege of singing in a whole school production of Bach’s B Minor mass in Peterborough Cathedral. Singing into a high vaulted ceiling is a wonderful experience.

The choir

In St. Chad’s Patingham, we have a beautiful high nave into which the choir can sing as well. It does not have the grandeur of a cathedral but the experience is similar.  I can thoroughly recommend it.

The impact of the coronavirus has meant we have needed to stand further apart and become more self sufficient when singing in parts. So it is not such a bad thing, at least something useful has come about as a result of the epidemic.
God bless and stay safe,

Colin Ringrose


Maureen can be contacted by phone, text or email. (01902 700257 – 07812 805371 – )

Contact details for other church officers can be found on the Contacts page of the church website. Communications in relation to ChadNet should be sent to

Sunday 1st November – All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Sunday

Elaine Dow will be leading the Worship on the Web service for All Saints’ Day. It will be a Family Service for the first Sunday of the month. The music will be provided by Greg and the virtual choir as usual. It will be screened in church as part of the service at 10 am, which will be followed by a brief service of Holy Communion for those who wish to stay. It will also be on the Worship on the Web page of the website from 10 am. For those without internet access it will also be on the Dial a Service phehone line (01902 906585) from 9 am – until then last Sunday’s service is on the phone line.

The traditional All Souls Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance will be available online only. It was recorded in church with the choir singing the hymns. It will be available from 6.30 pm on the Worship on the Web page of the website. You may wish to have a candle to hand while watching so that you can light it at the appropriate time in memory of a loved one – paying attention to health safety (we don’t want to hear fire alarms). It will not be on the Dial a Service phone line.

The collect and readings for the Eucharist, which would normally be on the pewsheet, are available on the website.

This week

During the week Maureen (or occasionally Ken) will stream Morning Prayer and Compline (Night Prayer) on Facebook Live. Morning Prayer will be at 8.30 am and Compline will be at 9.30 pm (there will be no Compline on Friday).

The church will be open for private prayer on Tuesday and Friday between 2.30 and 4.30 pm if a volunteer is available. If anyone would like to volunteer for this week or a future week please contact Maureen. The church calendar (which can be found on the church website at will be updated to show that the church will be open when we have a volunteer to act as steward for that day.

On Wednesday there will be a service of Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer in church at 10.00 am.

Sunday 8th November – Remembrance Sunday

There will not be a service in church but the Worship on the Web service, which will be available only online, will be an Act of Worship and Remembrance for Remembrance Sunday. If it is still permitted there will also be an Act of Remembrance  starting at 10.45 am outside the Village Hall during which we will observe the 2 minutes’ silence at 11 o’clock. Those who attend must observe social distancing between households and are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings. At the conclusion of ceremony any wreaths that have been presented will be carried into church by the Vicar and Churchwardens and laid at the War Memorial.

The collect and readings for the Eucharist, which would normally be on the pewsheet, are available on the website.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 25th October and 8th November.

Ian Beavis Hall – 25th October 1999
James Albert Monckton – 26th October 1962
Dennis Selby – 26th October 1981
Norman Tooth – 26th October 1995
Gordon Roy Pymer – 26th October 2011
Christopher David Wilde – 28th October 2008
Janet Eileen Owen – 28th October 2016
Paul James Potts – 28th October 2019
Marion Katie Potts – 29th October 1987
Kenneth John Bowley – 30th October 1988
Norman (Jim) Smith – 30th October 2012
Elsie Lyon – 31th October 2005
Kenneth Ernest Wilde – 31th October 2013
Cyril Edward Godwin – 1st November 2003
Timothy John Cooper – 4th November 1999
Adam Witold Kwiatkowski – 4th November 2002
Hilda Mary Smedley – 7th November 2013
Elizabeth Scarth – 7th November 2014

You can see the pages of the Memorial Book for the second half of the year on the Memorial Book Online page of the Church website.

Century Club

The winners of the Octoner Century Club draw were:

  • 1st prize – £150 – Harry Webb (ball 95)
  • 2nd prize – £100 – John Green (ball 72)
  • 3rd prize – £50 – Paul Lawson (ball 48)

Congratulations to all of them. If you would like to join the Century Club with a chance to win in a future draw contact Alan Smith on 07757 688518. As the draws were suspended for four months the subscriptions which were due on 1st August will now be due on 1st December.

For those without internet access – listen to a Pattingham church service by phone

Several members of our congregation who do not use the internet are using the dedicated phone number – 01902 906585 – to listen to our services. Calls are charged at normal rate. The service for each Sunday will be available from about 9 am and will continue to be available until it is replaced be the next week’s. If you know someone who might find it useful please let them know.

The Daily Hope phone line from the Church of England on 0800 804 8044 is also available.

Resources for worship and prayer at home

Some of resiources which can be used at home are listed on the Resources Available Online and the Resources Available for Children, Young People and Families pages of the website.

In the absence of our own Sunday School we encourage children and families to look at the Virtual Sunday School YouTube channel. A new Sunday School video comes out each Saturday. This week’s is How well do you know THE BIBLE?

They can all be found on the Sunday School on the Web page of our website as well as on YouTube.


This bulletin is sent to those who have requested it. We now have 83 subscribers but there may still  be some people who are not aware of it and would wish to receive it. If you know of anyone who might be interested please tell them about it and ask them to sign up using the form on the website ( or by email to

Giving to the church

In the current circumstances there will inevitably be a reduction in the money which the church receives. However we will need to continue to pay our bills and we would ask that those who can afford to do so should continue to give regularly. Details of the various ways in which you can give can be found on the Giving page of the website.

If you are paying by cheque please make the cheque payable to “Pattingham PCC” or “Pattingham Parochial Church Council“.

The weekly bulletin for each Sunday will normally be sent on the preceding Friday or Saturday. Additional bulletins may be sent if required. It is only being sent to those who have requested it. If you know of anyone who might be interested please tell them about it and ask them to sign up using the form on the website ( or by email to

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