ChadNet – no 54

ChadNet – no 54 – Sunday 4th April 2021

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:

Happy Easter

Services in church have resumed. The church remains open for private prayer except on Sunday and Worship on the Web continues online.

View from the Vicarage

Maureen Hoobs

As I write it is a bright if chilly afternoon. Spring flowers are blooming in profusion and it is hard to feel the true weight of Good Friday… (despite my own best efforts in the on-line service currently playing on YouTube!).

Easter is of course a time for rejoicing; for new beginnings; for new life. But that life bursts from the tomb. In other words, it is only possible to celebrate the new beginnings because of the old death. Our rejoicing is built on the sadness and recognition of loss. I am sure that all of us have had losses in this past year that we are looking forward to putting behind us.

At its worst, this might be grieving the loss of loved ones. But there is also the loss of personal contact; the loss of friendship; the loss of education opportunities; the loss of workplaces; the loss of congregational singing; the loss of relationship.

The miracle of the Cross and Resurrection however is to teach us that nothing is permanently lost to us. There is a new day coming and new possibilities.

This Good Friday we (well mainly Gladys!) created a splendid Easter Garden outside the porch leading into church.

Easter garden
Easter garden

We have never done this here before. Usually the Easter Garden is built around the foot of the Font inside church. But – aware that we could not gather children and adults from several households in a relatively small space, we decided this year to try something a little different. So It has been set out in the open air, where we could feel relatively safe. And at the end we were all agreed that it is rather good out here. And more visible to the village as a whole – more accessible.  Dare I say even making a better witness in the world?

And this would never have come about, were it not for the restrictions of the current pandemic. You see? New beginnings coming from the loss of the familiar. And the stone angel is there already – ready to guard the tomb and to redirect the grieving women away from the scene of death and towards the life of resurrection!

I am particularly aware this year of new starts, new beginnings (for reasons that I am sure you will realise). So to quote a response from the GF Service:
In life, in death. In life beyond death. Jesus Christ is Lord.

Says it all really!  Happy Easter!



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 4th April – Easter Day

There will be a service of Holy Communion for Easter in church at 10 am.

There will not be a recorded Worship on the Web service but we hope to live stream the service for those who cannot or do not want to attend. It will be available on the Worship on the Web page of the website and also on YouTube at We hope to put it on the Dial a Service phone line (01902 906585) from about 12 noon.

Weather permitting we will sing this Easter Hymn outside in the churchyard after the service. Bring this with you on your phone if you can.

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia,
our triumphant holy day; alleluia,
who did once upon the cross; alleluia,
suffer to redeem our loss; alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing; Alleluia,
unto Christ our heavenly king; alleluia,
who endured the cross and grave; alleluia,
sinners to redeem and save: alleluia!

But the pains which he endured; Alleluia,
our salvation have procured; alleluia,
now above the sky he’s King; alleluia,
where the angels ever sing: alleluia!

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

This week

Except on Monday 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 every day except Sunday. The times may vary depending when the keyholders are able to open and close the church. Look out for the “church open” sign outside the porch. Please observe the instructions in the notice on the door, which include the need to wear a face covering, using hand sanitiser and keeping apart from anyone else who is already in there.

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

Sunday 11th April – Second Sunday of Easter

There will be a service in church at 10 am.

Worship on the Web will be led by the Youth Group. It will be screened in church as the main part of the service at 10 am, when it will be followed by a brief service of Holy Communion for those who wish to stay. It will be available on the Worship on the Web page of the website from 10 am.

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

Spiritual Communion

For those who are unable to attend church to make their communion there is a form of Spriritual Communion on the Church of England website at <>

Century Club

The winners of the March Century Club draw were:

    1st prize – £150 – John and Catherine Turley (ball 49)
    2nd prize – £100 – David Sampson (ball 14)
    3rd prize – £50 – Sue Riches (ball 94)

Congratulations to all of them.

Going going – gone

All the numbers in the Century Club are now taken. Thank you to all those who help the church finances by being members.

Alan Smith
07757 688518

Annual meeting and electoral roll

The Annual Church Meeting will be held in church at 11.15 am on Sunday 18th April (after the 10 o’clock service). Reports for the meeting will be available from next Sunday. Nomination forms for Churchwardens and Elected PCC members are on the church website and at the back of the church.

The revision of the Church Electoral Roll has been completed. The revised roll can be checked on the church door.

Changes at the PCC

Those of you who have the magazine will have seen the article about the plans the PCC is making as we approach the interregnum. It is on the church website at <>

New Vice Chair and Deputy Churchwardens

As part of those plans the PCC has a new Vice Chair and new Deputy Churchwardens.

Philip Sims was elected as Vice Chair of the PCC.

Dorothy Steel has indicated that she is prepared to stand for election as Churchwarden to replace Gena Richards and she has been appointed a Deputy Churchwarden. Henry Ibberson and Philip Sims have also been appointed Deputy Churchwardens.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 28th March and 11th April.

Christine May Watton – 29th March 2007
Bert Hughes – 30th March 2009
Christopher John Harrison – 30th March 2015
Isaac John Fellows – 31st March 1990
Kathleen Mary Parkes – 31st March 1999
Joan Selvey Fellows – 31st March 2019
Elsie Jane Williams – 3rd April 2001
Mary Grace Russell – 3rd April 2002
Margaret Rogers – 6th April 2012
Stanley Medlicott – 7th April 1982
Dorothy Vera Perks – 7th April 2013
Margaret Lesley Slater – 7th April 2018
Ida Sarah Bentley – 9th April 2008
Joanna Freeman Morgan – 9th April 2018
Albert Edward Bentley – 11th April 1982

You can see all the pages of the Memorial Book on the Memorial Book Online page of the Church website.

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 resources 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.

Children and others may like this 30 minute video on YouTube – The Holy Week and Easter story, told using Playmobil.

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 normally comes out each Saturday. This week’s is Happy Easter! Epic Egg Rolling Competition

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

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.

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.

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


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