ChadNet – no 63

ChadNet – no 63 – Sunday 6th June 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:

Services in church have resumed. The church remains open for private prayer except on Sunday and there will be a combination of streamed services and recorded Worship on the Web online. Covid-19 guidelines should be observed in church at all times.

View from the Pews

Catherine Groves

The phone rang and I heard Henry’s voice asking me to write my View from the Pews, something I have not done before, I could only respond with a yes, couldn’t I?  But now I am sat here in my garden, enjoying the lovely sunshine and listening to the church bells chiming, I am wondering what on earth to write!!!  Henry said write what you think as a busy mum, wife, daughter, sister, teacher and friend.  So here goes…

It has been a beautiful half term week where we have had the chance to enjoy more freedoms, a trip to the seaside, visits to family and lovely hugs!  My Grandma, a real Yorkshire girl, didn’t go away much and always said she looked forward to getting home!  We love to go away but like my Grandma, when I come back home to Pattingham I really appreciate the beauty of the place.  I regularly drive down that tricky hill back into the village after a day teaching (the job I love with all its challenges and rewards) and feel blessed at how lucky we are to live here – I go on a difficult road and reach a beautiful destination.   A picture-perfect scene made glorious with the fabulous fields and the St Chad’s spire sitting proudly above the village.  As Maureen embarks on her new journey many of us have been on different journeys over the last year and it is here that my thoughts and views began to wander.

What journey have you been on?  Recently when we speak to each other about our past year nearly all of us will have experienced a journey like no other!  Many of us have struggled at different parts of the journey: lost jobs, lost loved ones, home schooled, felt isolated, worked at home, been separated from family.  On reflection, many people have also looked at the journey positively; started new hobbies, enjoyed working from home, spent more time with family, embraced a healthier lifestyle, valued the little things in life.

We have all recognised the value of our public services and our communities more than we may have done previously and this is evident in the way our community looked after each other, we cared for our neighbours and felt blessed with our little sanctuary in Pattingham.  The school worked tirelessly to provide online education, the shops remained our food line, the pubs started up take aways and many of those involved with the church created wonderful online services…with Maureen doing daily sessions.  The astonishing effort made by many in this community makes living here wonderful and special.  We had to adapt to the journey, we were resilient, we had time and above all we cared for each other.

So is the journey just beginning?  Will we just forget about all the amazing things that people have done for each other and collapse back into the same old ways?  Or could we use the momentum displayed in the last year to build a bigger church community?  As we travel onwards, I would like to see a more vibrant and modern church community.  The church could be the central place to continue and develop the good work we have seen for our children and families.  This can only happen with more involvement and ideas from all ages.  It also takes time, and I am hopeful that whatever our faith we can all continue to give a little gift of time and attention to reach that beautiful destination.

Catherine Groves

Could you contribute a View from the Pews?

We welcome contributions for View from the Pews from all members of the congregation. If you would like to write a View from the Pews please email or contact Henry Ibberson.


Maureen has started her well earned retirement. She will still be living in the Vicarage for a few weeks so we will still see her and Suzie about. She will no longer be our Vicar.

For matters which would normally be dealt with by the Vicar the churchwardens will be the first point of contact. The Vicarage phone (01902 700257) will be 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.

Communications in relation to ChadNet should be sent to

Sunday 6th June – First Sunday after Trinity

There will be a Family Service led by Elaine Dow, which may be followed by Holy Communion, in church at 10 am. Covid-19 guidance and restrictions continue to apply. Please wear a face covering, use the hand sanitizer and observe social distancing.

The service will be screened live for those who cannot or do not want to attend. It will be available then and later on the Worship on the Web page of the website and also on YouTube at <>

The service will also be on the Dial a Service phone line (01902 906585) from about 12.30 pm.

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

This week

There is no longer be daily prayer on Facebook Live.

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.

There is a PCC meeting by video conferencing on Tuesday evening.

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

Sunday 13th June – Second Sunday after Trinity

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

It will be screened live 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.

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

Tea party planned to celebrate Maureen’s 13 years

Covid restrictions stopped us holding any sort of party before Maureen retired on 30th May, but on that date there were opportunities to wish her well both at 10.00 am and 6.30 pm services.

However, with fingers crossed that there will be no changes in the PM’s Roadmap, Maureen will be returning for a Special Celebration Tea Party in the Village Hall on Sunday 4th July 2021 from 3 pm to around 5 pm, when we will have the chance to celebrate her life with us over the past 13 years, give our thanks for all she has done for us and send her smiling into what we hope will be a long and happy retirement.

Everyone is welcome. There will be afternon tea – and maybe also a little glass of something suitable to ensure she has a joyful and happy send-off.

So, please note the date in your diaries, tell your friends and neighbours and we very much look forward to seeing you there.

Philip, Tony, Alan & Henry

Century Club draw

The winners of the May Century Club draw were:

  •     1st prize – £150 – John Roberts (ball 50)
  •     2nd prize – £100 – Betty Thornton (ball 78)
  •     3rd prize – £50 – John Turner (ball 58)

Congratulations to all of them.

For more information please contact Alan Smith on 07757 688518 or

What would you like to see in Pattingham?

Changes are coming! With changes taking place all over the country, the Church is no exception. What would you like to see in Pattingham? Please let us know your views by clicking on the link below and completing this short questionnaire – your views are important so do let us know what you think – and many thanks in advance for taking part!


From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 30th May and 13th June.

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
Violet Agnes Davies – 11th June 1992
Gwendolyn Mary Pellow – 11th June 2010
Geraint Samuel Jones – 12th June 2013
Annie Parton – 13th June 1987

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 12.30 pm (or earlier if there is a recorded service) 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.

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.

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 now comes out every two weeks on a Saturday. This week’s, which is The Wise and Foolish Builders + the sandcastle challenge!, will be available from 10am. There will be a Virtual Holiday Club in August – there is a video Pick Your Team for Virtual Holiday Club!

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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