ChadNet – no 68

ChadNet – no 68 – Sunday 11th July 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

Alan Smith

A few weeks ago, my elder granddaughter, Liliana, was pottering around my front room when she came across a spider’s web. She looked at me, with the mixture of contempt and curiosity that only a two year old can muster, and said ‘Pops, don’t you ever dust?’

Well, the honest answer is, of course, ‘as seldom as possible’. Nevertheless it got me thinking that, having been here for three years now, maybe she was right and it was at least time to have a mooch through the cupboards and drawers, starting in the kitchen. To my surprise, I came across ‘stuff’ that I had bought to see me through the early days of lockdown one, which had obviously been pushed to the back of the pantry as time went on, most of it well within date. I certainly didn’t panic buy and  was never going to starve, although I did think a few times, why did I buy that and what should I do with it? Enter The Well.

The Well

The Well is a Christian charity with a passion to show Jesus’s heart of love for the poor across Wolverhampton and the surrounding area, providing food parcels and essentials for those in desperate need. Whilst a food bank is not (nor should be) a long term solution for the needy, for people of low income a sudden crisis can mean going hungry. In the fifteen years since it started, the Well has delivered food and toiletry parcels to over 70,000 families, with over 100 of such parcels being delivered each week and has just been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. It’s the usual stuff; tins (not baked beans, apparently, I must find out why!), cereals, tea and coffee, UHT milk, pasta, rice etc plus toiletries e.g. nappies, loo rolls, wipes and the like.

So, if you come across any items (dusty or not) that you can spare, or can add a few bits to your shopping, do let me know. They can be dropped off (Cherry Cottage Marlbrook Lane) or I can happily collect if you text me on 07757 688518. More information and a full shopping list can be found on the Well’s website at

Alan Smith

P.S. A couple of days later Liliana was asked what mommy’s job is (she’s a beautician).‘To tidy up’ she said. It didn’t go down well.

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 is no longer our Vicar.

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.

Communications in relation to ChadNet should be sent to

Sunday 11th July – Sixth Sunday after Trinity

There will be a service of 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.

Ir 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 <>

It will also be on the Dial a Service phone line (01902 906585) but not until 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

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.

Wednesday is the copy date for the July magazine. Send articles to Mike Moss at

Sunday 18th July – Seventh Sunday after Trinity

There will be a service in church at 10 am.

Worship on the Web on the theme of “Rushing and Resting” 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.

There is a Deanery Confirmation Service at St Bartholomew’s, Penn at 5.30 pm. A member of our congregation is one of those being confirmed.

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

Further ahead

We are expecting the government to announce on Monday that most of the current restrictions will be removed from 19th June. If that happens we expect that the events which we have planned for the next few weeks will be able to take place.

  • the Songs of Praise Service on Sunday 25th July at 6.30 pm
  • the Celebration Tea Party for Maureen on Sunday 8th August at 3.00 pm in the Village Hall.

More information should be available next week.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 4th and 18th July.

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
Henry Charles Peever – 15th July 1991
Charles Herbert James Gosling – 16th July 1989
Florence Gladys Roberts – 17th July 1998

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

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. Last week’s was Parable of the Sheep & Goats + a visit to the farm! 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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