ChadNet – no 69

ChadNet – no 69 – Sunday 18th 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

Jill Parker

I recently read an item from a seminar called ‘Think better, live better’ and it really resonated with me.

Note to self; “Things will continue to happen that are unexpected, undesirable and uncontrollable “.

But you can choose the next step……….

Closing the door, completing the chapter, turning the page etc. It doesn’t matter what you call it; what matters is you find the strength to leave in the past those parts of your life that are over and changed. Right now it is all about embracing the truth. What has happened is uncontrollable, what you do now changes everything. Stepping into a brand-new path is difficult but no more difficult than remaining in a situation that no longer fits or no longer exists.

This is relevant to the recent pandemic but also everything we do each day in our lives. No matter what our age, it is easy to live in the past but not move forward with faith and hope. We learn from the past but must not live in it. Every day is precious and we must use each day to the full.

Jill Parker

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 18th July – Seventh Sunday after Trinity

There will be a service of Worship on the Web 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.

Worship on the Web, on the theme of “Rushing and Resting”, will be led by the Youth Group. It will be available on the Worship on the Web page of the website from 10 am. It will also be on the Dial a Service phone line (01902 906585).

It will also 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, which will not be streamed online.

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


Kath James, a member of our congregation, is being confirmed at the Deanery Confirmation service at St Bartholomew’s, Penn at 5.30 pm this Sunday.

Numbers attending the service are limited but the service will be streamed for those who would like to follow the service online. The link is  You will be able to test the link beforehand, but the sound will not be activated until just before the service commences.

Please pray for Kath and those who are being confirmed with her.

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.

Sunday 25th July – Eighth Sunday after Trinity

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

We hope that there will also be a Songs of Praise Service in church at 6.30 pm at which it should be possible for the congregation to sing. An announcement will be made during the week.

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

Covid Precautions

The government announced as expected that most of the current restrictions will be removed from 19th July. Among other things this means that singing, both by the choir and the congregation, will be allowed and that social distancing will no longer be required.

There is guidance both from the government and the Church of England which we need to consider before deciding exactly how that should be applied at St Chad’s. Information will be put on the website when those decisions have been made and details will be in next week’s ChadNet.

We hope that the following events which are planned for the next few weeks will be able to take place as planned:

  • 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.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 11th and 25th July.

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
George Derek Thomason – 21st July 1990
Agnes Victoria Louise Fellows – 23rd July 1992

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. This week’s is Parable of the Good Samaritan + a game & a challenge!  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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