ChadNet – no 70

ChadNet – no 70 – Sunday 25th 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:

The restrictions in church have been lifted. Face coverings not only protect the wearer but also other people. It is up to each individual to decide whether or not they should wear a face covering in church. So that those who wish to ensure that they can maintain social distance feel comfortable social distancing must be maintained in the South Aisle.

Do not attend church if you have any covid symptoms or are meant to be isolating.

View from the Pews

Philip Sims
Philip Sims

I hope you have had an opportunity to read the special edition of ChadNet which was published earlier in the week. This not only contained the good news that Covid related restrictions are being relaxed in Church but gave details of how this is being achieved.

The PCC has considered very carefully how we achieve this relaxation, whilst being sympathetic to those who remain nervous and do not want to put themselves at risk. I do hope they feel that their concerns have been catered for.

The message for all is that we can’t wait to see all of you back in Church again! Whilst we may recall the assurance in Matthew 18:20 that “where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there in their midst,” we are all used to worshipping in greater numbers. Some have suggested that the lack of worship as we knew it left them feeling empty and they would rather avoid it. Well from this Sunday we will be singing hymns again and the choir will be leading us. We will be free to join in all aspects of collective worship. The restrictions in the pews have been lifted and the cushions are back in place. We are as near as we can be at present to restoring our traditional Sunday worship.

Such freedom comes as a huge relief to many whilst we will respect those who favour retaining some restriction. They will not be challenged or embarrassed as we will all be able to worship in our preferred manner and style. It is with that in mind that, on behalf of all members of the PCC, I offer you the warmest invitation to return to worship on Sunday at 10am, or at 6.30pm on those occasions when there is an evening service. We can then once again experience the joy of the St Chad’s congregation and the thrill of singing and praying with local fellow Christians.

Do please join us, you will be most welcome.

Philip Sims

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.


We do not have a VIcar at the moment. 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

Relaxation of restrictions in church

An extra edition of ChadNet was sent on Tuesday which sets out the changes as a result of the move into step four. Details are on  the Coronavirus – step four page of the website.

Evening services at 6.30 pm will now be held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month (but not 8th August). Sunday morning services will continue to be streamed online until the end of August.

Sunday 25th July – Eighth Sunday after Trinity

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

It 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.

There will be an Iona Style service in church at 6.30 pm. That will not be streamed. The Songs of Praise service has been postponed.

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 as it used to be before the pandemic every day. Look out for the “church open” sign outside the porch. Please observe the instructions in the notice on the door.

The Century Club draw will take place on Monday. It will not be on Zoom.

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

Sunday 1st August – Ninth Sunday after Trinity

There will be a Family Service led by Henry Ibberson, which will be followed by Holy Communion for those who wish to stay, in church at 10 am.

The Family Service 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.

Century Club draw

This month’s Century Club draw will be held on Monday 26th July. It will not be on Zoom this month.

For more information please contact Alan Smith on 07757 688518 or

Celebration Tea Party

The Celebration Tea Party for Maureen will be held on Sunday 8th August at 3.00 pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome.

Gardener sought for Vicarage

 A gardener is required for 20 Dartmouth Avenue, Pattingham, the Vicarage, after Maureen moves out. Duties to include mowing the lawns, weeding, sweeping up leaves and generally keeping the outside neat and tidy. It may suit active early-retired person or an enthusiastic student wishing to earn some extra money; approximately three to four hours per week all year round.
Anyone interested should contact the churchwardens on 01902 700257 to discuss the post or email

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 18th July and 1st August.

George Derek Thomason – 21st July 1990
Agnes Victoria Louise Fellows – 23rd July 1992
Matthew Robinson – 30th July 2008
Colin George Hartley – 1st August 2008

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 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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