ChadNet – no 72

ChadNet – no 72 – Sunday 8th August 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

Henry Ibberson

It’s finally arrived! Sunday 8th August 3.00pm to approx. 5.00pm in the Village Hall, the Tea Party to celebrate Maureen’s time with us and to thank her for all she has done for us over the past nearly 13 years of her ministry, wishing her health and happiness in her retirement, is definitely happening!

Mind you, it has been quite a challenge deciding how it should be organised in the light of so many diverging views as to how to interpret the guidelines emerging following the Government’s announcements of the Step 4 easing of Covid restrictions. The weather does not look promising to hold the event out of doors, so indoors it will be, but you may be assured that all will be safe and you are guaranteed a sumptuous afternoon tea.

With everything that has happened over the past weeks and months, and the fact that this party has had to be postponed twice already, we were determined that this time it should go ahead. However, mindful of all the latest news of the pandemic and that, despite all our hopes, we are still not out of the wood, we have erred on the side of caution. You will still be requested to take certain precautions when you come, though nothing you will not already be familiar with, so please do bring a face covering with you, unless, of course, you are exempt. We do want as many of you as possible to come to say our collective farewell to Maureen, but we also want you to feel comfortable in so doing. I know she is looking forward very much to seeing you all.

We have taken the view that we would rather be criticised for being too cautious than too relaxed, moreover this will be the first major gathering we will have held for over 18 months and I think one of the first for the Village Hall too. But it will be such a joy to be all together and be able to relax a bit in one another’s company for such an important occasion in the life of St Chads.

So, with sincere thanks to those of you who have been busily baking and to those who will be helping and ensuring our safety on the day, we look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Best wishes as ever,

Henry Ibberson

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Sunday 8th August – Tenth 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 then and later on the Worship on the Web page of the website and also on YouTube at <> It will be on the Dial a Service phone line (01902 906585) from about 12.30 pm.

There will be a Service of Baptism in church at 3 pm.

The Celebration Tea Party for Maureen will be held at 3 pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome for Afternoon Tea, Coffee and Cakes and the chance to celebrate her time with us and wish her every happiness in retirement. Covid precautions will be in place. Please bring a face covering with you (unless you are exempt). Do not attend if you have any covid symptoms or are meant to be isolating.

There will not be an evening service.

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.

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 September magazine. Send articles to Mike Moss at

On Saturday there is a wedding in church at 2.00 pm.

Sunday 15th August – Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

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.

Virtual Sunday School

Virtual Sunday School

Over the last 17 months or so we have been giving information about the Virtual Sunday School YouTube channel. There is a new episode every other Saturday, although they are sometimes weekly. This week’s episode is Introduction to Paul & Virtual Holiday Club.

This week they are holding a Virtual Holiday Club.  Every day from Monday to Friday.there will be a 1 hour session at 10 am and a 30 minute session at 5 pm. They can be watched live or later. Find them on the Virtual Sunday School YouTube channel.

For more detail see <>

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 1st and 15th August.

Colin George Hartley – 1st August 2008
Ellen Hayhurst – 2nd August 2007
Pauline Ann Moore – 2nd August 2011
Henry Parton – 4th August 1980
William Pugh – 4th August 1995
Phillippa Bullock Reeves – 5th August 2003
Christine Harley – 5th August 2013
Hilda Cecilia Whitty – 8th August 1993
Patricia Mabel Fildes – 8th August 1995
Daniel Wood – 9th August 1943
Kath Bennett – 10th August 2008
Hedley Charles Oxley Russell – 11th August 1982
Thomas Raymond Ellis ( Ray ) – 13th August 2019
Robin John James – 15th August 2009

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 normally comes out every two weeks on a Saturday.  This week’s which is Introduction to Paul & Virtual Holiday Club. There will be a Virtual Holiday Club from 9th to 13th August – for more detail see <>

They can all be found on the Sunday School on the Web page of our web

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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