ChadNet – no 73

ChadNet – no 73 – Sunday 15th 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 pews by the wall in the South Aisle.

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

View from the Vicarage – postscript

Maureen Hobbs

One final reflection as I embark on my final few weeks here in the vicarage and following the splendid Celebration Tea Party organised in the Village Hall yesterday by Henry, Tony et al.

They say you can’t put a price on friendship – and that is absolutely true. But I cannot pass up this opportunity to thank all of the community – both in church and more widely in the village for your extremely generous gift to me as I leave. I am sure that when I have found the new home into which I will eventually move, there will be plenty to spend it on! I will try and let you know in due course.


It has been a real honour and privilege to serve as your Vicar for the past twelve and a half years (or thereabouts) and many have said kind words to me about the many things we have achieved together. And that is the point.

We have just witnessed the ending of this year’s Olympics; like so much an event transformed almost beyond recognition through the effects of the pandemic. Their motto was slightly adapted this year to read Faster – Higher- Stronger – Together.  And I make no apology for pinching it to leave with you all.

I could not have performed my duties both in the parish and the wider church, without the continuing support and friendship of many in St Chad’s and the villages that make up the parish. But particularly my Churchwardens: David Sampson and David Challinor in the early days, then Mike Richards; followed by Ken Scott and Iain Coleman; Gena Richards, Philip Morgan, and now Clive Pendrell and Dorothy Steel.


Each of them has made (and continues to make) a unique and tremendous contribution to the life of this community and I hope you will continue to support and cherish them as they carry forward the Interregnum with the help of Philip Sims and others.

Ken, of course, has also served as an outstanding Reader since he and Anne moved to Pattingham (what a happy day that was for us!) and I hope that he too will enjoy a very well earned retirement – eventually! Thanks are also due to the Revd. Paul Snape and his wife Janet for his help and support through the middle years of my time in Pattingham and I know that they continue to be held in much affection by many in Pattingham and Patshull, as well as their home community of Castlecroft.


Most of all however, I thank God for granting me such a blessed ministry – initially by having a wonderful Training Incumbent in the person of the Revd. Chris Liley at St Chad’s, Shrewsbury. Then the delights of rural ministry with the people of Baschurch, Weston Lullingfields and Hordley, before coming here to Pattingham with Patshull in 2009. Of course there have been challenges along the way – but my business training in earlier life taught me to view challenges as opportunities! Opportunities for growth as a human being, as a Christian, as a priest.

And now I have new challenges, new opportunities to explore elsewhere…

As I once saw on a T-shirt “I’m not perfect…….   But God’s not finished with me yet!”

My grateful thanks to all of you – Keep the faith!

Goodbye and God bless…


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

Sunday 15th August – Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

There will be a service in church at 10 am, which will be a screening of the Youth Service followed by Holy Communion, led by Revd Lin Vawer, for those who wish to stay.

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 and also on YouTube at <>. It will be on the Dial a Service phone line (01902 906585) from about 9 am. There will be a Service of Baptism in church at 3 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 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.

Sunday 22nd August – Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

There will be a service of Holy Communion, led by Revd Ann Furness, 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.

There will also be a service of Evensong, led by Ken Scott, at 6.30 pm.

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

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 8th and 22nd August.

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
Alan Anthony Guest – 18th August 1995
Marion Darlington – 22nd August 1980

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 have been encouraging children and families to look at the Virtual Sunday School YouTube channel. There was a Virtual Holiday Club last week – for more detail see <> –Virtual Sunday School is now taking a break until September.

All the Virtual Sunday Schoo, episodes can be found on the Sunday School on the Web page of our website as well as on YouTube.

Our own Sunday School returns in September.

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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