ChadNet – no 74

ChadNet – no 74 – Sunday 22nd 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 Pews

Barbara Tritton

Looking Up

We are lucky, aren’t we, living in Pattingham with so many footpaths, roads and fields to walk along?

During the worst months of lockdown, my daily walk was the thing which kept me sane and I clocked up many miles each week.  Of course, sometimes conditions weren’t ideal; the paths could be muddy, snowy or uneven, but one day I realised that I had spent nearly the whole walk looking at my feet!  True, there were slippery parts, and it can be quite satisfying swishing through the grass, but for the duration of my walk, I hadn’t lifted my head; didn’t see the Wrekin; didn’t look out for any birds; didn’t notice the sky: I just plodded on.  What a wasted opportunity, and I resolved that, in future, I would look up and enjoy the countryside.

This week we are in Bath.  Today we have been exploring and researching some family history.  Doing this on foot means we have been looking at the buildings in more detail.  We have looked up and seen the interesting architecture, the quaint road signs and old advertisements only just visible on some buildings.  Bath is my favourite city, with so much to see, especially if you look up at the roofs and windows.

Then it’ll be back to routine in Pattingham, and here, things are “looking up” too.  Life has been difficult over the last year and a half but, let me give you the “heads up”: we are back in business at St Chad’s!  Services in church have resumed, we can remove our masks and we can SING!  We’ll also be able to drink coffee after church soon.  And there’s going to be a Scarecrow `festival in September.  Things are definitely looking up.  It’s true, we can’t be complacent.  Coronavirus hasn’t gone away, but with team work we SHALL move forward, not looking at muddy puddles, but with our eyes fixed on Jesus.

Barbara Tritton

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.

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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 also on YouTube at <>. It will be on the Dial a Service phone line (01902 906585) from about 12.30 pm.

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.

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, led by Revd James Makepeace, in church at 10.00 am.

Sunday 29th August – Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

There will be a Family Service, led by Ken Scott, which will be followed by Holy Communion, led by Revd Julia Cody, 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. This will be the last normal service to be streamed.

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

Lady Chapel

The project to reorder the Lady Chapel has now been completed. The new chairs arrived some months ago and have been in use since then. A new carpet has been laid and the votive candle stand has been finished and is now in place in the Lady Chapel.

We will celebrate the completion of this project during the 6.30 pm service on Sunday 12th September at which the new votive candle stand will be dedicated. All are welcome to join us for this service.

Resumed Annual Church Meeting

The accounts for 2020 had not been approved in time for the Annual Church Meeting which was held in April. The Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2020 have now been approved and independently examined. They are now available on the church website (at and will also be available at the back of the church.

There will be a meeting at 7.30 pm (after the evening service) on Sunday 12th September to consider the Annual Report and Financial Statements.

Only those whose names are on the church electoral roll are eligible to vote at the meeting but all are welcome to attend.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 15th and 29th August.

Robin John James – 15th August 2009
Alan Anthony Guest – 18th August 1995
Marion Darlington – 22nd August 1980
Alice Mary Bramall – 23rd August 1976
Tina Jandrell Poston – 23rd August 2011
Ethel May Haden – 24th August 1979
Joseph Caddick – 28th August 1979
Norah Patricia Chaplin – 28th August 2017
Dorothy Winifred James – 29th August 2010

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 earlier this month – 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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