ChadNet – no 75

ChadNet – no 75 – Sunday 29th 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

Sue Stirk

My last view from the pew was watching our wonderful Church Youth producing a service on ‘Taking Risks’ – delivered perfectly with style and pizzazz.

How grateful are we for ALL our Church providers from Church cleaning to actually being on the front line, including our guest Clergy during the Interregnum. There are too many elements of Church life to name individually, but those who are responsible have kept everyone who wishes in the eye of God during pandemic times, catering for all people in Church and also in homes – a massive undertaking (some churches shut up shop completely) when you consider the man/woman hours required to achieve this. Yet they still continue without complaint for the common good, bursting with ideas and enthusiasm.

I am in awe and give you all a massive THANK YOU and an air hug!

Witnessing Pattingham Youth doing their ‘stuff’ gives so much hope for the future of our Christian Church and all religions.

Sue Stirk

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 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 at <>. It will be on the Dial a Service phone line (01902 906585) from about 12.30 pm. This will be the last normal service to be streamed or on the phone line.

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 by Zoom on Monday. See below for the link.

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 5th September – Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

There will be a Family Service in church at 10 am. It is entitled “Treat others how would like to be treated” and will be led by Anna Davies. It will be followed by Holy Communion, led by Revd Roberta Maxfield, for those who wish to stay. Coffee (and tea and biscuits) will be available after the service (provided there are volunteers to serve it – see below).

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.

After service coffee

We are hoping to be able to start serving coffee (and tea and squash, of course) after the Sunday morning service from next Sunday. Those who are on the rota for next Sunday are not available so we need to find substitutes. If you would like to volunteer please speak to one of the wardens.

Sunday School

Sunday School is due to resume next month on 12th September. It will continue to be held in The Loft during the 10 am service and be led by Anna Davies. It will now be held on the second Sunday of the month.

Contact Anna on or 07968 891927 for further information.

Century Club draw

Thus month’s Century Club draw will be held on Monday at 6.00 pm and can be seen by Zoom. [The Zoom link is in the bulletin emailed to subscribers.]

For more information please contact Alan Smith on 07757 688518 or

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 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 22nd August and 5th September.

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
Ida Margaret Burton – 30th August 1980
Irene Painting – 31st August 2017
Gladys Thornton – 2nd September 1997

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 on 12th September.

Giving to the church

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.

You can make a bank transfer to our bank account (Account name: Pattingham Parochial Church Council – Sort Code: 20-97-78 Account No: 50655023).

If you are paying by cheque please make the cheque payable to “Pattingham PCC” or “Pattingham Parochial Church Council“.


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