ChadNet – no 76

ChadNet – no 76 – Sunday 5th September 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.

Services are no longer available online or on the phone line.

View from the Pews

Debbie Francis

When Henry phoned me to ask if I would do a View from the Pew, I had to smile. It was the night before he travelled to Switzerland with Liz, his two dogs and the caravan to see his family for the first time in two years and finally meet their one year old granddaughter. You could hear his excitement in his voice, despite all the extra paperwork he had to fill in so that the trip could go ahead.

It made me realise just how much we used to take for granted. The idea that we wouldn’t see family for two years was unthinkable because travel was easy. Seeing family and friends, visiting new places and even working with colleagues in the same office were things we just “did”. As they were taken from us during the lockdowns, some of us were a bit lost and we need to remember how lucky we are to be able to start doing these things again. I’m actually looking forward to the time when I can start going in to the office for a couple of days a week again, something I didn’t think I’d ever say!

Within our own village, the Pigot is slowly  getting busier, the Crown is opening its restaurant again soon, and the Club has started planning their events. The Church is welcoming people back and finally we can all join in with the hymns – what a joy! Some people may still be nervous attending events where there are lots of people and we should remember everyone is different. With love and support we’ll all find our own way of dealing with the new “normal”. I just hope we don’t forget just what freedom we have and how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful part of the country.

Happy holidays Henry – and to everyone else who has enjoyed a break over the summer or is planning one in the next few weeks.

Debbie Francis

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 5th September – Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

There will be a Family Service in church at 10 am. It is entitled “Treat others how you 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.

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

Sunday 12th September – Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

There will be a service of Holy Communion, led by Revd James Makepeace, in church at 10 am. Coffee (and tea and biscuits) will be available after the service.

Sunday School will be held in The Loft during the 10 am service and be led by Anna Davies. Contact Anna on or 07968 891927 for further information.

There will be an Evening Service, led by Iain Coleman in church at 6.30 pm. During the service we will celebrate the completion of the reordering of the Lady Chapel and the new votive candle stand will be dedicated. All are welcome to join us for this service.

The Resumed Annual Church Meeting will be held in church at 7.30 pm. The Annual Report and Financial Statements are available on the church website (at and at the back of the church. Only those whose names are on the church electoral roll are eligible to vote at the meeting but all are welcome to attend.

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

Century Club draw

The winners of the August Century Club draw were:

    1st prize – £150 – Vicki Smith (ball 9)
    2nd prize – £100 – Clive Pendrell (ball 85)
    3rd prize – £50 – Carol Broxton (ball 17)

Congratulations to all of them.

For more information please contact Alan Smith on 07757 688518 or

Donations for Afghan Refugees

Donations for Afghan Refugees are being collected at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Dunstall Road, Whitmore Reans, WV6 0NJ on Wednesdays and Sundays from 2 pm to 5 pm.

They need:

  • household appliances
  • kettles, toasters, dishes, plates, cups
  • toiletries and nappies
  • children and baby clothing
  • basmati rice
  • lentils
  • flour
  • tinned red kidney beans, chick peas or tomatoes.


To ensure the smooth running of the Festival we do ask for volunteers to give up a couple of hours to help sell the Tickets/Trail Guides or Raffle tickets, to help serve the refreshments, or to assist marshal the car park – the choice is yours.

Please let Chrissie know which day or time you would prefer – phone 700340 or email .

If you are not able to be there in person perhaps you might bake a cake?

We have over 120 scarecrows registered so the village is gearing up for a great weekend – please can you help too by offering to volunteer?

Many thanks from the Festival Steering Committee

Harvest Donations for the Food Bank

The harvest festival will be on Sunday 26th September. This year all produce will be donated to The Well, a Wolverhampton based food bank.

Please can donations be brought direct to church no later than the Evening Service that day so that arrangements can be made for collection shortly afterwards.

Items requested for donation are as follows:

  • UHT milk
  • Cereal
  • Tea/coffee
  • Sugar
  • Jam/spreads
  • Squash/long life fruit juice
  • Tinned meat/fish
  • Pasta/rice/noodles (dried)
  • Pulses/couscous
  • Soup (tinned)
  • Vegetables (tinned)
  • Pasta/cooking sauce (jar)
  • Tinned fruit/custard
  • Puddings
  • Snacks/biscuits
  • Nappies (sealed packs size 4, 5, 6)
  • Baby wipes/toiletries
  • Baby food
  • Ladies/men’s toiletries
  • Household cleaning products

No baked beans please. Only food within its Use by/Best Before dates please.

The Well is a Christian charity with a passion to show Jesus’ heart of love for the poor across Wolverhampton and the surrounding area.

They are very grateful for your support.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 29th August and 12th September.

Dorothy Winifred James – 29th August 2010
Ida Margaret Burton – 30th August 1980
Irene Painting – 31st August 2017
Gladys Thornton – 2nd September 1997
Margaret Mary Bartlett – 6th September 2004
Ian Smart – 7th September 2006
Olive Bentley – 8th September 2001
Doris Scarth – 8th September 2003
Rosemary Anne Tonks – 8th September 2009
Edna Mara Broom – 8th September 2014
Lesley Margaret Dain – 10th September 2015
Thomas Harold Beach – 12th September 1995

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 there are still a number of services which are available online, including a weekly service on the Church of England website.

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“.


This bulletin is sent to those who have requested it. We now have 102 subscribers but there may still  be some people who are not aware of it and would wish to receive it. The weekly bulletin for each Sunday will normally be sent on the preceding Friday or Saturday. Additional bulletins may be sent if required. It is only being sent to those who have requested it.

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