ChadNet – no 77

ChadNet – no 77 – Sunday 12th 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

Anna Ellis-Khanna

When I was approached by Henry to write something for View from the Pews the first thing that sprung to mind was my involvement within the family of St Chads Church, both as a child, a teenager, an adult and now with my own family.

Having been born and brought up in the village, sometimes we don’t realise we can take things very much for granted and recently returning to live in the village with my own family I am much more appreciative of the simple things.

I was baptised and confirmed in St Chads and I felt it was very important to me as a member of the church family for my two children to be baptised here as well. Myself and my husband celebrated our wedding day here nearly 9 years ago and with the close community spirit as it is there were so many village residents who waited outside the church to wish us well on our special day.

Having lived away from the village for the last 20 years, last September we returned to Pattingham and bought my family home. While extending the house and making it our own there have been so many people walking by, watching the build evolve and the support and encouragement has been wonderful.

The beautiful walks I did as a child with my parents and our two Labradors are now walked by myself and my family with our two Great Danes. The outstanding beauty of our village and surrounding area hasn’t changed.

When driving into the village from whichever direction you approach, the Church Spire is always evident on the horizon and always gives us a sense of belonging and home.

The church is such a central part of our community and has supported me throughout my life, during good times and not so good times and now it continues to support me and my family.

I feel truly blessed to Iive here and to still be a part of the St Chads family. If you are thinking of returning to St Chads as things are slowly getting back to normal a warm welcome will always await you.

Anna Ellis-Khanna

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 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.

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.

There is a PCC meeting in church on Tuesday evening.

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 which will be followed by tea, coffee and cake.

On Saturday there is a wedding in church at 12.30 pm.

Sunday 19th September – Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

There will be a recorded service led by the Youth Group shown in church at 10 am. It will be followed by Holy Communion, led by Revd Cath Leighton, for those who wish to stay. Coffee (and tea and biscuits) will be available after the service.

The Youth Group were planning that this would be their first live service in church following the pandemic but, unfortunately, that wasn’t possible so they are recording a Worship on the Web service called “Who’s the Greatest”, which  will be screened in church as the main part of the service at 10 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.

Harvest Supper

We are holding a Harvest Supper on Tuesday 28th September at the Dartmouth Arms starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 with numbers restricted to a total of 40. Proceeds are being used to support the Farmers Community Network charity. Contact Gena on 01902 700188 to buy your tickets or for more information.

We would also be grateful if anyone can donates cakes or puddings for the event.


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. Fresh produce can also be donated but packed separately from the non perishables 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.

Farm Tour at Patshull Estate

Those of you who use Facebook may have seen that Staffordshire Farming Community Network, West Mids NFU and Staffordshire YFC are hosting a Farm Tour at the Patshull Estate on Thursday 16th September from 10 am until 2 pm. It is described as “a unique chance to see and hear about the considerable developments at Patshull Estate farms over the last three years since the purchase from the Crown Estates. By kind permission of Mercer Farming Partnership.”

Further details can be found on Facebook at <>

I assume that booking is required. To book a place email or call 01952 400500.

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 5th and 19th September.

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
Phyllis Mabel Price – 13th September 2007
Annie Mary Caddick – 13th September 2011
Jonathan Hassall – 13th September 2019
Reginald John Henshaw – 14th September 2006
Jan Zdanowski – 14th September 2011
George Price – 15th September 1961
Peter John Curtis – 15th September 2005
Dorothy Caddick – 17th September 2007
Dorothy Lavender – 18th September 2016
Jack Bennett – 19th September 1990

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“.


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