ChadNet – no 80

ChadNet – no 80 – Sunday 3rd October 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

Henry Ibberson

Well – what a weekend we had! It was, I imagine, just the hugely successful event that Chrissie Ringrose and her team had planned and worked so hard for. Moreover, blessed with what seems to have been the tail-end of Summer, the sun shone and it seemed that all the scarecrows smiled along with the crowds who came safely to enjoy the best of what the whole community had come together to create. I overheard comments in the Co-op which seemed to encapsulate everything the Festival aimed to achieve, that “it was just what we needed after such a dreadful 18 months” and that “it has brought the community back to life” and was “a real village event”.

Thank you, Chrissie, and all your volunteers for your dedication and hard work, which has, for the 5th time, generated such momentum and raised, by all accounts, another magnificent sum towards the projects which you yourself highlighted in this forum a week ago.

And it was truly fitting that, at its conclusion, we celebrated Harvest in such an uplifting and  special Songs of Praise service on Sunday evening, designed and led by Ken, when a carefully relaxed congregation thoroughly enjoyed some well-known and rousing hymns and the chance to thank God for all His gifts around us. Oh, and around 40 of us topped it all off with a splendid Harvest Supper at the Dartmouth Arms on Tuesday evening, thanks to the generosity of Nick Lyons and his team.

So what’s next, I wonder? We are heading purposefully through the early stages of our interregnum and seeking to use it firmly to refocus ourselves on the future. Much work is going on behind the scenes, grappling with how best to fit St Chad’s for the next generations to take forward, what elements of change we need to embrace in order to ensure that the life and work of the church attracts and sustains the community, appealing to all who live here. Part of this involved a questionnaire, sent out earlier in the summer via St Chad’s School, to over 150 households, asking a range of questions about what people think the Church should be focussing on. What particular activities are missing? How best can those needing help receive it? What else can we do to provide for the needs and aspirations of our young people? The responses to these and other questions have now been analysed and will be presented to the PCC in the next few days.

It is our clear responsibility to ensure that those views are taken on board and, wherever possible, acted upon. The future of St Chad’s will depend upon it.

Best wishes as ever,

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.

Notices, which should be received by Friday evening for inclusion in that week’s ChadNet, and other communications in relation to ChadNet should be sent to Articles for the magazine should be sent to (note – this is different to the address used before November 2020 which no longer works).

Notices, which should be received by Friday evening for inclusion in that week’s ChadNet, and other communications in relation to ChadNet should be sent to Articles for the magazine should be sent to (note – this is different to the address used before November 2020 which no longer works).

Sunday 3rd October – Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

There will be a Family Service in church at 10 am. It will be led by Ken Scott with the theme “God always keeps His promises” and will be followed by Holy Communion, led by Revd Roberta Maxwell, 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 which will be followed by tea, coffee and cake.

On Saturday there will be a Service of Baptism in church at 3 pm.

Sunday 10th October – Nineteenth 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 Ken Scott, in church at 6.30 pm.

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 September Century Club draw were:

    1st prize – £150 – Judith Mackriel (ball 34)
    2nd prize – £100 – Maureen Hobbs (ball 23)
    3rd prize – £50 – Sue Penny (ball 65)

Congratulations to all of them.

For more information please contact Alan Smith on 07757 688518 or

All Souls Memorial Service

The Memorial Service will be held on Sunday 31st October at 6.30pm where we will remember by name all those for whom funerals have been held in the last 2 years and those whose names are in the Memorial Book who have died within the last 6 years.

There is an opportunity to add extra names as there will be a list at the back of the Church where additional names can be written The list will be removed on THURSDAY 28th OCTOBER for admin. purposes. Please ensure any names are placed on the list before that date.

Thank you.

Link to Hope

Barbara Tritton writes:

The Link to Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal is open for this year and running as normal.  I do hope that we can do something to help these people, for whom life really is a struggle, especially in these difficult times.

There are other options, including making a donation, but hopefully we can gather up lots of actual boxes this year. Full details are on the website:-

I will take the filled boxes to the local co-ordinator.

Why support the Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal?

  • They ask people to fill a Shoebox for a family or an elderly couple – not just a child.  Their list contains items for all family members and includes items such a shower gel/shampoo, family games, stationary items, gift for mum and dad as well as sweets, soft toys, hats, scarves etc.
  • Their annual Family Shoebox Appeal has been running since 1992 and has delivered smiles to thousands of people in Eastern Europe over the years. Over 900,000 shoeboxes have been sent to hundreds of different locations!
  • It’s a really simple idea, anyone can get involved.

There will be leaflets at the back of church. It is important to check the leaflet as they are very particular what can, and cannot, be included. Alternatively, download a copy from the website noted above.

There are only 4 weeks to go, so I ask that these boxes are brought to me, by Friday 29th October – to allow me time to take them to the collection point.

More information, including a very informative video, is available at:

Barbara Tritton
17 High Street, Pattingham
(01902 700065)

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 26th September and 10th October.

Mollie Lucy Mallett – 26th September 1996
Reginald Oswald Dearn – 27th September 1993
Ivy Evans – 27th September 2001
Edna Elizabeth Bristow – 28th September 2008
David Simpson – 1st October 2002
John Edward Lavender – 1st October 2018
George Weaver – 3rd October 1930
Stephen Young – 3rd October 2018
M.G. Stuart Jones – 5th October 2017
Janet Sampson – 6th October 2009
Sidney Herbert Guest – 8th October 1976
John Beagle – 8th October 1982
Clive Fordham Parker – 9th October 1993
Barbara Alice Titley – 9th October 2003
Evelyn Eileen Carlile – 10th October 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 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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