ChadNet – no 96

ChadNet – no 96 – Sunday 23rd January 2022

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:

Face coverings must still be worn in church, except by those who are under 11 or exempt for medical or other reasons. They may be removed while singing.

The church doors will remain closed during services to help to keep the church warm. The PCC has considered the official guidance on the need for ventilation and is content that there is sufficient ventilation with the doors closed. It will, of course, continue to monitor the guidance.

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

Alan Stubbs

At this time of the year, many of us tend to reflect on the past twelve months and consider the prospects for the New Year. Some will be sorry to see the old year go; some will be thankful it is gone. We may be looking forward in anticipation, or we may be looking ahead with apprehension.

This is a time when the Christian attitude is helpful. It means a ready acceptance of all that life brings; the joys and also the trials, because we know that this is the path our Lord also trod, for our sake, long ago. His example is indeed the Light of the World that illuminates our own path of life, helping to dispel the dark that from time to time affects us all. Do not worry if the path is sometimes rugged and tiring, and always remember that He is at our side, ready to take our arm to guide us forward, with courage to meet the future.

Alan Stubbs
95 years young


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 23rd January – Third Sunday of Epiphany

At 10 am there will be a Family Service, led by Ken Scott, in church, which will be followed byHoly Communion, led by Revd Anne Furness, for those who wish to stay. Coffee (and tea and biscuits) will be available after the service.

At 6.30 pm there will be an Iona Style Service, led by Ken Scott, in church.

This week

The church will be open 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.

Sunday 30th January – The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)

At 10 am there will be a Family Communion Service, led by the Archdeacon of Walsall, Ven Julian Francis, in church. Coffee (and tea and biscuits) will be available after the service.

The Archdeacon, together with the Bishop of Wolverhampton and others, will be involved in the process of helping us find a new Vicar. This will be an opportunity for him to meet members of our church family and see something of what we do as well as leading our worship.

Parish News Magazine

The price of the magazine will increase from the next issue when annual subscriptions will be due. The annual subscription will be £8. The cost of individual issues will be 70 pence.

Ian Darby has taken over from his wife Chloë as Magazine Subscription Secretary. Those who distribute the magazines will have a letter from him with the February magazines. For those who need his contact details his phone number is 07817 627748 and his email address is

From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 16th and 30th January.

Sheila Galbraith – 17th January 1987
Eileen Mary Rowley – 17th January 2005
Annie Guest – 18th January 1994
John Neville Hayward – 18th January 2009
Peter Victor Lingford – 19th January 2001
Raymond H Sampson – 20th January 1990
Mabel Pritchard – 20th January 2006
Jim Pritchard – 21st January 2004
Geoffrey Victor Giles – 21st January 2019
Ivy Rhodes – 25th January 2001
George Lloyd – 27th January 2000
Rex Pellow – 27th January 2011
Walter James Matthews – 29th January 1988
Ethel Brough – 30th January 1979
Dorothy Eileen Cooper – 30th January 2020

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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