ChadNet – no 98

ChadNet – no 98 – Sunday 6th February 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:

There is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings in church. 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.

The church doors will remain closed during services to help to keep the church warm.

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

Dorothy Steel

When I think about the cycle of seasons, I feel both reassured by the dawn of each wonderful time of the year and at the same time, a little anxious about how quickly time passes. The challenge for each season for me is to appreciate the unique changes and find the time to make the most of the beauty of the countryside, our village, my home and garden.

Our Church Calendar has the same effect on me – our church ‘seasons’ are Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter with two periods of ‘Ordinary Time’, one between Epiphany and Lent and another between Easter and Advent. The changing hymns and bible readings guide us through the church year telling and re-telling familiar stories, but again, there is then the challenge to find something new by thinking about these stories in the context of 2022 in Pattingham and beyond. They speak to me, reminding me of the inequalities around the world – in particular, the distress some countries are in, as they struggle to obtain and distribute medicines – specifically the Covid-19 vaccine, which we in the UK all now take for granted as being available when we need it. I often reflect on our commandment “love thy neighbour…” and question how deeply and broadly we show and share our love, prayers and resources.

Inequalities closer to home can be addressed with donations to foodbanks such as ‘The Well’, and with clothing donations to charity shops, but there is always more to be done than many of us find time – leaving many lonely people.

Sometimes in my quiet moments, words of hymns come to mind:
Here I am Lord, is it I Lord, I have heard you calling in the night…”

And the reminder:
Peace perfect peace”,
hope, joy, love and faith are all gifts from God and the challenge is often for us to know God, appreciate these gifts and learn how to share them with others.

As we progress on our personal journeys through the year, let us all take a little time to think about the gifts we have been given and how we can share them in quite simple ways, every day with others. Using time to grow spiritually and to nurture our faith are skills we all need to work on and develop. Perhaps having a go and writing your ‘View from the Pews’ is one way of doing so?

Dorothy Steel

Would you like to write a View from the Pews?

We welcome contributions for View from the Pews from anyone who would like to write one, It does not need to be on any particular subject. If you would like to write one please send it to


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 6th February – 4th Sunday before Lent – 70th Anniversary of the Accession of HM The Queen

At 10 am there will be a Family Service in church, led by Gladys Jones, which will be followed by Holy Communion, led by Revd Sue Watson, for those who wish to stay. Coffee (and tea and biscuits) will be available after the service.

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 Monday there will be a funeral in church at 12.30 pm.

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.

Sunday 13th February – 3rd Sunday before Lent

At 10 am there will be a service of Holy Communion, led by Revd James Makepeace, in church.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.

At 6.30 pm there will be a service of Evensong, led by Ken Scott, in church.

Century Club draw

The winners of the January Century Club draw were:

    1st prize – £150 – Michael O’Byrne (ball 45)
    2nd prize – £100 – James Gosling (ball 89)
    3rd prize – £50 – Tony Ainsworth (ball 35)

Congratulations to all of them.

Following the annual subscription round there are now a few vacancies. It you are interested in joining please contact Alan Smith on 07757 688518 or

Dan Fox

Dan Fox continues to be on our prayer list. He is the son of Martin Fox, who was one of our organists until 2018. Ken asked Martin how Dan was getting on and got the following reply:

Hi Ken

How lovely to hear from you. Hoping that you and your wife are keeping well – I’ve been keeping up to date with you all through the excellent Chad Net publication. You will be even busier without Maureen so I hope they’re not working you too hard!

We’re all fine thanks and I have been meaning to do an update on Dan to all of his contacts. Thank you for the continued prayers – if possible it would be great if he could remain on your list. That’s very kind of you all and Dan really appreciates it. It would be great if we could get him to one of your services sometime soon.

Dan is still making progress. He moved again in August last year to an assisted living place called Marner House in Nuneaton – he has a bit more independence there – it’s a small unit with about 8 residents . He receives specialist support there like physio etc. he is still wheelchair based but can stand with support from 2 people. He has started to go swimming there as well which helps a lot although many things have been affected by lockdowns. His speech has improved slightly but he still has ataxia (shaky hands). The plan is to get him a gutter frame now to help his mobility.

Home visits started in August and in September we acquired a wheelchair accessible vehicle through the motobility scheme. So we could start to take him out. At Christmas Dan had his first overnight stay with us. We were able to hire a special bed from the Council. He ended up staying with us until 2 January! This went really well and Dan seemed to flourish here although it was hard work. Our house isn’t really suited to wheelchairs but we manage somehow. His bed is in the dining room so we had to re organise a bit! The home went back into lockdown in the new year but Dan was able to come back to us for a visit last weekend. Then we had a call whilst he was here to say that the house is in lockdown again so it was best if Dan stay with us a bit longer… he is at home now till mid February

He does some exercises here and will receive some online therapy – he misses out on physio but during lockdowns he can’t access that sort of help anyway. Cath retired last year so that has made a big difference in looking after Dan’s needs.

Thinking about the future and topics for continued prayer, Dan is now on a list with Wton Council for suitable supported housing in this area. A very rough date of September has been given for Dan to move on. This depends on a lot of things of course but it’s a target to aim for. We also hope that he will continue to make progress towards walking, eg, with the gutter frame. Speech and Dan’s ataxia are other areas for prayer.

Thanks again for your email. Noel from the choir has been in touch several times so that has been much appreciated.

Best wishes to all at St Chad’s.

God bless.


From the Memorial Book

Those whose anniversaries occur between 30th January and 13th February.

Ethel Brough – 30th January 1979
Dorothy Eileen Cooper – 30th January 2020
Norman Bartlett – 31st January 2003
John Stuart Hague – 1st February 2010
Sean Peter Mark Lingford – 2nd February 1995
William Ritchie Farquharson – 2nd February 2007
William John Evans – 2nd February 2010
Gordon Kennedy Morrison – 2nd February 2016
Nigel Martin William Vaughan – 4th February 2000
Beville Bentley – 7th February 1999
David Stephen Patrick – 8th February 2008
Brian William Broxton – 8th February 2011
James Christopher Maclean – 11th February 2009
Margaret Watton – 11th February 2020
Ida Annie Knight – 13th February 2002

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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