St Chad Network

The St Chad Network is a fellowship, linking all institutions and people with an association with St Chad: from churches and schools, to Universities and Cathedrals.

Chad, the first Bishop of Lichfield, was a famous connector of people, walking thousands of miles on the tracks of Mercia as he travelled from village to farm, from hall to monastery, with the good news of Jesus Christ. Thanks to modern technology, his network can have a global reach.

The network hopes to continue St Chad’s work of healing, faithfulness and building Christian unity and community in an imaginative way.

We, as a church dedicated to St Chad, are a member of that network. There are periodical newsletters which can be found on the links below.

St Chad Network Facebook Group

There is a Facebook Group which those who are interested can join. It is at

Peter Harris. the St Chad Network Coordinator, attended our service on Pentecost Sunday, 28th May 2023. He posted the following in that Facebook Group.

I joined the congregation for Pentecost Communion at St Chad’s Pattingham this morning. I was given a very friendly welcome and I enjoyed meeting and getting to know more member of the Network.

Pattingham, which is on the Staffordshire border with Shropshire, lies midway between Wolverhampton and Bridgnorth.

St Chad’s is believed to be of Saxon origin, although nothing can be seen of that original building. The shaft of the cross in the churchyard may date from that time. The Domesday Book states that Pattingham had its own priest. There are two round Norman arches remaining on the north of the nave and part of the octagonal font dates from that time. Much of the building work dates from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. There was major restoration by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Victorian period.