Previous Worship on the Web

As we can’t welcome you into our church to worship due to the current problems we are putting services online so that you can still worship with us. The most recent or upcoming service is on the Worship on the Web page.


This page has the previous services and other material which is on our YouTube channel.

The service for the Sunday 10th January was led by the Youth Group.

This service is led by the Youth Group who normally lead the worship in the evening of the second Sunday of each month. It is a bright and cheerful service where we are looking forward with hope and confidence for the new year.

The music is provided from their own homes by members of the Youth Group and the church choir, under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin.

The service for the Epiphany was on Sunday 3rd January.

A Family Service is usually held on the first Sunday of the month. Elaine Dow, one of the regular leaders of those services, leads January’s service for the Feast of Epiphany.

As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service for the First Sunday of Christmas was on Sunday 27th December.

This Service for the First Sunday of Christmas is led by the Vicar, Revd Preb Maureen Hobbs, with contributions from members of our congregation.

Some of the music is provided as usual by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


There are two services for Sunday 20th December.

The first was Worship on the Web for the Fourth Sunday in Advent. It is available below.

This Service of the Word for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is led by the Vicar, Revd Preb Maureen Hobbs, with contributions from members of our congregation. The theme of the service is “Travelling along with Mary”.

As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The second was the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, which is available below.

Normally the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols is held in church at 6.30 pm on the Sunday before Christmas. This year it has been recorded in advance and will be online from that time. The service is led by the Vicar, the Revd Preb Maureen Hobbs, and the lessons are read by members of the congregation and local community.

The carols are sung by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


There are two services for Sunday 13th December.

The first was Worship on the Web, which is a Lockdown Nativity. It is available below.

This month’s service, which is led by the Youth Group, features a Lockdown Nativity, filmed with appropriate social distancing in place.

The music is provided from their own homes by members of the Youth Group and the church choir, under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin.


The second was the Christingle Service, which is available below.

St Chad’s Christingle, traditionally held at 4pm on a Sunday during Advent, is a popular service for families to enjoy whilst helping to raise funds for The Children’s Society. Christingle 2020 is a little different in that we are not actually meeting in Church but instead we can share this specially recorded service – it is led by Chrissie Ringrose, assisted by several of our young people.

Music is provided by members of the Church Choir and the Youth Group under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin.


The service for Sunday 6th December was a Family Service.

A Family Service is usually held on the first Sunday of the month. Sarah Yeomans, one of the regular leaders of those services, leads this Family Service for the the first Sunday in December.


The service for Advent Sunday was on Sunday 29th November.

This service for Advent Sunday is led by our Reader, Dr Ken Scott, with contributions from other members of the congregation. The sermon is preached by the Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave.

As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service for Christ the King was on Sunday 22nd November.

This service for Christ the King, which is the last Sunday of the church’s year, is led by the Vicar, Revd Preb Maureen Hobbs. The preacher is Ian Budd.

As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service for Sunday 15th November was led by the Youth Group.

This service is led by the Youth Group who normally lead the worship in the evening of the second Sunday of each month. The theme this month is Leadership.

The music is provided from their own homes by members of the Youth Group and the church choir, under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin.


The service for Sunday 8th November was the Remembrance Sunday Service.

We cannot all meet together to remember the fallen in church this year. This recorded service for Remembrance Sunday, which is led by the Vicar, Rev Preb Maureen Hobbs, replicates the usual pattern of the traditional service. The lessons are read by the churchwardens, Jeremy Riches leads the Act of Remembrance, including reading the names of the fallen, and the intercessions are led by younger members of the congregation in their Guide and Brownie uniforms.

The hymns, which are sung by the church choir under the direction of our Organist and Director of Music, Greg Lewin, were recorded before the reimposition of lockdown.


There was also an Act of Remembrance which was streamed live on Facebook Live. A recording made at the same time is below.

This year we could not hold the normal Remembrance Service in church. However we were able to stream and record a brief service at the War Memorial in the church. Wreaths were laid by the Churchwardens and the Chairman of the Parish Council and the two minute silence was observed at 11 o’clock.


There were two services for Sunday 1st November. The first was the Family Service for All Saints’ Day.

A Family Service is usually held on the first Sunday of the month. Elaine Dow, one of the regular leaders of those services, leads this Family Service for All Saints’ Day.

As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The second service for Sunday 1st November was the Service of Memorial and Thanksgiving for All Souls’ Sunday.

On the evening of All Souls’ Sunday we usually have a service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving at which we remember our loved ones who are lost but not forgotten. This year we join together online as we cannot all gather in church.

The service was recorded in church. It is led by the Vicar, Rev Preb Maureen Hobbs, and music is provided by the choir under the direction of our Organist and Director of Music, Greg Lewin.

You may wish to have a candle to hand while watching so that you can light it at the appropriate time in memory of a loved one – paying attention to health safety (we don’t want to hear fire alarms).


The service on Sunday 25th October was for Bible Sunday.

This service for Bible Sunday, 25th October, is led by our Reader, Dr Ken Scott, with additional material from the Bible Society and the Salvation Army.

As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service on Sunday 18th October was for St Luke’s Day.

In this service for St Luke’s Day, we are thinking about St Luke and about all the “beloved physicians” who care for us – nurses, doctors and care workers. It is led by the Vicar, Rev Preb Maureen Hobbs, with readings by members of the congregation who are also members of the medical profession.

As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service for Sunday 11th October was led by the Youth Group.

This service is led by the Youth Group who normally lead the worship in the evening of the second Sunday of each month. The theme this month is bubbles.

The music is provided from their own homes by members of the Youth Group and the church choir, under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin.


The service for Sunday 4th October was a Family Service.

A Family Service is usually held on the first Sunday of the month. Gladys Jones, one of the regular leaders of those services, leads this Family Service on the theme of “Fruits of the Kingdom”.

As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


On Sunday 27th September we celebrated Harvest Festival with a service on the village playing field. A version of that service had been recorded in advance and is available below.

This service is a celebration of Harvest in the Iona style and with thanks to our Farmers! It is led by the Vicar, Rev Preb Maureen Hobbs, with readings by two farmers from their farmyards.

In this rural parish farming is an important part of village life, even for those who do not work on the land. Normally we mark the end of the harvest with a Harvest Festival in church with harvest produce all around the church and a large congregation. This year’s harvest will be very different. Instead of a service in church we are holding a service outside on the village playing field. For those who are not able to join us on the field this version of the service has been recorded.

As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The Service for the 15th Sunday after Trinity was on Sunday 20th September.

This Service of the Word for the 15th Sunday after Trinity is led by the Vicar, Revd Preb Maureen Hobbs, with contributions from members of the our congregation. The theme of the service is “Surprised by Generosity”.

As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The Service for Sunday 13th September was led by the Youth Group.

This service is led by the Youth Group who normally lead the worship in the evening of the second Sunday of each month. The theme this month is bubbles. The music is provided from their own homes by members of the Youth Group and the church choir, under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin.


The Service for the 13th Sunday after Trinity was on Sunday 6th September.

A Family Service is usually held on the first Sunday of the month. Our Reader, Dr Ken Scott, leads the Family Service for the first Sunday in September with contributions from one of our church’s families. The title is “Our wisdom, and God’s”.

As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The Service for the 12th Sunday after Trinity was on Sunday 30th August.

As this is the fifth Sunday of the month we have a Family Service or All Age Worship, which is intended to be for the whole church family. It is on the theme “Whoever said it would be easy?!” and is led by the Vicar, Revd Preb Maureen Hobbs, with contributions from members of the our congregation, recorded in their homes.

If you want to join in the prayer activity you will need some paper or card, a pen or pencil, scissors, a bible and maybe a candle.

As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The Service for the 11th Sunday after Trinity was on Sunday 23rd August.

This Service of the Word for the 11th Sunday after Trinity is led by the Vicar, Revd Preb Maureen Hobbs, with contributions from members of the our congregation, recorded in their homes. The theme of the service is “What’s the future for the church?”

As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service for the 10th Sunday after Trinity was on Sunday 16th August.

This Service of the Word is led by the Vicar, Revd Preb Maureen Hobbs, with contributions from members of the our congregation, recorded in their homes. It is on the theme “Encountering the unexpected… travelling beyond our comfort zone.”
As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The Service for Sunday 9th August was led by the Youth Group.

This service is led by the Youth Group who normally lead the worship in the evening of the second Sunday of each month. The theme this month is about being bold and strong in faith. The music is provided from their own homes by members of the Youth Group and the church choir, under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin.


The Family Service for the 8th Sunday after Trinity was on Sunday 2nd August.

A Family Service is usually held on the first Sunday of the month. Debbie Francis leads the Family Service for the first Sunday in August, which is based around the theme of a rainbow and what it means to us.
We’ve been seeing a lot of rainbows during lockdown so we explore the different colours in the rainbow and their meanings. We look at the story of Noah’s ark where God made His covenant to the world in the form of a rainbow. The hymns continue the theme of colour and, for those in church who are not allowed to sing, there is at least one hymn where they can join in with the actions.
As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service for the 7th Sunday after Trinity was on Sunday 26th July.

This service for Sunday 26th July, the 7th Sunday after Trinity, is led by our Reader, Dr Ken Scott, with contributions from one of our church’s families. It is an Iona style service on the theme “Individuals can make a difference” and will include a brief history with pictures of Iona. The hymns are all by John Bell, a member of the Iona Community.
As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service for the 6th Sunday after Trinity was on 19th July.

This Service of the Word is led by the Vicar, Revd Preb Maureen Hobbs, recorded inside the church, with contributions from members of the our congregation, recorded in their homes. It is on the theme “Waiting and weeding/ Testing and tracing? How can we be certain?”
As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service for Sunday 12th July was led by the Youth Group.

This service is led by the Youth Group who normally lead the worship in the evening of the second Sunday of each month. The theme this month is Parables and in particular the Sower. The music is provided from their own homes by members of the Youth Group and the church choir, under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin.


The service on Sunday 5th July was a Family Service.

A Family Service is usually held on the first Sunday of the month. Iain Coleman and Heny Ibberson lead this Family Service on the theme “A Tricky Road Ahead”. As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service for the Third Sunday after Trininty was on Sunday 28th June.

This service on the theme “The kindness of strangers” is led by the Vicar, Revd Preb Maureen Hobbs, recorded inside the church, with contributions from members of the our congregation, recorded in their homes.
As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service for the Second Sunday after Trininty was on Sunday 21st June.

This service, which is led by the Vicar, Revd Preb Maureen Hobbs, was recorded in the church with contributions from various members of the congregation recorded from their homes. The theme “How deep is the Father’s love?” reflects that outside the church it’s Fathers’ Day.
As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service for Sunday 14th June was led by the Youth Group.

This service is led by the Youth Group who normally lead the worship in the evening of the second Sunday of each month. The theme of the service is People, Presence and Power. The music is provided from their own homes by members of the Youth Group and the church choir, under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin.


The service for Trinity Sunday was on Sunday 7th June.

A Family Service is usually held on the first Sunday of the month. Barbara Dias, one of the regular leaders of those services, leads this Family Service for Trinity Sunday. As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service for The Feast of Pentecost was on Sunday 31st May.

This is a service of Holy Communion for the Feast of Pentecost on 31st May 2020. The celebrant is the vicar, Maureen Hobbs, with members of the congregation reading the lessons and leading the intercessions. As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.

You might like to have a candle or tealight to hand and a means of lighting it for later in the service. Please join in at home with our prayers and hymns. There is an opportinity to make an Act of Spiritual Communion at the appropriate point.

An Order of Service can be downloaded to print at home if you would like to have a copy in front of you while viewing the service. Click here to download it as a PDF. Click here to open it as a web page.


The service for The Sunday after Ascension Day was on Sunday 24th May.

This service for Sunday 24th May, the Sunday after Ascension Day, is led by our Reader, Dr Ken Scott. As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.


The service for Ascension Day was on Thursday 21st May.

The Vicar, Rev Preb Maureen Hobbs, celebrates Holy Communion from the Vicarage to mark Ascension Day. As those viewing online will not be able to receive communion there will be an opportunity to make an act of Spiritual Communion at the relevant time. As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.

An Order of Service can be downloaded to print at home if you would like to have a copy in front of you while viewing the service. Click here to download it as a PDF. Click here to open it as a web page.


The service for Rogation Sunday was on 17th May.

Traditionally we have a walk on Rogation Sunday from Pattingham Church to St Mary’s Church in Patshull (which is now redundant and in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust). After tea and cakes a service is held there.
We cannot do that this year but have done our best to provide a flavour of that in this service. It is led by the Vicar, Rev Preb Maureen Hobbs, and includes interviews with three members of the congregation about their work. As usual music is provided by the augmented church choir (recorded from their homes) under the direction of Greg Lewin, our Director of Music and Organist.
Photographs of the Rogation Walk in 2018 are included amongst the images.

An Order of Service can be downloaded to print at home if you would like to have a copy in front of you while viewing the service. Click here to download it as a PDF. Click here to open it as a web page.


The service for Sunday 10th May was led by the Youth Group.

This service, for the fifth Sunday of Easter, is led by the Youth Group who normally lead the worship in the evening of the second Sunday of each month. The music is provided from their own homes by members of the Youth Group and the church choir, under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin.


The service for the Fourth Sunday of Easter was on Sunday 3rd May.

A service for the first Sunday of the month similar to the Family Service normally held on the first Sunday. It is led by our Reader, Dr Ken Scott assisted by one of our church families, with the virtual choir under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin.


The service for the Third Sunday of Easter was on Sunday 26th April.

A Service of the Word, exploring the story of the Journey to Emmaus, NB Social distancing maintained throughout! Led by the Vicar, Revd Preb Maureen Hobbs, with contributions from other members of the congregation. Members of the augmented church choir join together as a virtual choir from their homes under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin.


The service for the Second Sunday of Easter was on Sunday 19th April.

This is an informal service of worship for the second Sunday of Easter similar to our monthly first Sunday family services. It is led by our Reader, Dr Ken Scott, and with our virtual choir, under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin. It includes an interview with Tracey Williams, a member of our congregation who is a Sister in the Intensive Care Unit at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton.


The fifth service was for Easter Day on Sunday 12th April.

This service of Eucharist for Easter Day was celebrated from the Vicarage by the Vicar, Rev Preb Maureen Hobbs. Members of the church choir join together as a virtual choir from their homes to sing the hymns under the direction of our Director of Music and Organist, Greg Lewin.

The Easter Service for St Chad’s School, recorded by the Headteacher, Mrs Yeomans, is on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Bgn2Fis5M44


The fourth service was for Good Friday on 10th April.

This service of words and music gives the opportunity to reflect on Christ’s last hour on the cross on the first Good Friday. It is led by the Vicar. The music is played by our organist, Greg Lewin.


The third service was for Palm Sunday on Sunday 5th April.

This service for Palm Sunday, led by the Vicar, was recorded partly over Zoom with a number of participants, including some members of our Youth Group, in their own homes. The music is played by our organist, Greg Lewin.


The second service was for Passion Sunday on Sunday 29th March. It is in the Iona style.

This service was held over Zoom with all six participants in their own homes. The music is played by our organist, Greg Lewin. We apologise for the blank screen during the music sections. It was hoped that there would be some suitable images at that point but there was a problem editing those in. Better luck next time!


The first service was for Mothering Sunday on Sunday 22nd March.

There were technical problems with the version which was online until about 11:45 on 22nd March. This version is better. The earlier version had had 55 views by then.


You can see our brief welcome video below.

These videos are available on our YouTube channel as well as through this website.


The Vicar is offering daily prayer from the Vicarage which is streamed live on Facebook. The latest one is on the Worship on the Web page. Previous ones can be found on the Worship on Facebook Live page.