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IWelcome to St Chad's Church, Pattingham... 
Maureen's Musings...
It almost, almost feels like winter finally! But February sees the start of Lent, so surely the Spring cannot be far behind?
This Lent we are offering a course based on a book by the Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields (surely now one of the most mis-named churches in London! ) Trafalgar Square might have much of interest, but there is not a field to be seen these days! Sam Wells is an excellent communicator and always has something of interest to say about the Scriptures, and life itself, so I am really looking forward to this. I am sure Ken will have written more fully on this subject...
more Lent info >>
read more >> Talking about Money >>Messy Church >> Sermons >>

For SERVICE details at St Chads... Visit the WORSHIP page >>

Chosen Lent Book for 2016... more information including LENT LUNCHES >>


A Confirmation Service took place at St Nicholas Church, Codsall on Sunday 6th December 2015

Wedding - Emily & Dean Hems - 12th September 2015
On Saturday 12th September 2015 at 12.30pm, Emily and Dean Hems were married in St Chad's Church.
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SCARECROW FESTIVAL BREAKS ALL RECORDS...
CONGRATULATIONS
to absolutely everyone who helped give Pattingham the most successful Scarecrow Festival ever at the end of September. Your scarecrows were fabulous - your help serving refreshments or by selling trail guides or stewarding in church invaluable - your many home baked cakes delicious - your support of the weekend events by getting friends and relatives to come along - ALL QUITE FANTASTIC - we cannot thank you enough.

We are now able to give you the RECORD BREAKING RESULT: £12,758.00 profit!! The Steering Committee have donated £5000.00 to St.Chad's School for the purchase of new IT equipment for the children - and the remainder will go to St.Chad's Church for the restoration of the stone cross over the porch (which will complete the porch project started with the 2011 Scarecrow Festival) with the balance going towards another Church project as yet undefined.
Chrissie, Dave & Liz, Mike & Kath, Christine & Dave C - the 2015 Festival Steering Committee

The 26th Bells Run - The Results
To download the results for the 2015 Pattingham Bells Run, click
here...


John Daimond

It is with deep regret that we announce that the Revd. John Daimond passed away on Monday 7th September.

The funeral was held at Holy Trinity Church, Uffington, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 15th September at 1.00pm.

The family would like to sincerely thank all those who have expressed their kindness and symphathy.

All donations received will be given to Holy Trinity Church, Uffington.


Wedding - Bethany Dunham & Gordon Wright - 31st July 2015
On Friday 31st July 2015 at 3.00pm, Bethany Dunham and Gordon Wright were married in St Chad's Church.
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Graveyard Plans...
Plans are now available on this web for the Churchyard Graves and Memorials
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Rev Ness Tobin is ordained at Lichfield Cathedral
At the morning service on Sunday 28th June 2015, Ness Tobin was ordained as a Deacon at Lichfield Cathedral by the Bishop Of Lichfield, along with several other candidates. Around 40 friends and relatives joined the large congregation to witness the ordination, followed by a celebratory lunch at a local restaurant. Congratulations, Rev Ness !!!

Rogation Walk 2015
Around 30 people joined in on last Sunday's Rogation Walk from St Chad's in Pattingham right through to St Mary's church in Patshull.
A further 20 people joined the walkers at St Mary's for the annual Rogation Service in which prayers are said for a good growing season and harvest.

An Afternoon Tea Party for Liz and Dave Sampson
Take a look at all the pictures taken during the Afternoon Tea Party which was to thank Liz and Dave Sampson for their 21 years as a Churchwarden and his loyal support.
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Our new second Churchwarden - Dr. Ken Scott
At our APCM on Sunday 19 April, Dr. Ken Scott came to the rescue of the parish by agreeing to stand - in the absence of any other volunteers, as our second Churchwarden. This is extremely kind of him and I have no doubt that he and our continuing warden, Dr Iain Coleman will work very well together with me. However - as Ken is already our Reader and has a distinct role in the parish, he should not really have to take on additional responsibility - especially in a congregation as large and talented as ours is!
Ken stepped into the breach on the clear understanding that he will serve no more than three years in post - hopefully less - if we can persuade someone to stand in a year or two - and that during that time he, Iain and I will be working to change perceptions within the parish of what the role of Churchwarden entails.
PCC Reports 2014
PCC Annual Report 2014 - download >>
PCC Financial Report 2014 - download >>
For all other 2014 reports, please visit the PCC page >>

Easter Garden
The story at the heart of Easter is about Jesus. He preached a message of love and forgiveness, but enemies conspired for him to be crucified.
Three days later, the Bible says, his friends saw him alive again. Christians believe that Jesus’ new life, his resurrection, is a promise that God’s love and forgiveness is for ever.
This Easter garden is a traditional Christian craft, depicting the place where Jesus was buried and the stone door of the tomb rolled away… to reveal that it is empty.


Bishop Jonathan To Retire
The Bishop Jonathan has today announced his retirement as Bishop of Lichfield. He will leave office in September 2015. In a video message, address to the College of Canons, and letter to all churches, Bishop Jonathan said: “Forty years of ministry seem a good stint to Jane and me.” For more, please see the Lichfield Diocese website.

The 26th Bells Run
This year's Bells Run takes place on Sunday 11th October 2015, commencing at 11.00am.
Be sure to book your entry by
downloading the form, or booking in online.

New Archdeacon for Walsall Area...
Following the retirement of the Venerable Christopher Sims last September, we have been awaiting the appointment of a new Archdeacon for the Walsall Area (into which the Trysull Deanery and Parish of Pattingham with Patshull fall).
I am delighted to be able to tell you that on Sunday 11th January, the Revd. Dr. Susan Weller was "Collated, Inducted and welcomed" into her new post as our Archdeacon and as an Honorary Canon of Lichfield Cathedral. Sue has an interesting background that I thought you might also like to know - so I am sharing some of the brief autobiography that she wrote...
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Operation Christmas Child...
Operation Christmas Child is the world's largest children's project, run by the Christian relief and development organisation, Samantha's Purse.

Shoeboxes are filled with an assortment of new gifts comprising toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and other suitable items and then covered with Christmas paper. The boxes can be for boys or girls over the age groups of 2-4, 5-8 and 10-14 years.
Barbara Tritton has coordinated the donations at St Chad's and has received 22 showboxes which have now been delivered to the local collection point.
The shoeboxes are unconditional gifts of love at Christmas and are given to overseas children based on need, regardless of background or religious beliefs.
Thank you to all those who have made and donated the boxes. Another similar scheme will probably be organised in the future. For more information, contact Barbara Tritton on 01902 700065.

It's official... Maureen is now the Vicar of Pattingham
Congratulations to Maureen on becoming the Vicar of Pattingham. Previously she was the 'Priest-in-charge' but at a ceremony in Lichfield Cathedral on the 25th September 2014, she was offically appointed 'Vicar'.
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Quarter peal is rung...
To mark this event and the Harvest Service, the St Chad's Bell Ringers completed a quarter peal. more details >>

Wedding - Holly Guy and Duke Seymour - 19th September 2014
On Friday 19th September 2014 at 1.00pm, Holly Guy and Duke Seymour were married in St Chad's Church.
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Welcome to our new Organist...
Helen Emery is our new Organist and Musical Director at St Chad's.
She officially took over the position on the 1st May 2014 and was welcomed to our Church in the Sunday Morning Service on 4th May by Revd Paul Snape and all the congregation. Welcome Helen to St Chad's...
more info >>

SERMONS - Read at your leisure - Sermons now availableXX view >>


Two Choir Events...

There were two highlights within the Church Choir recently with Sheila Foggin celebrating her 80th birthday and Millie Colin-Stokes becoming an offical member of the Choir.

The photograph shows Sheila and Millie after the Morning Service in St Chad's on Sunday 17th November 2013.

Our Patron, Lady Barbara dies, aged 97 more >>

Century Club
As a result of recent resignations, there are spare numbers. Anyone interested should contact Steve Jones on 01902 700395.

Maureen is installed as a Prebendary at Lichfield Cathedral
A special Choral Evensong Service conducted by the Bishop of Lichfield was held at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday 22nd September 2012 which included the Installation of Prebendaries, The Revd Maureen Hobbs (Prebend of Bishopshull), Revd Dr Jeff Leonardi (Prebend of Longdon) and Revd David Vestergaard (Prebend of Dernford). Our congratulations to Maureen in achieving this acknowledgment of her dedication.
(Images: Lichfield Cathedral at the start of the Service, The 'Bishopshull' stall, Revd Maureen Hobbs installed in the stall.) Download Order of Service >>

Dangerous Churchyard Tree is removed...
Following the collapse of several large branches from a tree in the Churchyard, it was decided, after consultation with tree surgeons, that the whole tree should be removed. A new tree will be planted in replacement. A quick count of the rings of the final stump, gave the tree's age at approximately 250 years.

New Notice Board...
Seen putting the finishing touches to the new Church Notice Board are Bob Taylor, who made the solid wood cabinet and Mike Coope who designed the graphics.
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Wedding - Ruth Bishop and Scott Hughes - 18h June 2011
On Saturday 18th June 2011 at 2.30pm, Ruth Bishop and Scott Hughes were married in St Chad's Church.
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Visit to Turkey - A pictorial story by Laura Woodside-Jones... view photos>>

The meaning of 'Epiphany' - 'Candlemas' - 'Lent' - 'Easter' - 'Pentecost'... more >>

Wedding - Heather Tritton and Paul Hannon - 8.10.2010
On Friday 8th October 2010 at 1.30pm, Heather Tritton and Paul Hannon were married in St Chad's Church.
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An unforgettable rendition of "The Lord's Prayer." Watch Video >>

Do you know who this is ?
We recently found a collection of old photographs, apparently of people from Pattingham. The picture of the gentleman shown here was taken from a photograph of a local football team. Click
image to view a larger shot of the complete team. If you can you help in identifying any of the players, email details to photos@sensorland.com.

Looking back...
Revd Maureen Hobbs' 60th Birthday - 2014
Fish & Chips Jumpers & Hats - 2013
Revd Maureen Hobbs installed as prebendary - 2012
Tribute to Revd Canon Stuart Ansell - 2011
Dorothy Newill - Memorial Service - 25th June 2011
Sheila & Walter Foggin's farewell - 2010
The Pattingham Bells Run - October 2010
The Church Fete - July 2010
New Kneelers blessed in Church - Easter 2009
See who's new on the PCC
'The name's Hobbs.. Revd Hobbs' (Express & Star article) - 2009
The Pattingham Bell ringers - 2009
Visit to Turkey - May 2011

Rags to Riches Charity...
Click
to view letters and photos from Peter Davey in Kenya.
Prayer Group more info >>

For those needing to find St Chad's Church by Satellite Navigation, the POST CODE is WV6 7DU.

Visit Caroline's page...
In late 2006, Caroline Ringrose left England to go to live in Thailand and work as a missionary spreading the Christian faith amongst young people. She emails a monthly letter telling us of the latest news from Thailand, which we publish on this website.
Caroline's Page >>
more photos >>
Wedding >>

St Chad's...
We are an expanding congregation and a lively bunch of people. You will find in our new website activities for children and various regular services. There is a welcome here for you along with our regular congregation.

Most of our services are well attended and we use a mixture from both Common Worship and The Book of Common Prayer. In some ways, we are a Traditional village Church and cater for our local population. This means we are used regularly for Marriages and Funerals.

The church is open for visitors and for Private Prayer.
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News from Kenya...
We have received a new photograph, more information and another reply from Austine, our sponsored child in Kenya.
In 2005, St Chads P.C.C. agreed to embark upon on a ten year project to sponsor a six year old child called Ostine.
The sponsorship money is being used to provide basic essentials such as clean water, adequate food, healthcare, farming tools as well as educating Ostine through his school years.
more info>>
St Chad's - a Church ready to move on...
An article written by Stuart Jones.
more info>>

The history of St Chad's Church...
Find out more about St Chad's and St Mary's Churches.
more info >>

Visit the Photo Gallerys...
View hundreds of pictures showing glimpses of what goes on at St Chad's Church in Pattingham
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If you wish to receive a copy of the PARISH MAGAZINE, please contact...
MARTIN & JILL PARKER
01902 700755
who will arrange distribution to you.
St Chad's Church
CAFE OPEN
Drop in for a tea/coffee and
a chat...
Wednesday mornings from 10.45 am.

100 Club
Winners of this month's draw:
1st Prize - £150
Steve Field
2nd Prize - £100
Philippa Bramall
3rd Prize - £50
Mr & Mrs Chaplin
The 100 Club draw takes place on the last Monday of the month.

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