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IWelcome to St Chad's Church, Pattingham... 
Maureen's Musings...
Yes, I have been to General Synod again .... But apart from THAT vote, we were concerned with much else besides. Working for the common good was a major focus for us this time. What does that mean? Well you tell me! All churches need to relate to and serve their community. So how can St Chad's help you in your life? Do you need practical help of some kind? Is loneliness an issue? Are you worried about dementia? Would you like help or advice in parenting skills? Would you like to see a credit union operating locally? And what about your working or professional life? Does your church do anything to help you live out your calling as a Christian in the world?..... How might we do more? The potential areas are almost limitless and I am sure you could come up with even more. As the Archbishop of Canterbury has said, the common good is not always the same as the general interest... read more >> Talking about Money >>Messy Church >> Sermons >>

Holiday Club 2014
This year's HOLIDAY CLUB will take place in st Chad's Church on Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th August. The cost is just £10 (but this can be waived if necessary). Each day will begin at 10.00am and will finish at 3.30pm. All children of school age are welcome. For more information, contact Colin Ringrose on 01902 700340.

Welcome to Ness Tobin...
I am Ness Tobin and am joining the parish of Pattingham as, I guess, a trainee vicar! I am training for the ministry at the Queens Foundation, Birmingham, and am on placement at St. Chads church, with Maureen Hobbs as my supervisor.
I am really excited about it, and know Pattingham a bit through the Drama group, of which I am a member.The last time I was up front was as a calendar girl-this role will be a bit different!
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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...
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Maureen's Birthday Celebration...

A tea party celebration of Maureen's 60th birthday (22nd April 2014) was held in the Village Hall on Saturday 26th April with over 100 villagers attending. A special birthday cake displaying a model of Maureen was presented and at Maureen's request, there were no presents but donations to Christain Aid.
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Team Golf Day 2014
Come and join the St Chad's Team Golf Day, a four ball Stableford at the South Staffs Golf Club on Thursday 31st July 2014.The entrance fee of £144 per team of 4 includes coffee on arrival, a buffet meal, the round of golf with a refreshment break half way round and the chance to win some of the 22 prizes. For more details, call Colin Ringrose on 01902 700340.

SERMONS - Read at your leisure - Sermons now availableXX view >>
Bishop of Lichfield's Epiphany Message view video>>


Next year's Race, the 25th, will be on
Sunday 12th October 2014

 Race Entry Form download
more info >>

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.


The 24th Pattingham Bells Run took place on Sunday 13th October 2013 over 7 miles of multi-terrain countryside in South Staffordshire, attracting 511 runners. more info >>
2013 Race Results >>
Our Patron, Lady Barbara dies, aged 97 more >>

'Fish & Chip' Jumper and Hats
Newly born babies of Africa, many suffering from Aids, are called 'Fish & Chip' babies because they leave hospital wrapped in newspapers for warmth.
To replace the newspapers, we asked for those of you who can knit, to make small woollen jumpers and hats, all to be sent out directly to parts of Kenya, Uganda and South Africa.
And did you knit !!!! At the closing date on 31st January 2013, a staggering total of 306 garments have been made, comprising 148 jumpers and 158 hats.
A massive 'Thank You' from Kath Coope to all of you who have given your time (and wool!).


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

Wedding - Anna & Raj Ellis-Khanna - 9th December 2012
On Sunday 9th December 2012 at 1.30pm, Anna Ellis and Raj Khanna were married in St Chad's Church.
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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 >>

Century Club - New Year
Don't forget...New subscriptions for the Pattingham Century Club are due in August for the new year.

The annual amount is £60 and payment should be by cheque made payable to 'Pattingham PCC' and forwarded to Steve Jones at 'Sunningdale', Great Moor Road, Pattingham, Wolverhampton WV6 7AU or handed to one of the Church Wardens.
Prizes are drawn at the end of each month : 1st prize of £150, 2nd at £100 and 3rd at £50.

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. more photos to follow >>

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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Chad Singers cheque presentation...
Following the very successful 'Hopes and Dreams' Concert in April 2011 which celebrated 10 years of the Chad Singers, the profits made at this event were donated to St. Chad's Church.
A cheque for just under £1300 was presented to Revd. Maureen Hobbs, the Priest-in-charge at St. Chad's by the choir's Chairman, Alan Hickman, accompanied by the choir's new Treasurer, Sue Penny. This presentation took place at 11.00am after Morning Service on Sunday 29th May 2011.

Visit to Turkey - A pictorial story by Laura Woodside-Jones... view photos>>

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

World Vision - Report on Ostine, our sponsored child in Kenya 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 >>

Pattingham Allotments
The new allotments started in a fallow field in Newgate. Take a look at the tremendous progress made by all the plot holders. more info >>

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 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...
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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 >>
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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
Ian Pugh
2nd Prize - £100
Chris Wycherley
3rd Prize - £50
Alan Caswell
The 100 Club draw takes place on the last Monday of the month.

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