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|IWelcome to St Chad's Church, Pattingham...
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
about Money >>Messy
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|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.
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!
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...
|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. more
|Team Golf Day 2014
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 >>
of Lichfield's Epiphany Message view
Next year's Race, the 25th, will be on
12th October 2014
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.
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 >>
|Our Patron, Lady Barbara dies, aged 97 more >>
|'Fish & Chip' Jumper and Hats
born babies of Africa, many suffering from Aids, are called 'Fish
& Chip' babies because they leave hospital wrapped in newspapers
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!).
As a result
of recent resignations, there are spare numbers. Anyone interested
should contact Steve Jones on 01902 700395.
|Wedding - Anna & Raj Ellis-Khanna -
Sunday 9th December 2012 at 1.30pm, Anna Ellis and Raj Khanna
were married in St Chad's Church.
is installed as a Prebendary at Lichfield Cathedral
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.
Lichfield Cathedral at the start of the Service, The 'Bishopshull'
stall, Revd Maureen Hobbs installed in the stall.) Download
Order of Service
Club - New Year
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.
Churchyard Tree is removed...
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...
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.
- Ruth Bishop and
Scott Hughes - 18h
Saturday 18th June 2011 at 2.30pm, Ruth Bishop and Scott Hughes
were married in St Chad's Church.
|Chad Singers cheque
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.
to Turkey - A
pictorial story by Laura Woodside-Jones...
|The meaning of 'Epiphany' - 'Candlemas' - 'Lent'
- 'Easter' - 'Pentecost'... more >>
|World Vision - Report on Ostine, our sponsored child in Kenya more >>
- Heather Tritton
and Paul Hannon - 8.10.2010
Friday 8th October 2010 at 1.30pm, Heather Tritton and Paul Hannon
were married in St Chad's Church.
unforgettable rendition of "The Lord's Prayer." Watch
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Rags to Riches Charity...
Click to view letters and photos from Peter
Davey in Kenya.
Prayer Group more info >>
needing to find St Chad's Church by Satellite Navigation, the
POST CODE is WV6 7DU.
|Visit Caroline's page...
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.
more photos >>
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
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.
|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.
St Chad's - a Church ready to
written by Stuart Jones.
The history of
St Chad's Church...
out more about St Chad's and St Mary's Churches.
more info >>
Visit the Photo
hundreds of pictures showing glimpses of what goes on at St Chad's
Church in Pattingham
more info >>
|If you wish to receive a copy of the
PARISH MAGAZINE, please contact...
MARTIN & JILL PARKER
who will arrange distribution to you.
|St Chad's Church
in for a tea/coffee and
Wednesday mornings from 10.45 am.
of this month's draw:
1st Prize - £150
2nd Prize - £100
3rd Prize - £50
The 100 Club draw takes place on the last Monday of the month.