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|IWelcome to St Chad's Church, Pattingham...
was a point, yesterday evening, when I seriously thought I might
not be able to get home... I was on my way back from General
Synod, when the weather conspired to make it very difficult.
There were trees blown down, power outages and flooding getting
ever worse, and with winds hitting 100 miles an hour and over,
I cannot blame Virgin for deciding not to run any trains! But
when one is standing on Euston Station, conscious of two dogs
waiting hopefully and my house sitter expecting to get back to
his home, rational thought begins to disappear and panic sets
about Money >>Messy
Church >> Sermons
Organist, Colin Harper leaves us...
Organist, Colin Harper has resigned from his position at St Chad's
in Pattingham to take up the post of Organist/Director of Music
for a church in Burford. We all wish him well in his new position.
Anyone who is interested in taking up the position of Organist/Music
Director at St Chad's should contact the Revd. Preb Maureen Hobbs
on 01902 700257 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 23rd January 2014
|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.
|The LENT Course - 'Christ and the Chocolaterie' more info >>
|SERMONS - Read
at your leisure - Sermons now availableXX view >>
of Lichfield's Epiphany Message view
|New Rotas for 2014 now available view >>
(If you have trouble accessing the 2014 Rotas, go to the ROTAS
page and refresh by pressing F5)
|30-60-30 Video Challenge - Are you 15 - 30?
60 second video on 'Why Christianity matters in your town' find out more >>
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 email@example.com.
|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 >>
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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
Mr & Mrs Tibble
3rd Prize - £50
The 100 Club draw takes place on the last Monday of the month.