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|IWelcome to St Chad's Church, Pattingham...
May has arrived, and with it the big decision that we all need
to make on May 7th.... I know that it seems like this General
Election has been going on for far too long already - we have
known exactly when it would be for years, rather than months,
but, whatever your political affiliation - I hope you will all
turn out and vote on the day. I know it is very tempting to think
that "my vote won't matter one way or another" but
I think we owe it to those who fought so hard to ensure that
we have the right to cast our ballot - at least once every five
years. And if we don't bother to cast that vote, then we do really
get the government we deserve! So while I would never try and
tell you for whom to vote - the principle of voting is really,
really important .... SO DO IT! read more >>
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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
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. more >>
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
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
PCC Reports 2014
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Report 2014 -
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 Gods 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
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.
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... more >>
Christmas Child is the world's largest children's project, run
by the Christian relief and development organisation, Samantha's
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
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'. view
offical certificate >>
peal is rung... To
mark this event and the Harvest Service, the St Chad's Bell Ringers
completed a quarter peal. more
at St Albans in Wednesfield for 'Close the gap'
On Sunday 14th September 2014, parishers from Pattingham were
invited to join the partner church, St Alban's in Wednesfield
for an evening communion service. During the service an original
painting specially created by artist Oliver Pengilley at the
'For Richer, For Poorer' event on 14th June 2014, was presented
to the church for display in their main hall. view
|Wedding - Holly Guy and Duke Seymour -
Friday 19th September 2014 at 1.00pm, Holly Guy and Duke Seymour
were married in St Chad's Church.
|John Daimond's 5 mile
On Tuesday 9th September 2014, Revd. John Daimond completed a
planned 5 mile walk in Attingham Park grounds. John's goal was
to complete the walk in order to raise sponsorship funds for
Cancer Research UK, to say 'thank you' for the tremendous support
they have given him during his illness. more>>
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...
|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 >>
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.
|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.
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
|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 >>
|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
Barry Ellis (Help the Heroes)
2nd Prize - £100
3rd Prize - £50
The 100 Club draw takes place on the last Monday of the month.