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Maureen's Musings...
"Come and have a coffee with the Vicar!" - During Lent (and maybe beyond if it proves popular) I shall be making myself available for informal conversation in the Lychgate Coffee Shop every Saturday from 11am - 12 noon. Anyone can come and have a chat - if the topic is confidential, we will arrange a more suitable time and place to meet, but for more general inquiries or just a natter, feel free to join me - and I promise to stand you a cup of tea or coffee as you prefer! - Can't say fairer than that, can I? And please spread the word around the community - this offer is not just for existing church members, who probably see quite enough of me! read more >>
Talking about Money >>Messy Church >> Sermons >>

For full details of all the Easter services and activities, visit the Worship page >>

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.

LENT - Bishop's Appeal - Course - Lunches
For more information on the LENT period, visit our

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.

Pattingham Bells Run 2014

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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 >>

Service 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.
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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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John Daimond's 5 mile walk...
He's done it!
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>>

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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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.

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.

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 >>

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 >>

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

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...
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.
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St Chad's - a Church ready to move on...
An article written by Stuart Jones.
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The history of St Chad's Church...
Find out more about St Chad's and St Mary's Churches.
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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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01902 700755
who will arrange distribution to you.
St Chad's Church
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a chat...
Wednesday mornings from 10.45 am.

100 Club
Winners of this month's draw:
1st Prize - £150
Steve Jones
2nd Prize - £100
Dave Clarke
3rd Prize - £50
Richard Buttress
The 100 Club draw takes place on the last Monday of the month.

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