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 Marriage at St Chad's Church...
Your Wedding at St Chad's Church, Pattingham ?

We are pleased to welcome enquiries from couples who are considering having their Wedding Service here.

You may get married in this Church if
one of you:

1. lives in the parish or
2. is on the church's electoral roll.
3. has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
4. has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
5. was baptised in the parish or
6. was prepared for confirmation in the parish or
one of your parents, at any time after they were born:
7. has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
8. has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months or
one of your parents or grandparents:
9. was married in the parish.

If none of 1-9 applies, yes, you can still, marry in this church if:
10. you are granted a Special Licence.

(Numbers 2,5,6 - either bride or groom must be baptised)

It is important that everything goes well for you on the day, and we would be pleased to have an informal chat with you to discuss church availability, and to give you an idea of costs, which vary to suit your requirements i.e. do we have the Bells, Organ and choir etc?

Please contact us as early in the process as you can, by contacting one of us.

We are here to help you to enjoy the best day of your lives.

Revd Maureen Hobbs - (01092) 700257
Revd Paul Snape - (01902) 763577

If you wish your Wedding to be at St Chad's Church, please check with our Vicar, The Revd. Maureen Hobbs, for we can only marry according to the law and obviously we must adhere to the rules. Many people see our church and would like to be married here, so please check first !

The following legal requirements must be met...

The marriage must be conducted by a person authorised to register marriages in the district.

The marriage must be entered in the marriage register and signed by both parties, two witnesses, the person who conducted the ceremony and, if that person is not authorised to register marriages, the person who is registering the marriage.

 The Marriage Act 1949 provides that marriage must normally be solemnised in the church or chapel of the parish in which one of the parties resides. It is not possible to define exhaustively what is meant by residence, and it is a question of fact to be decided in the circumstances of each case whether or not a person genuinely resides within a parish. It can be said, however, that renting a room and leaving luggage there without occupation is not a residential qualification within the meaning of the Marriage Act. When a person, not normally resident in the parish, is seeking to acquire a residential qualification, he or she should be required to obtain a Common Licence so that an affidavit as to residence is sworn.

To see the Parish Map for St Chad's Church, Pattingham, click

The only exception to the above rules is that a person who is on the church electoral roll of a parish in which they do not reside may be married in the church of that parish. The Synodical Government Measure 1969 provides that a person who is not resident in a parish should habitually attend public worship there for a period of six months before their name is added to the church electoral roll. It is improper to add a person’s name to the church electoral roll of a parish unless he or she has complied with this requirement of the Synodical Government Measure.

Banns are to be published on three Sundays preceding the solemnisation of the marriage, during morning service or, if there is no morning service on a Sunday on which the banns are to be published, during evening service.

If a marriage is to take place after banns in the church of a parish in which only one of the parties resides or has a Church Electoral Roll qualification, then the banns must be called both in the church in which the marriage is to take place and in the churches of each of the parishes in which the parties actually reside.

Floral decorations for your wedding...

We have in place a Flowers Rota where flower decorations are placed regularly on the two altars and the Butler memorial. It normally can be arranged that these can be created in a particular colour scheme to suit your wedding plans.

To arrange this, please contact Liz Sampson on 01902 700823.

(Flower decorations outside the church have to be organised separately.)

Bell Ringing
Ringing of the Church bells can be arranged after (and before) the Wedding ceremony.
There is a charge for this service.

It can be arranged for the Church Choir to accompany the Wedding Service. There is a charge for this service.

Video Recording Licence

In order to take video recordings of your wedding ceremony wihtin the church, whether using a video camera, still camera with video, PDA or mobile phone, permission has to be granted and a licence purchased. Please contact our Priest-in-charge for more details.

If you would like to display your Wedding photographs in the Photo Gallery on this website, contact Mike Coope on 01902 700426 for more details...
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 Baptism at St Chad's Church...

Baptisms are conducted on a Sunday afternoon at 3pm.
Please speak with Revd. Maureen Hobbs before you make arrangements.

The Revd. Maureen Hobbs conducting the baptism of Oliver James Pullan which took place in St Chad's, Pattingham on Sunday 14th November 2010.

Teddy Bears Baptism Party...
On Sunday 7th January in the Village Hall, a party for those baptised in St Chad's Church over the last 5 years was attended by around 20 children with their parents and grandparents. Many Teddy Bears were introduced, games were played and Revd John Daimond told the story of the Three Kings. The party food was then enjoyed before departing for home.

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 Confirmation at St Chad's Church...

Confirmation is the adult profession of promises made on our behalf at baptism. It is open to all those in the Parish over the age of 14 on the date of confirmation.

The Confirmation Service happens once a year around May/June time with the Bishop of Wolverhampton conducting the special service.

Several months of preparation are needed by the candidates and full details of classes can be obtained from our Priest-in-charge, Maureen Hobbs on 01902 700257
Confirmation Service - 8th September 2010
At a special Service held on the evening of Wednesday 8th September and conducted by the Bishop of Wolverhampton, Clive Gregory, eight children and two adults were confirmed together with Gena Richards being received into the Church of England.
Those confirmed were Claire Ainsworth, Josh Ainsworth, Christopher Bellingham, Timothy Bellingham, James Campbell, Grace Campbell, Rebecca Francis, Samantha Francis, Michael Richards and Cora Vials.