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 Children and Youth...
Messy Church
Sunday School
Holiday Club

Youth Service
Pattingham Baby & Toddler Group
Christingle Service
Easter Garden

Our Child Protection service
Our sponsored child in Kenya

Services for Children
1st Sunday of the Month - FAMILY SERVICE
2nd Sunday of the Month - YOUNG CHURCH
3rd Sunday of the Month - SUNDAY SCHOOL
4th Sunday of the Month - YOUNG CHURCH
5th Sunday of the Month - FAMILY SERVICE

All our 10.00am Services are really child friendly... we would love to see you there.
Toys and books are available.
We have drinks and biscuits (sometimes cake !) after the Service with plenty of friendly chat.

The Youth work within St Chad's Church consists of...

A Youth Service on the 2nd Sunday of each month,
A monthly Sunday School, see
below for exact dates,
An annual Holiday Club which takes place in the
Summer holiday period. See
Diary for exact date.

For more information, please contact Barbara Tritton on 01902 700065

We also hold a Family Service, which does not include Eucharist, on the 1st Sunday of the Month. This service, which we hope attracts younger family groups, is led by different 'Teams' on a rota basis.


Children from the Sunday School perform a Nativity Play at the Family Service held on the 7th December 2008.

The very youngest members of our congregation are not forgotten as we hold several 'Fun and Faith for the under 5's'.





The Children's Page
We wish to encourage children to take an active part in this new website, in
particular on this, their own page.
If anyone wishes to contribute articles, drawings, pictures, games etc. please
contact Mike Coope on 01902 700426.


 Sunday School Dates



2016
Sunday School - Dates and Topics

 January    
 February    
 March x   
 April x x
 May x x
 June x x
 July      

 August - NO Sunday School
 September Prize giving x
October      
 November    
 December    

For more information, please contact Lisa Ainsworth on 01902 700960

 Holiday Club

August 2017 - Holiday Club
Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th August for all children 5 years and over who either live, go to school or worship in Pattingham.
For more information, please contact Anna Mazzonne.


September - Prizegiving

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 The Youth Service
A Youth Service is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 6.30pm.
The service is short, lasting 30 to 45 minutes and is run in a very relaxed atmosphere and is for the younger members of the church.

We welcome teenagers who would like to participate in the musical or drama content of the service. If you play a musical instrument and would like to join up with others and enjoy the satisfaction of playing in a small band, why not come along and join in the fun. All are welcome.

On Sunday 18th February 2007, the Youth Service drew a particularly large congregation. The service was a great success due to the excellent performances, readings and prayers in particular by the singing group shown below.

 
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For more information, contact Barbara Tritton on 01902 700065.

 Pattingham Baby & Toddler Group

The Group
is independant from St Chad's Church.

The Pattingham Baby and Toddler Group meets every Tuesday in term time, 10.00am to 11.30am at Pattingham Village Hall.
Charges: Membership is just £1.50 a week; Babies under 4 months old are free and there is a discount for siblings.
Optional activities 50p extra
All parents and carers welcome.
For more information, call Susie on 07766 553489
(Information dated 7.4.2016)

 Christingle Service at St Chad's

This special service, which takes place just before Christmas is an ancient Moravian custom (first held on Christmas Day in 1747) which celebrates the coming of Christmas - families gather together at their local Church and the children are given Christingles.

The Christingle...
The orange represents the World and God's creation - fruits and sweets on the four cocktail sticks remind us of the seasons of the Earth - the red ribbon represents the Blood of Christ and God's love for us in the death and resurrection of Jesus - and the candle represents God's love in sending Jesus "the light of the World" to be with us always.


The Children's Society introduced the Christingle into the Church of England in 1968.


Christingle Service 24th December 2008


 Easter Garden

The Easter Garden is built in St Chad's Church on Good Friday by the children of Pattingham.

They constructed the Tomb, stone by stone and brought flowers in the colours of red, purple white and blue, the colours of mourning.

At the side of the Tomb is the herb, rosemary for Remembrance. On the Green Hill are three crosses, one for Jesus and two for the thieves.

On Easter Day, the stone is rolled away from the Tomb and bright yellow flowers are placed in the Garden - a sign of celebration.

A white Easter lily stands behind the green hill to symbolise the risen Lord.

The Lord is risen...Alleluia


 Child Protection Policy 


Gena Richards

Protection of our children and young people is of paramount importance to us.
We have adopted the Child Protection Policy that has been developed by the Diocese of Lichfield.

If you have any concerns at all about the safety of children in our care, please contact Gena Ricahrds on 01902 700188 or Janet Brock on 01902 700247.


Janet Brock