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Welcome to our website. We hope you find it useful. You will find lots of information about us and what we do. There are a number of pages which can be reached from the menu.


weekly pewsheet
This week’s weekly pew notice sheet can be downloaded as a PDF file.



There is a calendar of church services and events.


The result of the November Century Club Draw is here.


Christmas Tree Festival
The Christmas Tree Festival takes place from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th December. Find out more here.


Greg LewinSt Chad’s has a new organist.
Greg Lewin took up his post as Organist on 1st October. Find out more about him here.


Pattingham Bells Run
The Pattingham Bells Run took place on Sunday 14th October.
Well, that was one of the wettest runs we’ve ever had. We hope that the journey home for those who attended wasn’t too difficult and that they dried off soon!

Unfortunately we had a major problem this year when a large batch of 10k runners were sent the wrong way and completed the 5k run instead of the 10k. This did not affect the 5k race which went to plan. This only affected the leading group of the 10k race. We are really sorry about this and unreservedly apologise. This is the first time this has happened in the 30-year history of our popular runs.

As you are aware, all of our marshals and helpers are volunteers and freely give up their time for this event which raises money for local charities.

We reiterate that this does not affect the 5k race and, for those 10k runners who completed the 5k race, we hope that at least they enjoyed some of the experience in this lovely part of the country. We can’t wait to see the finish photos!

Once again, we are sorry for our error and hope that won’t stop you from entering our unique race next year!

The results and list of prize winners are at https://www.pattinghambellsrun.com/2018

Due to the miscommunication on the day, which we apologise for, an extra Contest – the “Accidental 5k” which lists those 10k runners that were mis-directed on to the 5k course – has been added.


This year’s Holiday Club, took place on 21st – 23rd August. It was called “Team Builders”. There is more information and photographs here.


PCC Member of the Month

A series of ‘pen portraits’ of members of the PCC which are appearing in the Parish News.
August 2018 is Tony Taylor.
September 2018 is Gena Richards.
October 2018 is Henry Ibberson.
November 2018 is Gladys Jones.
December 2018 is Colin Ringrose.



These lunches, aimed at those who might feel a little isolated or alone, no matter what their age, take place in the Village Hall every third Thursday in the month, 12.30 to 2.30pm.

The next will be on Thursday 18th January 2019/b> as there is not one in December. Find more details and see photos of previous lunches here


Please explore this website where you will find details of events and services which are coming up.

You can find out who we are and how to contact us.

News and reports from the PCC give some information about what the PCC has been doing and is planning.

There are pictures and information about past events.

There are pages of sermons and letters from the vicar,

Marriages

Marriages at St. Chad’s …

A church wedding is a special way to start married life. Discover what you want to know about weddings in St. Chad’s Church Pattingham. Continue reading “Marriages”

Vicar’s page

Churchwardens’ chat


Maureen, our Vicar, is continuing to convalesce after knee surgery so for the December magazine “Maureen’s Musings” have been replaced by “Churchwardens’ Chat”


Iain ColemanGena Richards  December 2018  

The bells of waiting Advent ring,
The Tortoise stove is lit again
And lamp-oil light across the night
Has caught the streaks of winter rain
In many a stained-glass window sheen
From Crimson Lake to Hookers Green.

 
And so the opening verse of John Betjeman’s famous poem Christmas heralds what feels like our headlong rush into Advent and rapidly on through the Christmas Festive season. Continue reading “Vicar’s page”