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The Revd Patricia Ann Chapman – a retired Priest living in Mansfield, died on 31st December 2019, aged 77.
Pat became a Deaconess in 1984, was ordained Deacon in 1987 and ordained Priest in 1994. She was full-time Deaconess at Rainworth, St. Simon & St. Jude from 1984-1996, Parish Deacon from 1987-1994 and then Curate from 1994-1996. Pat was then honorary Priest-in-Charge at Mansfield Oak Tree Lane from 1996-2007. Pat retired in 2007 and served with Permission to Officiate from 2008, also serving as Chaplain to the Mothers’ Union from 2013-2019.
Pat died peacefully on 31st December 2019.
Funeral details: Saturday 18th January, 11am St John’s Church, Mansfield, NG18 1QH
Please use town centre car parks. The family would be pleased if all who attend the service stay in church after the service for a finger buffet. The family and close friends will then go to Mansfield Crematorium for a short Committal before returning to the church.
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Parish Safeguarding Handbook
The Parish Safeguarding Handbook has been updated to reflect the Training and Development Framework 2019. For those in possession of original printed copies of the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, an addendum may be downloaded and printed off to replace the information found on pages 16 and 17.
Safer Working Practice
The companion to the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, Safer Environments and Activities, has now been published on the Policy and Practice Guidance section of the website. This guidance provides highly practical advice for parishes, helping them to run their day-to-day activities as safely as possible.
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