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Services this week –

Sunday 4th December – Second Sunday of Advent

• All Age Worship at 9.30am at St Chad’s, Wishaw
• Holy Communion at 11.15am at St Nicholas’, Curdworth
• Service of the Word at 11.15am at St John’s, Middleton

Sunday 11th December – Third Sunday of Advent

• All Age Worship at 9.30am at St Nicholas’, Curdworth
• Holy Communion at 11.15am at St Nicholas’, Curdworth
• Holy Communion at 11.15am at St John’s, Middleton
CAROL SERVICE at 6.30pm at St Chad’s, Wishaw


At present, there have been no changes to regulations however Covid infections are on the rise once again and sensible precautions are recommended

Face coverings are no longer mandatory in any setting but are recommended in enclosed or crowded places, particularly where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet.
Social distancing in a place of worship is now a personal choice. People are encouraged to respect other attendees and those working who may wish to adopt a more cautious approach.
Regular use of hand sanitiser and/or hand washing is also still recommended.

Funerals in Church

You may have watched the funeral service for Queen Elizabeth, we want you to know that C of E funeral services are available for everyone. Absolutely everyone, whatever their lives have brought to them.

You don’t have to be a churchgoer!

Traditional service in church? We can help you.

Split service in Church and at the Crematorium? We can help you

Service at the crem? We can help you.

Memorial after a direct cremation? We can help you.

The content of any service for your loved one will be carefully tailored to suit your family and your loved one. Traditional elements, modern elements, personal words shared with you and for you.

We aren’t just there for a service or event, we’re there for for you during your period of mourning and afterwards too. Church is a community of support and hope. We understand that grief is a journey and can help you find your way through with prayer, conversation and special services to remember your loved one down the years.

It’s not expensive to have a funeral or memorial in church, or to have a minister lead your service at the crematorium. If we don’t know you we will get to know you, listen to you and help you say goodbye.

More forthcoming events…..


The Luncheon Club is held on the last Friday of the month.
at Curdworth Village Hall

Everyone is welcome and carers are included.
Further details from Vicki 470177 or Jane 470684.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.



Thursday December 8th
10.30am – 12 noon
St Chad’s Church

Come and celebrate Christmas
Sing some carols………… some party games
Eat some mince pies…………..…drink some hot punch



Ladies’ Guild meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Church Hall. Maureen Briggs writes, “The ladies are a very lively, happy bunch who enjoy each others’ company and are keen to keep meeting. They would welcome any ladies who would like to join them.”


FUTURE EVENTS for your diary

St Nicholas’ Church will once again be floodlit from the end of October until Summertime starts again at the end of March. Barbara Kelsey is once more overseeing the scheme. You can either contact Barbara directly, or put your sponsorship money in an envelope, together with your name, the dates you would like and any details of who you would like remembered, if that is appropriate. Or you can simply make a donation if you wish.  

                                                Sponsorship is £5.00 per night

Contact Barbara at – 3 Oaklands, Curdworth

Or Tel: 01675 470134

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL – St Nicholas’ Curdworth
Christmas Tree Festival will take place this year from
Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th December
No theme, so let your imaginations run wild!!
We are hoping for a magnificent display.
More details to follow, but if you want any more information, please contact Eileen Rawson 07931 774713
Thank you!

Children’s Choir has started!
Practices are on Wednesdays
6.00pm-7.00pm at Curdworth Church Hall.
There are still places available. Children are welcome to come along for a ‘taster session’.
Text Margaret on 07778 458 789 to register interest or for further details.





With the appointment of the Rev Dr Noel Phillips as the new Rector of the Three in One Parish s of Curdworth, Wishaw and Middleton, our period of Interregnum has finally come to an end.

Noel and his family have recently completed there move into the Rectory and, while there are things still to do, he is now formally in place. You will see him out and about in the Parish so please do say “Hello”

We are living in strange times and, although some limited Services are recommencing, it will be a while yet before things get back to normal or, at least a sort of normal.

For enquiries, see below

Baptisms – Rev Dr Noel Phillips – 07498 202262 or email-

Weddings –Contact our Wedding Co-ordinator Sue Jefferson by email: or Phone : 07903 036 284

Funerals – Rev Dr Noel Phillips – 07498 202262 or email-