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Services this week –

Sunday 28th May – PENTECOST (Whit Sunday)
 All Age Worship at 9.30am at St Nicholas’, Curdworth
 Holy Communion at 9.30am at St Chad’s, Wishaw
 Holy Communion at 11.15am at St Nicholas’, Curdworth
 Pentecost/Bread Rolls Service at 3.00pm at St John’s, Middleton

Sunday 4th June – TRINITY SUNDAY
 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 June – Trinity 1 – Barnabas the Apostle
 All Age Worship at 9.30am at St Nicholas’, Curdworth
 Holy Communion at 9.30am at St Chad’s, Wishaw
 Holy Communion at 11.15am at St Nicholas’, Curdworth
 Holy Communion at 11.15am at St John’s, Middleton

ANTHEMS from the Choir: On Sunday 28th May the Choir will be singing “Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire”. The tune is described as ‘Proper Sarum Melody’. The words are styled ‘after Rabanus Maurus (circa 776-856).
On Sunday 4th June the anthem is “God so loved the World”, text from St John’s gospel, chapter 3 and music by John Stainer (1840-1901). It is well known as part of Stainer’s “Crucifixion”.


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, 8th June 10.30am – 12 noon
St Chad’s Church, Wishaw
“Adventures in Papua New Guinea”
Talk by Hazel Astling

Coffee and homemade cakes. All are welcome.



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.”

Wednesday 21st June at 1.45pm – Curdworth Church Hall
61st Anniversary! Details to follow. All welcome


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.


The Tower and Bells at St Chad’s Church,Wishaw

What a rewarding experience it was to show people up the tower last Sunday and to see their amazement as they gazed upon the mighty historic bells that hang in the belfry and to feel their enjoyment as they pulled on the ropes and heard the bells ring.
Bell ringing is an activity like no other – a unique mix of physical exercise with mental agility and we would welcome anyone who would like to come and join us on a Friday morning at 11 – 12 o’clock.
It is a skill that is harder to learn than it looks but is extremely satisfying once you succeed!
Learners must be over 15 and under 75 years of age and be prepared to ring occasionally for Sunday services. It would be wonderful if we could get the bells at Middleton ringing as well. If Friday morning is not convenient for you, but you are keen to learn, ring Brenda on 0121 323 2137 for a possible setting up of an evening practice.



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:

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