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Report of Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Parish of Curdworth, Middleton and Wishaw

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting was held in Curdworth Church Hall on the fifteenth day of May 2022.

On Sunday 15th May, we held the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. This, as always, was preceded by a very brief meeting to elect Churchwardens for the next year. Then at the APCM a report of the year 2021 was received. This gives the Rector’s report, a brief look at the activities of the churches, the state of the buildings and the financial position. 2021, of course, was another year much disrupted by covid lockdowns and restrictions, but somehow we managed to come through it all and are gradually getting back to something like the normality we yearned for, though acknowledging that there are long-lasting effects which will take time to overcome.

The Rector gave a presentation of his vision for the parish going forward, proposing a number of adaptations to our buildings to help them meet 21st Century needs. Our financial position continues to cause concern and doubtless this will be addressed by the PCC in the very near future. There are copies of the Annual Report available in the churches if you were unable to attend the meeting.

The results of the elections were as follows:

Churchwardens: Alan Vaughton, Eric Dance, Jo Hollis and Margaret Allen

Representatives to the PCC: Anne Rimmer, Brenda Thomson, Janet Leyland, Ruth McFarland, Sue Jefferson

Lay Chair: Alan Vaughton
Treasurer: Ruth McFarland
Secretary: Margaret Allen

Retired Clergy – Rev Roy Allen and Rev Canon Frank Longbottom and
Readers – Andrew Farrow and Lisa Wilcox were co-opted on to the PCC.
The Rector is ex-officio.
Please pray for all who are elected to serve the parish for the next year. Thank you to all who attended the meeting and thank you to Noel for his work in the parish and on our behalf throughout the year, and under trying circumstances.

Services this week –

Sunday 19th June – 1st Sunday after Trinity

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

Sunday 26th June – 2nd Sunday after Trinity

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

Sunday 3rd July – 3rd Sunday after Trinity

 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

... and beyond
Details of Services over the next few weeks are listed in the Newsletter.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – COVID-19 CHANGES May 2022

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.

Covid-19 Precautions – May 2022


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.

More forthcoming events…..

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Tickets are available from Middleton Village Stores or
Jo Hollis or Ruth McFarland (07711 246 473).

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THE LUNCHEON CLUB
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.

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WISHAW COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING

Next meeting details to be announced shortly
ALL WELCOME

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LADIES GUILD
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.”

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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

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Contacts

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-  n.w.phillips@live.com

Weddings – Mrs Isabel Potter 07858 481743 email auntydizzyspell@aol.com

Funerals – Rev Dr Noel Phillips – 07498 202262 or email-  n.w.phillips@live.com