Services this week and beyond…

Here are the details of this Sunday’s services:
 Service of Holy Communion at 9.30am at St John the Baptist, Middleton. The President and Preacher is the Rev Canon Frank Longbottom.
 Service of the Word online at 11.00am. The service will be led by Mr Andrew Farrow and the Preacher will be the Rector.


The link is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84233355603?pwd=bmxQMHpCT3RIM28ybFBHRzBSeG9Gdz09 Meeting ID: 842 3335 5603 Passcode: 746923
You can join us on the phone by dialling 0203 481 5237 Then Entering: 842 3335 5603## Then: 746923#

Next Sunday is 23rd May, PENTECOST. There will be ONE service at 10.30am on the field adjacent to St Chad’s Church, Wishaw. You will still need to book for this service.



SERVICES IN CHURCH

You can now book for the services on Sunday 23rd May on the field next to St Chad’s Church, Wishaw at 10.30am, Sunday 30th May at St Nicholas’ Church, Curdworth at 9.30am, Sunday 6th June at St Chad’s Church, Wishaw and Sunday 13th June at 9.30am. Social distancing rules still apply and masks will be worn in church. Please book by texting or calling 07778 458789 or emailing margaret_allen69@yahoo.co.uk.
There will still be an online service at 11.00am each week for those who feel it is too soon to attend church in person or who are unable to attend for any other reason, with the exception of May 23rd.

OTHER ONLINE SERVICES THIS WEEK

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 9:30am – Morning Prayer

Tuesday and Thursday – 7:45pm = Evening Prayer/Compline

The link for all online Services is –
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84233355603?pwd=bmxQMHpCT3RIM28ybFBHRzBSeG9Gdz09 Meeting ID: 842 3335 5603 Passcode: 746923


Services continue Online ….. however, limited reopening is now possible. Pre-booking essential.

SERVICES IN CHURCH
You can now book for the services on Sunday 2nd May at St John the Baptist Church, Middleton, Sunday 9th at St Nicholas’ Church, Curdworth and Sunday 16th at St Chad’s Church, Wishaw, all three services at 9.30am. Social distancing rules still apply and masks will be worn. Please book by texting or calling 07778 458789 or emailing margaret_allen69@yahoo.co.uk.

There will still be an online service at 11.00am each week for those who feel it is too soon to attend church in person or who are unable to attend for any other reason.

OTHER ONLINE SERVICES THIS WEEK

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 9:30am – Morning Prayer

Tuesday and Thursday – 7:45pm = Evening Prayer/Compline

The link for all online Services is –
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84233355603?pwd=bmxQMHpCT3RIM28ybFBHRzBSeG9Gdz09 Meeting ID: 842 3335 5603 Passcode: 746923



Covid-19 Guidelines

All our Churches are covered by Covid-19 Recommendations and Guidelines as periodically updated by UK Government and Church of England

In view of the situation we are now facing, the Rector has consulted with the Churchwardens and members of the Parochial Church Council and has decided, reluctantly, that our churches must close again until allowed within revisions to recommendations and guidelines.

During this period, services will continue online at 11.00am each Sunday together with Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Compline during the week. Details of all these services can be found in the Newsletter.

Any activities where use of the Church is specifically permitted, including Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals or commemorative services will be conducted in accordance with official guidelines in operation at the time of the event and the limits on attendance currently in force.
We remind anyone who is extremely clinically vulnerable should stay at home as much as possible and observe social distancing and we strongly discourage you from attending church during this time

We very much regret having to implement these measures and assure you that they are taken in the interests of keeping everyone as safe as possible during these remarkable times.

Christian Aid Week 2021

Christian Aid week finishes today, 16th May, 2021. If you would like to contribute to our collection for this very worthwhile charity, remember you can do so by making an online donation (Click Here) or through the Christian Aid website.
Or, if you prefer, you can donate in person. Steve Blaber will be at the 9.30am service at Middleton today with the collection bucket and envelopes. He will also be outside the church hall at Curdworth from about 10.45am to 12.30pm. Don’t forget to put your house number and postcode on the envelope if you pay tax so that your donation can be ‘giftaided’.

Amid the current global turmoil, let us pray for the people of our world to be able to live in
peace, be free from poverty and be in good health. While we pray for our world, remember
that our true salvation comes from God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Thank You. Steve B.

Notes from the Rectory

Ascension Day, which was celebrated on Thursday, is observed on the 40th day of Easter. It commemorates Jesus’ ascension into heaven – the last time that he appeared to his disciples. In countries where it is a public holiday, Ascension Day is a free day for many workers. In England, Ascension Day is associated with many water festivals, Well Dressing in Derbyshire, the planting of the “Penny Hedge” at Whitby and beating the bounds. Ascension Day is one of the earliest Christian festivals, dating back to the year 68. According to the New Testament of the Bible, Jesus met several times with his disciples during the 40 days after his resurrection to instruct them on how to carry out his teachings. It is believed that on the 40th day he took them to the Mount of Olives, where they watched as he ascended to heaven. Ascension Day marks the end of the Easter season and occurs ten days before Pentecost.

See the Weekly Newsletter and Notices tab for full details

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