Services this week …

Here are details of on-line Services this week and links to join

Sunday 11am – online parish service

Morning Prayer at 9.15am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Evening Prayer 7.45pm Tuesday
Compline. 7.45pm Thursday

Topic: CMW Online Services

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84233355603?pwd=bmxQMHpCT3RIM28ybFBHRzBSeG9Gdz09

Meeting ID: 842 3335 5603
Passcode: 746923

By Phone

0203 481 5237 ##
Meeting ID: 842 3335 5603#
Passcode: 746923

Live Sunday Services suspended and continue Online only

Until further notice, ‘live’ Sunday services are suspended and continue online only.

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 at least up to and including 14th February. So our services will continue online each Sunday at 11.00am. We hope that everyone who can will join us. Up to 100 people can attend, so there really isn’t a problem of accommodation! You can click on the link printed below using your computer, tablet or smartphone. If you do not have access to the internet, you can join by phone using the number given below,and the numbers following when prompted.Don’t forget the hashes ##! There are actually advantages to joining the online service. You don’t have to leave the comfort and warmth of your own home and you can see people without masks and have a chat after the service, with or without a cup of coffee, if you wish! More importantly, although online worship cannot ever replace live in-church services, this is a way of worshipping together and, as you know, the Christian faith is one which thrives on community, even a virtual one.

Our service this Sunday January 17th is online at 11.00am. Mrs Lisa Wilcox will be leading the service, with Rev Roy Allen preaching.

Please join us via the link below. We would love to see you.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84233355603?pwd=bmxQMHpCT3RIM28ybFBHRzBSeG9Gdz09

You can join us on the phone by dialling 0203 481 5237
Then Entering: 842 3335 5603##
Then: 746923#

All arrangements are subject to change as a result of changes to Government Guidelines.

If you have pictures of Curdworth, Middleton and Wishaw in winter, we would like them too!

Send to – Margaret Allen margaret_allen69@yahoo.co.uk

Covid-19 Tier 4 – Update January 2021

All our Churches are now covered by Covid-19 Tier 4 Regulations. Updated January 9th, 2021

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 at least up to and including 14th February.

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.

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.

Notes from The Rectory

FROM THE RECTOR:

Dear Friends,
Another week has gone by and we are now on the cusp of seeing schools return following
the latest lockdown. The amount of work that has gone in on home schooling by parents,
who are not qualified as teachers, can only be described as amazing. It made me wonder
how it feels to be part of a worshipping community and how qualified we all feel to proclaim
the Gospel of hope that we have in Jesus Christ. Traditionally, the vicar is seen as the expert
on faith and most people’s response is, “I will leave it to them to talk about God and Jesus”.
For most members of the church the response is usually, “I am happy to come to church,
when I am allowed, to worship on a Sunday and go back home”. Are you one of those
“Sunday Christians”? And why should it matter to me? Well, it’s very simple maths
really. In normal times I probably can see 20 people a week, but work out how many people
you have contact with in normal times and if you were confident enough to talk about your
faith then significantly more people would hear the Good News we have to offer.
An interesting talk recently at Deanery Synod was on being an everyday church and the
difference that make to our lives. The question I pose to you is would anyone know that you
go to Church on Sundays and are involved in the Church in other parts of your life? Does
what you believe play out in the way that you act in transforming our community? Have you 2
asked yourself what you could do in the future to help others experience the love of God or
do you hide your light under a bushel?
True transformation can and should be seen in the ways that we act in all parts of our lives
and not just what we do on a Sunday morning at Church. If the pandemic has taught us
anything it is that the Church is bigger than the buildings and we need to remember that as
we are allowed to return to those buildings. I believe we need to focus in future on what we
can do for our community rather than what the community can do for us. It is going to be a
partnership in which I hope we will play a pivotal role and in the process we are able to
show those communities what it means to be an everyday Christian and in doing so
transform our communities with the love of Jesus Christ.
With my Love and Prayers
Noel

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