Sunday Services Live and Online

The Service for Sunday 25th October 2020. the Last Sunday after Trinity

This is The Last Sunday after Trinity and Bible Sunday.
Today’s service is at 9.30am at St Nicholas’ Church, Curdworth. It is a service
of Holy Communion. The Rev Roy Allen is preaching and presiding.

Note – To attend this service, you must have pre-registered your name(s) by phone or email as detailed in previous Notices. This is necessary in order to comply with Covid-19 regulations and to allow for socially distanced seating arrangements.

However, if you are unable to attend this service, or even if you are, a Service of the Word, led by Mrs Lisa Wilcox will be streamed live via Zoom at 11:00am. The preacher is The Rev Canon Frank Longbottom
To view the live stream at 11:00am, follow this log in link –

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Password: 746923
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See the Magazine tab for Sundays Notices and Readings.

Next Sunday is 1st November and is All Saints’ Day. The service will be at
10.30am at St John the Baptist Church, Middleton and will be a service of Love
and Memory . The Rev Canon Frank Longbottom will be presiding and the
Deacon and preacher will be the Rector.

If you would like to send any photos taken in the Parish for us to use in the next service, we would be pleased to receive them. Maybe you have some photos you have taken on a walk recently during lockdown.

Send to – Margaret Allen

Remembrance Sunday

Please see below a message from the Rector regarding revised arrangements
for Remembrance Sunday in the light of updated restrictions and guidelines.

Dear All,
Usually all three Churches of the Parish would hold public Remembrance
Services. Unfortunately this year a large public gathering will not be possible at
any of the Churches.
A small act of Remembrance will be carried out by the Clergy and Readers of
the Parish along with a couple of members from the wider organisations.
At 11am a trumpeter will play the Last Post from the Churchyard in Curdworth
close to one of the War graves and we will attempt to make sure that this can
be heard across the Village.
I would like to encourage you to take part in the 11am doorstep silence.
As I am writing this it is with a heavy heart, but I am reminded that the reason
the poppy is a symbol of remembrance is because it was the first flower to
regrow in the Fields of the World War One battlefields after the end of the
conflict. I think this can be of comfort to us all at this time as out of adversity
God is able to do Amazing things.
Let us add our NHS heroes to the list of those who we remember this year.
With my prayers
Rev’d Noel

Results of the meeting for the Election of Churchwardens and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Here are the results of the above meetings which were held on Thursday 22nd
October on zoom.
The following were elected as Churchwardens for the Parish:
Alan Vaughton
Eric Dance
Jo Hollis
Margaret Allen
Pat Turner
The following were elected as members of the Parochial Church Council:
Anne Cheshire
Janet Leyland
Ruth McFarland
Alan Vaughton was elected as Lay Vice-Chairman of the Parochial Church
Council and Margaret Allen as Secretary to the Parochial Church Council.
The following were elected as representatives on the Aston and Sutton
Coldfield Deanery Synod:
Alan Vaughton
Andrew Farrow
The Rector chaired the meetings and thanks were expressed to all who
attended, to all office holders for agreeing to fulfil their roles and to all who
prepared reports on the various aspects of church life and activities. These
reports would normally be available for people to see in church, but for
obvious reasons that is not possible this year. It may be that we are able to
publish them via this Newsletter in a future edition.

We are pleased to welcome Rev Dr Noel Phillips as Rector of the Parish of Curdworth, Middleton and Wishaw.

Monday, 20th July saw the Collation of Rev Dr Noel Phillips as Rector of the
Parish of Curdworth, Middleton and Wishaw via zoom.

The service included an address from the Bishop, the Right Reverend David Urquhart. Noel was presented to the Bishop by the Area Dean, Rev Ann Richardson, and Noel stated that he was ready and willing to accept the responsibility of serving as the Rector of Curdworth, Middleton and Wishaw, with ‘both its duties and its joys’! Then followed the Declaration and
Oaths where Noel was asked to declare his allegiance to the faith and to the
Queen and obedience to the Bishop. The Bishop read Noel’s licence, which
gives him the responsibility for the ‘cure of souls’ of this parish, and blessed
him and his ministry in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Despite being a ‘remote’ service, those who were present were able to
participate and witnessed a very special and important moment for all of us,
but especially for Noel and his family. We welcome Noel, Jenny, Ellie and Thomas to the Parish and look forward to when they are able to move into the Rectory and be actually here, not just
remotely! We hope they will be very happy.

Sunday, 26th July, will be Noel’s first Sunday as Rector of the Parish of Curdworth, Middleton and Wishaw and he will be conducting a service at 10.30am from his present home in Coventry via zoom. Many of you are familiar with zoom by now, but in case you are not, we will publish some guidelines and the details needed to join on the service.


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 – Mrs Isabel Potter 07858 481743 email

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