Monday, 20th July 2020 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. 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 them 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.