Church of England Diocese of Birmingham Curdworth

We are pleased to announce that Rev Dr Noel Phillips has been appointed Rector of this Parish

20 Jul 2020, 8 p.m.

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.