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St Cuthbert's has reopened
We are pleased to inform you that St Cuthbert's reopened on 5th July 2020.
Church services can continue despite the new 'Rule of 6' restrictions introduced from 14th September 2020.
We continue to work with the Government and Church of England guidance in making the church environment as safe as possible. Please adhere to the following guidance:
Those who are aged 70 or older, regardless of medical conditions, are welcome to attend Holy Communion but the decision to so is entirely your own.
Individuals who are self-isolating at home due to Covid-19 symptoms or sharing accommodation with someone with Covid-19 symptoms should not attend services or enter the church.
It is still important that the necessary hygiene and social distancing precautions are kept in place to protect everyone.
Face coverings are mandatory in places of worship. There are legitimate exemptions for health and where communication is impeded when wearing a mask, such as those who rely on lip-reading and the bride and groom and those officiating at a wedding.
We also ask that you follow the other guidance designed to keep you safe while attending Church services. That on entering and exiting St Cuthbert's everyone is asked to wash their hands with the hand sanitiser provided in the entrance porch. Please always keep to the Government physical (social) distancing guidelines while inside and outside the church. Remember this is still 2 metres without some additional control measures like a face covering.
To maintain physical distancing at the end of the service please wait until the steward(s) tells you that your row may leave and follow the one-way system while maintaining physical (social) distancing.
Although no refreshments can be provided at the end of the service, and we can no longer sing or chant, a warm St Cuthbert's welcome still awaits you.
There will be no Wednesday communion service for the time being.
Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms
The government has announced that it will now be possible to hold a funeral service in church after 15th June and to hold wedding and baptism services from 4th July 2020.
- Baptisms. Limited to a maximum of 30 people who must maintain hygienic precautions and physical (social) distancing as far as possible.
- Weddings. Limited to a maximum of 30 people who must maintain hygienic precautions and physical (social) distancing as far as possible.
- Funerals - Limited to a maximum of 30 people who must maintain hygienic precautions and physical (social) distancing as far as possible.
The 30 people who may attend these services includes the minister and any other parish officers required by the church. For example, the verger at a wedding. It also includes any workers not employed by the church, such as wedding photographers.
Baptism & Wedding enquiries on Tuesday Evenings
We welcome wedding couples and families arranging christenings (baptisms) again to join us on a Tuesday evening between 6 and 7pm. No booking required, please bear with us if its busy.
If you cannot make a Tuesday session then please contact us by email or phone 07715298711
Latest advice from the Natonal Health Service
Give A Little online offerings
This church relies on donations to stay open and provide care and support to everyone in this community. Now more than ever, please consider giving generously to support our mission and ministry.
You can support St Cuthberts by giving an online donation using your Visa or Mastercard Debit or Credit Card.
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Thank you for your support
Please keep your offerings coming
As we welcome back our congregation for Sunday services from 5th July 2020 please do not forget to keep those offerings coming in. It is really easy to donate regularly by standing order.
- Perhaps you could making your offering by Standing Order with your bank (forms available here). Especially, but not exclusively, if you already donate by the envelope system. No need to put money into the envelopes and wait until we can have Wednesday and Sunday Services again.
- In this time when we are all using contactless methods more often it is easy to make an offering using the Give a Little link above if you are unable to be at a service in church.
- For those using the Planned Giving Envelopes then please put your offering into the weekly envelope and put aside until you are able to put them into the collection plate.
This will aid cash flow and budgeting, not just now but in the future.
Non-Gift Aided offerings - please note that only donations below £30 can be used to claim extra money from HMRC under the Small Gift Scheme (GASDS). HMRC say the following:
“In respect of GASDS, guidance on the eligibility for donations for inclusion in this scheme is clear in stating that claims can only be made on cash donations of £30 or less; and contactless card donations of £30 or less collected on or after 6 April 2019.
“Where it is the case, for example, of separate donations being given in a single envelope, then if the church/charity official is happy these are clearly separate ‘small donations’ (and clearly stated as such) then they will be eligible for GASDS, as is the case where separate envelopes are used”.
So if you are saving those donations please indicate how many weeks the donation covers (note/letter) or if you use the Blue envelopes then supply the envelopes for all the weeks that your donation covers so that I know that your donation can be split as indicated above.
- You can send me a cheque periodically, made payable to St Cuthberts Ormesby PCC . Contact me via the church phone (see above under wedding and baptism enquiries) or use the online form at the bottom of the General Enquiries page for details of where to send the cheque.
- You can donate using your credit or debit card via the the Give a Little link above. Keep your donation below £30 and make them more frequently if necessary. You can choose to receive a receipt by email.
Remember, if you are a taxpayer, you can boost your donation by 25% by filling in a Gift Aid Form. Either for a one-off donation or for regular donations. Unfortunately, this is not an option with the Give a Little donations.
Welcome to St Cuthberts Ormesby
Always know you will be very welcome and we hope that you find us open and friendly people who can provide you with relevance and meaning in your daily life. There has been a church here for over a 1000 years and we want St Cuthbert’s Church to be here for all future generations.
We have just paid £215,000 for a new roof and we need to urgently raise funds for restoration work on the tower, an internal re-ordering and a new lighting scheme.
Weʼre raising £5,000, please help us to help you by donating – click on the logo below.
Regular worshippers at St. Cuthbert’s will be familiar with our weekly “pew sheet” which gives the Bible readings for the current Sunday, contact details for the church, news, and messages from the ministry team. Since all church services have been suspended until further notice, we will not issue the usual printed “pew sheet”. Instead, we will be putting a “mini-bulletin” on this website each week.
Click on one of the links below to open the appropriate bulletin.
Final bulletin as we welcome our congregation back from 5th July 2020
The Church of England has put together a page contains prayers and intercessions for ‘personal or group use, special prayers for use if it isn’t possible to meet in church, and a simple form of prayer for the morning and evening, which can be downloaded, printed, and shared with those remaining at home or who are unable to access the Internet.’
Since it’s not been possible to hold the service of celebration and thanksgiving for the ministry of Archbishop Sentamu that had been planned for the weekend marking his retirement. The Diocese has released a video offering recollections, messages of gratitude and a blessing on us as a diocese from the Archbishop himself. It is available below and on the diocesan Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Archbishop Sentamu and his wife Margaret will both be taking part in the 8.00am Act of Worship that will be broadcast across our BBC Local Radio stations on Sunday morning (www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08f9j1f) and the Church of England national online service for Trinity Sunday that will premiere at 9.00am that morning.
Anyone interested in watching a live-streamed Service can find a list of those churches in the York Diocese that are streaming their Services.
Scroll down to find churches listed under Archdeaconries of Cleveland, East Riding and York, and then alphabetically by location.