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To proclaim Christ in our worship and in our community and make disciples of all generations
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.
A warm St Cuthbert's welcome still awaits you, although no refreshments can be provided at the end of the service, and we can no longer sing hymns during the services.
We continue to work with the Government and Church of England Covid-19 guidance in making the church environment as safe as possible and to protect everyone. Due to the high incidence of infections both locally and nationally we are asking all users of the Church to continue to observe the regulations that were in place before 19th July 2021 for the time being.
- Although Face coverings are no longer mandatory in places of worship, we ask you to continue to wear them. The exceptions for those exempted and for the bride and groom and those officiating at a wedding not to wear them continues.
- On entering and exiting St Cuthbert's everyone is asked to use the hand sanitiser provided in the entrance porch.
- Please continue to observe the Government physical (social) distancing guidelines while inside and outside the church. Remember this is 2 metres without some additional control measures like a face covering or 1 metre if wearing a face covering.
Please maintain physical distancing at the end of the service, there is a one-way system to help you maintain physical (social) distancing.
Latest advice from the National Health Service
We are all using contactless methods more often, it is easy to make an offering using the Give a Little link if you are unable to attend a service in church or make a donation to our JustGiving appeal and wish to support your local church.
Give A Little online offerings
The work of our church in the community, and its future, is reliant on people’s generosity, a generosity that is a hallmark of a lived-out faith and a testament to it. Now more than ever, please consider giving generously to support our mission and ministry.
- Donate using your credit or debit card via the the Give a Little link below. If your donation is below £30 we can claim extra money under the Small Gifts Scheme. You can choose to receive a receipt by email.
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).
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Thank you for your support
As it is becoming dark at an earlier time in the evening the last Tuesday Evening session, from 6 to 7pm, will be on 28th September 2021.
From October 2021 the Christening and Wedding booking Sessions will move from Tuesday evenings to Sunday mornings after the Sunday morning Services. Starting on Sunday 10th October we will be available between 11am and 12noon each Sunday morning.
No need to book, just come along.
If you cannot make one of these Christening and Wedding Booking Sessions, then please use the online enquiry forms found on the Life Events pages of the church website (https://www.stcuthbertsormesby.org.uk) or contact us by email or phone 07715298711 (Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm). Please note that we will still need to meet you in person at one of the Tuesday Open Sessions.
- Although the government have removed restrictions on numbers for Life Events (Christenings, Weddings, Funerals) due to the limitations with ventilation in church you should discuss with those officiating these events on any limits that may be needed due to the continuing high levels of infection both locally and nationally.
- We ask, that, for the time being, everyone using the church continue to wear a face covering, unless exempted, to sanitise your hands on entering and exiting the building and observe appropriate physical (social) distancing at all times to protect yourselves and others using the church.
- We suggest that you continue to use the NHS QR code with the NHS Covid app, or enter your details in the attendance sheet as this aids both your own safety and the safety of others through NHS Test and Trace.
Updated 19th July 2021
Our local Ormesby Ward councillors and the knitters of Ormesby and Nunthorpe have excelled at producing the ‘knitted Christmas Tree’; now displayed outside Ormesby Library. A big thank you to everyone, including Elizabeth, who contributed squares to the tree.
Along side our normal 10am Sunday Holy Communion Services we will be holding a number of Carol Services with local Schools plus a number of Christmas Services and events. The first of these with be on 28th November when we will have our annual Christingle Service as part our new monthly Family Service.
The St Cuthberts/National Trust Community Carol Concert on the 17th December 2021 at 6pm has unfortunately had to be Cancelled. Advent Christmas Tea with entertainment on the 10th December 2021 at 2pm has also been cancelled
|28th November 2021||9am||Holy Communion Service|
|28th November 2021||10am||Family Christingle Service|
|12th December 2021||2pm||Dementia Friendly Carol Service at Church of Ascention, Penrith Road, Berwick Hills, Middlesbrough TS3 7JR|
|24th December 2021||3pm||Carols around the Crib and nativity (Family Carol Service)|
|24th December 2021||11:30pm||Midnight Mass [This is a ticketed event, tickets from Church Wardens or between 11am and 12noon on Sundy morning]|
|25th December 2021||10am||Said Holy Communion Service for Christmas Day|
|26th December 2021||10am||Feast of Saint Stephen: Family Service with Holy Communion after Family Service|
For anyone not able to join us, the Church of England has a series of online services over the Advent and Christmas period. Details can be found here.
St Cuthbert’s Remembrance Service takes place at 9:30am on Sunday 14th November 2021.
The Remembrance Sunday Service is in two parts, a Holy Communion Service for Remembrance Day and then an Act of Remembrance at the War memorial in the Churchyard. We remember those residents of Ormesby Parish who gave their lives for us during two world wars and other more recent conflicts, we hold a two minute silence at 11am along with the rest of the Nation.
This years Harvest Festival will take place on Sunday 03rd October 2021 at 10am.
This year we are collecting ‘Shoebox’ parcels of tinned and dried food, ideally ingredients for a complete meal. These will be distributed to local families in need within the Ormesby Parish.
The church will be donating the collection from this year’s Harvest Festival Service to a Refugee Charity.
Meanwhile, if you want to help, you could donate to Tearfund.