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.
Building the Church Building the Kingdom
To proclaim Christ in our worship and in our community and make disciples of all 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.
Sunday 10th Jan 2021
Update: Because we are all being asked to remain at home to help reduce the spread of the virus and to relieve the strain on the NHS we have decided that we will not be holding any services at St Cuthberts for the rest of the month. The Archdeacon of Cleveland is due to celebrate Holy Communion on Sunday 31st January 2021 at 10am. All being well we will be able to go ahead with this service and hopefully start regular services again in February. Watch this space.
The New Year and we are in Tier 4 and national lockdown. There will be no Wednesday Communion service and we will not be opening the church for individual prayer on Wednesday's from 10am to 11am for the time being. We hope to restart this for Lent.
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.
- Face coverings are mandatory in places of worship unless you have a legitimate exemptions for health, or where communication is impeded when wearing a mask, or are a bride and groom and those officiating at a wedding.
- On entering and exiting St Cuthbert's everyone is asked to use 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 follow the one-way system while maintaining physical (social) distancing.
Latest advice from the National Health Service
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.
You can support St Cuthbert's by giving online using your Visa or Mastercard Debit or Credit Card.
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Thank you for your support
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 or wish to support your local church.
- Donate using your credit or debit card via the the Give a Little link above. 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).
During the New Year lockdown weddings can only take place under exceptional circumstances. We will continue to hold open booking sessions on Sunday mornings between 11am and 12noon when Services take place. Please look above, under Covid-19 guidance, to see when Service are suspended.
During the lighter Spring and Summer months this will shift back to Tuesday evenings between 6 and 7pm. You must maintain hygienic precautions, including wearing face masks, and Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble. Alternatively, you can also provisionally book Weddings and Baptisms using the enquiry forms on the Life Events pages of this website. You can also use the email or phone number below to contact us.
No booking required, but please do not enter the church if the 10am Sunday Communion Service is still in progress.
- Baptisms. Limited to a maximum of 6 people who must maintain hygienic precautions, including wearing face masks, and Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.
- Weddings. Government guidlines state that they “should only take place in exceptional circumstances, for example, an urgent marriage where one of those getting married is seriously ill and not expected to recover, or is to undergo debilitating treatment or life-changing surgery“. They are limited to a maximum of 6 people. All must maintain hygienic precautions, including wearing face masks, and Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.
- Funerals. Limited to a maximum of 30 people who must maintain hygienic precautions, including wearing face masks, and Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.
- Burials or scattering of ashes can continue with up to 6 people in attendance. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.
If you cannot make a Sunday session then please use the online enquiry forms found on the Life Events pages or contact us by email or phone 07715298711
Due to coronavirus restrictions our services will be different this year. There will be a Midnight Mass Service on the 24th December at 11:30pm but it will have to be ticketed as we must maintain physical distancing in church. Tickets will be available from Sunday 13th December. If you do not normally attend a Sunday Service the church is open between 11:00am and 12:00noon on Sundays and 10:00am and 11:00am on Wednesday mornings, or see a Church Warden for tickets. Note that everyone needs to sign in for test and trace and wear a mask in church unless exempted.
There will be a Communion Service on Christmas day at 10:00am as well as on Sunday 27th December at 10:00am
Because we cannot have our annual Carol Services this year we are going to hold a Covid-19 secure Open Church – Journey to Bethlehem – event for families this year. You are invited to an interactive ‘tour’ of the church, ‘travel with the wise men’ as the Christmas story is told at several activity stations around the church.
Come and see Mary and Joseph on their way from Nazareth to Bethlehem and meet some of the people travelling on the same route.A ‘goody’ bag containing various craft resources for use during and after the event is provided as part of the ‘tour’.
These will take place on
- Sunday 20th December from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
- Tuesday 22nd December from 10:00am to 12:00noon
- Thursday 24th December from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Due to coronavirus restrictions this year’s Dementia Friendly Carol Service will be a virtual event. It will take place at 3pm on Sunday 13th December in St Mary’s Cathedral, Coulby Newham.
You can watch the service online via the Diocesan Youtube channel. This event is designed for those living with dementia and their carers. We hope you can enjoy this virtual service as much as you normally do the physical event.
During lockdown 2 the Church of England is asking Christians to pray daily for a specific area of national concern. A bell will ring each evening at 6pm, join us in a collective moment of prayer.
Prayer for Week 4 (30 November to 06 December)
your Son Jesus Christ came that we might have life and have it abundantly;
pour out your blessing upon our nation;
where there is illness,
bring your healing touch;
where there is fear,
strengthen us with the knowledge of your presence;
where there is uncertainty,
build us up in faith;
where there is dishonesty,
lead us into truth;
where there is discord,
may we know the harmony of your love;
this we ask in Jesus’ name.
We know that we are in the faithful hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness and struggles and whose steadfast love endures forever.