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.
Thursday 18th February 2021
Update: Following yesterdays service for the start of this years Lent season we will be holding a regular Holy Communion Service on Wednesday mornings at 10am in addition to the 10am Sunday Holy Communion Service. See posts below for details for all services during Lent and Easter week.
Sunday 24th Jan 2021
Update: There will be a Candlemas/Holy Communion service on Sunday 31st January 2021 at 10am at St Cuthberts Ormesby. We welcome The Venerable Dr Amanda Bloor, Archdeacon of Cleveland, to celebrate communion with us at the service. Sunday Holy Communion services will now restart. Our Open Sessions for booking baptisms and marriages have restarted, Sundays between 11am and 12noon.
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
Palm Sunday, 28th March
10am Palm Sunday Holy Communion Service
Wednesday 31st March
10am Lent Holy Communion Service
Maundy Thursday, 1st April
6pm Service and stripping of the altar (commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles)
Good Friday, 2nd April
10am Walk of Witness from St Cuthbert’s Church (if coronavirus restrictions allow)
2pm An Hour at the Cross (a time of reflection, meditation and prayer)
Sunday 4th April, Easter Sunday
10:00am Easter Sunday – Holy Communion Service
For those unable to attend services due to the lockdown restrictions or weather conditions the pew sheets, which are currently more mini-bulletins, can be found on the Newletter page. This can be found under Documents in the menu bar at the top of the webpage.
There will be an Ash Wednesday Service at 10am on 17th Februray 2021. During Lent we will be holding a regular Holy Communion Service on Wednesday mornings at 10am in addition to the 10am Sunday Holy Communion Service.
This years Lent theme is.
Based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book for 2021, Living His Story by Hannah Steele, published by SPCK. From Ash Wednesday (17 February) to Easter Sunday (4 April), the campaign is based on daily reflection, including a short passage from the Bible, a brief exploration of the reading, and a prayer.
Here is how you can join in.
The daily reflections are available through the booklet available to buy from Church House Publishing.. A few copies are available in church, it would help if you can make a donation towards their cost.
A free downloadable PDF guide for groups wishing to study the weekly themes from Living His Story together, produced by SPCK, you can download it here.
A free download PDF for families wishing to engage in the daily activities is available to download here. These activities also appear in the iOS and Android app.
There will be a Candlemas/Holy Communion service on Sunday 31st January 2021 at 10am at St Cuthberts Ormesby. We welcome The Venerable Dr Amanda Bloor, Archdeacon of Cleveland, to celebrate communion with us at the 10am Holy Communion service. Usual social distancing and mask wearing requirement throughout the pandemic.