Virtual Dementia Friendly Carol Service 2020

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.

Prayer for the Nation

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)

Loving God,
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.
Amen.

#PrayerfortheNation

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.

Prayer resources, including the daily prayer, can be found here. There will be daily prayer videos on Thy Kingdom Come YouTube channel.

November Bulletins

During the second national lockdown when the church is closed for services and only open for private prayer we will be providing weekly bulletins as we did during the firsst lockdown period.

Sunday November 29th, Advent Sunday (PDF)

Sunday November 22nd, Sunday Next before Advent, Christ the King (PDF)

Sunday November 15th, 2nd Sunday before Advent (PDF)

Sunday November 8th, 3rd Sunday before Advent Remembrance Sunday (PDF)

The previous bulletins can be found here.

Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms

We will restart the open sessions on Sunday 6th December 2020 between 11am and 12noon. During the second lockdown when there will be no open sessions for Weddings and Baptism bookings please use the enquiry forms on the Life Events pages or use the email or phone number below. Funerals can still take place subject to government limitation on numbers.

From 1 November 2020 as we enter the winter months and darker evening we welcome wedding couples and families arranging christenings (baptisms) to join us on Sunday mornings between 11am and 12noon. Until then we are still open on Tuesday evenings between 6 and 7pm.

No booking required, but please do not enter the church if the 10am Sunday Communion Service is still in progress. This will be especially true on 8th November, Remembrance Sunday.

  1. Baptisms. Limited to a maximum of 6 people who must maintain hygienic precautions, including wearing face masks, and physical (social) distancing as far as possible.
  2. Weddings. Limited to a maximum of 15 people who must maintain hygienic precautions, including wearing face masks, and physical (social) distancing as far as possible.
  3. Funerals – Limited to a maximum of 30 people who must maintain hygienic precautions, including wearing face masks, and physical (social) distancing as far as possible.

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

For Funerals contact a Church Warden or Deacon Janet, alternatively please email us.

Services in November 2020

As we continue to celebrate Holy Communion on Sunday mornings at 10am we will be welcoming two guest celebrants during November.

On the 1st of November (All Saints), Bishop Paul Ferguson

There will also be a special service on 1st November at 3pm to mark The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day).

There is a book at the back of church where you may write names of people you wish to commemorate so their names can be read out during the service. If you know anyone who cannot attend church due to coronavirus restrictions who might like a name added to the list please contact Revd Janet Caldwell.

Remembrance Sunday, 8th November 2020.

In this very strange year, due to Covid-19 restrictions on numbers and social distancing in the church yard there will be no ceremony at the War Memorial this year. The Remembrance Service will take place in church with our normal Sunday congregation and invited guests only. We are very sorry that we cannot make it more widely open to the public this year. Hopefully next year we can have a more normal Remembrance Sunday.

On the 29th November (Advent Sunday), The Revd Dr Amanda Bloor, Archdeacon of Cleveland

Enthronement of the 98th Archbishop of York

The Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell will be enthroned as the 98th Archbishop of York at a service of Evensong at 4.00pm on Sunday 18 October at York Minster.

It will take place on the Feast Day of St Luke, Apostle and Evangelist.

Much of the service will be sung by the adult singers of the Minster Choir and there will be readings, music and prayers. Elements of the service will be based on previous historic enthronements and Archbishop Stephen will take his oath on the York Gospels.

Joint Letter from Archbishops of Canterbury and York

The Archbishops of York and Canterbury say ‘The Church has a vital role to play in offering hope and comfort to the nation as we face an expected second wave of the coronavirus’.

In a joint letter to the bishops of the Church of England, Archbishops Stephen Cottrell and Justin Welby set out a stark assessment of the challenges facing the country amid the pandemic including hunger, homelessness, mental health pressures and domestic violence.

Click on the PDF image above to open it in a new browser window or download it to your PC to read it.

Coronavirus liturgy and prayer resources

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.’

Prayers about the outbreak (PDF)
Prayers with Children (PDF)
Personal Prayers particularly if you can’t get to church (PDF)
Worship at home (PDF)

Archbishops Letters

Weekly Bulletin

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

Sunday July 5th, 4th Sunday after Trinity (PDF)

Older bulletins

Sunday June 28th, 3rd Sunday after Trinity (PDF)

Sunday June 21st, 2nd Sunday after Trinity (PDF)

Sunday June 14th, 1st Sunday after Trinity (PDF)

Sunday June 7th, Trinity Sunday (PDF)

Sunday May 31st, Pentecost or Whit Sunday (PDF)

Sunday May 24th, The Sunday after Ascension Day (PDF)

Sunday, 17th May, 6th Sunday of Easter (PDF)

Sunday, 10th May, 5th Sunday of Easter (PDF)

Sunday, 3rd May, 4th Sunday of Easter (PDF)

Sunday, 26th April, 3rd Sunday of Easter (PDF)

Sunday, 19th April, 2nd Sunday of Easter (PDF)

Sunday, 12th April, Easter Sunday (PDF)

Sunday, 5th April, Palm Sunday (PDF)

Sunday March 29th, 5th in Lent (PDF)

Sunday March 22nd, 4th in Lent – Mothering Sunday (PDF)

Archbishop Sentamu’s final service, Sunday, 7th June 2020

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.