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.’
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
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.
With Church buildings closed its easy to forget that the Church is still active when we cannot meet in St Cuthbert’s. As has been said by Revd. Jen, on several occasions, the Church is more than the building we meet for Weekday or Sunday Services.
We are the Church, and all can continue to support our Church Wardens and Deacon Janet from our homes during the Vacancy. Through prayer; supporting food banks (also see below); financially, by putting aside the money you generously donate or setting up a Standing Order; providing material for the weekly Bulletin, please email that to Carol. Worship in the home may take the form of a shared meal or agape. See the end of this bulletin from York, Holy Communion during the time of Anti-Virus Restrictions (PDF).
The Church of England has a page dedicated to ways we can all participate to celebrating Easter Week; through reflection, Social Media, joining a live-streamed event, or by an act of Spiritual Communion.
The London College of Bishops have reflected on the Eucharist in a time of Physical Distancing.
There is to be a National Virtual Palm Sunday Service led by the Bishop of Manchester.
Families, or individuals, might create an Easter Garden. Suggestions for creating the garden and things to do is available here.
Food Bank Parcels: Janet Caldwell says, if people have anything could they please ring her, and she will arrange collection of food parcels, preferably tinned stuff, and dried goods.
Keep to the Government rules on self-isolation. social distancing and keep well.
ACE the gladiator will be attendance.
Food fun quizzes and games for all ages.
Tickets £1 from Janet Caldwell, Janet Danks and Elizabeth Furnell.
‘Come and See’ Mission
The Northern Bishops’ Mission to the Diocese of York, 12-15 March 2020
Sunday 2nd February 2020 at 10:00am
with refreshments afterwards.
Revd. Jen is moving to the Benefice of All Saints & Salutation Blackwell, St Edwin’s High Conniscliff & St Mary’s Piercebridge, in the Dioces of Durham
There will be no Baptism and Wedding Enquiries on Tuesday evenings in December.
They will recommence on Tuesday 7th January 2020