Harvest Festival – 10:30am, 25th September 2016

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This year’s Harvest Festival will be a Café Church followed by Brunch, tickets for Brunch are £5, available from Janet Danks.

Please bring any fresh harvest produce to be auctioned after the Service.

All other appropriate food items will be donated to Middlesbrough Food Bank. If you wish to bring chocolate, it will go to Mission for Seafarers because they love it!

Please join us for great quality refreshments, fellowship and faith.
All Ages Welcome

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There will be a 6:00pm
Holy Communion Service
This will be a short said Service

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning – 30 September 2016

St Cuthbert’s is holding a Macmillian Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September, from 10am to 12pm at 34 Cleveland Close, Ormesby, Middlesbrough.

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A Book of Janet Danks Photo’s is also being raffled for this event. Please see Janet for raffle tickets.

4th Cleveland Matters Address – 7pm, Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The Rt Rev James Jones, formerly the Bishop of Liverpool and Hull, and is now an Assistant Bishop in this Diocese will give the 4th Cleveland Matters Address, titled ‘Faith and the Future of the Earth‘ on Wednesday 12 October 2016, at 7pm in St Peter and St Paul Church, Pickering (Refreshments at 7:00pm, address starts 7:30pm).

Bishop James is currently Adviser to the Home Secretary on Hillsborough, and is a regular contributor to Radio 4’s ‘Thought for the Day‘.

We are promised a stimulating and informative evening.

A poster is displayed on the Church Notice Board and can also be viewed here.

Transforming Our Diocese – Roadshows

The Diocese is holding a consultation (PDF document) about how to address our mission opportunities for the future, as well as some of our present challenges.

There are Roadshows around the Diocese to help people understand the issues, and to glean experience and ideas. The Archbishop, bishops and archdeacons very much hope that all parishes will be represented at the Roadshows — everybody’s insights are important, and the things we are discussing will affect every church, large and small. Our shared thinking and decisions now will have a big effect on the life of the Diocese for a long time to come.

Roadshows near us:
Friday 16 September at 7.30pm: Northallerton Methodist Church (opposite All Saints’ Church)
Thursday 29 September at 7.30pm: Trinity Centre, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough

There is a booking form on the diocesan website where you can select a venue and book a place. The Roadshows are open to everyone.

Ormesby Library’s 50th Anniversary

The Library and Parish Church are important, trusted civic institutions at the heart of the community. Places of safety, comfort and hope.

On the 11th July 2016, the Friends of Ormesby Library and Staff held two commemorative events to celebrate the Library’s 50 years serving the local community. Over that time the Library has changed significantly. It still provides books, but now provides Information on Council Services, Internet access to jobseekers and for those wanting to research their Family History. It’s a meeting place for various groups and assists local Schools. You can even drop in for a coffee or hot chocolate drink.

On the morning of the 11th, current and previous staff and long-time users of the Library got together with the Friends Group to celebrate and reminisce about the 50 years the Library has been here. The Mayor and Mayoress of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Barry Hunt and Mrs Olwyn Peters, and local Ward Councillor Irene Nightingale attended. Three classes from Overfields Primary School told the Mayor and Mayoress how they envisioned the Library will change over the next 50 years, including massage chairs and holographic authors reading you their latest book. Afterwards the Mayor and Mayoress cut the Anniversary Cake and then joined everyone for tea, coffee and food provided by the Friends Group.

In the afternoon Tom Rolfe entertained children and their parents with a magic show featuring balloon modelling and circus skills. This event had its own celebration cake.

The Friends Group thank the Local Ward Councillors for their continuing support and financial contributions to holding this and other events for school children in the school holidays.

Commemorative Bench decicated to CSM Stan Hollis VC

The bench which bears the name of Stan Hollis, the Company Sergeant Major who was the only man to win a Victoria Cross on D Day, June 6, 1944, is sited close to the War Memorial in the Church Yard.

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Company Sergeant Major Stan Hollis VC, image courtesy of The Green Howards Museum Trust

Revd Jen Croft blessed the bench as part of a moving ceremony on 30th June 2016, attended by Stanley’s son Brian Hollis and his grandaughter Mandy Hart, who read Hollis’s citation. Mr Martin Eggermont of the Friends of the Green Howards gave a speech on Hollis and Josie Ramsome spoke about the background to having a local memorial and it being placed here at St Cuthberts Parish Church.

In attendence were many involved in raising the funds for the bench, Josie Ramsome, local residents, Ormesby Ward Councillors Glyn and Irene Nightingale,  Carole Morgan and Community Development Officer – Ormesby and Normanby Wards, Roy Morris who MC’d the event. Among the many there were The Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor Barry Hunt and Mrs Olwyn Peters.

Some photograhs of the event can be seen here:  The Northern Echo ; Gazette

Café Church – Sunday 19th June, 10:30am

Please note that on Sunday, 19th June 2016, at 10:30am, we will have our first Café Church. Please join us for great quality refreshments, fellowship and faith. All ages are welcome.

We will be joined by the St Cuthberts Singers.

There will be a short, said Holy Communion Service at 6:00pm