Harvest Festival 2017


Sunday 1st October 2017 is our Harvest Festival, there will be two services:

9:00am Holy Communion
10:30am Family Service

Food Donations for Harvest Festival

This year we would like only non-perishable gifts that are to be donated to local good causes – Christian Centre, and Women’s Refuge.

Harvest Appeal

Collections from our Services will be donated to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Mustard Seed Appeal, aimed at creating a more just financial system to help millions of people who struggle with money problems. Following successful pilot work in two regions, money is now needed to nationally roll out this scheme.

More information is available at Mustard Seed Appeal.

Colleen’s Story

“I was really struggling to make ends meet… Someone has come at last to rescue me from my situation.”

Read more about Colleen’s Story here.

Help us plant more seeds of hope.

With your help we can continue to grow this vital work into a movement that changes lives.

Café Church – Sunday 27th August 2017, 10:30am

Please note that on Sunday, 27th August 2017, at 10:30am, we will holding our next Café Church. Please join us for great quality refreshments, fellowship and faith. Americano, Latte, Cappuccino, Tea or soft drinks. All ages are welcome.

cafe church 1

There will be a short, said, Holy Communion Service at 9:00am

Gravetalk, 3:30pm, Friday, 21st July 2017

St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Church lane, Ormesby, Friday, 21st July 2017, 3:30pm

We are hosting an initiative, launched by the Church of England, to help bring people together to talk about those big questions about death, dying and funerals in a relaxed café style environment.

GraveTalk is a café space to talk about death, dying and funerals. It is organised by the local church and can be held in a hall, a home or a real café. At each event a pack of GraveTalk questions are distributed – there are 52 specially written open questions which get people talking about death, dying, funerals and loss. There are no answers, just conversation. And it’s open to people of all faiths and doubts.’

Here for everyone, organising a funeral, going to a funeral, after a funeral, my funeral plans or anyone with questions about death, dying or funerals. Light refreshments will be served at this event.

All are welcome

The Shack (12A) at Teeside Showcase for a third week

The Christian film The Shack (12A) is to be retained at Teeside Showcase for a third week from this Friday 23rd June.

The showings will be at:
7pm and 10.15pm on Fri. 23rd to Sun. 25th June 2017;
10.15pm only on Mon. 26th and Tues. 27th June 2017
4.05pm and 10.15pm on Wed. 21st and Thurs. 22nd June 2017

Krish Kandiah, former president of London School of Theology, has written a 2-page article entitled 5 reasons why you should watch The Shack.

A discussion guide to the film can also be downloaded from damarismedia.com.

Let’s unite for Dementia Awareness Week 2017

Sunday 14th – Saturday 20th May 2017 is Dementia Awareness week.

Numerous events across Middlesbrough, including a Dementia Friendly screening of The King and I at Cineworld Middlesbrough on Monday 15th.

Full details of all the events here. (PDF)

Memories and Movement through Song for people living with dementia and their carers

Thursday April 27th and alternate weeks

Thorntree Hub,  Birkhall Road, Middlesbrough TS3 9JW

Phone: 01642 246827 or St Cuthbert’s community support team 07715298711


Open the Book

A team from St Cuthberts is now regularly taking Open the Book (Bible Society) into 3 primary schools in our parish, and has visited Priory Woods School.

Open the Book is a fabulously accessible, concise and fun way of bringing Bible stories to life for school children. The stories are carefully put together by educators, and acted out in a simple but creative and visual way by a team of 4 or 5 volunteers from church.

The presentation takes only 10 minutes and is usually presented to the whole school during assembly. Children are encouraged to participate too. Each story-time ends with a very short optional prayer that is relevant to the story and to children’s everyday life e.g.: saying sorry, sharing what we have, being kind, etc.

We are always looking for more people to join the team, so if you have a few minutes to spare on weekdays, and think this may be for you, please speak to Rev Jen or Jill. Thank you. www.openthebook.net

Overfields Primary School Yr 3

Overfields Primary School Yr. 3
after the Palm Sunday presentation

March 2017