Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

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

Services Holy Week and Easter 2021

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

Pew sheets

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.

Lent 2021

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.

Candlemas, Sunday 31st January 2021

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.

Christmas Services 2020

Due to coronavirus restrictions our services will be different this year. There will be a Midnight Mass Service on the 24th December at 11:30pm but it will have to be ticketed as we must maintain physical distancing in church. Tickets will be available from Sunday 13th December. If you do not normally attend a Sunday Service the church is open between 11:00am and 12:00noon on Sundays and 10:00am and 11:00am on Wednesday mornings, or see a Church Warden for tickets. Note that everyone needs to sign in for test and trace and wear a mask in church unless exempted.

There will be a Communion Service on Christmas day at 10:00am as well as on Sunday 27th December at 10:00am

Because we cannot have our annual Carol Services this year we are going to hold a Covid-19 secure Open Church – Journey to Bethlehem – event for families this year. You are invited to an interactive ‘tour’ of the church, ‘travel with the wise men’ as the Christmas story is told at several activity stations around the church.

Come and see Mary and Joseph on their way from Nazareth to Bethlehem and meet some of the people travelling on the same route.A ‘goody’ bag containing various craft resources for use during and after the event is provided as part of the ‘tour’.

These will take place on

  • Sunday 20th December from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Tuesday 22nd December from 10:00am to 12:00noon
  • Thursday 24th December from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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.