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.

List of live-streaming Churches

Anyone interested in watching a live-streamed Service can find a list of those churches in the York Diocese that are streaming their Services.

List of Churches

Scroll down to find churches listed under Archdeaconries of Cleveland, East Riding and York, and then alphabetically by location.

Holy Week and Easter in 2020

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.

Guidance on Spiritual Communion and Coronavirus (PDF)

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.