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To proclaim Christ in our worship and in our community and make disciples of all generations
Welcome to St Cuthberts Ormesby
Always know you will be very welcome and we hope that you find us open and friendly people who can provide you with relevance and meaning in your daily life. There has been a church here for over a 1000 years and we want St Cuthbert’s Church to be here for all future generations.
A warm St Cuthbert's welcome still awaits you, although no refreshments can be provided at the end of the service, and we can no longer sing hymns during the services.
We continue to work with the Government and Church of England Covid-19 guidance in making the church environment as safe as possible and to protect everyone. Due to the high incidence of infections both locally and nationally we are asking all users of the Church to continue to observe the regulations that were in place before 19th July 2021 for the time being.
- Although Face coverings are no longer mandatory in places of worship, we ask you to continue to wear them. The exceptions for those exempted and for the bride and groom and those officiating at a wedding not to wear them continues.
- On entering and exiting St Cuthbert's everyone is asked to use the hand sanitiser provided in the entrance porch.
- Please continue to observe the Government physical (social) distancing guidelines while inside and outside the church. Remember this is 2 metres without some additional control measures like a face covering or 1 metre if wearing a face covering.
Please maintain physical distancing at the end of the service, there is a one-way system to help you maintain physical (social) distancing.
Latest advice from the National Health Service
We are all using contactless methods more often, it is easy to make an offering using the Give a Little link if you are unable to attend a service in church or make a donation to our JustGiving appeal and wish to support your local church.
Give A Little online offerings
The work of our church in the community, and its future, is reliant on people’s generosity, a generosity that is a hallmark of a lived-out faith and a testament to it. Now more than ever, please consider giving generously to support our mission and ministry.
- Donate using your credit or debit card via the the Give a Little link below. If your donation is below £30 we can claim extra money under the Small Gifts Scheme. You can choose to receive a receipt by email.
Non-Gift Aided offerings - please note that only donations below £30 can be used to claim extra money from HMRC under the Small Gift Scheme (GASDS).
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Thank you for your support
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.
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.
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