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.
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To proclaim Christ in our worship and in our community and make disciples of all generations
With the second Lockdown ending on 2nd December, services will restart with the Sunday Holy Communion Service at 10am on 6th December 2020. Until then the government has published the full regulations (PDF) for England’s second national lockdown, which began on Thursday 5th November 2020. As per the government guidelines the church will be closed for services, except funeral services. We will be opening the church for private prayer; Sunday's 11:30am to 12:30pm and Wednesday's 10am to 11am.
The leaders of the UK faith communities have written to the government protesting the closutre of places of worship under the second national lockdown. It can be read here (PDF).
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.
- Face coverings are mandatory in places of worship unless you have a legitimate exemptions for health, or where communication is impeded when wearing a mask, or are a bride and groom and those officiating at a wedding.
- On entering and exiting St Cuthbert's everyone is asked to use the hand sanitiser provided in the entrance porch.
- Please always keep to the Government physical (social) distancing guidelines while inside and outside the church. Remember this is still 2 metres without some additional control measures like a face covering.
To maintain physical distancing at the end of the service please follow the one-way system while maintaining physical (social) distancing.
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.
There will be no Wednesday Communion service for the time being.
Latest advice from the National Health Service
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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.
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We are all using contactless methods more often, it is easy to make an offering using the Give a Little link above if you are unable to be at a service in church or wish to support your local church.
- Donate using your credit or debit card via the the Give a Little link above. 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).
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
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.
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.
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.’