Suspension of Worship in the Church of England

The Church is alive and active, but our buildings must close for a while.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Church buildings are not open to members of the public at all – even for private prayer.

St Cuthberts family is more than just this lovely building, know that we are praying for you and your families during this national emergency.

Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms

  1. Emergency baptisms can take place in hospital or at home, though subject to strict
    hygienic precautions and physical distancing as far as possible.
  2. There can be no weddings in church buildings until further notice.
  3. Funerals can only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside. Only immediate
    family members can attend (if the crematorium allows) – that is, spouse or partner,
    parents and children, keeping their distance in the prescribed way

Due to the new restrictions there will be no Baptism & Wedding enquiries on Tuesday Evenings for as long as the regulations are in place.

For Wedding and Baptism enquiries please contact us by email or phone 07873151329

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

Regular bulletins will be published here including our weekly information sheets which can be found below or here.

Latest advice from the Natonal Health Service

Archbishops Letters

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)

Parish Safeguarding Policy

Please keep your donations coming

With the Church closed for all Services we have no income, apart from the 12 members of our congregation who make their Planned Giving donations by Standing Order. The church still must be maintained and secured and unless things change, we still need to pay our Freewill offer to York Diocese each month (£2,750.00 per month). We still have many bills to pay.

Perhaps some of you could set up a Standing Order with your bank, even if only for several months to cover the current ‘lockdown’ or think about making your donations by Standing Order in future. Especially, but not exclusively, if you already donate by the envelope system. No need to put money into the envelopes and wait until we can have Wednesday and Sunday Services again.

This will aid cash flow and budgeting, not just now but in the future.

  • For those using the Planned Giving Envelopes then put your donation into the weekly envelope and put aside until we reopen again.
  • You can send me a cheque periodically, made payable to St Cuthberts Ormesby PCC . Contact me via the online form at the bottom of the General Enquiries page for details of were to send the cheque.
  • You can donate using your credit or debit card via the the Give a Little link to the right.  You can choose to receive a receipt by email.

Remember, if you are a taxpayer, you can boost your donation by 25% by filling in a Gift Aid Form. Either for a one-off donation or for regular donations. Unfortunately, this is not an option with the Give a Little donations.

Give A Little online donations

This church relies on donations to stay open and provide care and support to everyone in this community. Now more than ever, please consider giving generously to support our mission and ministry.

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Thank you for your support.

Contact Details

For all parish enquiries, including baptism, funeral and wedding enquiries, please call one of the Church Wardens (see details under Contact menu) or email

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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.

We have just paid £215,000 for a new roof and we need to urgently raise funds for restoration work on the tower, an internal re-ordering and a new lighting scheme.

Weʼre raising £5,000, please help us to help you by donating – click on the logo below.

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To proclaim Christ in our worship and in our community and make disciples of all generations

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Services during Holy Week and Easter 2016

Image courtesy of Seacoast Church

Image courtesy of Seacoast Church

Monday, 21st March 2016

6:00pm Stations of the Cross

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016

10:00am Holy Communion
6:00pm Passover at the Ormesby Methodist Church,
Corner of Pritchett Road and High Street, Ormesby.
Limited numbers so Please sign the list to join!

Thursday, 24th March 2016

11:00am Holy Communion and blessing of oils at York Minster
7:30pm Maundy Thursday Holy Communion & ‘The Watch’

Friday, 25th March 2016

2:00pm Hour by the Cross

Saturday, 26th March 2016

7:00pm Easter Vigil with baptisms and confirmations
by the Bishop of Whitby at Holy Trinity, North Ormesby

Easter Sunday, 27th March 2016

10:00am Easter Family Holy Communion Service
with an Easter Egg hunt for the children after the Service.

Folk Night success

Thanks to Lesley Tart and Audrey Robson for organising the event and the local artists from the folk and acoustic scene who gave up their valuable time and talent to support our church roof and restoration project. The successful evening was enjoyed by an audience of 80-90 people and the artists were Trish McLean, Lesley and Martin Tart,

Trish Maclean (centre) and Lesley (left) and Martin Tart (right)

Trish McLean (centre) with Lesley (left) and Martin Tart (right)

Broadband, who also provided and set up the sound system and programme, The Shea Family, Brian Moore, Graham Yeats and last but not least, our very own St Cuthberts singers.

St Cuthberts Singers with Graham Yates and Trish Maclean on guitars.

St Cuthberts Singers with Graham Yeats and Trish McLean on guitars.

We raised £450.00 for the roof and restoration fund; finally, thanks to you all for your attendance and support.

More images in the Photo Gallery page.

Folk Night – Thursday 3rd March, 7pm

St Cuthberts is holding a Folk Night, in the Ormesby Club & Institute, High Street, Ormesby, in aid of the Church Roof and Restoration Fund. Performers include local artists, Trish Maclean and Broadband, alonside the St Cuthbert’s singers and the Shea family.

There will be a Raffle so please bring any contributions to Lesley Tart or Audrey Robson.

Tickets £5.00 includes pie and peas, available from Lesley Tart or Audrey Robson.

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