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
- Emergency baptisms can take place in hospital or at home, though subject to strict
hygienic precautions and physical distancing as far as possible.
- There can be no weddings in church buildings until further notice.
- 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
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
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.'
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.
You can support St Cuthberts by giving an online donation using your Visa or Mastercard Debit or Credit Card.
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Thank you for your support.
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.
Building the Church Building the Kingdom
To proclaim Christ in our worship and in our community and make disciples of all generations
From the 7th June, for two weeks, we are hosting ten Ordinands (trainee Vicars!) from Cranmer Hall, Durham. They are on placements at Easter Side, Eston & Normanby, Linthorpe, North Ormesby and South Bank. It has been a delight to have these talented people working amongst our parishes in Middlesbrough.
On Friday evening, we hosted a Communion Service, celebrated by the Bishop of Whitby; followed by a barbeque.
Gary the camel stars in the June magazine and interviews Janet Caldwell.
A Prayer Chain & Prayer Cards
As a group we pray for the Glory of God, our church, the congregation and the land. We thank God for all the good things in our lives and ask Him to comfort the people we know who are anxious or fearful. To give healing, strength and endurance to the sick, as we are told in Luke11.9 Ask and it will be given you.
Praying as a group is powerful as told to us in Matthew 18 19&20 If two or three people come together in my name I am there with them. The prayer chain is a group of ladies from St Cuthbert’s praying for a need. It is always confidential and kept within the prayer group.
The prayer cards will be place in the pews. These are for anyone who needs prayers for anything that troubles them. The cards can be written anonymously if wished, or a name and contact details can be left. The church contact numbers are also on the card. The prayer group exists to pray for you. As a group we exist to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and the people of St. Cuthbert’s.
God Bless Sally & Elizabeth
The Revd Canon Alison White, Priest-in-Charge of Riding Mill in the Diocese of Newcastle and Diocesan Adviser for Spirituality and Spiritual Direction, is to be consecrated as the Bishop of Hull in York Minster on Friday 3 July at 11am.
Whilst the service is open to anyone, congregational tickets are available in reserved areas of seating (red tickets), and for clergy and readers who would like to robe (blue tickets). Vesture for clergy who wish to robe will be choir habit.
All tickets are available electronically, either for printing by individuals or to display on phone screens on arrival at the Minster. If you would like to receive your ticket this way please email email@example.com by Wednesday 24 June indicating the number and type of ticket(s) required. It is hoped that the majority of tickets will be supplied in this format.
Should you require your tickets in paper format please apply either in writing or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 3 June again indicating the number and type of ticket(s) required and the address to which they should be sent. You can write to: Kirsty McCulloch, Diocesan House, Aviator Court, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4WJ.
Please email Revd Jen: email@example.com if you would like to go and we could get a group ticket