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Church to reopen on 5th July 2020

We are pleased to tell you that St Cuthbert's will reopen on 5th July 2020 and whilst we have been busy making the church environment as safe as possible we ask that you take heed of the following:

There will be no Wednesday communion service for the time being.

Those who are aged 70 or older, regardless of medical conditions, are welcome to attend Holy Communion but the decision to so is entirely your own.

Individuals who are self-isolating at home due to Covid-19 symptoms or sharing accommodation with someone with Covid-19 symptoms should not attend services or enter the church.

On entering and exiting St Cuthberts all are asked to wash their hands with the hand sanitiser provided in the entrance porch. Please keep to the government physical (social) distancing guidelines at all times while inside and outside the church. Remember this is still 2 metres without some additional control measures.

Government guidance includes a request for names of attendees to be recorded and kept for 21 days, to assist track-and-trace if required. All information is dealt with as required by GDPR and the records will be securely disposed of after 21 days. St Cuthberts privacy policy is available here.

In order to maintain physical distancing at the end of the service please wait until the steward(s) tells you that your row may leave and follow the one way system while maintaining physical (social) distancing.

Although no refreshments can be provided at the end of the service at the present time, and we can no longer sing or chant, a warm St Cuthbert's welcome still awaits you.

Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms

The government has announced that it will now be possible to hold a funeral service in church after 15th June and to hold wedding and baptism services from 4th July 2020.

  1. Baptisms. Limited to a maximum of 30 people who must maintain hygienic precautions and physical (social) distancing as far as possible.
  2. Weddings. Limited to a maximum of 30 people who must maintain hygienic precautions and physical (social) distancing as far as possible.
  3. Funerals - Limited to a maximum of 30 people who must maintain hygienic precautions and physical (social) distancing as far as possible.

The 30 people who may attend these services includes the minister and any other parish officers required by the church. For example, the verger at a wedding. It also includes any workers not employed by the church, such as wedding photographers.

Baptism & Wedding enquiries back on Tuesday Evenings from 14th July 2020.

We welcome wedding couples and families arranging christenings (baptisms) again to join us on a Tuesday evening between 6 and 7pm. No booking required, please bear with us if its busy.

If you cannot make a Tuesday session then please contact us by email or phone 07715298711

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

Parish Safeguarding Policy

Give A Little online offerings

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

Please keep your offerings coming

As we welcome back our congregation for Sunday services from 5th July 2020 please do not forget to keep those offerings coming in. It is really easy to donate regularly by standing order.

  • Perhaps you could making your offering by Standing Order with your bank (forms available here). 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.
  • In this time when 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.
  • For those using the Planned Giving Envelopes then please put your offering into the weekly envelope and put aside until you are able to put them into the collection plate.

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

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). HMRC say the following:

“In respect of GASDS, guidance on the eligibility for donations for inclusion in this scheme is clear in stating that claims can only be made on cash donations of £30 or less; and contactless card donations of £30 or less collected on or after 6 April 2019.

“Where it is the case, for example, of separate donations being given in a single envelope, then if the church/charity official is happy these are clearly separate ‘small donations’ (and clearly stated as such) then they will be eligible for GASDS, as is the case where separate envelopes are used”.

So if you are saving those donations please indicate how many weeks the donation covers (note/letter) or if you use the Blue envelopes then supply the envelopes for all the weeks that your donation covers so that I know that your donation can be split as indicated above.

  • You can send me a cheque periodically, made payable to St Cuthberts Ormesby PCC . Contact me via the church phone (see above under wedding and baptism enquiries)  or use the  online form at the bottom of the General Enquiries page for details of where to send the cheque.
  • You can donate using your credit or debit card via the the Give a Little link above.  Keep your donation below £30 and make them more frequently if necessary. 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.

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 admin@stcuthbertsormesby.org.uk

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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

Tickets for the Consecration of the Bishop of Hull

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.

The new Bishop of Hull

The new Bishop of Hull, The Rev’d Canon Alison White photographed during a visit to All Saints’ church in the village of Kilham, East Yorkshire part of her new diocese.
© Tony Bartholomew

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 kirsty.mccullough@yorkdiocese.org 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 kirsty.mccullough@yorkdiocese.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: vicar@stcuthbertsormesby.org.uk if you would like to go and we could get a group ticket

Learn British Sign Language

Rev Jen Croft will be giving a free six-week Introductory course in Britich Sign Language at Ormesby Library, starting 25th June at 7:00pm. For adults, 16+ and over; limited places so please contact Ormesby Library librarians if you wish to attend.

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