Building the Church Building the Kingdom
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).
Click on the give a little button
Thank you for your support
As it is becoming dark at an earlier time in the evening the last Tuesday Evening session, from 6 to 7pm, will be on 28th September 2021.
From October 2021 the Christening and Wedding booking Sessions will move from Tuesday evenings to Sunday mornings after the Sunday morning Services. Starting on Sunday 10th October we will be available between 11am and 12noon each Sunday morning.
No need to book, just come along.
If you cannot make one of these Christening and Wedding Booking Sessions, then please use the online enquiry forms found on the Life Events pages of the church website (https://www.stcuthbertsormesby.org.uk) or contact us by email or phone 07715298711 (Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm). Please note that we will still need to meet you in person at one of the Tuesday Open Sessions.
- Although the government have removed restrictions on numbers for Life Events (Christenings, Weddings, Funerals) due to the limitations with ventilation in church you should discuss with those officiating these events on any limits that may be needed due to the continuing high levels of infection both locally and nationally.
- We ask, that, for the time being, everyone using the church continue to wear a face covering, unless exempted, to sanitise your hands on entering and exiting the building and observe appropriate physical (social) distancing at all times to protect yourselves and others using the church.
- We suggest that you continue to use the NHS QR code with the NHS Covid app, or enter your details in the attendance sheet as this aids both your own safety and the safety of others through NHS Test and Trace.
Updated 19th July 2021
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.