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
Regular worshippers at St. Cuthbert’s will be familiar with our weekly “pew sheet” which gives the Bible readings for the current Sunday, contact details for the church, news, and messages from the ministry team. Since all church services have been suspended until further notice, we will not issue the usual printed “pew sheet”. Instead, we will be putting a “mini-bulletin” on this website each week.
Click on one of the links below to open the appropriate bulletin.
Final bulletin as we welcome our congregation back from 5th July 2020
Since it’s not been possible to hold the service of celebration and thanksgiving for the ministry of Archbishop Sentamu that had been planned for the weekend marking his retirement. The Diocese has released a video offering recollections, messages of gratitude and a blessing on us as a diocese from the Archbishop himself. It is available below and on the diocesan Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Archbishop Sentamu and his wife Margaret will both be taking part in the 8.00am Act of Worship that will be broadcast across our BBC Local Radio stations on Sunday morning (www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08f9j1f) and the Church of England national online service for Trinity Sunday that will premiere at 9.00am that morning.
Anyone interested in watching a live-streamed Service can find a list of those churches in the York Diocese that are streaming their Services.
Scroll down to find churches listed under Archdeaconries of Cleveland, East Riding and York, and then alphabetically by location.
With Church buildings closed its easy to forget that the Church is still active when we cannot meet in St Cuthbert’s. As has been said by Revd. Jen, on several occasions, the Church is more than the building we meet for Weekday or Sunday Services.
We are the Church, and all can continue to support our Church Wardens and Deacon Janet from our homes during the Vacancy. Through prayer; supporting food banks (also see below); financially, by putting aside the money you generously donate or setting up a Standing Order; providing material for the weekly Bulletin, please email that to Carol. Worship in the home may take the form of a shared meal or agape. See the end of this bulletin from York, Holy Communion during the time of Anti-Virus Restrictions (PDF).
The Church of England has a page dedicated to ways we can all participate to celebrating Easter Week; through reflection, Social Media, joining a live-streamed event, or by an act of Spiritual Communion.
The London College of Bishops have reflected on the Eucharist in a time of Physical Distancing.
There is to be a National Virtual Palm Sunday Service led by the Bishop of Manchester.
Families, or individuals, might create an Easter Garden. Suggestions for creating the garden and things to do is available here.
Food Bank Parcels: Janet Caldwell says, if people have anything could they please ring her, and she will arrange collection of food parcels, preferably tinned stuff, and dried goods.
Keep to the Government rules on self-isolation. social distancing and keep well.