Our Ministries and our impact in the community.
Normally our week is full from Monday to friday with something for everyone and all ages- sadly due to Covid-19 we are only slowly beginning to get back into the church building. However that does not mean we have been closed in fact throughout Covid-19 we have been helping in our community as well as helping with social resilience using technology as best we can
Children's ministry is important to us and we value and cherish our young people very much. As well as working with Emmaus school we have varied sunday schools which we are hoping to re-commence, and we now have TOODLES@4 which is (for now) online and live via our Youtube channel Allcuthbert. It goes out live at 4pm every Sunday and there is a messenger /Whats app group that parents can send the children's work in for our activity reel and pictures of their Children doing them (with permission of course) and the feed back is the children love seeing themselves on TV!
For older children we have spark and again we are looking into how we can do this safely so that the children can come back into the building.
For the time being Scouts, beavers and cubs and Guides, brownies and rainbows cannot meet safely and we will keep you posted when they come back.
Throughout Covid-19 we have set weekly challenges for the children on our Facebook page until the children could commence school
Baptism is an important service of worship in a child or adults life and can also be called a Christening both mean the same thing.
So what does Baptism /christening mean?
Your child is precious to you and precious to God.
You want the very best for them, and so does God. You want them to make right choices in life, for themselves and for others.
A christening is just the beginning of this and so much more.
Over the years to come, it’s a journey you’ll share together with your child by:
Being there for your child to talk to about the bigger questions of life – questions about hope, faith and love.
Praying for your child through the ups and downs of their faith journey.
Showing them practically how to make those good choices in life.
Helping them to learn more about their Christian faith, through their church and in other ways.
So it’s a commitment to start as you mean to go on.
As part of becoming regulars within the church family we do ask during lockdown that you become part of Toodles@4 on a sunday. This is live but we do have whats app and messenger groups too where we share pictures to be used within the simple service and stay connected with one another.
We would also ask if the Adult and baby could attend the 6pm service so we can get to know you. if you need to leave your child at home with a partner and one of you attend that's fine.
Janet our coordinator will be in touch over paperwork and dates and Gaynor will be in touch in regards to a preparation evening before Baptism can take place.
There is no charge for Baptism but we are always grateful of donations as it does cost to provide all that we do. If you wish to become a regular at church and wish to sign up to the parish giving scheme we would be delighted to have you. Please contact Rev'd Laura for details
Pastoral Support Team
St Cuthberts have a Pastoral support team that can take self- referrals or be referred by your GP if your part of Jubilee Medical centre. The Team will help to listen and be a support to you through whatever issues you may be struggling with.
St Cuthbert's PASTORAL CARE TEAM is available to anyone. If you, or someone you know, is in need of support (or just someone to talk to)
then please contact our Pastoral Team
via StCpastoralcare@hotmail.com or 0151 549 2202 or speak confidentially to Rev Laura and we will be in touch. Whilst not qualified therapists or counsellors our Pastoral Care Team are trained volunteers available to listen to you and offer confidential support whatever you are going through.
You are not alone
Residents Association and Local councillors
St Cuthberts support our Local councillors and our Local Residentants association and we provide our church as a meeting place for them at no cost to the community. We believe strongly in our community and feel being the centre of the estate that we are the at the heart of all that goes on. We help community projects too like volunteers for litter picking and work in partnership with them to improve our estate. Our local councillors hold a surgery at St Cuthberts once a month on a tuesday evening. Again we hope that good engagements allows the church to be able to support community ventures and people in need.