We aren’t superstars, saints or celebrities. We aren’t popular, persuasive or proud. We are a bunch of local people, some old some young, some happy some sad, some weak and some strong.
But what unites us is what we’ve discovered about God – that he loves to draw all kinds of people together into a patchwork of friendships, laughter and action.
We love eating together, pitching in and getting our hands dirty, helping out when we can, patching up, mending our lives, our building and our dreams.
So if you’re worried about whether you would fit in, don’t! There’s probably someone here already just like you. And if there isn’t, then you’re just who we’re waiting for to add another spice to our variety.
It encourages us to read in the Bible about the people Jesus drew around him – how different they all were, not the obvious choices. Yet he stitched them together into something beautiful.
Come and join in with the patchwork he is making in Rye Park. No one is more welcome than you!
We meet for worship on Sundays at 10am, and on Thursdays at 9.30. You’re welcome to join us.
We have activities for the children every Sunday, and especially on the 2nd Sunday
Children and Youth
- is a church, not just a craft club
- helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour
- is found across the world
- is Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration
St Cuthbert’s Messy Church happens the 2nd Friday every month.
Check out the Messy Church Facebook page for details of the next one. No need to book – just come along at 4pm for crafts, talk, music and food. We look forward to meeting you.
We are currently taking a break from youth ministry (as we have no youth). However, if you are a young person looking for a fun and Christian based group, look no further than Young Life. see Home – Hoddesdon X2240 (ylinternational.org) for details.
Special Branch (Sunday school)
We don’t currently have a full Sunday school (we call it Special Branch). However, we do have a small group of us dedicated to making children feel welcomed each Sunday. Each week we have an activity around a theme (and sometimes we actually do it) but we are children led and enable them to experience being welcomed in God’s Church in a safe and fun way. See what we get up to here
Looking for somewhere to come and chat? We soon hope to restart our monthly Pop-In – offer a friendly place to come on the last Thursday of every month from 2pm – 4pm.
Some of us play cards, or Scrabble, while others sit and chat. It’s very informal and open to anyone to come. At about 3 o’clock we have a cuppa, sandwiches and cake.
On the other Thursdays we have a coffee morning from 11am for an hour.
On a Saturday near Christmas, we have a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, and usually we have some entertainment. If you’re interested in coming along, just turn up, or get in touch if you need more information.
In school holidays, we often open for breakfast – particularly aimed at families who rely on free school meals, but anyone is welcome
Knit Stitch and Natter
Tuesday evenings in the hall, there is an opportunity to bring along whatever craft project you’re working on, and enjoy company as you create. We meet from 8pm each week.
We run meals, quiz nights, special outdoor events in the park opposite the church, and more, all from time to time. Look out for details of our next activity either here on the website or on Facebook.