About Us

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!

Regular events

Our services

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

Messy Church

  • 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.

Soul Youth Ministry

Soul is our youth group for Children over 11. We meet in the church hall from 6.30pm with a zoom call at 7.30pm and finish about 8.30pm. We are a small group so can provide a lowkey, quiet environment. We eat pizza, of course, and build lego (for our mental health of course!). But most of all we care deeply about each other, about you and all the pressures secondary school and Uni bring.

We want to provide

  • A safe place where you’re loved for who you are
  • A safe place to explore the Bible and grow spiritually
  • A safe place to explore life’s issues
  • A place to have fun, be mad, be silly

Want to know more?

Email soul@ryepark.com or pop into church and speak to Stephen

Special Branch

A healthy tree has roots. Our roots are in Jesus.
The tree also has branches. This one is Special!
We meet every Sunday morning at Church. We start off with everyone else in the service, and worship all together. Then we go and spend some time that’s just for us. Oh, I forgot to say what makes us special. We’re under 11 yrs old, which is a great time of life to learn about Jesus and to decide to be one of his friends.

Social Events

Pop-in Tea

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.

Breakfast Club

In school holidays, we often open for breakfast – particularly aimed at families who rely on free school meals, but anyone is welcome

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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.

Other Events

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.