St Cuthbert’s Today
In the last few years, the PCC, supported by many from this small community, has made gargantuan efforts to keep up the ancient tradition of festivities in the church.so that it continues to be the centre of village life. In 2009, despite its present inadequate facilities (one ghastly disabled portaloo), St Cuthbert’s was short listed for the national prize for a “Village Church for Village Life”, so demonstrating its success in adapting its ancient traditions for modern use.
Our Patron, Sir Roy Strong is the leader of the movement to keep alive and open the wonderful heritage of medieval English rural churches. He has called St Cuthbert’s “a pioneer of all that is to come in this century.”
In addition to services, christenings, weddings and funerals, the church has recently hosted an annual Holiday Club for local children, Treasure Hunts, Festivals and Concerts, Music Workshops, Exhibitions, Christmas Bazaars and Summer Fetes. The last Harvest Festival Service was followed by supper in the nave. St Cuthbert’s is particularly suitable venue for musical events on account of its exceptionally good acoustic.
Do help us to continue to be “pioneers” and to expand this wide use of the church so that it remains open for everyone and for people from all over the world can come to play the wonderful organ. Click here to visit our Donations Page
St Cuthbert’s is also outward looking and supports Fikelela, a project in South Africa caring for orphaned children, many of whom are HIV positive.. Apart from raising money for the cause, our S.African Sponsor, Peter Bekker , goes out to Cape Town carrying suitcases full of childrens garments handmade in the Parish.