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8.00am Holy Communion - Ross The Rev’d Prebendary Jill Talbot-Ponsonby

9.30am All Age Eucharist - Ross The Rev’d Prebendary Jill Talbot-Ponsonby and The Rev’d Simon Tarlton
Setting: Mass of St Thomas - Thorne
Introit: 766 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
Gradual: 587 Amazing grace Intercessions response: 409 Offertory: 394 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! Communion: 843 O Lord my heart is not proud - Rizza
Post Communion: 823 Who would true valour see

11.15am Family Communion Service - Walford The Rev’d Laurence Mathew
371 Jubilate everybody
574 Purify my heart
249 Great is thy faithfulness

11.15am Baptism - Ross
The Rev’d Colin Leggate

6.30pm Choral Evensong - Ross Dr Derek Glover
Hymn: 780 Soldiers of Christ arise Responses: Oxley
Psalm: 84.1-9 - Woods
Hymn: 755 Oft in danger, oft in woe
Canticles: Sumsion in A Anthem: I give to you a new commandment - Nardone
Hymn: 10 Abide with me

Paddle and Praise is a group for parents/grandparents with pre-school children. All welcome

Further dates:
7th November and
5th December

All to be held at the home of Wendy Alston, 9.30am-11.30am.


Welcome to the Benefice of Ross with Walford and Brampton Abbotts (RAWCHURCH) situated in South Herefordshire in the Diocese of Hereford. Our two lively congregations provide a mix of styles of worship in both town and rural locations, with many activities spanning both parishes.

If you are new to the parish there is a welcoming leaflet available - please click here to download it in PDF format.

In each parish you will find an ancient and beautiful church building which has served the community for centuries. We strive to continue in this tradition by serving the people of our communities today. Ross-on-Wye Parish Church is dedicated to St. Mary and Walford Parish Church is dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels. Our ministry is led by the Rector, Revd Sarah Jones, and a team of non-stipendiary clergy and lay people and involves both congregations.

We try to match the beauty of our environment by working together and sharing our ministry to enjoy the fruits of openness, friendship and willingness.

We hope you find what you are looking for in the pages ahead. If not, please contact our office, or the webmaster.

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Collect for the Week

Today’s Collect
Merciful God, teach us to be faithful in change and uncertainty, that trusting in your word and obeying your will we may enter the unfailing joy of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Post Communion Prayer
God of all grace, your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your true and living bread; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

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The Gospel

Gospel Reading: Luke 18.9-14
9 Jesus also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: 10 ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax-collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, “God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.” 13 But the tax-collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” 14 I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.’