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

9.30am Sung Eucharist - Ross The Rev’d Sarah Jones and The Rev’d Simon Tarlton
Setting: New English Mass - Appleford
Introit: 766 Praise my soul, the King of heaven
Psalm: 103.1-8
Gradual: 132 O for a heart to praise my God
Offertory: 520 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old was strong to heal & save
Post Communion: 698 King of glory, King of peace

The choir is in recess

9.30am Parish Communion - Walford
The Rev’d Laurence Mathew
565 Praise my soul the King of Heaven
316 I’m not ashamed to own my Lord
304 I come with joy a child of God
695 To God be the glory!

11.15am Village Service - Brampton Abbotts Village Hall The Rev’d Caroline Pascoe,
The Rev’d Sarah Jones and
The Rev’d Simon Tarlton

6.30pm Evensong - Walford Canon Freda Davies
233 God the source and goal of being
375 King of glory King of peace 174 Firmly believe and truly
621 Sun of my soul thou Saviour dear

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

Monday 12th September

All to be held at the home of Wendy Alston, 9.30am-11.30am.
Tel: 01989 562959.


St Marys Flower Festival is coming!
‘Fairy Tales to Fiction' at St Mary's Church, Ross on Wye. Friday 19 th – Sunday 22nd August 2016. Entry £4.00 [Click Here]

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
Almighty God, you search us and know us: may we rely on you in strength and rest on you in weakness, now and in all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Post Communion Prayer
God our creator, you feed your children with the true manna, the living bread from heaven: let this holy food sustain us through our earthly pilgrimage until we come to that place where hunger and thirst are no more; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Gospel

Gospel Reading: Luke 13.10-17
10 Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, ‘Woman, you are set free from your ailment.’ 13 When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. 14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant be-cause Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, ‘There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.’ 15 But the Lord answered him and said, ‘You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? 16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?’ 17 When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.