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Services

SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER
2ND SUNDAY IN ADVENT

8.00am Holy Communion - Ross The Rev’d Laurence Mathew

9.30am Sung Eucharist - Ross The Rev’d Prebendary Jill Talbot-Ponsonby, The Rev’d Sarah Jones and The Rev’d Colin Leggate
Setting: Trinity Mass - Dyke

Introit: 38 Hark a thrilling voice is sounding
Psalm: 72.1-7, 18,19 - Norris
Gradual: 46 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
Offertory: 45 O Come, O come Emmanuel
Communion: Prepare ye the way - Wise
Post Communion: 39 Hills of the North rejoice

9.30am Morning Prayer - Walford The Rev’d Simon Tarlton
480 O come O come Emmanuel 2verses
221 Hail to the Lord's anointed
527 On Jordan's bank
359 Jesus shall reign where're the sun

11.15am Café Church - Brampton Abbotts School The Rev’d Sarah Jones and The Rev’d Simon Tarlton

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


Further date:
5th December

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

Welcome!

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, purify our hearts and minds, that when your son Jesus Christ comes again as judge and saviour we may be ready to receive him, who is our Lord and our God.

Post Communion Prayer
Father in heaven, who sent your son to redeem the world and will send him again to be our judge: Give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity of his first coming that, when he comes again, we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Gospel

Gospel Reading: Matthew 3.1-12

1 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 3 This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, ‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” 4 Now John wore clothing of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, 6 and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 7 But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruit worthy of repentance. 9 Do not presume to say to your-selves, “We have Abraham as our ancestor”; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. 10 Even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 ‘I bap-tize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing-fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing-floor and will gath-er his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.’