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Services

SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST
FOURTEENTH AFTER TRINITY

8.00am Holy Communion - Ross The Rev’d Sarah Jones

9.30am All Age Eucharist - Ross The Rev’d Sarah Jones and
The Rev’d Simon Tarlton Setting: New English Mass - Appleford
Introit: 678 In Christ Alone My Hope is Found
Gradual: 587 Amazing Grace Offertory: 575 When I needed a Neighbour were you there?
Post Communion: 484 You Shall Go Out With Joy
The choir is in recess

11.15am Family Service - Walford The Rev’d Laurence Mathew
359 Jesus shall reign where're the sun
851 Jesus put this song into our hearts
329 I stand amazed in the presence

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. 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.

This week's newsletter
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Collect for the Week

Today’s Collect
Merciful God, your Son came to save us and bore our sins on the cross: may we trust in your mercy and know your love, rejoicing in the righteousness that is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Post Communion Prayer
Lord God, the source of truth and love, keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, united in prayer and the breaking of bread, and one in joy and simplicity of heart, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Gospel

Gospel Reading: Luke 14.1,7-14
1 On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. 7 When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honour, he told them a parable. 8 ‘When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honour, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; 9 and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, “Give this person your place,” and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, “Friend, move up higher”; then you will be honoured in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. 11 For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.’ 12 He said also to the one who had invited him, ‘When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbours, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14 And you will be blessed, be-cause they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the right-eous.’