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8.00am Holy Communion - Ross The Rev’d Colin Leggate

9.30am All Age Eucharist - Ross The Rev’d Sarah Jones and The Rev’d Nick Adley
Organ: Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 557 - J.S Bach
Setting: New English Mass - Appleford
Introit: 450 Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet Him
Gradual: 545 Morning Has Broken
Offertory: 454 Love is His Word Post Communion: 823 Who Would True Valour See
Organ: Crown Imperial - Walton

11.15am Family Service - Walford
The Rev’d Laurence Mathew and The Rev’d Simon Tarlton
863 Lord we’ve come to worship you
590 Seek ye first the kingdom of God
544 Caribbean Lord’s prayer

6.30pm Choral Evensong - Ross Canon Freda Davies
Organ: Largo (From the New World) - Dvorak
Hymn: 692 Jesus, where’er thy people meet Responses: Sanders Psalm: 138 - Ley
Hymn: 157 When I survey the wondrous cross
C anticles: Brewer in D
Anthem: Zadock the Priest - Handel
Hymn: 806 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
Organ: Nimrod - Elgar

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
Gracious Father, revive your Church in our day, and make her holy, strong and faithful, for your glory’s sake in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Post Communion Prayer
Holy Father, who gathered us here around the table of your Son to share this meal with the whole household of God: in that new world where you reveal the fullness of your peace, gather people of every race and language to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Gospel

Gospel Reading: Luke 11.1-13
1 He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’ 2 He said to them, ‘When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. 3 Give us each day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial.’ 5 And he said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, “Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.” 7 And he answers from within, “Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.” 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him any-thing because he is his friend, at least be-cause of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs. 9 So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 11 Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? 12 Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’