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8.00am Holy Communion - Ross The Rev’d Nick Adley

9.30am All Age Eucharist - Ross The Rev’d Prebendary Jill Talbot-Ponsonby and The Rev’d Sarah Jones
Organ: Adagietto (Little Organ Suite) - Archer
Setting: New English Mass - Appleford
A Prayer of St Richard of Chichester - Archer
Introit: 510 Will You Come and Follow Me if I but call your name
Psalm: 16
Gradual: 810 Thou Whose Almighty Word
Offertory: 667 Lord of The Dance
Post Communion: 475 Forth In The Peace of Christ We Go Organ: Tuba Tune in D - Lang

11.15am Family Communion - Walford
The Rev’d Laurence Mathew and The Rev’d Nick Adley
752 Will you come and follow me 525 One more step along the world I go
766 You shall go out with joy

6.30pm Choral Evensong - Ross The Rev’d Colin Leggate
Organ: Andante espressivo - Guilmant
Hymn: 299 Give us the wings of faith to rise within the veil Responses: Ayleward
Psalm: 16 - Turle
Hymn: 692 Jesus, good above all other
Canticles: Batten Fourth evening service
Anthem: Ave verum corpus - Byrd
Hymn: 811 Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown Organ: Psalm prelude II Set I - Howells

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

Date to follow

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, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Post Communion Prayer
Grant, O Lord, we beseech you, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by your governance, that your Church may joyfully serve you in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Gospel

Gospel Reading: Luke 9.51 - 62
51 When the days drew near for him be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; 53 but they did not receive him, because his face was set towards Jerusalem. 54 When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, ‘Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?’ 55 But he turned and rebuked them. 56 Then they went on to another village. 57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ 58 And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’ 59 To another Jesus said, ‘Follow me.’ But he said, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ 60 But Jesus said to him, ‘Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.’ 61 Another said, ‘I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.’ 62 Jesus said to him, ‘No one who puts a hand to the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.’