Socks for Ukraine

A request from the KTS Crafts Warehouse (Trenchard Street), from a lady who goes into Ukraine and often near the front. They need socks and sanitary towels for the soldiers. The soldiers put sanitary towels in their boots to absorb moisture.

Men, please bring in a pair of socks, a pair from their own sock drawer would be perfect (you don’t have to knit them and they don’t need to be blue and yellow!).

Can we ask all women to bring in a packet of sanitary towels each. If everyone can do this that would be a fantastic help.

Thank you! We raised £1000 for Ukraine

Our organ recital on Saturday evening given by Suzy StClair raised just over £1000. The money has been divided between Katie’s tremendous efforts from her premises on Trenchard Street, and the Bridge Charity, based in Poland who are supporting refugee efforts in Ukraine.

Thanks to everyone who came, and especially to Suzy for a tremendous evening.

TONIGHT – Suzy StClair – Organ Recital for Ukraine at St Mary’s Ross

We are delighted to welcome Suzy StClair to St Mary’s for her recital on Saturday. All tickets sales will go directly to Ukraine charities. Please consider coming along.

Suzy took up the organ at the age of 10 as a church organist, she has an ARCM diploma in organ performance from the Royal College of Music. Suzy has spent most of her life outside the UK and, until recently, was organist at a church in Ukraine.

Tales from the Tombs

An evening of local history, stories from St Mary’s churchyard.

We’ll begin the evening in church with a presentation from Heather, over a glass or two of wine to hear about the development of the churchyard and its surrounding buildings and who is buried in it. After that, weather permitting, we’ll wander out for one of Heather’s guided walks (a short one) to see it all in context.

This event has been organised by the Ecochurch group.

Suzy StClair – Organ Recital for Ukraine at St Mary’s Ross – this Saturday

We are delighted to welcome Suzy StClair to St Mary’s for her recital on Saturday. All tickets sales will go directly to Ukraine charities. Please consider coming along.

Suzy took up the organ at the age of 10 as a church organist, she has an ARCM diploma in organ performance from the Royal College of Music. Suzy has spent most of her life outside the UK and, until recently, was organist at a church in Ukraine.

Safari Supper – Saturday 14th May 2022

Why not join us for a fun evening, eating, meeting and sharing good company?

From 6.15 pm – Meet at the church

7.00pm – Starter

8.00pm – Main course

9.15pm – Dessert served in church

£15 per person To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/319065873617

Further information: https://rossparishes.uk/safari-supper or contact Paul Cummings – 07970 315630

Everyone is welcome. Booking deadline – Saturday 30th April

Suzy StClair – Organ Recital for Ukraine at St Mary’s Ross

1. G.F. Handel (1685 -1759), transcribed by W.T.Best (1826 – 1897) – Coronation Anthem, “Zadok the Priest”

2. J.S.Bach (1685 – 1750) Prelude and Fugue in a minor BWV 543

3. J.S. Bach Trio “Allein Gott in der Höhe sei Ehr”

4. H. Sumsion (1899-1995) Hymn Prelude on “Down Ampney”

5. E. Lemare (1865-1934) – arrangement of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”

6. H. Howells (1892-1983) Psalm Prelude “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil”

————Interval ———–

C.M. Widor (1844-1937) Symphonie № 5

– allegro vivace

– allegro cantabile

– andantino quasi allegretto

– adagio

– toccata

Suzy took up the organ at the age of 10 as a church organist, she has an ARCM diploma in organ performance from the Royal College of Music. Suzy has spent most of her life outside the UK and, until recently, was organist at a church in Ukraine

St Mary’s Electoral Roll update

It’s that time of the year when St Mary’s Electoral Roll needs to be updated ahead of the APCM on 4th May. If you are not already on the roll and would like to be added please see the information on the church website  https://rossparishes.uk/our-churches/pcc/, pick up a form on the welcome desk at the back of church or email Julian Hallett by Monday 18 April. This is only required for new additions to the electoral roll.

Welcoming refugees to Ross-on-Wye

Welcoming refugees to Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye Community Development Trust is convening a meeting of those interested in supporting refugees in Ross with the aim of helping a support group to form. 

If you are interested in joining us on Saturday 26th March at 9.30 am at St Mary’s Church, or cannot attend but would like to keep in touch with developments, add your details to this form (https://bit.ly/refugeemeeting).  We will use this to create a mailing list to keep everyone in touch with each other.   

The meeting is for anyone interested in ensuring support for refugees in the town, especially:

  • Ukrainians already living here
  • Those who speak Ukrainian or Russian as well as English
  • Those who have offered accommodation for refugees
  • Community groups and churches
  • Those with past experience of supporting refugees in other communities
  • Those willing to volunteer to offer support


Please pass on this invitation to anyone you know locally in the above categories. We are also inviting representatives from local schools and statutory agencies in health and social services.

If you have queries, please email info@rosscdt.org.uk or leave a message on our Helpline 01989 313002.

St Mary’s Auction is postponed

We have found that selling tickets for the charity auction is an uphill struggle and have decided the best thing is to postpone it until later in the year.

We are most grateful to those who have contributed lots, we hope to use them all later (you can continue to contribute). Thanks too if you bought a ticket: we’ll refund (please ask) or please save it until the auction actually happens.

Please be aware that this was one of the major fundraised for St Mary’s, and postponing increases our deficit budget for the time being.

We are delighted that Nigel Morris and Norman Bricknell will be our auctioneers for the evening.

If you can contribute a lot for the auction we’d still love to hear from you.

And if you’d like a preview (or even to bid before the event) you can do that too.

Full details and donations at https://rossparishes.uk/auction

Tickets and lots for St Mary’s Auction

Tickets are now on sale for the Auction on 2nd April. The ticket price includes entry to a fun event, a glass of wine, entertainment by Dance Your Way and an auction catalogue.

We are delighted that Nigel Morris and Norman Bricknell will be our auctioneers for the evening.

If you can contribute a lot for the auction we’d still love to hear from you.

And if you’d like a preview (or even to bid before the event) you can do that too.

Full details and donations at https://rossparishes.uk/auction