News & Events

Need to get out?

Need to get out? Tired of the same daily exercise? Try out our scavenger hunt trail we’ve set up from Sunday 24th Jan- 7 February. The same trail has been set up in St. Mary’s, St. Michael’s and All Angels Walford, and St. Michael’s and All Angel Brampton Abbotts.

Around each churchyard, there are four posters hidden. Each poster has a QR code that links to a video which will give you a letter. The letters come together to make a word which is the password for the final video. We hope that families and individuals will enjoy this opportunity for daily exercise! Please remember to follow all social distancing rules and restrictions and be sure to send us a picture of your adventure!

Food vouchers for local primary school children

Every year the Ross Educational Foundation supports local students by awarding grants for equipment, books and travel to help them achieve their educational goals.

The current pandemic places strains on families that go way beyond the need for educational support, as we have seen across the country the issues with free school meals and the increased use of food banks. 

The Foundation has therefore decided to make the sum of £1,500 available in £30 food vouchers which can be reclaimed for food from Morrisons.

Kirintec Ltd., the company that resides in the Walter Scott School in Old Gloucester Road, is very kindly adding £3,000 to the fund, so a total of 150 vouchers are being distributed via Ashfield Park, Brampton Abbotts, Bridstow and St Joseph’s Schools for the benefit of local Ross families.

2021 Vision Day – Saturday 23rd January

There’s still time to book a place on our 2021 virtual Vision Day where people from all three parishes will gather by Zoom from 10am-12 noon to discern, prayerfully how our vision might be developed and made more real in our parishes. The Bishop of Hereford the Rt Reverend Richard Jackson will lead part of our vision day process. If you would like to join us please let Lou in the office know (562175) or book your place on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ross-parishes-vision-morning-tickets-135673233293

St. Mary’s bids farewell to Christine Cattanach

Christine has been our Intergeneration Missioner for the last three years and during her ministry here has helped initiate Toast and Toddle, the monthly LEAF youth group and recently Messy Church. Christine has also been a leader in 3 Alpha courses, All Age Worship services, the Thursday prayer group, and has been involved in ministry to schools. 

With the difficult Covid situation set to continue into the foreseeable future, Christine, along with the other diocesan Intergenerational Missioners has been furloughed, and Christine will be leaving us on Friday.  All of her initiatives will continue under the leadership of other members of the ministry team and the amazing volunteers who have worked with her. 

While we’re not able to meet physically it makes it much harder for us to say goodbye, but we do want to thank Christine for all her hard work in developing new ways of being and doing church, and to pray for God’s blessing to rest on her future plans. 

More to follow about opportunities to show our appreciation. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Revd. Sean Semple 07778 114651 or sean@rossparishes.uk.