News & Events

Messy Church – Seaside special!

Hope to see you at this month’s Messy Church!

It’s this Thursday at St Mary’s as usual from 3.30 – 4.30pm. 

We’ll be looking ahead to the summer holidays with our crafts, activities, strory, thought starters, songs and prayers. Come and meet new and old friends! Have fun, chat, enjoy some snacks together. 

Come and see the great model of St Mary’s that we made together on Sunday too!

Hope to see you there

Caroline and Tiffany

TOMORROW (Saturday): Coffee @ St Mary’s

Coffee (and cake) @ St Mary’s tomorrow (Saturday) begins at 10 am until noon. St Mary’s Choir is in charge this month. Eight lots of amazing cakes are in preparation, including these white chocolate and raspberry blondies (which I’ve just tried and am happy to pronounce “exceedingly good” – yes they are home made).

Museum Without Walls is go!

The revamped Museum Without Walls for Ross by createROSS is now launched with 7 sites to see (that’s 4 new ones), commentaries built into the app and a trail around the town for you to follow.

Site two is in St Mary’s Church, you’ll find a reconstruction of parts of the church from November 1724 – the day of John Kyrle’s funeral. The 1485 rood screen is there, a seventeenth century organ originally built for Salisbury Cathedral, and … well, see if you can find John Kyle, himself!

You’ll need to download the app to your smartphone then scan the sign by the monuments in church.

Here’s Jenny Cannon’s original artwork, go and have a look at the real thing. Have fun, then go and find the other 6 in the town.

St Mary’s Charity Auction is TODAY

Fancy a flight including a flip in a de Havilland Chipmunk with a former Red Arrow pilot (lot 76), a week in a villa in Italy (lot 66) or four days in a Gite in Brittany (lot 66)? Or something a whole lot smaller (76 lots to go at)? Or just come along for the ride?

To see all items on offer, go to https://rossparishes.uk/auction where there are also full details of how to bid if you can’t come tonight!

Hope to see you on Saturday 25th at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Ross-on-Wye. There’ll be plenty of wine, nibbles with gentle music to start the evening. Tickets only £5 at the door. Make up a table with your friends.

St Mary’s Charity Auction latest

Fancy a flight including a flip in a de Havilland Chipmunk like this?

To see all items on offer, go to our website where there are also full details of how to bid if you can’t come on the night!

Hope to see you on Saturday 25th at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Ross-on-Wye. There’ll be plenty of wine, nibbles with gentle music to start the evening. Tickets only £5 at the door. Make up a table with your friends.

St Mary’s Charity Auction – this Saturday

Just a few days to go now until our auction on Saturday 25th June, at 7 pm in Church. There are more than 70 great lots on offer, some of them promises, some actual things.

Lot 65 is a four night stay in this fabulous gite in Brittany, https://owlcottagebrittany.com sleeps 6 + child, in April 2023 (not Easter). 10% off travel through Brittany Ferries.

You can browse the full catalogue, place a commission bid and reserve tickets (only £5, includes wine and entertainment) here: https://rossparishes.uk/auction/ or just come on the night.

Today @ St Mary’s: Tales from the Tombs

This evening at 7 – 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.

And if you’re a member of the Friends of St Mary’s, our AGM is immediately before it at 6.30 pm.

This event has been organised by the Ecochurch group. There will be plenty of tickets available at the door.

Website launched today to support Ukrainians living in Ross

Helping Ukrainians In Ross

Many of us may not be in a position to host a Ukrainian family but we may have wondered how we can help. The Ross Refugee Support is a newly formed independent network of volunteers who are offering help. Some are hosting Ukrainian families but others are simply offering a little of their time.

The Support Group meet every Wednesday in the lower room of the Ross Baptist Church in Broad Street.  This is an opportunity for Ukrainians to meet others from their country, helping them to feel less isolated and chat with others who are in the same situation, which in itself is helping many settle in to a new temporary life in the UK. The hosts have also found it useful to meet other hosts who have been able to offer accommodation and they too can exchange useful ideas on many day to day situations.

Photo: Mayor Ed O’Driscoll joined a group of 30 Ukrainians and support volunteers this month.

The Ross Refugee Support Group is planning to help in other areas. Margaret King, who is responsible for steering this group said

“In addition to hosting families and individuals, we can help in so many practical ways such as helping them improve their English, help with transport, form filling, job applications, health and mental wellbeing.”

If you know of any Ukrainian families or hosts who would benefit from this or if you can help by offering a couple of hours or more, please contact us via our website at www.rossrefugeesupport.org.uk

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.

And if you’re a member of the Friends of St Mary’s, our AGM is immediately before it at 6.30 pm.

This event has been organised by the Ecochurch group.

Wye Valley River Festival – Today in Ross-on-Wye

Don’t miss the exciting events taking place today around the churchyard all provided by the Wye Valley River Festival.

Full details here: https://wyevalleyriverfest.com/events/the-streets-of-ross/#jp-carousel-2866

Coffee and delicious homemade cakes are on offer now (until noon) in church.

This evening Ross welcomes the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, down at the bandstand. Tickets and details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ross-platinum-festival-with-the-pasadena-roof-orchestra-tickets-329668305777

Jubilee Honour at St Mary’s

Congratulations to Mark Sanderson who has been awarded a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) in the Queen’s Jubilee Honours List “For services to the community in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire”. Thank you for all you have done, and all you continue to do.

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.