Service patterns are changing all the time in the light of government and national church guidance. Please see the events calendar for basic detail of services.

We are live streaming several services each week, you will find details, downloadable orders of service and past broadcasts on the Digital Worship page

Funerals are still taking place but with a maximum congregation of 30 (a limit imposed by the Church of England nationally. However there are options for live streaming, publicly or privately if you’d like to do that. You’ll find details here.

You can download the music list for the month (St Mary’s) here.

What follows is an outline of what normally happens in our churches during better times. Please see weekly listings of service in the current newsletter for details, and in particular for any changes from the regular pattern.

Sundays at St Mary’s, Ross-on-Wye

8.00 am – Said Holy Communion (Common Worship Order 2)
Order 2 is in traditional language. This service is said, no hymns, no fuss and lasts about 45 minutes. It takes place in the Markye Chapel at St Mary’s. It has a small and loyal congregation made up of people who like to be up and about early!


9.30 am – Sung Eucharist (Common Worship Order 1) – Except on the 4th Sunday of the month (see below)

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The main service at St Mary’s each week. People of all ages (from less than a year to more than 100) come to this service and there is always a strong community feel.  Music of a high standard is supported by St Mary’s choir, hymns are selected from a range of styles and the main parts of the service are also sung by choir and congregation (the monthly music list can be found here).

There is a Sunday school most weeks (Sunday Kids) which takes place in the children’s room at the back of the church. The service lasts about an hour. A dedicated team of people is always on hand to welcome new comers. Good quality coffee and refreshments are served in the church after the service and this adds to the community feel.

9.30 am – All Age Worship  – 4th Sunday of the month
On the fourth Sunday of each month the main service follows a simpler, less formal pattern. This service is usually non Eucharistic and has a set theme on each occasion.  Music is still an important part of the service, hymns / songs are generally more informal, usually the choir (unrobe day and generally spread around the congregation) has its own contribution too. This service is for everybody and the children stay and participate. Coffee is served in the church after the service. Occasionally this service moves to a different Sunday to accommodate special occasions, such as Mothering Sunday.


6.00 pm – Choral Evensong (Book of Common Prayer) 2nd and 4th Sundays,
A perfect end to a Sunday. This is a full “cathedral” style service, sung mainly by the choir and with three hymns for members of the congregation who wish to join in. You are welcome to come and cosy-up to the choir in the chancel or to sit quietly in the nave and let it all happen. The monthly music list can be found here.


Sundays at St Michael’s, Walford

1st Sunday – 9.30 am – Morning Prayer (Common Worship)
The Church of England’s new liturgy for Morning Prayer. The service contains music.


2nd Sunday – 9.30 am – Family Service
The Walford Family Service is always very popular. The service is quite informal and very child friendly. Refreshments are served in church after the service. Music is modern and informal, sometimes led by a music group.


3rd Sunday – 9.30 am – Parish Communion (Common Worship  Order 1)
This is the main service at Walford on the third Sunday of the month. The service, in contemporary language, is punctuated by hymns that are selected from a range of styles.

4th Sunday – 11.15 am – Family Service / Communion (Common Worship  Order 1)
Another chance to enjoy a family friendly service, which on alternate months includes a Communion service.  Refreshments served beforehand from 10:45am.

5th Sunday – 9.30 am – 1662 Matins / 1662 Communion
On these occasional dates we like to worship with a more traditional style (alternation between Matins and Communion) so come along for our 1662 format on the 5th Sundays in the month.

Sundays at Brampton Abbotts

1st Sunday – 11.15 am – Cafe Church in Brampton Abbotts School Hall
A very informal service that takes place in Brampton Abbotts School (in Ross-on-Wye). As the name of the service suggests, refreshments are available.

3rd Sunday – 11.15 am – Village Service in Brampton Abbotts Schoolba-vilage-service

Weekday Services at St Mary’s

Thursday 10.00 am – Holy Communion (Common Worship Order 1)
A completely said service using traditional language. The service takes place in the Markye Chapel at St Mary’s and last for about 30 minutes. Regular members of this congregation stay on for coffee after the service and this leads on to a more informal tile of prayer.


Morning Prayer is usually said daily in Ross at 7.30 am (weekdays except Tuesday)
Said by the clergy but all are welcome – the service takes about 20 minutes.

Evening Prayer is usually said daily in Ross at 5.00 pm (weekdays except Tuesday)
Said by the clergy but all are welcome – the service takes about 20 minutes.