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)
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. We can currently accommodate a physical congregation of 50 but the service is live streamed to our Facebook page. Music of a high standard is provided by St Mary’s choir, though currently via recorded content made on the previous Friday. (The monthly music list can be found here).
The service is followed at 11am with Digital Coffee. All are welcome. Make yourself a cup of coffee and follow the link on the Digital Worship page to join.
6.00 pm – Choral Evensong (Book of Common Prayer) is normally sung on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, of each month. Currently it takes place on an occasional basis and is the only live choral service with a congregation.
A perfect end to a Sunday. This is a full “cathedral” style service, sung mainly by the choir. This service is also live streamed to our Facebook page. 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
Services at Brampton Abbotts are taking place on a very occasional basis at present. Please see the events diary for detail.
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 lasts for about 30 minutes. The service is live streamed to our Facebook page.
Morning Prayer is said daily via Zoom by the Ministry Team and members of the congregation at 9am. The service takes about 10 minutes. All are welcome.