News & Events

Organ Recital by Laurence John

We’re delighted that Laurence has agreed to give another organ recital at St Mary’s.

A former organist at St Mary’s, and organ scholar of Hereford Cathedral, Laurence is currently organ scholar at The Queen’s College, and organist of Pusey House, Oxford.

Saturday 18th August, 7.00 pm.

Tickets are priced at £10 (which includes wine at the interval). Tickets are also available from Pots and Pieces tearoom in town.

This is a Friends of St Mary’s event.

We broke it!

It seems the auction site has gone down on the very morning of our Ross and Brampton Abbotts Auction.

The good news is that you can come along this evening and bid for a 9″ fruit cake, made to order, along the lines of this one. How fantastic is that!


If the auction site does get back up and running you can take a look at the other 60 or so lots and place bids here.

Of course, we hope that all online bits will be exceeded this evening so we hope to see you there!

The auction takes place in St Mary’s this evening at 7.30.

Tickets are £5 and that includes wine and nibbles. You can Get tickets here, 

More about the auction here.

A week in Italy for up to 6 people

A week in Italy for up to 6 people is today’s showcase lot, (and our star lot) in the Ross and Brampton Abbotts Auction. Top bid so far is £45. Click here to place a bid


Over 60 lots ranging from a week in Italy to bunches of flowers.

Better still, come along to the auction at St Mary’s on Saturday at 7.30. Wine and canapés included in the ticket price of £5. Get tickets here.

More about the auction here.

Day of Prayer

Thy Kingdom Come

St Mary’s welcomes you to an informal day of prayer where prayer stations will be available to help and inspire you to pray for our church, our town, our nation and beyond.

Join us on Saturday, 19th May, anytime from 9am until 5pm when we will end with a short time of prayer together


Brampton Abbotts Open Gardens

Five delightful gardens with varied terrains in the Wye Valley AONB are waiting to be explored in Brampton Abbotts on Saturday 2nd June.

The Gardens are open, to support St. Michael’s Hospice in their valuable work, between 12 and 5pm and the PCC is involved.

Tickets are £5 (children under 12 free) and provide entry to all five gardens, one of which will have refreshments and others plants for sale.

Signed parking is available beside the church, the village hall and at Townsend Farm, alternatively you may wish to walk across the fields from Ross via Netherton.

Detailed information here

Open Gardens – Thanks

Thanks to all who came along this afternoon to make our Open Garden such a success. Special thanks though to  Leah, Margaret, Margaret and Tina who served all the tea and cake. Thank you, too, to all who provided the yummy cake.

Together we raised £550 for St Mary’s.



Walford Open Gardens – Sunday 10th June

Walford is excited to announce the upcoming Summer Open Gardens to be held on Sunday 10th June. The gardens will open at 10am with Castle Brook selling brunch bacon and asparagus rolls. Other destination will take you on a horticultural tour of Howle Hill, Bull’s Hill, Coughton and Hom Green, closing at 4pm.

The cost of a ticket is £6 per adult and children are free. There will be something a little extra at each of the gardens to keep all the family entertained. This is a unique opportunity to see inside the most interesting “secret” gardens that Walford has to offer as well as views of our surrounding countryside that you’ll never before have been afforded.

All money raised will go towards the upkeep of our beautiful church.  If you able to offer any help on the day such as manning gates or assisting with parking, please do get in touch with Sanna Drummond. We look forward to seeing you on what promises to be a glorious day!



St Mary’s wrestles with the big issues

As part of it’s ‘Just Church’ series of services, St Mary’s church will this Sunday welcome Professor Adrian Kendry, visiting Professor of Economics and Security, The University of Winchester.

Professor Kendry’s talk, entitled ‘Social Justice and the Challenges from Economic Inequality, Artificial Intelligence and the Creation of a Sharing Society’, will highlight some of the greatest concerns of our age and encourage a look at the part society and the church can play in addressing and rebalancing them.

Just Church is on at 6.30pm, Sunday 29th April. All are welcome.


We need your help

Ross and Brampton Abbotts churches are jointly organising an exciting auction of promises that will take place on Saturday 7th July at 7.30 p.m. in St Mary’s.

We’d like your help to gather in as many exciting promises or lots as possible. Please think about what you might be able to provide.

If you are a business or organisation, in or around the area, could you ofeer us something to sell.

You can make a promise or donate an item now by completing a simple form 

You’ll find much more detail at Please help us to make this major fundraising event a fantastic success.

Lent Groups 2018

This year we have an exciting new study entitled ‘Walking towards Glory’, as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus to the Cross on a personal journey of faith.

The course is being held throughout the Benefice beginning on 19 February as follows:

  • Mondays at 7.30 pm in Ross at the homes of Pauline & Colin Leggate, Paul & Margaret Mason and Margaret Clark.
  • Tuesdays at 7.30 pm in Walford at Walford Vicarage.
  • Tuesdays at 10.30 am in Brampton Abbotts at Brampton Abbotts Vicarage.

Please contact Canon Chris Blanchard to join a group and for details about the venues.