If you know the person you need to contact please be in touch using the details below. Alternatively, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
The Reverend Sarah Jones – Rector
The Rectory, Church Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 5HN
01989 562175 | email
Sarah is our Rector, as such she heads up the team across the three churches. Sarah is full time, her day off is Tuesday. Sarah has been with us since she joined the team as Assistant Curate in 2004. She is an accomplished folk musician and has a strong background in business consultancy and psychology.
The Reverend Canon Chris Blanchard – Associate Priest (Sunday – Wednesday)
The Vicarage, Walford.
01989 762368 | email
Chris is based at Walford, and will often be found taking services there, but he works across the whole team team. Chris works part time.
The Reverend Canon Marvin Bamforth – Associate Priest (Thursday – Sunday)
The Vicarage, Brampton Abbotts – 01989 562305 | email
Marvin is based based in Brampton Abbotts but ministers across the benefice. He works part time.
The Reverend Simon Tarlton – Assistant Curate
Simon is our curate, he works part time, flexibly, for the equivalent of four days a week. When not working for the Benefice Simon works as a horticulturalist and is currently setting up a new social enterprise venture designed to train and mentor disadvantaged groups, particularly from among the homeless and recently released prisoner communities.
The Reverend Colin Leggate – Chaplain to Commerce and Industry
Colin is a retired hospital chaplain and now a member of the clergy team. He keeps the church in touch with the business community in the town where he has recently been chair of the Association of Ross Traders. He takes services quite regularly around the Benefice and is Chaplain to the local Sea Cadets.
The Reverend Prebendary Caroline Pascoe – Associate Priest
Caroline’s main roll is as Lay Development Officer for the Diocese of Hereford, however she spends a small amount of her time associated with the Ross Benefice and takes services from time to time.
Dr Derek Glover – Licensed Reader
01989 565167 | e-mail
Derek is one of our licensed readers, as such he is frequently to be found taking services around the benefice and taking responsibility for many areas of the work that goes on within it. Derek has specific responsibility for Hospital and Homes Chaplaincy, Education programmes and Safeguarding.
Canon Freda Davies – Licensed Reader
01989 562366 | e-mail
Freda is a licensed reader and takes services around the benefice. She has responsibility for some areas of the work that goes on within it. Freda is Lay Co-Chair of the Deanery Synod.
Nick Richmond – Benefice Administrator
The Benefice Office, The Rectory, Church Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HN
01989 562175 | email
Nick works in the Benefice Office each week day from 09:00 – 12:00. He is often the first point of contact for enquiries.
Please use the contact form here to be in touch with the Benefice Administrator (see above for further contact details).