800 YEARS OF HISTORY
AND WORSHIP ON THE WELSH BORDER
A WELCOME FOR ALL
St Mary's is currently open
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
for private prayer.
St Mary's is an Anglican church built in the 13th century. We are the lucky inheritors of a sacred place in which ordinary people have come together for nearly 800 years. We want St Mary's to continue to be a place of prayer, peace, comfort and significance for centuries to come.
We are a small but open and friendly community and welcome everyone to come and worship here or simply to enjoy the church in silence and solitude.
A COMMUNITY OF PRAYER
St Mary's is a place of prayer.
We believe prayer is at the centre of our relationship with God. It brings us into His presence as we communicate with Him, our loving father.
We can pray in many different ways: in silence, in conversation, on our own or alongside others.
St Mary's church is open 24 hours and 7 days a week for private and personal prayer. Our churchyard is also a peaceful place for quiet contemplation, if you wish to step aside from the business of life.
A PLACE FOR FREE AND OPEN DISCUSSION
St Mary's is a place for traditional and modern Christian worship but also a place for discourse and debate. We aim to be a place where spiritual issues are tested and discussed with open minds.
In addition to the Holy Communion services, we have a number of more informal gatherings. On the first and third Sundays of every month at 8.30 am we have a Christian meditation where we sit in silence for 20 minutes for quiet contemplation, followed by breakfast with croissants, tea and coffee and a Bible study.
On the Fourth Sunday of every month we have Prayer and Praise at 6pm. As part of the Hereford Diocese Year of Prayer we will be spending time looking at different aspects of prayer and praying for our church, our community and each other.
We currently hold three regular services a month plus two Christian meditation sessions.
Second Sunday 8.30 am
Fourth Sunday 8.30 am
(Book of Common Prayer)
All very welcome, whether you're a regular churchgoer or have never been to church before.
See our Services page for more.
For details of services taking place in the Wye Brooks Benefice, please click here.
The parish of Welsh Newton and Llanrothal is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops' guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSO Carl Steventon (07593 817717). The Diocese of Hereford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA (Mandy McPhee 07875 757396). If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children (01432 260800) or Adults Services (01432 260715).). The Diocese of Hereford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA (Mandy McPhee 07875757396). If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children (01432 260800) or Adults Services (01432 260715)."