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A LIVING CHURCH 

FINDING NEW PURPOSE

AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

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 was 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.

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ABOUT OUR CHURCH

St Mary the Virgin is a 13th century church that was presided over by the Knights Templar. It is also the resting place of St John Kemble, whose grave, a place of pilgrimage, lies at the foot of the preaching cross.

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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. 

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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.

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.

Our informal Village Service at 6 pm on the Fourth Sunday of every month allows space to explore and discuss particular themes.

We are currently exploring the fruits of the Spirit, looking at Love, Joy, Peace and other ideas.

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SERVICES

We currently hold two regular services a month plus two Christian meditation sessions.

Second Sunday 8.30 am

Holy Communion

(Common Worship)

Fourth Sunday 6.00 pm

Village Service

 

All very welcome, whether you're a regular churchgoer or have never been to church before.

St Mary's is a member of the Wye Brooks Group Benefice in the Deanery of Ross and Archenfield, Diocese of Hereford.

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(s), PSOs(Wendy Price 01989770450). 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)."

HELP US TO SPREAD OUR
LOVE AND FAITH

You can help St Mary's maintain and grow its ministry