St Mary, Walterstone

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St Mary's Walterstone is part of the Ewyas Harold Group of Parishes.

The earliest parts of the fabric of this church to survive are the chancel windows of c.1500 and the late medieval base and shaft of the churchyard cross. However, it is likely that the later walls, dating from restorations in the 16th to the 19th centuries, stand on the original foundations. The font is c.13th century. An early 17th century stained-glass window depicts the quartered arms of the family of Cecil, brought here from the family home at nearby Allt-yr-Ynys, where the cousin of Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley (the chief minister of Queen Elizabeth I) lived. This cousin’s funeral at Walterstone Church in 1598 was an extremely grand ceremony, with the church and churchyard overflowing with mourners. The monuments include a 1775 Price tablet of slate signed by Aaeron Brute, a notable sculptural mason of the 18th century. The Price family included Vicars of Walterstone and early pioneers of the Church Missionary Society. The parish has an Iron Age hillfort and reported Roman remains. Walterstone motte-and-bailey castle is adjacent to the church and the views towards the Skirrid are superb.  Guided tours available by arrangement.

Our usual Church Services are 1st Sunday - 10.00 am Holy Communion (CW Order One Traditional Language), except in December when the service is held at 3pm (Carol Service).  NO SERVICE IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.

6.3.16     -  10am Morning Worship (Mothering Sunday)

27.3.16   -   Easter Day  -  St Peter's Rowlestone for 11.15am HC (CW Contemporary Language)

Sunday 3.4.16     -  10am Communion (CW Trad)

Sunday 2.10.16  -  Harvest Festival at 10am (time tbc) and lunch at the village hall from 12noon.

24.12.16  -  St Peter's Rowlestone for 8.30pm Christmas Communion (CW Contemporary Language)

5th Sundays 2016:-

29.5.16  -  Deanery Service with Lunch, Madley Church at 11am

31.7.16   -  10am Group Sung Eucharist at Dore Abbey with the English Choral Experience Consort

30.10.16  -  10am Group Communion, location tbd.  All Saint's Sunday.  6pm service in memoriam of loved ones, location tbd.

1.1.17  -  10am Group Communion, location tbd.

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The Revd Ashley Evans
The Rectory,
Ewyas Harold,
Herefordshire HR2 0EZ
(01981) 240079 (Rector)

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Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival service at the church (time tbc). Lunch from 12noon in the village hall.
Sunday 2nd October 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
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Harvest Lunch
Harvest Lunch at Walterstone village hall from 12noon. Harvest Festival service at 10am at the church (time tbc).
Sunday 2nd October 2016 at 12:00 PM for 2 hours
Carol Service
Carol Service foilowed by refreshments in church
Sunday 4th December 2016 at 3:00 PM for 1½ hours


(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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Incumbent: The Revd Ashley Francis EVANS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10761
Built: 15th/16th/19th centuries
Archdeaconry: HEREFORD (181)
Deanery: ABBEYDORE (18101)
Parish Legal Name: WALTERSTONE (180040 18/40)
CofE Church Info: (618040 18/40)
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This page was last updated on Sunday 20th March 2016
St Mary : Court Rd, On minor road west of A465, in the hamlet of Walterstone.Grid reference: SO 341250, Walterstone, Herefordshire, HR2 0DX


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