18th-20th november 2017 ADULTS £3 AND CHILDREN UNDER 16 GO FREE

The christmas tree festival starts 10:30am-5pm and there is a ” come and sing” concert among the trees on Saturday 18th  at 7:30 with st Marys choir ENTRY £6

Light refreshments are served throughout the day.

Charity number: 1163776

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Ross-on-Wye Open Gardens 24th 0 25th June 2017

The friends and family of St Marys Church Ross-on-Wye present the 2017 Ross open garden weekend. Please join them to visit the 20 gardens that will be open on the 24th-25th June 12:00-17:00.

A brochure (£7.50 per person, U16 free) is your 2 day ticket to all the gardens ( 9 new for this year). Take your pick. Big, small, new, historic, wide, long, free flowing, manicured. enjoy them all.

Free car parking at St Josephs Primary school, The Avenuw. HR9 5AW ( 9 gardens within 5 mins walk)

You can buy a brochure to start your visit at any of the following:

St Josephs car park

St Marys church hall, church street

The Blake garden, Wye street ( Above Hope & Anchor)

Ross court car home, overcross close

Or in advance on Thursdays and saturdays in june at Ross-on-Wye market.

The friends of St Mary’s church, Ross-on-Wye is a charity independent of the church and its council, it raises funds to help maintain the iconic 900 year old building for the people and town of Ross-On-Wye. It is a registered charity number 1121282. 

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Fight Cancer and walk the Wye

Image result for walk the wye cancer walkThere are seven walks to choose from, with various distances as shown below:

Walk 1- Chepstow to Monmouth, 15 miles

Walk 2- Tintern to Monmouth, 9 miles

Walk 3- Bigsweir to Monmouth, 2 miles

Walk 5- Symonds Yat to Monmouth, 7 miles

Walk 6- Lower Lydrook to Monmouth, 10 miles

Walk 7- Wye Valley views walk, 13 miles Continue reading

Hereford Cathedral Advent & Christmas 2016

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November 2016

Sunday 27: Advent carol service, 3.30pm- sung by the cathedral choir: All welcome: no tickets required.

Tuesday 29: A Service for advent in London, 6.30pm- Hereford Cathedral choir in London at The Guards’ chapel, wellington Barracks in support of Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust, sponsored by Old Market Hereford and British Land. Tickets by invitation available from the trust office on 01432 374261

Wednesday 30th: Military wives ” Home for Christmas”, 7:30pm- join them for a spectacular concert from the famous Military wives choirs including Innsworth and Brize Norton choirs, performing in the cathedral as part of their national tour with a special guest support artist. Supported by South Hereford garages. Tickets £25/£20 through the website www.herefordcathedral.org or telephone the cathedral shop 01432 374210. Continue reading

Rick Stein stays at The Wilton Court…

We had the pleasure of accommodating Rick Stein whilst he was attending his sell out book signing in Monmouth earlier this week.

He was more than happy to sign the kitchen staff’s books as well as Helens & of course have a photo with some of the staff after enjoying a three course dinner in the evening.

Symonds Yat East Riverside

A dramatic setting for the perfect day out:

A riverside hamlet on the east bank of the River Wye; with a dramatic backdrop of a steep sided wooded gorge and limestone cliffs.

Take the ancient hand pulled ferry, in operation for hundreds of years, carrying travellers between the east and west banks of the Wye.

Kingfisher cruises run throughout the summer months giving you an opportunity of a relaxing informative river trip which all the  family are sure to enjoy.

You can also experience the river yourselves by hiring canoes and kayaks whether it be for an hour or the whole day. Organised trips, river guides, instructors and options to provide a fantastic experience whatever your requirements.

Great selection of bars, restaurants, tea rooms and gardens to relax and enjoy superb views, food refreshments and service.

There are a wide range of forest and riverside walks to cater for everyone’s needs, whether it be climb uphill to the famous Yat Rock viewpoint to take in the views and see the Peregrine Flacons, or a gentle stroll along the river, there is something for everyone.

Symonds Yat East is the perfect evening venue for enjoying a riverside drink and fine food in one of the bars and restaurants. Booking is advisable in high season.

Morgan Motor Company- Visitor Centre

Helen, Roger & friends went to visit Morgan Motor company this week in the cotswolds- Their pictures are attached!


For 100 years the Morgan Motor Company have been building exciting sports cars in the beautiful spa town of Malvern in Worcestershire. Morgan cars are famous the world over for their unique blend of charisma, quality materials, craftsmanship, technology and performance.

You can take a guided tour and see skilled craftsmen at work as they hand make their bespoke sports cars. Traditional car manufacturing combined with exciting cutting edge technology creates a tour like no other!! Tours cost £20.00 per person, £10.00 children aged 5-11 ( under 5 are not permitted), must be pre-booked. Some tours are available to book online and incur an additional booking fee.

Visit the Morgan museum and discover the fascinating family history, relax and watch the Morgan film and get up close to the cars of the past, present & future.


You can hire their cars during the week and at weekends:

Daily car hire: £200 Monday-thursday

Overnight hire: £260 Monday-thursday

Weekend hire: £550 Friday- Monday

Weekly hire: £975 +

Opening hours:

Monday- Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Fridays- 8:30am -2:00pm

FREE entry to museum and shop


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