News & Events
News from the Archdiocese of Cardiff is made available regularly in the following publications:
- Catholic People, the Archdiocese of Cardiff's monthly newspaper
Fri 8 March 2024 - Parish Lenten Lunch
Join us in the Parish Room from 12:30 p.m. for a shared Lenten Lunch of soup, bread, and cheese.
All donations to parish funds.
Thu 7 March 2024 - 5:00 p.m. - Diocesan Merger Open Listening Session - Belmont Abbey
Archbishop O’Toole will celebrate a Station Mass at Belmont Abbey, followed by an Open Listening Session to discuss the proposed merger of the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the Diocese of Menevia. The listening session will comprise:
- Time of adoration (~30 mins)
- Presentation from Archbishop Mark on plans for possible unification of the Dioceses
- Small group discussion, based on 3 questions
- Feedback & Questions
- Station Mass
- Light refreshments
Fri 16 February 2024 - Marathon of Prayer at St Francis Xavier's, Hereford
Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine the Belmont group of the Walsingham Association organised at Belmont Abbey a 12 hour marathon of praying the Rosary for peace. Since then a small group has met regularly continuing to pray for peace.
Now with conflicts spreading throughout the world another 12 hour marathon of prayer will take place from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Friday 16 February at St. Francis Xavier's Church in Hereford. All are welcome to join us. If you live too far away, please join us in prayer during this time. Thank you.
Sun 16 December 2023 - Proposal to merge Archdiocese of Cardiff & Diocese of Menevia
Mark O’Toole, Archbishop of Cardiff and Bishop of Menevia, encourages the faithful to consider the possibility of uniting the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the Diocese of Menevia into one Diocese, aiming to enhance the mission and outreach of the Church. To find out more watch or read his Pastoral Letter to the Archdiocese of Cardiff & Diocese of Menevia.
Thu 14 December 2023 - New Digital Organ Installed
Ten days on — and with Fr Adrian’s enthusiastic approval — the replacement organ was transported from Malvern to Ledbury and installed on Thursday afternoon in good time for Gaudete Sunday and for Christmas!
The old organ has already been found a home as a home practice instrument for another parishioner.
Sat 9 December - LEAF Ledbury - Nativity Festival
A display of Nativity Sets from around the world,10am to 4pm at Ledbury Methodist Church, Bye St, HR 2AA. Refreshments available. Admission free of charge.
Sun 3 December - LEAF Ledbury - Advent Party
A Free-of-charge Advent Party from 2.15pm to 4.45pm in Ledbury Community Hall, with Crafts, Puppets, Carols, Games, and Tea. Children to be accompanied by an adult.
Sat 2 December 2023 - Advent Quiet Day
A day of quiet reflection and worship in the Parish Room. Programme:
Coffee on Arrival
Introduction, Worship and First Talk
Worship and Second Talk
Worship and Third Talk
Worship and Fourth Talk
Closing Session to share our thoughts, feelings and questions
Cup of Tea
Sat 25 November 2023 - Advent Wreath-making Workshop
Join us in the Parish Room to help prepare the parish Advent altar wreath, make your own Advent candle table wreath, and/or just come along for some refreshments and a chat.
Drop in to the parish room any time from 2:30 p.m. Father Adrian will bless the wreaths at the 5:00 p.m. Mass.
If you’d like to make a table wreath, please either let Judith know on 07779-318641 or sign up on the sheet on the narthex notice board. Suggested donation of £5 per wreath on the day.
Sat 7 October 2023 - Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - Rosary & Mass at Belmont Abbey
Join the Ledbury and Belmont Abbey Walsingham Group in Belmont Abbey Church for Rosary at 11:45, Mass 12:00, and Monastic Midday Prayer at 12:45.
Bring a packed lunch and join us afterwards in the Parish Room; tea and coffee will be provided. Do come along if you have been to Walsingham, if you would like to go, or if you are just interested. You do not have to be a member of the Walsingham Association to attend. For full details please contact Menna MacBain (T: 01432 - 359867).
September - Website update - Monthly Saints & Celebrations
A new feature of our parish website is a page containing monthly summaries of seasonal saints’ feast days and other celebrations in a format that is suitable for children and adults of all ages. The summaries are produced by Carol Ann Harnett of St Joseph’s, Malvern and reproduced on our website with permission.
Mon 7 - Fri 11 August - Noah's Camp 2023
*** Unfortunately Noah's Camp 2023 has been cancelled owing to lack of bookings. ***
For details see Noah's Camp website.
Mon 10 - Fri 14 July 2023 - Walsingham Pilgrimage
"When England Returns to Walsingham, Our Lady Will Return to England"
Why not come with us to Walsingham next year, to visit one of the oldest Marian shrines in the world, founded in 1061? Stay in the ancient village of Walsingham, walk the Holy Mile to the Slipper Chapel, and visit the pre-Reformation churches in Walsingham and Houghton St Giles. Enjoy a day trip to Norwich where Mass will be celebrated in St John the Baptist Cathedral followed by Evensong in the Anglican Cathedral and a visit to the Shrine of St Julian of Norwich.
Included in the price is 4 nights' half board pilgrim accommodation from £332 - £540 depending on your choice of room, and including all travel costs. For full details please contact Menna MacBain, 21 Woodfield Gardens, Belmont, Hereford HR2 9RN (T: 01432 - 359867).
Wed 10 May - Torchlight Rosary Procession (Belmont Abbey)
The annual Torchlight Rosary Procession in honour of Our Lady at Belmont Abbey, beginning at 9:00 p.m., will be led this year on Wednesday May 10th by Archbishop Mark O’Toole. Refreshments are available from Hedley Lodge at the Abbey from 6:00 p.m.
Mon 8 May - Parish Coronation Tea Party
There will be a Parish Tea Party in the Parish Room from 2:00 p.m. on Monday 8 May to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.
Refreshments will be available. All welcome.
Sun 26 March - Lent Penitential Service (St Wulstan's, Little Malvern)
There will be a Lent Penitential Service at St Wulstan's, Little Malvern at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday 26 March. Frs. Naz, Hugh, Patrick and Adrian will be available to hear confessions.
Fri 24 March - Lent Penitential Service (St Joseph's, Malvern)
There will be a Lent Penitential Service at St Joseph's, Malvern at 7:00 p.m. on Friday 24 March. Frs. Naz, Hugh, Patrick and Adrian will be available to hear confessions.
Fri 3 March - World Day of Prayer
This year we are hosting the World Day of Prayer service on Friday 3 March at 2:00 p.m., followed by refreshments in the Parish Room.
The women of Taiwan have prepared the 2023 service.
Wed 1 February - Walsingham: its History and Significance as a Place of Pilgrimage
A talk by Samuel Baker, Director of Operations at the Catholic National Shrine & Basilica of Our Lady at Walsingham and Founder of CatholicMan UK & Ireland at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday 1 February in the Parish Room. Refreshments available. Walsingham merchandise will be available for purchase, cash or cheque only. Preceded by Medjugorje Rosary Prayer Group at 2:30 p.m.
Tue 20 December - Parish Carol Service
There will be a Parish Carol Service at Most Holy Trinity, Ledbury at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday 20 December. Carols to include O little town of Bethlehem, Angels from the realms of glory, Away in a manger, and Hark the herald angel.
Followed by refreshments in the Parish room.
Sat 17 December - Parish Pot Luck Advent Day
There will be an Advent Pot Luck Day in the Parish Room from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday 17 December.
Refreshments will be available. All welcome.
Fri 16 December - Advent Penitential Service (Ledbury)
There will be an Advent Penitential Service at Most Holy Trinity, Ledbury at 7:00 p.m. on Friday 16 December.
Sun 11 December - Advent Penitential Service (Blackmore Park)
There will be an Advent Penitential Service at Our Blessed Lady & St Alphonsus, Blackmore Park at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday 11 December.
December - Catholic Truth Society - New titles available
There are some new titles available on the Catholic Truth Society (CTS) book stand at the back of the church, including some Polish Simple Prayer Books which include the Order of Mass.
Why not have a look at the full selection of booklets displayed on the bookstand.
Sun 27 November - Change to Sunday Mass times
From 27 November (1st Sunday of Advent), with the support of the Parish Advisory Group and with the approval of Archbishop Mark O'Toole, times of parish Masses satisfying the Sunday Obligation will be as follows:
Anticipatory Holy Mass
Holy Mass (Latin)