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Places of Worship in Herefordshire

Places of Worship in Herefordshire

The 2001 UK Census showed that Herefordshire's population is 79% Christian, with another 12.55% having "no religion".  In the Census, another 7.7% did not answer the question.  This leaves an extremely small population of other faiths - even smaller than the UK average.  For this reason, people wanting to worship in mosques or temples may have quite a long way to travel.  This list aims to provide details of places of worship in and around Herefordshire.

If you are unable to travel to your preferred place of worship, you may find some support on the Support Group page.

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Christian

Methodist, Baptist and other churches can be found readily throughout the county. For more information, call 01432 373311 or email j.boys@hereford.anglican.org. Visit http://www.hereford.anglican.org/.

Roman Catholic churches offer mass as follows:

Belmont Abbey
Hereford, HR2 9RZ
Fr Nicholas Wetz

Masses: Sunday 8.30 am, 9.30 am and 11.00 am

Our Lady's Church
Belmont Road, Hereford
Contact: Father Cenydd
Tel: 01432 265177

Masses: Sunday 9.30 am, 11.30 am and 6.30 pm
Polish Mass: Last Sunday of each month at 4.00 pm

St. Ethelbert's Church
Bargates, Leominster
Contact: Father Frank Slater
Tel: 01568 612238

Masses: Sunday 9.00 am and 6.30 pm

St. Francis Xavier Church
Broad Street, Hereford
Contact: Father Michael Evans
Tel: 01432 273485

Masses: Saturday 6.00 pm and Sunday 9.00 am

Other Roman Catholic churches can be found at:

St. Frances of Rome R.C Church
Sussex Avenue, Ross-On-Wye, HR9 5AL
Tel: 01989 562186
Father Richard Simons OSB
Saturday 7pm and Sunday 9am
http://www.stfrancesofrome.org.uk/

St. Josephs Catholic Church
23 Old Road, Bromyard, HR7 4BQ
Tel: 01885 482446
Fr James Norris
Sunday 11.00 am

St. Joseph R.C Church
4 Belmont Road, Hay On Wye, HR3 5DA
Tel: 01497 820452

St. Bede the Venerable R.C Church
Bridge Street, Kington, HR5 3DL
Tel: 01544 318325
Saturday 6.00 pm

St. Thomas of Hereford R.C Church
Kington Road, Weobley, Hereford, HR4 8QS
Tel: 01544 318325
Fr Stephen Holdsworth
Sunday 11.00 am

The Holy Trinity
New Street, Ledbury, HR8 2EE
Father Richard Simons
01531 635354
Saturday 6.00 pm and Sunday 9.15 am

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Orthodox

The Divine Liturgy is served in English in the Oratory, Belmont Abbey every two months. For details about times and how to get there go to www.shrewsburyorthodox.com or contact Darren Bailey on darren@campcrowe.fsnet.co.uk.

Additionally, monthly Vespers services are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Priory Church in Leominster and start at 18.30, lasting about half an hour. For more information, contact andrew@andrew-morris.com.

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Islam

Friday prayers are held from 1pm to 2pm each Friday at the Kindle Centre, next to ASDA in Hereford. 
 
There is also a multi-faith prayer facility in a room at the side of the chapel at the Hereford Hospital, which has prayer mats etc. and can be used when the chapel is open (7:30am to 8:30pm).

Nearest Mosques:

  • 44-46 Ryecroft Street, Gloucester, GL1
    Telephone: 01452 416830
  • 2d All Saints Road, Gloucester, GL1
    Telephone: 01452 506870
  • 2 Radford Avenue, Kidderminster, DY10
    Telephone: 01562 822613
  • Central Mosque, Tallow Hill, Worcester, WR5
    Telephone: 01905 617704

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Judaism

The Herefordshire Jewish Community hold services mainly in Colwall. A lift from Hereford can usually be arranged. Please telephone 01594 530721 (evenings) for further details.

Nearest Synagogues:

  • Cardiff Reform Synagogue
    Moira Terrace, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 0EJ
    Telephone: 02920 491689
    Web: http://www.cardiffreformsyn.org.uk/
    E-mail: info@cardiffreformsyn.org.uk
  • United Synagogue
    7 Loweswater Road, Cheltenham, GL51 5AZ
    Telephone: 01242 242724
  • Liberal
    Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, B16
    Telephone: 0121 6435640

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Buddhist

  • Shrewsbury Buddhism and meditation group
    Friend's Meeting House, Corporation Lane (off Berwick Road), Shrewsbury
    e-mail: info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk  
  • Worcester Buddhism and meditation group
    Weekly meetings at the Malvern Room, Conference Centre at University College Worcester
    e-mail: info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk  
  • Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women
    Taraloka, Bettisfield, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 2LD
    Telephone: 01948 710646 or e-mail: info@taraloka.org.uk

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Humanist

Welsh Marches Humanist Group
Humanist group covering Hereford and Shropshire.  Hold monthly discussion meetings on philisophical and ethical topics.  Provide secular ceremonies for funerals, weddings and baby namings.

Address: The Old Rectory, Leinthall Starkes, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2HP
Telephone: 01568 770282
Fax: 01588 660675
E-mail: rocheforts@tiscali.co.uk  
Website: http://welshmarcheshumanists.org.uk/

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Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

Friends Meeting House
Meet for worship Sundays 10.30am followed by tea/coffee.  Bring and share lunch on the fourth Sunday in the month.  Other group activities from time to time (please enquire). We are at the bottom of Brampton Street opposite the open air railway museum. Traidcraft Fair Trade coffee mornings are held on the first Saturday of the month.

Address: 3a Brampton Street, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7EQ
Telephone: 01989 768819
E-mail: julia@jnrich.go-plus.net

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Baha'i

Devotional meetings are held in individual's homes. For further information contact the Secretary on 01432 357314 or e-mail: thistletonr@yahoo.com.

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Jehovah's Witness

Kingdom Halls can be found at:
  • Hereford (Widemarsh Common)
    Services: Thursday (7pm), Sunday (10am)
  • Leominster (Glendower Close)
    Services: Sunday (10.15am), Thursday (7.10pm)
  • Kington (Old Eardisley Road)
    Services: Thursday (7.15pm), Sunday (10.30am) 
    Telephone: 01544 239165
  • Ross-on-Wye (Homs Road)
    Services: Thursday (7.15pm), Sunday (10am)
    Telephone: 07831 680681

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Sikh

  • Shri Guru Teg Bahadar Gurdwara
    Sikh Mission Centre, Unit 2, Marlborough Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5PG
    Telephone: 024 7635 3442

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Hindu

  • Gloucester Hindu Temple
    15 Cherston Crescent, Gloucester
  • Krishna Mandir
    64 Swindon Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4AY

There are also nine Hindu Temples in Birmingham, one in Bristol and five in Cardiff.

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