About Us

Upton Bishop is a village with 600 residents in South Herefordshire, just outside Ross on Wye.  We are a vibrant village with a very popular pub, The Moody Cow; a large village hall which is used by many different groups for all types of activities, and a beautiful church.  We are also home to the renowned Wobage craft centre.

Upton Bishop consists of six settlements, Crow Hill, Phocle Green, Tanhouse, Tedgewood, Upton Bishop, and Upton Crews.The village of Upton Bishop is recorded in the Domesday Book within the Bromsash Hundred as Upton Episcopi, owned by the Canons of Hereford i.e. the Bishop’s Upper Town. The record includes seven Hides paying tax; in Lordship two ploughs: eighteen villagers, eleven smallholders, two Boors and a priest. The inclusion of a priest in the record suggests a settled population and the possible existence of a place of worship at that time.

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By Train
The nearest station is at Ledbury. There are also trains to Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Check times and prices below.

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After 30 years reporting on everything that happens in Upton Bishop Jane Fray has decided to hang up her pen and give someone else the opportunity to edit the village section of The Chimes.
She will be a hard act to follow and sorely missed by everyone who reads the Chimes.
She says the duties of the Sub Editor are not too onerous. It takes between three and four hours a month to coordinate the regular reports from Rob the Rainman, the church, the Parish Council and the Millennium Hall, sort the monthly contributions, update the regular diary dates and group news and proof read the final submission. Most contributions arrive by email and don’t need retyping but the occasional snippet arrives by hand and needs typing up. There are ten issues of the Chimes per year and as well as coordinating what goes in our section Jane is also responsible for getting the printed copies to the dedicated team of distributors who post it through everyone’s letterboxes.
The role of sub editor is unpaid but qualifies for expenses and mileage and training is available if someone needs it.
So, now we need someone to take over from Jane from March 1st next year. Could you be that person? Jane is happy to talk about the role and how it works and anyone interested in taking over can contact her on 01989 780383 or by emailing peter@pjfray.co.uk.
On behalf of the village we would like to thank Jane for her tremendous work over the last 30 years.

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Who is coming to sing carols at the Moody Cow on Friday, December 1st at 6.30pm? Mulled wine, mince pies and the tree being lit up #loveChristmas

Upton Bishop W.I. meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except August) in the Millennium Hall at 7.30pm. If you would like to visit and learn more about us and what we do, we would love to see you. There is a small cost of £4.00. Our next meeting on 12th December is Christmas Workshops followed by refreshments prepared by the Committee. The meeting on the 9th January is a talk by Chris O’Grady entitled ‘Walking from Pershore to Rome’. As well as our meetings, we organise other social events, including meals out, visits and walks. Please contact Clare Bell at clare_bell@btinternet.com or just turn up on the night, you will be very welcome. Visit the WI website www.thewi.org.uk or http://www.uptonbishop.org/groups.php for further info

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- 18 hours ago

No news yet on who stole the plant pots from the telephone box #THIEF
h J R

- 18 hours ago

Great choir practice last night. Thank you @janeayres1 for leading us
h J R

- 2 days ago

Over the weekend the flowerpots by the telephone box in the centre of Upton Bishop have been stolen. If anyone kno… https://t.co/z9VKqRXFPW
h J R

- 5 days ago

Congratulations to Jane Pendlebury who is the new President of Upton Bishop WI #womensinstitute
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