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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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The nearest station is at Ledbury. There are also trains to Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Check times and prices on the National Rail Enquiries website.

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The sheds at 1 Bamford Cottages were broken into during Saturday night and many items were stolen. If anybody saw anything suspicious between 11pm and early morning please contact the police with any info. Access was gained via the allotments so either a large vehicle parked on the road or in the allotment car park would have been used.

Thank you and please be vigilant!

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Every Easter the six parishes of Ariconium (Upton Bishop, The Lea, Linton, Aston Ingham, Weston Under Penyard and Hope Mansell) organise walks between the churches to celebrate the Pilgrimage of the Cross.

All the walks start and end with a short church service. The starting service is at 5.30pm

This Easter's walks are:

Sunday, April 14th Aston Ingham to Linton (service 7pm)
Monday, April 15th, Linton to Upton Bishop (service 7pm)
Tuesday, April 16th, Upton Bishop to Weston (service 7.30pm)
Wednesday, April 17th, Weston to Hope Mansell (service 7pm)
Thursday, April 18th, Hope Mansell to Lea (service including Foot Washing 7.30pm)

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Easter at Upton Bishop.

The celebrations begin on Palm Sunday, 14th April, with a Parish Communion service at 9.30am.

The Easter walks begin at Aston Ingham at 5.30pm on Palm Sunday and go anti-clockwise around the parishes of the Benefice every evening until Maundy Thursday. This means that walkers will arrive from Linton at 7pm on Monday 15th at Upton Bishop and set out from there the following evening, Tuesday 16th, at 5.30pm, heading for Weston-under-Penyard. Everyone who is free is very welcome to come for a friendly ramble across the fields and woods. All ages take part, with dogs. Some very young walkers have tramped the whole distance in past years. Wellies and waggy tails are made welcome in all the churches.

Upton Bishop will host the Good Friday Liturgy at 2pm on 19th April.

The Easter Sunday service will be a Parish Communion at 11.15am, followed by an Easter egg hunt in the churchyard. If you can’t join us for the service, do come egg hunting later in the day but please remember that there may be others hunting after you so please don’t take all the eggs!

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