Restore The River Event

Kerne Bridge on the River Wye

A “Restore the River” event hosted by Friends of the River Wye at the Blake Theatre, Monmouth on Friday 23rd February was attended by around 500 people.

After three years of campaigning for the restoration of the River Wye, the landmark event posed the question is “Are we seeing progress?

The focus of the evening addressed the main pollution issue, which all agree is rural land use. (So the problem of human sewage was not covered at this event).

We have invited speakers from DEFRA and the Welsh Government, and Natural England. The Chair of the Environment Agency, Alan Lovell and Sir David Henshaw, Chairman of Natural Resources Wales, Jamie Audsley, CEO Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Simon Evans, CEO Wye & Usk Foundation, Nick Measham, CEO Wild Fish Legal are already confirmed.

We have speakers from River Action, Soil Association, Wildlife Trusts and Wild Fish. There are representatives from major chicken and egg companies in the region, including Avara Foods & Red Tractor. We are awaiting confirmation from British Egg Industry Council, Noble Foods, Stonegate, Tesco and the National Farmers Union.

Each speaker made a short presentation showing the action they’ve taken to address river pollution in the Wye catchment and what further action they intend to take over the next three years.

The event was chaired by Nicola Cutcher, a freelance investigative journalist.

Further information from the event is shown below:

March BIG Breakfast CANCELLED!

Big Breakfast Cancelled

We have received notification from the National Grid that the electricity supply to the hall and surrounding area will be interrupted from Sunday 3rd March at 8:00am until Sunday 3rd March at 5:00pm.

The Big Breakfast for March has therefore been cancelled.

The Future of All Saints Church, Bishopswood

All Saints Church, Bishopswood

The following message was sent by Rev Tim Starling to attendees of the meeting held on Saturday 10th February 2024 at Café Bishopswood:

“Good afternoon,

I am contacting you because you have kindly attended one of the three consultations we have held about the future of All Saints church, Bishopswood or have sent your apologies because you have been unable to attend. 

In either case, I agreed to send you a summary of the meeting for your reference, which is attached. I also added some follow-up information from Sarah Girling, who works in the Hereford Diocese, to set out the next steps in this process.

Please be assured that our worship will continue as normal – and it would be lovely to see you at our services over the next 2 to 3 years. Further information can be found on our benefice website or you can sign up to receive our weekly bulletin of information.

I am really grateful for your time, interest, questions and stories about the church and will ensure that I keep you up to date with progress, as best that I can.

Thank you again,


Notes from previous meetings can be found as News items in this website. Or by searching for “future of All Saints”.

What’s on in Bishopswood?

What’s on – Cut out letters pinned on a notice board

What’s coming up in Bishopswood in March and beyond …..

If you have an event or article that you would like publishing get in touch via the contact form.

Sunday 3rd March – 9:30am All Saints, Big Breakfast (at the Village Hall).

Saturday 9th March – 10:00am to 12:00 noon Café Bishopswood.

Sunday 10th March (Mothering Sunday) – 11:00am Holy Communion at Bishopswood Village Hall (meeting room).

Sunday 17th March – 12:30pm for 1:00pm Community Lunch.

Sunday 31st March – 11:00am Easter Holy Communion at All Saints Church.

Coming up in April – 20th, Kerne Lodge Woodland Well Being Day.

For more information on local church services visit: Wye Reaches – The Wye Reaches Benefice