St Michael of All Angels, Belmont

Address

The Parish Priest, Belmont Abbey, Hereford HR2 9RZ
Telephone

Parish Priest 01432 277 319 Parish Hall 01432 374781
Masses:Sunday

8.30am, 9.30am (Conventual Mass),11.00am (Parish Mass)
Holy Days

Vigil 7.30 pm, 8.00am and 12.00 noon (Conventual) - but please check. Christmas 12.00 midnight, 9.00am (Parish Mass), 11.00am (Conventual Mass)    
Weekdays

8.00am (Conventual Mass) Wednesday and Friday 12.00 noon (Parish Mass - in the Oratory, but check weekly Newsletter).           
Parish Priest

Rev Dom Nicholas Wetz E-mail: pp@belmontparish.plus.com

Parish History: The Church at Belmont was designed by Edward Welby Pugin, son of the great Augustus Welby Pugin at the request of Francis Richard Wegg-Prosser who can rightly be called its founder. At fifteen years of age he inheritied the neighbouring Belmont House (for many years a convent, now a part of a golf-club). He was received into the Catholic Church in 1852 at the age of 28 and immediately began applying his extensive to the building of churches to serve the area. One, which is older than the Abbey Church, is now the Parish Centre with the attached parish priest's house. Until 1947 it was a chapel-school to educate local children dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. (pictured right)

The Parish Today: Belmont is a small but very active parish with a great deal of lay-involvement. With the monks they share the Abbey Church and join the monastic community to celebrate the great feasts. Although it stands on the edge of Hereford it is more of a rural parish with its boundaries stretching as far as the Hay-on-Wye, Monmouth and Abergavenny parishes. There are many active parish groups.