© Parish of St Michael and All Angels, Belmont Abbey, Hereford

Belmont Abbey Parish is part of Belmont Abbey Mission Trust (Registered Charity - 226277)

Terms & Conditions


Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Bishops, priests and deacons are the ordinary ministers of Holy Communion, however, they may be assisted by extra-ordinary ministers who are formally commissioned by the parish priest. It is their role to minister the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ at Holy Mass and to take it to those who are prevented from attending Mass due to age or infirmity.

Extra-ordinary ministers receive training and are expected to attend an annual retreat.

Altar Servers

Young people who have received First Holy Communion are encouraged to serve at the parish Masses and on those occasions where the Benedictine Community and the parish celebrate together on Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter and Christmas.

Once they have shown a commitment to the ministry and a basic level of competence, the servers are admitted to membership of the St Stephen’s Guild for Altar Servers and are entitled to wear the Guild Medal.

Anyone interested in becoming an Altar Server should contact Chris Moore.


The role of Reader is to proclaim the word of the Lord during Holy Mass and to lead the responsorial psalm where it is not sung. He or she may also announce the intentions (Bidding Prayers). It is the role of the priest or deacon to proclaim the Gospel.

Readers also receive training and are encouraged to attend an annual retreat.

The Parish enjoys a full range of ministries which complement and enhance our parish liturgies. The ministries include Welcomers and Readers at all three Sunday Masses, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Sacristans at the 8.30 & 11 am Parish Masses.  

Children’s Liturgy

Children’s Liturgy takes place most Sundays at the 11 am Sunday Mass and fortnightly at the 8.30 Mass. This takes the form of appropriate prayers and scripture reading presented in an easy way to our young people. All our leaders are CRB checked. If you are interested in helping, please let the Parish Priest or Jacqui Moore know.

Current Rotas

8.30 Mass

9.30 Mass

11.00 Mass