The Reverend Roger Powell
And his team, welcome you to the Ridgeway Benefice

Welcome to the Ridgeway Benefice

Welcome to the Ridgeway Benefice web site, for news and events about the Parishes of Holy Cross Chiseldon with Draycot Foliat, Ogbourne St Andrew with Rockley and Ogbourne St George. The Ridgeway Benefice is in the Marlborough Deanery in the Diocese of Salisbury, part of the world wide Anglican Communion.

What's on?

Sunday 18 March 2018, Lent 5 (Passiontide begins)

  • 10.30am, Benefice Communion with The Bishop of Ramsbury, St George

Collect: Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

(Readings: Jeremiah 31: 31-34; Psalm 51: 1-13; Hebrews 5: 5-10; John 12: 20-33)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 21st March at 10.00am.

No Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

On this week

  • Lent Groups: Monday 19th March, 7.30pm-9.00pm & Wednesday 21st March, 10.30am-Midday, Chiseldon Church Hall. This is the final session.

  • The diocese has produced a booklet for daily use through Lent, 'Praying Together Lent 2018', which you can pick up in church or use the PrayerMate app for Android and Apple devices.

Save the Date

  • Lent Lunch. Wednesday 28th March, 12.30pm, Chiseldon Church Hall.

  • Easter Egg Hunt and Tea Service, Monday 2nd April, 3.00pm, Ogbourne St George Church.

  • Ogbourne St George Fete, Sunday 20th May.

  • Chiseldon Fete, Saturday 23rd June

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Clergy Team


Reverend Roger Powell (01793 740369)

Exploring faith Matters | Email Roger here

Lay Ministers:

Tim Ormond

Also Chiseldon Methodist Church - Minister Reverend

Tony Barnes 01793 617495.

Click here for the Ogbourne St George village web site.

For the web site of the Ridgeway Churches of Hereford Diocese click here.

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