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 14 January 2018, Epiphany 2

  • 08.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), St George
  • 10.30am, Parish Communion, Holy Cross
  • 11.00am, Morning Worship, St Andrew

Please note all Holy Cross services will be in the church hall until Easter Day.

Collect: Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; 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: 1 Samuel 3: 1-10 [11-20]; Psalm 139: 1-5, 12-18; Revelation 5: 1-10; John 1: 43-end, these readings might differ in individual churches)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 17th January at 10.00am.

Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

  • Funeral of Agnes Salmond, Friday 26th January, 1.15pm, Kingsdown Crematorium.

On this week

  • N/A

Save the Date

  • Deanery Synod, Saturday 3rd February, 10.30am-1.00pm, Chiseldon Church Hall. All welcome. The theme is 'Growing Rural Churches'. See poster in church for more details.
  • Ash Wednesday, 14th February.
  • Lent Groups start week beginning Monday 19th February.
  • Mothering Sunday, 11th March.
  • Visit of Bishop of Ramsbury, Sunday 18th March. Bishop Ed will be retiring at the end of April. His last service will be on Sunday 15th April, St John's Devizes at 6.00pm.

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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.

To contact us regarding any errata or new content that you want to be added about groups and events within the Benefice, links to other web sites etc. click here.