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 26 March 2017, Mothering Sunday

  • 10.00am, Family Service, St George
  • 10.30am, Family Service, Holy Cross
  • 10.30am, Family Service, St Andrew
  • 12.00pm, Holy Communion Holy Cross

Remember clocks go forward.

Collect: God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal; 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 for ever. Amen.

(Readings: Exodus 2: 1-10; Psalm 34: 11-20; 2 Corinthians 1: 3-7; Luke 2: 33-35, these readings may differ for individual churches.)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 29th March at 10.00am.

Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

  • Thanksgiving Service for Simone Grove, Sunday 2nd April, 2.30pm, Ogbourne St George.

On this week

  • Lent Groups (Session 4) on Monday 27th March, 7.30pm-9.00pm and Wednesday 29th March, 10.30am-11.30am, Chiseldon Church Hall.

  • Diocesan 'Praying Together Lent 2017' is up and running. Booklets available in church, or can be downloaded from the PrayerMate App for Android and Apple.

Save the Date

  • Lent Lunch, Wednesday 12th April, 12.45pm, Chiseldon Church Hall.
  • Easter Day is the 16th April.
  • Easter Monday Tea Party, 17th April, 2.00pm, Ogbourne St George Church. There will be a short service, egg painting competition, egg rolling competition, Easter egg hunt and refreshments. All welcome.
  • Christianity Explored starts Wednesday 19th April, Ogbourne School Hall. More details in the April Ridgeway Bell and The Dragon.
  • Ogbourne St George Fete, Saturday 20th May.
  • Holy Cross Chiseldon Fete, Saturday 10th 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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