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 February 2017, Sunday next before Lent:

  • 08.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), St Andrew
  • 09.30am, Morning Worship, St George
  • 10.30am, Parish Communion (in the Anglican tradition), Holy Cross

Collect: Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

(Readings: Exodus 24: 12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1: 16-21; Matthew 17: 1-9, these readings may differ for individual churches.)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church on Wednesday 1st March 2017 at Midday and 7.00pm at Ogbourne St George for Ash Wednesday.

Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

  • Funeral of Phyllis Ryder, Friday 24th February, 2.30pm, Ogbourne St George
  • Baptism of Harry Tapper, Sunday 26th February, 12.45pm, Holy Cross Chiseldon
  • Baptism of Clara Seville, Sunday 26th February, 2.00pm, Holy Cross Chiseldon

On this week

  • Lent Lunch, Wednesday 1st March, 12.45pm, Chiseldon Church Hall.

Save the Date

  • Lent Lunch, Wednesday 12th April, 12.45pm, Chiseldon Church Hall.
  • Lent Groups start on Monday 6th March, 7.30pm-9.00pm and Wednesday 8th March, 10.30am-11.30am, Chiseldon Church Hall. Please let me know if you would like a course booklet reserved for you.
  • Mothering Sunday is the 26th March. Service times in the March Ridgeway Bell.

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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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