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 28 May 2017, Easter 7 (Sunday after Ascension Day)

  • 08.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), St Andrew
  • 10.30am, Parish Communion (in the Anglican tradition), Holy Cross
  • 6.00pm, Evensong (BCP), St George

Collect: O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever, Amen.

(Readings: 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5: 6-11; Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-end; Acts 1: 6-14; John 17: 1-11)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 31st May at 10.00am.

Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

  • Marriage of James Barnes & Stephanie Murray, Saturday 27th May, 2.00pm, Holy Cross Chiseldon.

On this week

  • Ascension Day Service, Thursday 25th May, 7.30pm, St Mary's Marlborough.

  • Marlborough Churches Together, General Election Hustings. Tuesday 30th May, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church Marlborough. All welcome.

  • Christianity Explored continues on Wednesday 31st May, 8.10pm, Ogbourne School Hall. This is the final session.

Save the Date

  • 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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