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 10 December, Advent 2

  • 08.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), St George
  • 10.30am, Parish Communion, Holy Cross
  • 11.00am, Morning Worship, St Andrew
  • 3.00pm, Tea Service, St George

Collect: O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and forever.

(Readings: Isaiah 40: 1-11; Psalm 85: 1-2, 8-end; 2 Peter 3: 8-15a; Mark 1: 1-8, these readings might differ in individual churches)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 13th December at 10.00am.

Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

  • Baptism of Sebastian Smith, Sunday 10th December, 1.30pm, Holy Cross.

On this week


Save the Date

  • Marlborough Deanery Living Nativity, Saturday 16th December, Aldbourne. Please see the poster in church for more details.
  • Carol Singing in Ogbourne St Andrew, Monday 18th December.
  • Carol Singing in Chiseldon, Tuesday 19th December.
  • Carol Singing in Ogbourne Maizey, Tuesday 19th December.
  • Carol Singing in Ogbourne St George, Thursday 21st December

Chiseldon Church Renovation Fund website:

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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.