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 25 February 2018, Lent 2

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

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

Collect: Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

(Readings: Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22: 23-end; Romans 4: 13-end; Mark 8: 31-end, these readings might differ in individual churches)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 28th February at 10.00am.

Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

Baptism of Sebastian Smith, Sunday 25th February, 12.30pm, Ogbourne St George.

On this week

  • Lent Groups: Monday 26th February, 7.30pm-9.00pm, Chiseldon Church Hall; Wednesday 28th February,10.45am-12.15pm, Chiseldon Church Hall. This is Session 2. Please note that the daytime group is now on Wednesdays in Chiseldon Church Hall and at a slightly earlier time.

  • The diocese has produced a booklet for daily use through Lent, 'Praying Together Lent 2018', which you can pick up in church or use the PrayerMate app for Android and Apple devices.

Save the Date

  • Mothering Sunday, 11th March. Service details in Lent leaflet.

  • 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.

  • Ogbourne St George Fete, Sunday 20th May.

  • Chiseldon Fete, Saturday 23rd 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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