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 20th May, Day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday)

  • 08.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), Holy Cross.
  • 09.30am, Parish Communion, St George
  • 10.30am, Family Service, Holy Cross.
  • 10.30am, Cafe Church, St Andrew.

(Readings: Acts 2: 1-21; Psalm 104: 26-36, 37b (or 26-end); Romans 8: 22-27; John 15: 26-27, 16: 4b-15)

Collect: God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 23rd May at 10.00am.

Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

  • Funeral of Ronald Gilbert, Tuesday 22nd May, Midday, Kingsdown Crematorium.
  • Funeral of Colin Griffith, Wednesday 13th June, 11.00am, Holy Cross, Chiseldon.

On this week

  • Confirmation of Betsy Irwin, Katie Parker & Samuel Powell at Salisbury Cathedral on 19th May.
  • Ogbourne St George Fete, Sunday 20th May. From 2.00pm in the Manor House garden.
  • 'Thy Kingdom Come - Salisbury Cathedral Beacon Event', Sunday 20th May, 7.30pm. More info: or see posters in church.

Save the Date

  • God's Grandeur. Marlborough Deanery Synod: Marlborough Downs Space for Nature & Eco Church being hosted by the Barbury Castle Estate. Thursday 14th June, 7.30pm, Member's Barn at the Barbury Castle Estate, SN4 0QZ (It will be signed off the Rockley-Hackpen Hill Road). All welcome.

  • 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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