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 22 October, Trinity 19

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

Collect: O God, forasmuch as without you we are not able to please you; mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

(Readings: Isaiah 45: 1-7; Psalm 96: 1-9 [10-13]; 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10; Matthew 22: 15-22, these readings might differ in individual churches)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 25th October at 10.00am.

Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

  • Funeral of June Smith, Friday 27th October, 2.00pm, St George.
  • Funeral of Tim Waite, Monday 30th October, 1.15pm, Holy Cross

On this week

  • N/A

Save the Date

  • Chiseldon Christmas Fair, Saturday 25th November, Chiseldon Church.
  • Aldbourne Band Christmas Concert, Friday 1st December, Chiseldon Church
  • Ogbourne St Andrew Christmas Fair, Saturday 2nd December, Ogbourne St Andrew Church.
  • Marlborough Deanery Living Nativity, Saturday 16th December, Aldbourne.

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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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