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 24 September, Trinity 15

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

Collect: God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit upon your Church in the burning fire of your love: grant that your people may be fervent in the fellowship of the gospel that, always abiding in you, they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service; 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 for ever.

(Readings: Jonah 3:10-4:end; Psalm 145: 1-8; Philippians 1: 21-end; Matthew 20: 1-16, these readings might differ in individual churches)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 27th September at 10.00am.

Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

  • Funeral of Marjorie Toomer, Monday 25th September, 1.00pm, Holy Cross.
  • Funeral of Sheila House, Thursday 5th October, 11.30am, Holy Cross.

On this week


Save the Date

  • Harvest Festival, Sunday 1st October. See Ridgeway Bell for service times.
  • Chiseldon Harvest Supper, Friday 6th October, 7.30pm for 7.45pm. Please purchase your tickets asap and certainly by Tuesday 3rd October.
  • Ogbourne St George Harvest Tea, Sunday 8th October at 3.00pm.

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Friends Of Holy Cross 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.