Ridgeway Benefice

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.


Sunday 25 January, Epiphany 3

  • 8.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), St Andrew
  • 9.30am, Morning Prayer, St George
  • 10.30am, Methodist Covenant Service, Holy Cross

There is a mid-week said communion service in Chiseldon on Wednesday 28th January at 10.00am

Thursday 29th January- Bishop of Salisbuty to Visit Ramsbury

The Bishop of Salisbury is visiting all 19 Deaneries of the Diocese between Epiphany and Easter in order to facilitate a discussion about the overall theme of Renewing Hope, with three areas of focus: pray, serve, grow . His visit to the Marlborough Deanery is on Thursday 29th January, 7.00pm Church Rooms, Back Lane, Ramsbury, SN8 2QH to which all are welcome. Further background information to this is found clicking here

The Revd Freda Beveridge (01793-741064, freda.27@btinternet.com) has kindly agreed to coordinate lifts, so please get in touch if you require transport. This is a good opportunity to meet with Bishop Nicholas.

Saturday 7th February -From Generation To Generation.

St George's Preshute, 10.00am- 12 Noon. This is a morning of sharing ideas and encouragement led by Barbara Meardon, the Diocesan Adviser for work with Children. How can we build faith? What you can offer to your grandchildren in terms of faith sharing? All are welcome

Thursday 19th February – St Peter ad Vincula, Broad Hinton – 7.30 pm

The Life of Christ in Art: Iconography and Russian Music An opportunity to deepen our connection with Jesus through the medium of iconography and music.

Thursday 5th March – St James’ Church, Avebury – 7.30 pm

‘Touch Wood’ and other sayings - Biblical roots of common sayings and superstitions - a lively and engaging evening developing our understanding of the far reaching influence of biblical texts and history in Western Society.

Saturday 7th March – Holy Cross, Ramsbury – 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Intercession Training – are you already on an Intercession rota or would you like to be? If so and you would like to learn more come and explore the different ways we can lead people in prayer.

Wednesday 1st April - St Mary’s, Marlborough – 7 pm

We are fortunate in having Canon Gerald Osborne, a farmer and priest in the Vale of Pewsey, who will give a repeat performance of his dramatised recital of the whole of Mark’s Gospel from memory, over 11,000 words.

Save the Date

  • Ridgeway Benefice Rogation Walk, 16 May 2015
  • Chiseldon Fete, 20 June 2015
  • Ogbourne St George Fete, 19 July 2015 (changed from 11th July)

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Clergy Team

Rector: Reverend Roger Powell (01793 740369) Exploring faith Matters|Email Roger Here

Lay Ministers: Timothy George and 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.

Any errata or new content that you want to be added about groups and events within the Benefice, links to other web sites etc. should be emailed by clicking here.

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