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 22 November 2015, Christ the King

  • 09.30am, Morning Prayer, St George
  • 10.30am, Parish Communion (in the Methodist tradition), Holy Cross
  • No service at St Andrew's today

(Readings: Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14; Revelation 1: 4b-8: John 18: 33-37, the readings in individual churches may differ)

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

Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals in the Benefice:

  • Funeral of Shirley Dudman, Holy Cross Chiseldon, Tuesday 1st December at 2.00pm.

Save the Date:

  • Christmas cooking for the freezer. Cooking & tasting demonstration (including recipes) from local professional. Thursday 26th November 2015 Ogbourne St George School Hall 6.30pm-8.00pm. Demonstration will start at 7.00pm prompt: Tickets: £13 in advance or £15 on the night (incl. free glass of wine). From: Susannah O’Brien 512635, Suzie Wray 516708 or Marion Gordon-Finlayson 512125. Great raffle prizes to be won. In aid of Ogbourne St Andrew Church funds
  • Archdeacon of Sarum. Alan Jeans is visiting the benefice on Advent Sunday, 29th November, 10.30am, St Andrew's.
  • Born Among Us. An evening reflecting upon art from around the world depicting the Nativity in different cultures, eras and political settings. Monday 30th November, 7.30pm-9.00pm, Church Rooms, Back Lane,Ramsbury. (Part of the Deanery Bite-sized Learning Programme).
  • Vocation Enquiry Day. Saturday 5th December, in Salisbury. Please see poster in church for more details.
  • Climate Change 2015. An evening to reflect, pray and stand together. Wednesday 9th December, 7.00pm, St James' Church Avebury.
  • Bishop of Ramsbury. Bishop Edward is visiting the benefice on 10th January 2016, 10.30am, Holy Cross, Chiseldon.
  • Archdeacon of Wilts. Canon Sue Groom has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Wilts. Her welcoming service will be on Monday 22nd February, 7.00pm at St John's Devizes. More details on the diocesan website.
  • Alpha. There is a deanery Alpha course starting in January. Alpha gives the opportunity to explore questions around faith and belief. The course is open to everyone. The venue is the Church Rooms in Ramsbury and it will run for ten weeks. Please see details in church and/or ask me if you would like more information.

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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.

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