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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 11 December 2016, Advent 3

  • 08.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), St George
  • 10.30am, Parish Communion, Holy Cross
  • 11.00am, Morning Worship, St Andrew

Collect: O Lord Jesus Christ, who at your first coming sent your messenger to prepare your way before you: grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready your way by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at your second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in your sight; for you are alive and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

(Readings: Isaiah 35: 1-10; Psalm 146: 5-10; James 5: 7-10; Matthew 11: 2-11, these readings may differ for individual churches.)


There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 14th December at 10.00am.

No Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice.


On this week:

  • Local History Exhibition & Christmas Fair, Saturday 10th December, 10.00am-3.00pm, Ogbourne St Andrew Church. Admission free.
  • Carol Singing in Ogbourne St Andrew, Tuesday 13th December at 6.00pm.
  • Carol Singing in Ogbourne Maizey, Wednesday 14th December at 6.00pm. Please note new date.


Save the Date

  • Carol Singing in Chiseldon, Monday 19th December, 6.00pm at Oakley's Spar. Details in December Ridgeway Bell.
  • Carol Singing in Ogbourne St George, Tuesday 20th December, 6.30pm on the Village Green.
  • The Friends of Holy Cross have a new website with information of events, the address is: www.friendsohc.org.uk


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Clergy Team

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

Lay Minister: 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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