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 17 December, Advent 3

  • 08.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), Holy Cross
  • 10.30am, Cafe Church Carol Service, St Andrew
  • 4.00pm, Nine Lessons and Carols, St George
  • 6.30pm, Nine Lessons and Carols, Holy Cross

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.

(Readings: Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-end; Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24; John 1: 6-8, 19-28, these readings might differ in individual churches)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 20th December at 10.00am.

God with us.
The Archbishop's Christmas initiative continues. Get involved at or text GODWITHUS to 88802 or pick up a booklet in church.

No Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

On this week

  • Marlborough Deanery Living Nativity, Saturday 16th December. Please see poster in church for more details. Beginning with the first scene (which we are doing!) in Aldbourne Memorial Hall, Oxford Street, Aldbourne, SN8 2DQ. Start times: 3.30, 3.50, 4.10, 4.30, 4.50pm.

  • Carol Singing in Ogbourne St Andrew, Monday 18th December. Meet at Charlie Usher's at 6.00pm.
  • Carol Singing in Chiseldon, Tuesday 19th December. Meet at Oakley's Spar at 6.00pm.
  • Carol Singing in Ogbourne Maizey, Tuesday 19th December. Meet at Susannah O'Brien's at 6.30pm.
  • Carol Singing in Ogbourne St George, Thursday 21st December. Meet on the village green at 6.30pm.

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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.