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 18 February 2018, Lent 1

  • 08.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), Holy Cross
  • 09.30am, Parish Communion, St George
  • 10.30am, Family Service, Holy Cross
  • 10.30am, Cafe Church, St Andrew

Please note all Holy Cross services will be in the church hall until Easter Day.

Collect: Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; 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 forever. Amen.

(Readings: Genesis 9: 8-17; Psalm 25: 1-9; 1 Peter 3: 18-end; Mark 1: 9-15, these readings might differ in individual churches)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 21st February at 10.00am.

No Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

On this week

  • Lent Groups: Monday 19th February, 11.00am-12.30pm at 38 Downs Road, Chiseldon; 7.30pm-9.00pm, Chiseldon Church Hall. This is Session 1.

  • The diocese has produced a booklet for daily use through Lent, 'Praying Together Lent 2018', which you can pick up in church or use the PrayerMate app for Android and Apple devices.

Save the Date

  • Mothering Sunday, 11th March. Service details in Lent leaflet.

  • Visit of Bishop of Ramsbury, Sunday 18th March. Bishop Ed will be retiring at the end of April. His last service will be on Sunday 15th April, St John's Devizes at 6.00pm.

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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.

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