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 19 November, Second Sunday before Advent

  • 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

Collect: Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: grant that we, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that when he shall appear in power and great glory we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

(Readings: Zephaniah 1: 7, 12-end; Psalm 90: 1-8 [9-11] 12; 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11; Matthew 25: 14-30, these readings might differ in individual churches)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 22nd November at 10.00am.

NO Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

On this week

  • Read, Mark and Learn. An evening on St Mark's Gospel. Wednesday 22nd November, 7.30pm, St Mary's Marlborough. Part of the Deanery Bite-Size Learning Program. All welcome.

Save the Date

  • Chiseldon Christmas Fair, Saturday 25th November, Chiseldon Church.
  • Aldbourne Band Christmas Concert, Friday 1st December, Chiseldon Church
  • Ogbourne St Andrew Christmas Fair, Saturday 2nd December, Ogbourne St Andrew Church.
  • Marlborough Deanery Living Nativity, Saturday 16th December, Aldbourne.

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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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