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 30 April 2017, Easter 3

  • 10.00am, Benefice Communion, St George

  • No early service in the Benefice.

Collect: Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; 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 for ever, Amen.

(Readings: Zephaniah 3: 14-end; Psalm 116: 1-4, 12-19; Acts 2: 14a, 36-41; Luke 24: 13-35)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 3rd May at 10.00am.

Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals in the Benefice

  • Marriage of Andrew Fincham and Tamara Roberts, Saturday 29th April, 1.00pm, Holy Cross Chiseldon.
  • Baptism of Vera Conway, Sunday 30th April, Midday, Ogbourne St Andrew.

On this week

  • Christianity Explored continues on Wednesday 3rd May, 8.10pm, Ogbourne School Hall. More details in the April Ridgeway Bell and The Dragon.

Save the Date

  • Ogbourne Tea Party with Activities and Service, Sunday 14th May, 3.00pm, Ogbourne St George Church.
  • Ogbourne St George Fete, Saturday 20th May.
  • Holy Cross Chiseldon Fete, Saturday 10th June.

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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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