Welcome to The Ridgeway Benefice

Welcome to The Ridgeway Benefice

Welcome to the Ridgeway Benefice website, for news and events about the Church of England 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 worldwide Anglican Communion.

Services in The Ridgeway Benefice:

Mid-week services: There is a said service of Holy Communion at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesdays at 10.00am.  

Sunday 14th April 2024, Easter 3:

  • 8.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), St George
  • 10.30am, Parish Communion, Holy Cross

Readings: Act 3: 12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3: 1-7; Mark 1: 1-8

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.

 

Sunday 21st April 2024, Easter 4:

  • 8.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), Holy Cross
  • 10.30am, Zoom Service
  • 4.00pm, St George’s Day Service, St George

Readings: Acts 4: 5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3: 16-end; John 10: 11-18

Collect: Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above, where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Sunday 28th April 2024, Easter 5:

  • 10.30am, Café Church, St Andrew
  • 10.30am, Parish Communion, Holy Cross
  • 6.00pm, Evensong (BCP), St George

Readings: Acts 8: 26-end; Psalm 22: 25-end; 1 John 4: 7-end; John 15: 1-8

Collect: Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect; through Jesus Christ our risen Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Sunday 5th May 2024, Easter 6:

  • 8.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), Holy Cross
  • 10.00am, Café Church, St George
  • 10.30am, Morning Worship, Holy Cross
  • 11.00am, Parish Communion, St Andrew

Readings: Acts 10: 44-end; Psalm 98; 1 John 5: 1-6; John 15: 9-17

Collect: God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; 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.

 

Ascension Day (Thursday 9th May). Deanery Service at Holy Cross, Ramsbury at 6.30pm

 

Sunday 12th May 2024, Easter 7:

  • 8.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), St George
  • 10.30am, Parish Communion for Christian Aid, Holy Cross

Readings: Acts 1: 15-17, 21-end; Psalm 1: 1-5, 12-18; 1 John 5: 9-13; John 17: 6-19

Collect: O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Sunday 19th May 2024, Pentecost (Whit Sunday):

  • 8.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), Holy Cross
  • 10.00am, Morning Worship, St George
  • 10.30am, Morning Worship, Holy Cross
  • 11.00am, Morning Worship, St Andrew

Readings: Acts 2: 1-21 Psalm 104: 26-end; Romans 8: 22-27 John 15: 26-27, 16: 4b-15

Collect: God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Sunday 26th May 2024, Trinity Sunday:

  • 10.30am, Café Church, St Andrew
  • 10.30am, Parish Communion, Holy Cross
  • 6.00pm, Evensong (BCP), St George

Readings: Isaiah 6: 1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8: 12-17; John 3: 1-17

Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in this faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; 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.

 

 

Mid-week services: There is a said service of Holy Communion at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesdays at 10.00am.

Church Access

Church opening for private/individual prayer:

·St George: Wednesdays and Sundays, 9.00am-5.00pm

·St Andrew and Holy Cross can be opened on request either to the Rector or the Churchwardens.

Giving On-Line

When on-line services available, the three churches in the Ridgeway Benefice saw a considerable reduction in income as we could take collections, therefore we created the ability for people to donate on-line. If you could donate a one off amount, or even a regular amount by standing order, please see details for each parish here: St Andrew, St George, Holy Cross

Help and Resources

‘Daily Hope’ phone line 0800 804 8044: This is a CofE initiative to provide access to worship, prayer and reflections. The line runs for 24 hours a day and is free to call.

Online church resources: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online

A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus: Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Newsletter

The Ridgeway Benefice publishes a short Weekly Newsletter with information about coming services and other news.

Sign-up or cancel your subscription to our Weekly Newsletter

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Policy: The Ridgeway Benefice takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times. Our Parish/Benefice Safeguarding Policy (which is that of the Diocese of Salisbury and the National Church) can be viewed and downloaded here.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Benefice Safeguarding Officer, Linda Sutcliffe on telephone number: 07493914285 or contact her via email with this form.

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Jem Carter on 07469 857888 or Suzy Futcher 07500 664800  and email Safeguarding Salisbury.

Our Pastoral Team

Meet our Clergy Team here.

The Friends of Holy Cross 

We are a group of people – churchgoers and non-churchgoers – who wish to ensure that The Church of The Holy Cross in the village of Chiseldon is preserved and maintained for present and future generations.

Our aims are to:

  • Help preserve and maintain the fabric and furnishings of Holy Cross Church for the benefit of the community, and in support of the Parochial Church Council.
  • Raise funds to achieve those objectives.
  • Stimulate an interest in the building and its contents.

Find out how you can become involved and what events we have on at the Friends of Holy Cross website:www.friendsohc.org.uk

  • The Diocesan e-bulletin: if you would like to receive the e-bulletin please subscribe using the following here.
  • Diocesan Grapevine: if you would like to receive this bulletin, please subscribe 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.

Back to top

Privacy Policy