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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

Sunday 16th February, Second Sunday before Lent (Sexagesima):
8.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), Holy Cross.
9.30am, Parish Communion, St George.
10.30am, Café Church, Holy Cross. This service will be in the Church Hall.
10.30am, Cafe Church, St Andrew.
(Readings: Genesis 1: 1-2: 3, Psalm 136, Romans 8: 18-25, Matthew 6: 25-end)

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 19th February at 10.00am.

Collect: Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever. Amen.

Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals in the Benefice:

Baptism of Lucas Smith, Sunday 16th February, 12.15pm, Holy Cross Chiseldon.
Funeral of Bill Ellis, Monday 16th March, 12.45pm, Holy Cross Chiseldon.
Funeral of Peter Woods, Monday 24th February, 2.00pm, St Andrew Ogbourne St Andrew.
Funeral of the Revd Sue Armitage, Friday 6th March, 11.00am, St Mary’s Marlborough.

Save the Date:

Ash Wednesday. Wednesday 26th February, service at Midday, Holy Cross, followed by a Lent Lunch in Chiseldon Church Hall at 12.45pm. Service, 7.00pm at Ogbourne St George.

Lent Groups. The groups start on Monday 2nd March, 7.30pm in Chiseldon Church Hall and also on Wednesday 4th March, 10.30am in Chiseldon Church Hall.

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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, Heather Powell on 01793 740369 or email [email protected].  Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on  07500 664800 or email [email protected]

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Friends Of Holy Cross website: www.friendsohc.org.uk

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