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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 23rd June, Trinity 1:

  • 8.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), St Andrew
  • 10.30am, Parish Communion (in the Anglican tradition), Holy Cross.
  • 6.00pm, Evensong (BCP), St George

(Readings: Isaiah 65: 1-9; Psalm 22: 19-28; Galatians 3: 23-end; Luke 8: 26-39, these readings may differ in some of our churches)

Collect: O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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.

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 26th June at 10.00am.

Baptisms, marriages and funerals in the Benefice:

Funeral of Ethne Wright, Wednesday 3rd July, 11.00am, Holy Cross Chiseldon.

On this week:

  • Ogbourne St George Barn Dance, Friday 28th June, from 6.30pm.
  • Holy Cross Chiseldon Fete, Saturday 29th June, from 1.00pm

Save the date:

  • Benefice ‘Songs of Praise’, Sunday 30th June, 4.00pm, Chiseldon. Please let me know your favourite hymn and why. We will try and sing as many as we can.

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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]

Meet our Clergy Team here.

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

Diocesan Links

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