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 24th January 2021, Epiphany 3:
· 10.30am, Zoom Service – in the Methodist tradition
Collect: Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; 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.
Our Churches are now closed for Public Worship. All services will be online.
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.
Friends of Holy Cross website: www.friendsohc.org.uk
‘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.
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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
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