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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 18th August, Trinity 9:

  • 8.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), Holy Cross.
  • 9.30am, Parish Communion, St George.
  • 10.30am, Morning Worship, Holy Cross.
  • 10.30am, Cafe Church, St Andrew

(Readings: Jeremiah 23: 23-29; Psalm 82; Hebrews 11: 29-12: 2; Luke 12: 49-56, these readings may differ in some of our churches)

Collect: Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; 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 21st August at 10.00am.

Sunday 25th August, Trinity 10:

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

No service at St Andrew today.

(Readings: Isaiah 58: 9b-end; Psalm 103: 1-8; Hebrews 12: 18-end; Luke 13: 10-17, these readings may differ in some of our churches)

Collect: Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please you; 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 28th August at 10.00am.

Sunday 1st September, Trinity 11:

  • 8.30am, Holy Communion (BCP), Holy Cross.
  • 10.00am, Cafe Church, St George.
  • 10.30am, Morning Worship (in the Methodist tradition), Holy Cross.
  • 11.00am, Parish Communion, St Andrew

(Readings: Ecclesiasticus 10: 12-18; Psalm 112; Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16; Luke 14: 1, 7-14, these readings may differ in some of our churches)

Collect: O God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your commandments, may receive your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; 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 4th September at 10.00am.

Baptisms, marriages and funerals in the Benefice:

Baptism of Terrance-James Smith, Sunday 18th August, 12.30pm, Holy Cross.

Marriage of Stephen Dye & Amanda Chivers, Saturday 31st August, 1.00pm, Holy Cross.

Save the date:

Wiltshire Historic Churches Ride & Stride, Saturday 14th September.

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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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