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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 8th December, Advent 2:

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

(Readings: Isaiah 11: 1-10; Psalm 72: 1-7, 18-19; Romans 15: 4-13; Matthew 3: 1-12)

Collect: O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us, and with great succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen

There is a said communion service at Chiseldon Church Hall on Wednesday 11th December at 10.00am.

Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals:

Funeral of Bob Blake, Tuesday 10th December, 12.45pm, Kingsdown Crematorium.

On this Week:

Aldbourne Band Christmas Concert, Friday 6th December, 7.45pm, Chiseldon Church. Tickets £10 from 01793-741146 or 01793-790756.

Save the date:

Carol Singing in Ogbourne St Andrew, Monday 16th December, 7.00pm.
Carol Singing in Ogbourne Maizey, Tuesday 17th December, 7.00pm.
Carol Singing in Ogbourne St George, Wednesday 18th December, 6.00pm.
Carol Singing in Chiseldon, Thursday 19th December, 6.00pm.

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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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