Miracle Theatre Returns

A Perfect World

The best of all worlds or is all too good to be true?

Miracle’s new action-packed entertainment

 Thursday 11th July 2019

 in the garden at Maizey Lodge,

Ogbourne Maizey nr. Marlborough SN8 1RY

Performance starts 7.30pm (whatever the weather!)

Gates open from 6.00pm for picnics.  Bring your own chairs. 

Bar/coffee/ice creams/W.C./parking


Tickets:    Adults £14.00   Children (under 16)  £8.00  Family £40.00 (2A 2C)


Tickets in advance only 01672 – 512125  /  maizey50@gmail.com


in aid of  Swindon DIABETES UK Local Group   see details  A Perfect World 


Saturday May 4th at 10.30 am

A new church-site Information Board will be formally unveiled on Saturday 4 May at 10:30 am by Donald Sherlock, Chairman of the North Wessex Downs Landscape Trust (which provided a generous grant).

Donald will talk about the work of the Trust and the efforts being made to protect and improve this wonderful landscape.

 This will be a community gathering including members of the parish, parish councillors and History Group members with tea, coffee and cakes being served!

 It’s a positive thing when something ‘happens’ in our Parish and we hope as many people as possible will come along – do mention it to friends and neighbours, it’s open to all!

 There will also be a History Group display in the church of the latest work on the barrow and a rolling display of photographs of the parish.



 Don’t forget the next History Group talk

Thursday,  April 11th at 7.30 pm

in St Andrew Church:

 The Purton Remounts Story  –  Bob Lloyd

 This seems to attracting some interest so arrive in plenty of time to grab a good seat!

War Memorial is Grade II Listed

Historic England has advised that the Ogbourne St Andrew War Memorial has been added to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The memorial is now listed at Grade II. Made of granite with a Latin cross, the memorial is an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community.

The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.  One such memorial was raised in Ogbourne St Andrew in 1922 as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the 13 members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War. Following the Second World War a plaque was added to the memorial recording the names of the two local servicemen who died in that conflict.


Parish Charity

A charity exists within the parish, which is aimed at helping parishioners. It was originally set up to provide fuel for those in need in the village, but has been used for a variety of purposes in recent years. These have included contributions towards travel costs of a student studying in Swindon, providing books for student study and providing bibles for each leaver from Ogbourne Primary School. The total sum available for an award this year is about £100.

If you wish to apply for a grant, please contact Revd Roger Powell at any time on 01793 740369 or e-mail revd.rpowell@btopenworld.com.

If you would be interested in joining the Parish Charity committee,  we would be delighted to hear from you. We would especially welcome a new member who could provide a youthful input. Again, please contact Revd Roger Powell (contact details above).