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Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham,  Kennett & Snailwell

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Sunday Pet Service on Sunday June 16 at Fordham 

On Sunday June 16 at 11am in Fordham Church there will be a Pet Service.

All animals welcome – two legs, four or more! 

There will be a retiring collection which will be split equally between the RSPCA and 
the St. Peter’ Fordham Preservation Trust.

Voter Registration

With the General Election coming up on 4 July, please make sure you
register your vote if you haven’t already.

The registration deadline is June 18.

Services in the Three Rivers Group churches on Sunday June 16
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  • 9.30am Isleham – Eucharist
     
  • 9.30am Snailwell – Morning Prayer 
     
  • 11am Fordham – Pet Service
     
  • 11am Chippenham – Eucharist with Baptism
     
  • 3.30pm Kennett - Family Service

All the orders of service will be found on our website www.threeriverschurches.co.uk

Collect

Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit
of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father: give us grace to
dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be
brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God; 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.

Psalm 92 1-8

Readings

  • A reading from the Old Testament Ezekiel 17.22-24
      

  • A reading from the New Testament 2 Corinthians 5.6-10 [11-13] 14-17
     

  • The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ Christ according to Mark 4. 26-34

Post Communion prayer

O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining and whose power we
cannot comprehend: show us your glory as far as we can grasp it,
and shield us from knowing more than we can bear until we may look upon you
without fear; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. 

Amen

Funerals:

Baptisms:

  • Jude Wilkes on Sunday June 30, at Isleham at 9.30am (a Group Service).
     

  • Clara Fishpool on Sunday Jukly 7 at 11am at Chippenham.

Weddings:

  • Jacob Eatock & Bethany Jones (both of Isleham) on Friday June 21,
     at 1pm at Moulton.
  • Luke Orwell & Amelia Pearson on Saturday June 22, at 12.30pm
    at Snailwell.
  • Lewis Supcik & Kirby McManus on Saturday August 3, at 1.30pm 
    at Little Downham (at St. Andrew’s, Isleham.)

A Magical Musical Evening Saturday June 22 at Fordham chiurch

From The Wicken Coronation Band comes an evening of popular melodies
including items from Broadway, film, dance and other favourites.

Also featuring organist David Poulter together with the Fordham Church Choir.

Saturday June 22, at 7pm at Fordham Church .

Tickets: (minimum donation) £5 per person are vailable from Carter Street Butchers
& The Service Sation, Fordham;  or call John on 01638 720674

Proceeds to the St. Peter’s Fordham Preservation Trust

Isleham Open Gardens - Sunday June 23 in the afternoon

The annual Isleham Open Gardens event takes place Sunday 23rd June 1-5pm.

Tickets and map £5 per personp -includes refershments.

Tickets are available 9in advance from St andrewsSoc@outlook.com or from the St Andrew's Social Centre on the day.

Other refresments, plants and tomboloa tickets will be available for sale.

Proceeds in aid of St. Andrew’s Church.

New to the Bible? Want a refresher?

The Bible Course - explore the big story

Next session (finally) embarks on the New Testament

Using a unique storyline, the course shows how the key events, books and
characters of the Bible all fit together.

You’ll get to see the BIG picture and discover how the Bible applies to
your life.

8 Thursday evening sessions, at 7.30pm in the undercroft at Fordham church, starting on Thursday 25th April 25.

If you want to join in, please let Revd. Stephen know on revdsmday@cantab.net

Safeguarding Officer Vacancy 

‘Safeguarding’ is an umbrella term for all the activities and training we do to keep the churches as safe places for vulnerable people of all ages.

The Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) is a key person in the Three Rivers Churches, advising the PCCs and the Rector, and helping them to carry out their safeguarding responsibilities. 

The PSO also acts as a point of contact within the churches for those with any safeguarding concerns, and passes them to the diocesan safeguarding team. 

At the end of July, our current PSO, Mark Walsh, is stepping down from the role, so we are looking for someone to take over from him. 

Please consider prayerfully whether you could take on this very important role. If you would like to talk some more about this, please contact Revd. Stephen Day on 07871182394 or revsdmday@cantab.neF

oundation Governor Vacancy 

There is a position becoming available for the start of the new academic year for a Foundation Governor at Isleham Primary School. In the past six months two new parent governors, a co-opted governor with experience in school building project management have joined and an Associate governor has been invited to join who is a local Farm Manager. If you feel that this is something that would interest you, please contact Reverend Stephen @ revdsmday@cantab.net

Thank you.

Have you ever visited your parish church?

If you are a new resident of Isleham or perhaps have just never ventured inside your parish church why not do so today. 

Or perhaps another time would suit you better; the church is usually open every day from abut 9am until about 5pm.

There are many surprising and marvellous things to see.

We hold a service every Sunday at 9.30am at which you will be warmly welcomed. - 

Or why not join us at our 

Isleham Coffee Morning -Tuesdays 10am-12noon 

The Tuesday morning coffee and bacon butty crew are back at the St Andrew’s Social Centre , from 10am-12 noon.  All welcome.

Notes from The Rector

Morning Prayer is a great way to start the day: for those of you who would  like to join in, we gather at 8.15 in the Social Centre in Isleham on Tuesdays, and in the church at Fordham on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Each day I produce a short set of reflections on the readings for Morning  Prayer the following day. If you would like to receive these by email, please  let me know. You can unsubscribe very easily if you decide you don’t want them any more!

You can get in touch with me in a number of ways: my email address is
revdsmday@cantab.net; my home phone number is 01638 354866; my mobile number is 07871182394 (but please note it spends almost all of its time on silent, so I may not notice it ring – please either leave a message or send a text); and for old-school paper, I’m at 24 Mildenhall Road, Fordham, CB7 5NR.

I take Monday as my day off each week, so messages which arrive on 
Monday will get dealt with on Tuesday.

The Rector’s Daily Reflections

Each day I produce a short set of reflections on the readings for
Morning Prayer the following day.

If you would like to receive these by email, please let me know. You
can unsubscribe very easily if you decide you don’t want them any
more please email me:
revdsmday@cantab.net30pm 

Christian Aid prayer for Ukraine 

God of all peoples and nations, who created all things alive and breathing, united and whole, show us the way of peace that is your overwhelming presence. 

We hold before you the peoples of Ukraine and Russia, every child and every adult. We long for the time when weapons of war are beaten into ploughshares. When nations no longer lift up sword against nation.

We cry out to you for peace.

Protect those who only desire and deserve to live in security and safety. 

Comfort those who fear for their lives and the lives of their loved ones

Be with those who are bereaved.

Change the hearts of those set on violence and aggression and fill leaders with the wisdom that leads to peace.

Kindle again in us a love of our neighbour and a passion for justice to prevail and a renewed recognition that we all play a part in peace. 

Creator of all hear our prayer and bring us peace. Make us whole.  

Amen.

Foodbank -update

The Ark Church runs the Isleham Community Pantry which now collects and distrubutes donations of food made in Co-op stores in Isleham and Fordham. There is also always a need for toiletries - soap, shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and so on - and pet food.

They supply those in need, and will deliver, in Isleham and Fordham.

Alternatively you may prefer to donate money to he Trusell Trust Ely Food Bank. You can donate either by cheque made payable to:
"Ely Foodbank" and sent to 10 Chapel Street, Ely, Cambs, CB6 1AD. 

Or if you prefer to donate online: https://localgiving.org/charity/elyfoodbank/ 

Thank you.

Midweek services update

Revd Steve writes:

Morning Prayer is a great way to start the day: for those of you who would  like to join in, we gather at 8.15 in the church centre in Isleham on Tuesdays and in the church at Fordham on Wednesdays.

I aim to have Morning Prayer available on the churches’ Zoom link at 8.15 each day  on Tuesday to Saturday. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, this will be from the  gathering; on other days it will be just online. Please email me for details of how to join in (see address below).

Each day I produce a short set of reflections on the readings for Morning  Prayer the following day. If you would like to receive these by email, please  let me know. You can unsubscribe very easily if you decide you don’t want them any more!

You can get in touch with me in a number of ways: my email address is
revdsmday@cantab.net; my home phone number is 01638 354866; my 
mobile number is 07871182394 (but please note it spends almost all of its 
time on silent, so I may not notice it ring – please either leave a message or 
send a text); and for old-school paper, I’m at 24 Mildenhall Road, Fordham, 
CB7 5NR.

A reminder that all are welcome to join our midweek services, which currently include

  • From Tuesday 5eptember 5, technology permitting, we aim to have Morning Prayer available on the churches’ Zoom link at 8.15 each day  Tuesday to Saturday. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, this will be from the  gathering; on other days it will be just online. Please email Revd Steve Day for details of how to join in revdsmday@cantab.net
     
  • Tuesday Morning Prayer at Isleham (in church or at Social Centre) – 8.15am
     
  • Wednesday Morning Prayer at Fordham (in church) – 8.15am
     
  • Wednesday Compline at Snailwell (in church) – 6.30pm
     
  • Wednesday Compline on Zoom (online) – 7pm

The mailing list for online Compline is currently being refreshed, so if you would like to stay on it, or join it anew, please email threeriversgroupcambs@gmail.com to let us know1

In person services in church

With due consideration to national guidance from the government and the Church of England in the meantime, I'm pleased to say that we are going ahead with services in-person in church.

However, it's clear that as in all things at present, we must be careful, of ourselves and each other, and for that reason we do ask for your cooperation and understanding where modifications have been made. 

We must, of course, leave the decision whether or not to attend to you and your judgment. While it is generally good to be with other people, we realise that this is not comfortable or sensible for everyone at present, and we continue to pray for and ask God's blessing on all in our parishes, not just those we see in person. 

Two important considerations:

Firstly, in common with all public indoor spaces, we ask that you do not attend an event if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any of the recognised symptoms of COVID. 

As the virus spreads successfully between people without symptoms, please also consider taking a lateral flow test before attending a service, especially if you have been in contact with people beyond your household in recent days.

Secondly,
Face coverings are no longer mandatory in public spaces, but if you are not exempt, please consider wearing one while in church to help protect others as local infection rates remain high.

We will continue to ensure good ventilation in our churches, so please come prepared for draughts.

Three Rivers Group Car Scheme

A reminder that the Three Rivers Group Car Scheme exists to provide lifts to medical and other appointments when other transport is not available. 

Some drivers are also offering their services for free to Ukrainians being hosted by families locally.

So if you know of someone who needs transport for aparticular purpose, please do pass on the number: 07549 892322

Isleham Coffee Morning -Tuesdays 10am-12noon 

The Tuesday morning coffee and bacon butty crew will be back at the St Andrew’s Social Centre from 11 Jan, from 10am-12 noon.  All welcome.

Weekly notice sheet by email  

We still distribute a copy of the weekly notice sheet by email every Sunday to those who want to keep up-to-date with what's happening in the Group, even when they can't get to church. 

Please let Revd Steve know if you'd like to receive a copy.



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