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Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham,  Kennett & Snailwell

The Diocese of Ely, The Church of England

  

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Invitation to Evensong at Jesus College, Cambridge

The acting Dean of Jesus College Chapel has very kindly extended an invitation 
for Reverend Steve with members of  Fordham Parish and the other Three 
Rivers Churches to attend Evensong at Jesus College Chapel. 

The proposed dates both at 6.30pm are:

  • Tuesday 7 May
  • Tuesday 4 June:

This would be preceded by light refreshments at 5.15pm.

If you would be interested in attending please contact reverend Stephen with 
you interest and preferred date/s at revdsmday@cantab.net

Expenses Treasurer role

An opening for a group expenses treasurer is still availablet as we
say farewell and a heart-felt thank you to our current long standing
treasurer, Tony Page. 

Tony left  this role after many years of devotion to the Three Rivers Group 
on January 31, but will continue in his capacity as treasurer of St Margaret’s.

 So please, if you know of anyone or are indeed a gifted, service-minded person
 yourself who has time to take on this role to contact Reverend Steve Day here
ASAP: revdsmday@cantab.net

Thank you.

Funerals:

  • Doris White on Tuesday February 13, at West Suffolk Crematorium 
    at 3pm
     

  • Freda Cornwell on Thursday 15 February 15, Isleham, at 1.30pm

Baptisms:

  • Freya Canham on Sunday March 17, at Chippenham, at11am. 
     

  • Thea Percival on Sunday April 14,at  Fordham, at 11am.

Wedding:

  • Nicholas Troubridge & India Wadham on Saturday 6 April 6, at 3pm, 
    at Chippenham.

Sunday Services in the Three Rivers group - Sunday March 3 
Lent 3

  • 9.30am Isleham – Eucharist
     

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Morning Praise
     

  • 11am Fordham – Morning Prayer
     

  • 11am Chipp’ham – Eucharist

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

Sunday Services in the Three Rivers group - Sunday March 10
Lent 4

  • 9.30am Isleham – Morning Praise
     

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Eucharist
     

  • 11am Fordham – Eucharist
     

  • 11am Chippenham – Morning Prayer

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

Getting to grips - a series of conversations in Lent starts February 15
and next on February 29 after a break for half-term


Thursdays at 7.30pm in Fordham Parish Church

  • 15 February – Getting to grips with God
     
  • 22 February – Half term – no meeting
     
  • 29 February – Getting to grips with the Bible
     
  • 7 March – Getting to grips with Prayer
     
  • 14 March – Getting to grips with Worship
     
  • 21 March – Getting to grips with Service
     
  • 28 March, Maundy Thursday – Holy Communion at Chippenham

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 Anna know if you'd like to receive a copy.


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