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Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham,  Kennett & Snailwell

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Wedding blessing - Louise and Mark Walsh - August 13

Mark Walsh, our LLM and safeguarding officer, married Louise in June last year but Covid restrictions meant only 30 people attended in person. They are having a thanksgiving for their marriage next Saturday (13 August) at
St Andrew’s, Isleham at 3:30pm and everyone is welcome to join them for the service, which will be led by Rev. Mike Banyard.

Grateful thanks from Anna and Neil

Anna and Neil were overwhelmed by last week’s joint service and all the messages and gifts that followed. Thank you all for these and so much else these past three years. Please do keep in touch (Anna will be keeping her same phone number and email address: 07751 032166; revdannajones@gmail.com), and call in if you are in Cambridge (the churchwardens have their new address).

Revd Anna has been appointed as Chaplain at Queens’ College Cambridge from September, and so will be leaving the parishes in early August. 

Please pray for Anna and Neil as they prepare to move and begin this new chapter, and as they will surely be praying for you.

A prayer to use during the vacancy

God our Father, help us to put our trust in you to send your chosen person to lead us on to where you would have us to be. 

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.

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.

A message for August 7 - Trinity 8

Dear all,

Collect

Generous God, you give us gifts and make them grow: though our faith is small as mustard seed, make it grow to your glory and the flourishing of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

Post Communion prayer

Lord God, whose Son is the true vine and the source of life, ever giving himself that the world may live: may we so receive within ourselves the power of his death and passion that, in his saving cup, we may share his glory and be made perfect in his love; for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. 

Amen.

Ministry News

During this period of reflection to consider a new parish profile for the post of Rector for the Group, the parish representatives will be glad to hear your views to feed into the process. 

Please do be in touch with the reps for your church if you have thoughts and ideas.

  • Chippenham = Paul Mangell and Peter Maxwell

  • Fordham = Trevor Hill and Sally Parr

  • Isleham = Stuart Haggett and Tricia Harrison;

  •  Kennett = Robin Swanson

  • Snailwell = Muriel Hood and Michael Wallis.

Meanwhile, Revd Anna has been appointed as Chaplain at Queens’ College Cambridge from September, and so will be leaving the parishes in early August. 

Please pray for Anna and Neil as they prepare to move and begin this new chapter, and as they will surely be praying for you.

A prayer to use during the vacancy

God our Father, help us to put our trust in you to send your chosen person to lead us on to where you would have us to be. 

Amen 

Ordinand progress - Virginia Moggridge

Virginia Moggridge will be attached to the parishes of Fen Ditton, Horningsea & Teversham for the second and final year of her ordination training through the Eastern Region Ministry Course. 

She will be a loss to us in the Three Rivers Group as she has served us well in a number of ways, and particularly her home parish of Snailwell, but we wish her all the very best as she goes out to experience and serve the wider church. 

Please continue to pray for her and for Peter through this next stage and beyond. 

Virginia’s last Sunday in the parishes will be 7 August, when she will lead Morning Praise/Prayer at Snailwell and Fordham.

Intercessions

Baptism

  • Sunday 14 August 14, at 1pm, at Fordham: Isaac Murphy

Weddings:

Saturday August 6, at 2pm, at Snailwell; David Hyde & Linsey Summerfield

Friday August 12, at 1.30pm, at Chippenham; Owen Paynter & Catherine Russell

Friday August 12, at 4pm, at Isleham; Dean McConnell & Ewa Starzyk

Services in the Three Rivers Group on Sunday - August 7 - Trinity 8

  • 9.30am Isleham – Eucharist
     
  • 9.30am Snailwell – Morning Praise
     
  • 11am Chippenham – BCP Communion 
     
  • 11am Fordham – Morning Prayer

All the orders of service can be found on our website at www.threeriversgroup.co.uk

Services in the Three Rivers Group on Sunday - August 14 - Trinity 9

  • 9.30am Isleham – Morning Praise
     
  • 9.30am Snailwell – BCP Communion
     
  • 11am Chippenham – Morning Prayer
     
  • 11am Fordham – Eucharist

All the orders of service can be found on our website at www.threeriversgroup.co.uk

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.

Teas at Netherhall Gardens - Sundays August 7 and 14

The gardens at Netherhall Manor, Tanners Lane, Soham CB7 5AB will be open to visitors again this year on the following Sunday afternoons: 7 & 14 August. 

With thanks to the generosity of owner Timothy Clark, the proceeds of afternoon teas sold on these days will be donated to the Fordham Church Preservation Trust.

Could you help out by baking a cake, or coming along to help serve teas on one or more of the days? Please contact Anne Mitchell to offer your services if so (email: geoff.annemitchell@sky.com  or phone 01638 721545).

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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