St Andrew's Church, Isleham

A member of the Three Rivers Group of parishes 
Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham,  Kennett & Snailwell

The Diocese of Ely, The Church of England


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Calling All Singers! Festival of Church Music at Kings College Chapel

Festival of Church Music at Kings College Chapel on September 16
1.30pm rehearsal. 5.30pm Service.

Rehearsals: July 13 & 7 September 7. 

Contact Rev’d Sue for more details.

Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet!

  • Fordham church cafe 
    Open as usual from 9:00am onwards 

  • St Andrew's Isleham Coffee morning 
    Tea, coffee, cake and bacon rolls, from 9am- 12noon. 

Messy Church does Science - June 18 at Ely Cathedral

Messy Church does Science event on Sunday June 18 from 1-3pm at Ely Cathedral. Experiments and activities for children and families.

Healing Eucharist - next June 18

Healing Eucharist is usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the evening and is held at Fordham at 6.30pm.

The Thursday Prayer Group - next on June 22

Note change of venue - The Thursday Prayer Group at the home of Helen Sidebottom, 1 West Street, Isleham on Thursdays June 22 and June 29.

We now meet on a weekly basis to pray together about current affairs and needs for approximately one hour, and would welcome any who would like to join us, whether you wish to pray aloud or in your heart.

Grave Talk - a new initiative next on July 1

Grave Talk is a café space where people can talk about death, dying and planning our own funeral services. 

This project, launched through the Church of England is taking place in Fordham church on the first Saturday of the month (except August), from 10am – 11.30 ish. Good coffee and cake provided. All welcome. 

Contact Carol Taylor for more details.

Messy Church - next on July 9

For families - Crafts, story/song session and a simple meal at Fordham church from 3.30-5.30pm on the second Sunday of the month.

If you know anyone who would like to take part, or you would like to help in any way please do speak to one of the Ministry Team.  

Upcoming dates - 

  • July 9

  • August: No Messy Church.

Mums+ - next July 14

Mums+ is a monthly coffee morning for fun, conversation and sharing our questions of life, faith and parenthood – all ages welcome.  

Upcoming dates - at La Hogue cafe, Chippenham from 9.15am.

  • Friday July 14

For more info: For more info: Laura Cox-Watson for details 01638 724839.

Holiday Club 2017 - ‘Down on the Farm’

August 1-4 in the mornings at Victoria Hall, Fordham.

  • Wednesday June 21: Team Planning Meeting at 7pm at St. Margaret of Antioch, Chippenham.
  • Sunday July 30: Commissioning of leaders/helpers/junior helpers at all Services.
  • Sunday August 6: Group Service at St Andrew's Isleham at 10.30am.

Children and Holy Communion

All five PCC’s have now agreed that our church family younger children (aged 7 and above) may be admitted to Holy Communion after appropriate instruction. 

Muriel Hood and Ruth Ogden have agreed to instruct our young people. If there are young people in your family who would like to receive communion, then please do speak with Mike.

Midweek services in the Three Rivers Group

Note revised schedule

Monday  9am Morning Prayer at Kennet.
We meet at 7 The Close, Kennett.
Tuesday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Isleham at St Andrew's Social Centre.
10.15am Collective Worship at Fordham School.
Wednesday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Chippenham.
7pm Compline at Snailwell.
11.30am monthly at Withers Place.
Thursday 8.30am Holy Communion at Fordham.
9am Collective Worship at Isleham School.
10.15am Collective Worship at Kennett School.
Friday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Fordham.

Major Festivals: Easter, Christmas Day 8am Holy Communion BCP at Fordham.

Home Communions where requested.

All three schools attend church at Harvest, Christmas and Easter and at other times as they ask.

Please do ask others to join us all for worship either on Sundays or during the week.

Sunday Services in the Three Rivers group



1st Sunday 11am Family Service.
2nd, 3rd & 5th Sundays  11am Sung Eucharist.
4th Sunday  6.30pm Evensong.


1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays 11am Sung Eucharist.
3rd Sunday 11am Family Service.
1st Sunday 6.30pm Evening Worship of various kinds during the year 

3rd Sunday healing Eucharist at 6.30pm 


1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays 9.30am Holy Communion.
3rd Sunday 9.30am Family Eucharist all-age worship.

Kennett Third Sunday of the month at 3.30pm.

1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion.
2nd Sunday 9.30am Family Service.

Healing Eucharist will always be on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the evening and will be held at 6.30pm at Fordham.

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Daily Bread - readings for the week beginning June 11

Monday June 12 Barnabas the Apostle
Jeremiah 9: 23-24
Acts 4: 32-end 
Tuesday June 13 Job 8, Romans 4: 13-end
Wednesday June 14 Richard Baxter, puritan, divine, 1691
Job 9
Romans 5: 1-11
Thursday June 15 Corpus Christi - Day of thanksgiving for the Institution of the Holy Communion 
Evelyn Underhill, spiritual writer, 1941
Job 10
Romans 5: 12-end
Friday June 16 Richard, bishop, 1253. Joseph Butler, bishop, philosopher, 1752.
Job 11
Romans 6: 1-14
Saturday June 17 Samuel & Henrietta Barnett, social reformers, 1913 & 1936
Job 12
Romans 6: 15-end
Sunday June 18 First Sunday of Trinity
Romans 5: 1-8,
Matthew 9: 35–10: 23

Daily Bread - readings for the week beginning June 18

Monday June 19 Sundar Singh, sadhu (holy man) evangelist teacher of the faith, 1929
Job 13
Romans 7: 1-6 
Tuesday June 20 Job 14
Romans 7: 7-end
Wednesday June 21 Job 15
Romans 8: 1-11
Thursday June 22 Alban, first martyr of Britain, c.250
Job 16: 1-17: 2
Romans 8: 12-17
Friday June 23 Etheldreda, abbess, c.678
Job 17: 3-end
Romans 8: 18-30
Saturday June 24 Birth of John the Baptist
Malachi 3: 1-6
Luke 3: 1-17
Sunday June 25 Second Sunday of Trinity
Romans 6: 1b-11
Matthew 10: 24–39

Sunday June 18 - First Sunday after Trinity 

9.30am - Family Eucharist all-age worship


O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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.


  • Genesis 18:1-15, 21: 1-7

  • Romans 5: 1-8

  • Matthew 9: 35-10: 8

Hymns - TBA


Duty rosters  

Sunday June 18 -  9.30am Family Eucharist all-age worship
6.30pm Healing Eucharist at Fordham
Reader Sidesmen - Geoff & Geraldine Dabrowa
Prayers - Communion Assistant Geoff Dabrowa
Coffee - Mark Liversidge
Sunday June 25 - 9.30am Holy Communion CW
Reader - Lorraine Fairchild Sidesmen -Angela Wells & Brenda Downey
Prayers - Lorraine Fairchild Communion Assistant Su Mallett
Coffee - Angela Wells
Sunday July 2 -  9.30am Holy Communion CW
Reader - Vera Johnstone Sidesmen - Liz Haynes & Suzi Cowan
Prayers - Mary Holmes Communion Assistant Gill Savage
Coffee - Mary Whiteman


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