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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The Thursday Prayer Group is taking a break for August and will next meet on Thusday September 7.

There will not be a Healing Eucharist in August, the next will be on Sunday September 17.

Many thanks to Rev’d Mike for taking services in Isleham and Chippenham on Sunday August 13.

New Rector appointed for the Three Rivers Group

The Revd David Cleugh has been appointed as Rector for the Three Rivers Group David is currently Priest-in-charge of the parishes of Leadgate, Medomsley and Ebchester in the Diocese of Durham.

The Bishop of Ely will institute David to his new post on Friday, October 20 at 7.30pm in St Peter and St Mary Magdalene, Fordham.

Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet!

  • Fordham church cafe 
    As usual on August 8 onwards.
    From 9am onwards. Refreshments and play area for children.

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

Mums+ - next August 18

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

Upcoming dates -

  • Friday 18 August 10am at the Chicken Shed.

  • Friday 15 September 9.15am  at La Hogue.

  • Friday 13 October 9.15amaAt Fordham Garden Centre.

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

Grave Talk - a new initiative next on September 2

There is no Grave Talk in August.

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.

The Thursday Prayer Group - next on September 7

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. On September 7 we shall meet at the Vatcher's, 96 The Causeway, Isleham.

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 & September 7. 

Contact Rev’d Sue for more details.

Messy Church - next on September 10

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 - 

  • August: No Messy Church, we shall be running a Holiday Club instead.

  • September 10

  • October 8

Healing Eucharist - next September 17

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

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

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

There will not be a Healing Eucharist in August, the next will be on Sunday September 17.



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 August 6

Monday August 7 Transfiguration of our Lord
Ecclesiasticus 48: 1-10
1 John 3: 1-3 
Tuesday August 8 Dominic, priest, founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221
Ezekiel 33: 1-20
James 2: 14-end
Wednesday August 9 Mary Sumner, founder of the Mothers’ Union, 1921
Ezekiel 33: 21-end
James 3
Thursday August 10 Laurence, deacon, martyr, 258
Ezekiel 34: 1-16
James 4: 1-12
Friday August 11 Clare of Assisi, founder of the Poor Clares, 1253
Ezekiel 34: 17-end
James 4: 13-5: 6
Saturday August 12 Ezekiel 36: 16-36
James 5: 7-end
Sunday August 13 Ninth Sunday of Trinity
Romans 10: 5-15
Matthew 14: 22-33

Daily Bread - readings for the week beginning August 13

Monday August 14 Maximilian Kolbe, friar, martyr, 1941
Ezekiel 37: 1-14
Mark 1: 1-13 
Tuesday August 15 The Blessed Virgin Mary
Isaiah 7: 10-15
Luke 11: 27-28
Wednesday August 16 Ezekiel 39: 21-end
Mark 1: 21-28
Thursday August 17 Ezekiel 43: 1-12
Mark 1: 29-end
Friday August 18 Ezekiel 44: 4-16
Mark 2: 1-12
Saturday August 19 Ezekiel 47: 1-12
Mark 2: 13-22
Sunday August 20 Tenth Sunday of Trinity
Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-36
Matthew 15: (10-20) 21-28

Sunday August 13 - Ninth Sunday of Trinity 

9.30am Holy Communion CW - Mike Banyard


Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; 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

Post-Communion Prayer

Holy Father, who gathered us here around the table of your Son to share this meal with the whole household of God: in that new world where you reveal the fullness of your peace,  gather people of every race and language to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord.


  • 1 Kings 19: 9-18

  • Romans 10: 5-15

  • Matthew 14: 22–33


155 Fill your hearts with joy & gladness...
418 Lord thy word abideth...
18 All I once held dear...
344 Jesus is Lord...
668 This little light of mine...

Duty rosters  

Sunday August 13 -  9.30am Holy Communion CW - Mike Banyard
Reader - Margaret D. Sidesmen - Vera & John Johnstone
Prayers - Roger Brunning Communion Assistant Suzi Cowan
Coffee - Angela Wells
Sunday August 20  -  9.30am All-age Morning Service led by Mark Liversidge
No Holy Communion
Reader Sidesmen - Geoff & Geraldine Dabrowa
Prayers Communion Assistant
Coffee - Mary Wightman
Sunday August  27 - 9.30am Holy Communion CW
Reader - Brenda Downey Sidesmen - Angela Wells & Brenda Downey
Prayers - Ruth Ogden Communion Assistant - Gill Savage
Coffee - Geoff & Geraldine Dabrowa


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