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Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham,  Kennett & Snailwell

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Easter 2 - April 11

A message from the Rector for April 11

Dear All

I hope this finds you well. We are back to public worship in most places now so will hope to see you in church. 

If you are able to make it you can download the order of service from this link.

Sue will upload her sermon on our Youtube channel at some point later on Sunday and it will be available here If you would like a copy of the sermon emailed to you each week, please let me know and I'll add you to a new list.

There is a virtual service on Sunday Morning at 9.15am. 

There is also our regular Sunday Evening service at 8pm, the meeting will be open from 7.30pm for chat before hand.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81015091842

Meeting ID: 810 1509 1842

We continue with virtual compline on Wednesday evenings please let me know if you would like to be added to the mailing list.

Regards

David Cleugh SCP
Rector - The Three Rivers Group

Virtual on-line worship continues too

We are also continuing with virtual worship. You can find orders of service here but it will be shared on the screen so you don’t need to download them.

Sunday Morning Virtual Service at 9.15am on Zoom or via dial-in

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88363163615

Meeting ID: 833 6316 3615    

You can download the Order of Service from this link.

You can phone into any of the virtual services by phoning 0203 901 7895 and entering the meeting ID number using your keypad.

Sunday Evening Virtual Service – Celtic Night Prayer at 8pm
(Link open from 7.30pm for chat)

A quiet service to round off Sunday, open to all. Is there someone new you’d like to invite to this? 

The pattern for April will be as follows: 

1st Sunday (4th April): No service
2nd Sunday (11th April): Celtic Night Prayer
3rd Sunday (18th April): Compline in contemporary language
4th Sunday (25th April): Contemplative service.

You can download the Order of Service from this link.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81015091842

Meeting ID: 810 1509 1842

You can phone into any of these services by phoning 0203 901 7895 and entering the eeting number using your keypad.

Foodbank

Please don't forget to bring your contributions to the local Co-op shops in Fordham and Isleham. Your contributions are still very much needed and really valued. 

There is also always a need for toiletries - soap, shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and so on - and pet food.

Alternatively you may prefer to donate money rather than food at the moment. 

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.

Virtual Coffee Morning - 10.30-11.30am - on Tuesdays on Zoom during lockdown

David is hosting our virtual coffee this week and looks forward to seeing you between 10.30 and 11.30. 

All Welcome and do feel free to share the link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89132618797?pwd=S0lHL0FkeFBOU3VRNjA1YTZpLysxQT09

Meeting ID: 891 3261 8797  Password: 006650

Wednesday evening April 15- at 7pm - Virtual Traditional Compline 
Join us 0n Zoom or via Dial-in

Our weekly gathering for mid-week Compline online continues this Wednesday (20 January), when Sue will lead us for the service at 7pm.

Later this week you will be able to download the Order of Service from this link.

Please consider whom you might invite to join us for this new venture. 

The Zoom link will be open from 6.45pm for pre-service chat.

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83970346065?pwd=WEhpclBxYWp5aUpuOFZtZ0cyUUNRQT09 

Meeting ID: 839 7034 6065  Passcode: 003793

You can also join by phone by dialing 0203 901 7895 and entering the meeting ID using your phone keypad.

The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day. 

It is most effective when the ending is indeed an ending, without additions, conversation or noise. If the service is in church, those present depart in silence; if at home, they go quietly to bed.

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

Isleham Choir (and friends) Meet Upon Zoom - Fridays at 7pm

Several members of Isleham Choir were saying they missed the social side of meeting up. Mark Liversidge will be hosting a Choir Social on Zoom on Fridays from 7pm. Friends welcome to join in, no one will be forced to sing �� 

Meeting ID: 891 3261 8797    Passcode: 006650

The Bishop's self-Guided Lent Course

Bishop Stephen will be recording 5 videos on discipleship for use during Lent. 

They will be available here: www.youtube.com/c/TheDioceseofEly/videos

Zoom meeting codes

There are large number of Zoom meetings now going on and for your convenience the meeting IDs are the same each week. 

You can download a list of the meeting codes from this link

You may wish to print a copy or save a copy for ease of access. 

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


Funerals (attendance by invitation only)

Shirley Blythe (Fordham) - at West Suffolk Crematorium, on Tuesday April 6 at 11.30am.

Prayer for the Nation

With the landmark of 100,000 deaths this week the Archbishops of York and Canterbury have called on us to pray for the nation. They are suggesting at people pray each day at 6pm or whenever is convenient.

Gracious God, as we remember before you the thousands who have died, surround us and all who mourn with your strong compassion. Be gentle with us in our grief, protect us from despair, and give us grace to persevere and face the future with hope in Jesus Christ our risen Lord. Amen.

More prayer resources are available at www.churchofengland.org/resources/prayer-nation

Bible Book Club - on Zoom next at 7.30pm from Thursday April 22 4

Bible Book Club is taking a break during Lent, though there will be a bible themed option available.

The next Bible Book Club will be Thursday April 22 at 7.30pm. Book yet to be
decided, suggestions welcome. 

All welcome.  Contact David for the Zoom link.

Zoom meeting codes

There are large number of Zoom meetings now going on and for your convenience the meeting IDs are the same each week. 

You can download a list of the meeting codes from this link

You may wish to print a copy or save a copy for ease of access. 

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

Zoom meeting codes

There are large number of Zoom meetings now going on and for your convenience the meeting IDs are the same each week. 

You can download a list of the meeting codes from this link

You may wish to print a copy or save a copy for ease of access. 

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

For those without internet in our parishes – Daily HOPE This is an excellent national CofE initiative for those who are especially isolated: 

This free national phoneline was launched last Sunday, will be available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044. 

Callers will hear a special greeting from the Archbishop of Canterbury before being able to choose from a range of options, including Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer updated daily, from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of England’s weekly national online service. 

A section called Hymn Line will also offer callers a small selection of hymns, updated daily. An option entitled ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection and is based on an initiative by Connections.

Voluntary suggestions

For lovers of the Anglican choral tradition and Isaiah 6: John Stainer, ‘I saw the Lord’ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC-vCl8Aga4

Part of the current wave of recorded musical Blessings providing comfort and inspiration from different perspectives, here’s one from Ireland, using an ancient text very apt for Trinity Sunday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TascsWZPj8U

Early music fans with time on their hands may like to revel in the glorious sound of John Taverner’s ‘Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas’: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNwIhVDVKDg

And another chance to hear our very own David Poulter playing J.S. Bach’s ‘Fugue’ in C major (BWV 545)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4Qd4wWKMpc

Godly Play - 4th Sunday of the month at Fordham - suspended until further notice

Carol Taylor is going to start offering Godly Play sessions on the 4th Sunday of the month at the 11am Eucharist at Fordham. Children from 3 upwards welcome. The children will rejoin us to receive communion or a blessing. www.godlyplay.uk

The Monday  Prayer Group - suspended until further notice

The prayer group meets at 1.30pm on Mondays for an hour of prayer. We meet at 1 West Street, Isleham. 

Fordham Day  Centre Lunch Club - suspended until further notice

Fordham Day Centre is a lunch club for older people and meets on the 1st and 4th Wednesday of each month from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

We meet at Withers’ Place community room for company, chat and food. Coffee and tea are provided on arrival, then lunch and a cup of tea before you leave.

We have a “mobility” taxi available, if needed, for transport to and from the meetings. The Day Centre is run by volunteers (not carers) who cook and look after the members.

Mums+ - suspended for the time being

Mums+ is a monthly coffee morning for fun, conversation and sharing our questions of life, faith and parenthood – all ages welcome. For more details contact Laura Cox-Watson 01638 724839.

Upcoming dates - Meet at Scotsdales in Fordham at the Sunflower Café 9.15-10.45am   

TBA.

Contact: Laura Cox-Watson on 01638-724839 for more information.

Dementia Friendly Village - Fordham

Fordham is working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Village. 

Laura Cox-Watson has agreed to be our Dementia Friends Champion. and Has atteneded some training in Cambridge. and has held two sessions to share with the community what she has learned and discuss how Fordham can move forward with this. Laura is also very keen to gain insight from families who have direct experience of living with Dementia.

If anyone would like to contact Laura direct then please do so on either 
07974 409228 or laura1978watson@mac.com

Normal Mid-week services - suspended until further notice

Monday  9am Morning Prayer at Kennet.
We meet at 7 The Close, Kennett.
5pm Evening Prayer at Isleham.
Tuesday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Isleham.
10.15am Collective Worship at Fordham School.
5pm Evening Prayer at Fordham.
Wednesday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Chippenham.
7pm Compline at Snailwell.
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.

Normal Sunday Services in The Three Rivers Group - suspended until further notice

Chippenham

 

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

Fordham

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

Isleham

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

Kennett We now have a monthly service on the third Sunday of the month at 3.30pm.
Snailwell

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 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.

Is God calling you to something?

There are a few things around which it might be good for our churches to be involved with. If anyone would like to take a more active part in prayer, reading the bible, working with young people, thinking about church growth, visiting baptism families, thinking about our faith, and many other things, then please contact David if this is something God might be nudging you towards.

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Catching Up

If you missed anything during Holy Week and would like to look back at the services. They are all still available on our website with links to the sermons preached.

Ely Foodbank

Please don't forget to bring your contributions to the local Co-op shops. Your contributions are still very much needed and really valued. 

There is also always a need for toiletries - soap, shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and so on - and pet food.

Alternatively you may prefer to donate money rather than food at the moment. 

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.

Duty rotas 

Download Sunday duty rotas for January to March 2020 as a PDF file.

The normal duty rota is suspended due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Sunday August 16 - Trinity 10
9.30am -A socially distanced Eucharist, please wear a mask.

Set up:   Welcome:
Reader:   Sidesmen
Prayers: Chalice: 
Coffee Count money: 

Sunday August 23 - Trinity 11
9.30am -A socially distanceed Eucharist, please wear a mask.

Set up:   Welcome:
Reader:   Sidesmen
Prayers: Chalice: 
Coffee Count money: 

St Andrew's Isleham -  Church Key Rota for January to August 2020

Click to download the key rota for January to August 2020 as a PDF file.

Intercessions books

We have new books in each of the churches for people to write down prayer requests. Please write the name of the person who you would like us to pray for and your initials.

Please do not feel locked into this rota, but do arrange your own swaps and indicate on lists in church and the social centre.

Please inform Stuart and Rob Savage of any swaps/changes.

Note:. On Fridays, the bell ringers will lock the church and return key to you.

On Sunday evenings please check that relevant bin is ready for collection on pavement.

Any problems or concerns, please contact Stuart, as above.

Key Contacts:

Alan Ashley -14 St Andrews Close - 780742. 

Julia Brunning - 3 Little London - 780945

Sean Edwards -1 Robins Close - 780241

Mark Fletcher - The Granary- 2B Waterside - 780550 

Stuart Haggett –3 Church Lane - 781737

Richard May - 4 Elwoods Close - 780249 

Andrew Stephens -41 The Causeway- 780229  Andrew (mobile) 07709872831 

Mary Wightman -3 Sun Street - 781022

Emergency lockers:

Ruth Ogden -35 Waterside -780646

Rob Savage -38 Sun Sreet - 780218

Second key holder:

Ian Powys. 5 Church Lane - 780519

 

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