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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Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed. Alleluia!

Farewell Mike and Helen

The farewell Group Eucharist at Isleham last Sunday was a very special time. It was very moving for us, write Mike & Helen, and we are extremely grateful for your very generous gift to us both. It will come in very handy for all the work we are having done to our house in Ely. So THANKS. Very much appreciated.

It will be difficult to move on, but these times come to us all, and we support and encourage one another on the journey. You have certainly encouraged and supported us in our ministry with you in these churches and these villages for the past fourteen years. I still have some weddings and baptisms to take, so will see you from time to time. 

Lunch on Monday at Chippenham Park was another super day, which I hope and pray all enjoyed too. Over 200 of us gathered for a superb hog roast from La Hogue, with salads and desserts. Our grateful thanks to Hugo and Becca Nicolle and Eustace Crawley for their great generosity, and to Louise, Yvette and all their helpers with the food and drink. Peter Maxwell and family make splendid bar persons, and Liz made a very special cake. Judy Burbidge made the table decorations to round off a brilliant day.

Thanks again. God bless.

The Thursday Prayer Group  - next on May 11

The Thursday Prayer Group will next meet on May 11 at 96 The Causeway, Isleham.

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.

Messy Church - next on May 14

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 - 

May 14
June 11
July 9.
August: No Messy Church.

Mums+ - next on Friday May 19

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

Upcoming dates - at Fordham Garden Centre, (Scotsdales) from 9.15am.

  • Friday May 19

For more info: Helen Banyard – 721616.

Healing Eucharist - next May 21

Healing Eucharist is usually 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

Monday  9.15am Morning Prayer at Kennett.
First Monday HC.
We meet at a Churchwardens' house.
Tuesday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Isleham in the Social Centre.
10.15am Collective Worship at Fordham School.
Wednesday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Chippneham.
4.15pm Evening Prayer at Snailwell.
11.30am monthly at Withers Place.
Thursday 8.15am Morning Prayer at Fordham.
9am Collective Worship at Isleham School.
10.15am Collective Worship at Kennett School.
Friday 8.30am BCP Holy Communion at Fordham in the Lady Chapel.

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.

Kennett We now have a monthly service of the word, generally on the first 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 May 14

Monday May 15 Matthias the Apostle
1 Samuel 2: 27-35
Acts 2: 37-end
Tuesday May 16 Caroline Chisholm, social reformer, 1877
Deuteronomy 17: 8-end
1 Peter 1: 13-end
Wednesday May 17 Deuteronomy 18: 9-end
1 Peter 2: 1-10
Thursday May 18 Deuteronomy 19
1 Peter 2: 11-end
Friday May 19 Dunstan, archbishop, monastic reformer, 988
Deuteronomy 21: 22 – 22: 8
1 Peter 3: 1- 12
Saturday May 20 Alcuin, deacon, abbot, 804
Deuteronomy 24: 5 - end
1 Peter 3: 13-end
Sunday May 21 6th Sunday of Easter
Acts 17: 22-31
John 14: 15–21

Daily Bread - readings for the week beginning May 21

Monday May 22 Rogation Day
Deuteronomy 26
1 Peter 4: 1-11
Tuesday May 23 Rogation Day
Deuteronomy 28: 1-14
1 Peter 4: 12-end
Wednesday May 24 Rogation Day
John and Charles Wesley, evangelists, hymn writers, 1791 and 1788
Deuteronomy 28: 58-end
1 Peter 5
Thursday May 25 Ascension Day
Isaiah 52: 7-end
Hebrews 7: 11-end
Friday May 26 Augustine, archbishop, 605 
John Calvin, reformer, 1564
 Philip Neri, founder of the Oratorians, spiritual guide, 1595
Deuteronomy 29: 2 – 15
1 John 1: 1- 2: 6
Saturday May 27 Deuteronomy 30
1 John 2: 7-17
Sunday May 28 7th Sunday of Easter
Acts 1: 6-14
John 17: 1–11


Sunday May 21 - Sixth Sunday of Easter 

Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed. Alleluia!

9.30am - Family Eucharist all-age worship


God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; 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 8 :20-9: 17

  • Acts 17: 22-31

  • John 14: 15-21

Hymns - TBA

Duty rosters  

Sunday May 21 - 9.30am Family Eucharist  all-age worship
Reader Sidesmen - Vera & John Johnstone
Prayers Communion Assistant - Rob Savage
Coffee - Angela Wells
Sunday May 28 -  9.30am Holy Communion CW
Reader - Jenny Flatt Sidesmen - Angela Wells & Brenda Downey
Prayers - Mark Liversidge Communion Assistant Nick Carver
Coffee - Mary Wightman
Sunday June 4 - 9.30am Holy Communion CW
Reader - Ruth Ogden Sidesmen - Liz Hayes & Suzi Cowan
Prayers - Kat Communion Assistant - Rob Savage
Coffee - Margaret Edwards


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