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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Foodbank

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

There is also a call for toiletries - soap, shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and so on.

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The Way of Life Study Course - next course starts on July 25

We are going to be running the diocesan study course “The Way of Life” over the next few years. The hope is that everyone who worships regularly with us will complete it at some point. 

The next way of life course starts on the July 25 at 7.30pm in Fordham undercroft. We are also hoping to start a way of life course for Isleham in September on Wednesday mornings. 

There is a lot of information about the Way of Life study course on the Ely diocese web site:

http://www.elydiocese.org/way-of-life

Tuesday mornings - opportunites to meet:

  • Fordham church cafe 
    From 9am onwards. Refreshments and play area for children.

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

Midweek Communion and Coffee

We’re thinking of starting a midweek 10am communion service followed by coffee/tea. Is anyone interested?

We’re thinking of starting a midweek 10am communion service followed by coffee/tea. Is anyone interested?

Sunday July 22 – Mary Magdalene

  • Isleham – 9.30am Eucharist

  • Snailwell – 9.30am Eucharist 

  • Fordham – 11am Eucharist

  • Chippenham – 6.30pm Evensong 

July 29 – Trinity 9 

  • Isleham – 9.30am Eucharist

  • Snailwell – 9.30am Eucharist 

  • Fordham – 11am Eucharist

  • Chippenham – 11am Eucharist

  • Holiday Club team commissioning at all services. 

The Way of Life Study Course - next course starts on July 25

We are going to be running the diocesan study course “The Way of Life” over the next few years. The hope is that everyone who worships regularly with us will complete it at some point. 

The next way of life course starts on the July 25 at 7.30pm in Fordham undercroft. We are also hoping to start a way of life course for Isleham in September on Wednesday mornings. 

There is a lot of information about the Way of Life study course on the Ely diocese web site:

http://www.elydiocese.org/way-of-life

Fordham Congregational Church - 200th Anniversary 

Saturday July 21 from 3- 6pm ‘PYMNS & HYMNS’ with stories, memories & anecdotes. 

Sunday July 22 at 10.30am Celebration service with guest speaker Alan Palmer.

The Monday (was Thursday) Prayer Group - next on July 23

The prayer group which formerly met on Thursdays is now meeting at 1.30pm on Mondays for an hour of prayer. We meet at 1 West Street, Isleham.

Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet:

  • Fordham church cafe 
    From 9am onwards. Refreshments and play area for children.

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

The Way of Life Study Course - next course starts on July 25

We are going to be running the diocesan study course “The Way of Life” over the next few years. The hope is that everyone who worships regularly with us will complete it at some point. 

The next way of life course starts on the July 25 at 7.30pm in Fordham undercroft. We are also hoping to start a way of life course for Isleham in September on Wednesday mornings. 

There is a lot of information about the Way of Life study course on the Ely diocese web site:

http://www.elydiocese.org/way-of-life

Vicarage garden party  - Fordham on Sunday July 29

Vicarage garden party at Fordham Vicarage on Sunday July 29 from 2 – 6pm. Tea and cake. Everyone welcome. 

Three Rivers' Holiday Club  - Tuesday July 31 – Friday August 3

This year the Holiday Club for rising 5’s to 11 years will be held at Victoria Hall in Fordahm   from 9.30am – 12pm  on Tuesday July 31 through Friday  August 3.
Contact Revd Sue to register

Holiday Club Social - Friday August 3 at 5pm at Victoria Hall

There will be a Holiday Club Social on Friday August 3rd 5pm at Victoria Hall Fordham - Hot Dog & Ice cream.

Mums+ - next on Friday August 10

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 -

  • Friday August 10 - Holiday Meeting at the Chicken Shed Fordham.

Contact: Laura Cox-Watson 724839.

Messy Church - next on September 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.

We take a break in August and will next meet in September.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting - Reports for download

The ACPM held on Tuesday April 24 at Fordham School. A speaker from the Diocesan Stewardship Department made a presnetaion at the start of the meeting.

Reports (in PDF format) from the Group and the parishes can be downloaded from the links below:

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.

Mid-week services 

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.
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

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. There will be no Healing Eucharist on July 15.

Sunday July 22 – Mary Magdalene

  • Isleham – 9.30am Eucharist

  • Snailwell – 9.30am Eucharist 

  • Fordham – 11am Eucharist

  • Chippenham – 6.30pm Evensong 

July 29 – Trinity 9 

  • Isleham – 9.30am Eucharist

  • Snailwell – 9.30am Eucharist 

  • Fordham – 11am Eucharist

  • Chippenham – 11am Eucharist

  • Holiday Club team commissioning at all services. 

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.

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Sunday July 22 at St Andrew's Isleham - Mary Magdalene

9.30am Parish Eucharist 

Collect 

Almighty God, whose Son restored Mary Magdalene to health of mind and body
and called her to be a witness to his resurrection: forgive our sins and heal us by your grace, that we may serve you in the power of his risen life; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

A reading from the book of the Song of Solomon

Upon my bed at night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer. 
‘I will rise now and go about the city, in the streets and in the squares; I will seek him whom my soul loves.’ I sought him, but found him not. The sentinels found me, as they went about in the city. ‘Have you seen him whom my soul loves?’ Scarcely had I passed them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I brought him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

Psalm 85 

1 As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. 
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? 
3 My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me continually, ‘Where is your God?’ 
4 These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I went with the throng, and led them in procession to the house of God, with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival. 
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help 6 and my God. My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, from Mount Mizar. 
7 Deep calls to deep at the thunder of your cataracts; all your waves and your billows have gone over me. 
8 By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life. 
9 I say to God, my rock, ‘Why have you forgotten me? Why must I walk about mournfully because the enemy oppresses me?’ 
10 As with a deadly wound in my body, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me continually, ‘Where is your God?’

A reading from Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians 

For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them. From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John 
(John 20.1-2, 11 – 18)

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.’ But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.’ When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” ’ Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

Post Communion Prayer 

God of life and love, whose risen Son called Mary Magdalene by name and sent her to tell of his resurrection to his apostles: in your mercy, help us, who have been united with him in this Eucharist, to proclaim the good news that he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

Hymns

447 Morning has broken...
40 As the deer pants...
242 Hail the day...
282 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds...
428 Love Divine...

Duty rotas 

Sunday July 22 - Mary Magdalene
9.30am Eucharist 
Reader - Gill Savage Sidesmen - Liz Haynes & Suzi Cowan
Prayers - Nick Carver Communion Assistant - Suzi Cowan 
Coffee - Vera & John Johnstone
 
Sunday July 29 - Trinity 9
9.30am Eucharist 
Reader - Kat Sidesmen - Vera & John Johnstone
Prayers - Mark Liversidge Communion Assistant -  ???
Coffee - JMark Liversidge
 
Sunday August 5 - Trinity 10
9.30am Eucharist
Reader - Mark Liversidge Sidesmen -???
Prayers - Ruth Ogden Communion Assistant - ??? 
Coffee - Mark Liversidge

St. Andrews - Isleham Church Key Rota July to December 2018

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

Note:. On Fridays, campanologists ring the changes and . return key to holder.

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

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

Key people
Alan Ashley 14 St Andrews Close 780742
Andrew Stephens 41 The Causeway -        780229
07709872831
Jan Lewis 19 The Causeway O7849522585
Mary Wightman 3 Sun Street 781022
Richard May 4 Elwoods Close 780249
Stuart Haggett 3 Church Lane 781737
Sean Edwards 1 Robins Close 780241
Relief key persons
Rob Savage                  
Relief Rota Person 
38 Sun Street 780218
Ruth Ogden 
Emergency Relief Rota Person 
35 Waterside 780646
Spare key holder
Ian Powys                  
Spare Key Holder
5 Church Lane 780519
     
Rota July 9-December 31
July 9-16.  Alan  
July16-23.  Stuart  
July 23-30.  Mary  
July 30- August 6.  Andrew  
August 6-13.  Richard  
August 13-20. Sean  
August 20-27. Jan  
August 27- September 3.  Mark  
September 3- September 10 .  Alan   
September 10-17.. Stuart   
September 17-24.  Mary  
September 24- October 1.  Andrew  
October 1-8..  Richard  
October 8-15.  Sean  
October 15-22.. Jan  
October 22-29.. Mark  
October 29-November 5.  Alan  
November 5-12.  Stuart  
November 12-19.  Mary  
November 19-26.  Andrew  
November 26- December 3.  Richard  
December 3-10.  Sean  
December 10-17.  Jan  
December 17-24.  Mark  
December 24-31.  Stuart  
If unable to do a duty please arrange a swap. and please mark changes on rotas displayed in the church and the Social centre. 

Note - on Fridays the bellringers lock up and take the key to the duty person.


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