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Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham,  Kennett & Snailwell

The Diocese of Ely, The Church of England

  

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Trinity 8

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.

Services in the Three Rivers Group

Virtual Evensong - Sunday August 2 - on Zoom at 6pm

We are continuing our monthly virtual Evensong this Sunday at 6pm on Zoom...

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85259914320?pwd=NkozUmdJOCtraVBJU3ZCOGE0SzZYdz09 

Meeting ID: 852 5991 4320 Passcode: 535070

Download the Order of Service: 

http://www.islehamchurch.org.uk/evensong-02082020

Worship in Church - an update July16

Following the announcement that people will be required to wear face coverings in shops we are asking people to wear face coverings in church for services. 

It will give you an incentive to go outside to chat to your friends outside where you will be able to take your mask off again! 

Please do let folk know to bring a facemask.

We have returned to some of our regular midweek services

  • 8.15am Tuesday Morning prayer at St Andrews Church Isleham
     
  • 7pm Wednesday Compline at St Peter’s Snailwell
     
  • 8.30am Thursday BCP Communion at St Peter & St Mary Magdalene Fordham
     
  • 8.15am Friday Morning Prayer St Peter & St Mary Magdalene Fordham 

Parish Eucharist - Sunday August 2 at 9.30am at St Andrew's Isleham

We continue our tentative steps of worshipping together in church, trying to stay as safe as possible and take precautions. 

Following the announcement that people will be required to wear face coverings in shops we are asking people to wear face coverings in church for services. 

It will give you an incentive to go outside to chat to your friends outside where you will be able to take your mask off again! 

Please do let folk know to bring a facemask.

Please remember that anyone who has Covid like symptoms (Cough, temperature, loss of smell) should not attend church and should isolate and get tested.

With love and continued prayers

David (723010), Sue (721662) and Anna (07751 032166) 

Worship online at home

An order of Service for Trinity 8 Sunday August 2, that you may wish to follow at home

You may download and view, and optionally print, the service sheet from the link below:

http://www.islehamchurch.org.uk/morning-02082020.pdf

Links to the suggested hymns are included, together with a link to the sermon (also available here), some voluntaries, and a number of notices with details of other events happening during next week.

Virtual Evensong - Sunday August 2 - on Zoom at 6pm

We are continuing our monthly virtual Evensong this Sunday at 6pm on Zoom...

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85259914320?pwd=NkozUmdJOCtraVBJU3ZCOGE0SzZYdz09 

Meeting ID: 852 5991 4320 Passcode: 535070

Download the Order of Service: 

http://www.islehamchurch.org.uk/evensong-02082020


Wednesday Virtual Compline - streamed on Zoom at 7pm on Wednesdays

We continue to invite people to pray virtually together on Wednesday evenings between 7pm-7.30pm. 

Please email a member of the Ministry Team if you’re not on the mailing list for the service sheet and would like to be.

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

 Meeting ID: 839 7034 6065  Password: 003793

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


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.

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.

Virtual Coffee Morning - on Tuesdays during lockdown on Zoom

We continue our weekly Isleham Coffee Morning virtually between 10.30-11.30am


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5147034674?pwd=VU1ZK0VwakZwRjlJdURkekxONmh6dz09

Meeting ID: 514 703 4674 Password: 2806

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

Bridget has decided to resign from her lead role at Isleham on the Eco-Church. She has taken up a new position with Cambridge Christian Climate Action. She would like to thank all the people who have given so much help and joined in with events. If anyone is interested in taking on this role please let us know.

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. 

Tuesday mornings - restarting outdoors and socially distanced on August 4

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

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.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) - Postponed

The APCM has been postponed until further notice. Those of you who would usually write a report might like to do so to keep you amused during the lockdown, but will be chased once a new date is found.

Please start thinking about who might be good people to serve on the PCC or as Churchwardens and encourage them to be nominated.

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 at St Andrew's Social Centre.
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.

Midweek Communion and Coffee

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

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APCM postponed indefintely

The APCM was due to take place last week, it has been postponed until further notice. Those of you who would usually write a report might like to do so to keep you amused during the lockdown, but will be chased once a new date is found.

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 2 - Trinity 8
9.30am -A socially distanceed Eucharist, please wear a mask.

m or elsewhere in the Three Rivers Group

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

Sunday August 9 - Trinity 9
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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