|St Andrew's Church, Isleham|
The institution of the Rev’d David Cleugh as Rector
The institution of the Rev’d David Cleugh as Rector of the Three Rivers Group by the Bishop of Ely was held on Friday, October 20 in St Peter and St Mary Magdalene, Fordham.
There was a good turnout with excellent music during the service and splendid refreshments afterwards.
Thanks to all who helped to make it a great occasion.
We welcome David and his family to the Diocese.
David and his wife Hannah, who is the Senior Chaplain to the Bishop of Ely, will live at the vicarage in Fordham.
Thought for the week
This week think about what are the talents of your friends, family, neighbours (both in the pew and house). Perhaps you could gently let them know what you perceive their talent to be.
James Marston - Placement Student
We are pleased to welcome James Marston on placement in the Three Rivers Group. James is training for ordination at Westcott House, Cambridge. He will be with us for the next year.
Healing Eucharist - next on Sunday November 19
Healing Eucharist is on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the evening and is held at Fordham at 6.30pm.
New Member of the Ministry Team
On Tuesday 21st November we will be welcoming Mel Takac as our new “Pioneer Partner”.
Mel is coming to work full time across the group as part of her exploration of what God is calling her to do. Mel will be with us for between 12-21 months. Please do make her feel welcome.
More about Pioneer Ministry:
Fordham Day Centre Lunch Club - next on November 22
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.
If you are interested and would like to know more about the Day Centre please contact Judith Wood. Tel: 01638 720328.
Three Rivers Mothers' Union - next on November 22
All welcome at any of our meetings or events.
The Thursday Prayer Group - next on November 23 & 30
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 November 23 and 30 we shall meet at the Vatcher's, 96 The Causeway, Isleham.
Grave Talk - a new initiative next on Saturday December 2
Note: there will not be a Grave Talk in November as Carol is not available.
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.
Mums+ - next on December 8
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 -
Messy Church - next on December 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.
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.
Sunday Services in The Three Rivers Group
Healing Eucharist will always be on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the evening and is held at Fordham at 6.30pm.
Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet!
Children and Holy
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.
Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: grant that we, having this hope,
Post Communion Prayer
Gracious Lord, in this holy sacrament
you give substance to our hope: bring us at the last to that fullness of life for which we long; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen
Hymns - TBA
St Andrew's church, Isleham & MediaVets 2002-17
Last updated November 18, 2017