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

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  
Saturday January 25 - a Prayer Trundle and walk

A time to pray together in each of the three churches in Isleham. Starting at St Andrew's Isleham at 10am, The Ark at 10.30am and Pound Lane 11am finishing with drinks at 11.30am.

The Rambling Curate in and around Snailwell, Sunday February 2

The Rambling Curate will be out and about around Snailwell on Sunday February 2. Walking companions welcome as always. 

Meet at St Peter's Church Snailwell for a 2.15pm start, suitably dressed for the weather (including shoes!).

Contact Rev’d Anna if you need a lift, 07751 032166.

Sunday Services in the Three Rivers Group

January 19 - Epiphany 2

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Family Service

  • 11am Fordham – Family Service

  • 11am Chippenham – BCP Eucharist

  • 3.30pm Kennett – Service

  • 4pm Isleham – Epiphany Carol Service

  • 6.30pm Fordham – Healing Eucharist

January 26 - Epiphany 3

  • 9.30am Isleham – Eucharist

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Eucharist

  • 11am Fordham – Eucharist

  • 11am Chippenham – Eucharist

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Pilgrim: A course for the Christian journey - The Lord's Prayer

To be held over six weeks in two venues:

  • Tuesdays at 7.30-9pm at Fordham Vicarage from 7th January 

  • Thursdays at 1.30-3pm St Andrew’s Social Centre Isleham from 9th January 

Please contact the ministry team for more details.

Godly Play - 4th Sunday of the month at Fordham

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.

Evening Prayer - 5pm on Mondays at Isleham and Tuesdays at Fordham

David will be praying on Mondays at 5pm at Isleham and on Tuesdays at 5pm at Fordham, All are welcome to join him.

The Monday  Prayer Group - next on January 20

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

Tuesday mornings - an opportunity to meet, all welcome:

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

Fordham Day  Centre Lunch Club - next on Wednesday January 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.

Mums+ - next on February 14

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   

  • Friday February 14

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

Mid-week services 

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.

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. 

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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Sunday January 19 - Epiphany 2

No morning service at St Andrew's
4pm – Epiphany Carol Service

Elsewhere in the Three Rivers Group:

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Eucharist

  • 11am Fordham – Eucharist

  • 11am Chippenham – Eucharist

    Later Today

  • 3.30pm Kennett – Service

  • 4pm Isleham – Epiphany Carol service

  • 6.30pm Fordham – Healing Eucharist

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.

Hymns

Collect 

Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

A reading from the Book of Isaiah (49.1–7)

Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away! The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, ‘You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.’ But I said, 
‘I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;
yet surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God.’ And now the Lord says, who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, and that Israel might be gathered to him, for I am honoured in the sight of the Lord, and my God has become my strength – he says, ‘It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.’
Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations, the slave of rulers, ‘Kings shall see and stand up, princes, and they shall prostrate themselves, because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.’

Psalm 40.1–12

1 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
4 Happy are those who make the Lord their trust, who do not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after false gods.
5 You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts towards us; none can compare with you. Were I to proclaim and tell of them, they would be more than can be counted.
6 Sacrifice and offering you do not desire, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required.
7 Then I said, ‘Here I am; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.
8 I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.’
9 I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; see, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.
10 I have not hidden your saving help within my heart, I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.
11 Do not, O Lord, withhold your mercy from me; let your steadfast love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever.
12 For evils have encompassed me without number; my iniquities have overtaken me, until I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails me.

A reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians (1.1–9)

Then Peter began to speak to them: 
‘I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ – he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.’

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St John (1.29–42)

The next day he saw Jesus coming towards him and declared, ‘Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, “After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.” I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.’ And John testified, ‘I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, “He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.” And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.’

The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, ‘Look, here is the Lamb of God!’ The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi’ (which translated means Teacher), ‘where are you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come and see.’ They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. 
It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas’ (which is translated Peter).

Post Communion Prayer

God of glory, you nourish us with your Word who is the bread of life:
fill us with your Holy Spirit that through us the light of your glory
may shine in all the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Duty rotas 

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

Sunday January 12 - Epiphany 1
9.30am -Parish Eucharist at St Andrew's Isleham
3.30pm Messy Church at Fordham
Set up: Mark Liversidge Welcome: Angela Wells & John Fletcher
Reader: Betty Ashley Sidesmen: Angela Wells & John Fletcher
Prayers: Mark Liversidge Chalice: Lorraine F & Tricia Harrison
Coffee: Margaret Edwards Count money: Kathy C. & Tricia Harrison
  
Sunday January 19 -Epiphany 2
4pm -Epiphany Carols at St Andrew's Isleham
6.30pm - Healing Eucharist at Fordham

Note - there is no morning service at St Andrew's on this Sunday.

Set up: Ruth Ogden Welcome: Liz/Sue/Eric
Reader:   Sidesmen: Liz/Sue/Eric
Prayers Chalice:
Coffee Count money: Mark Fletcher & Andrew Stephens
 
Sunday January 26 - Epiphany 3
9.30am -Parish Eucharist at St Andrew's Isleham
3.30pm Messy Church at Fordham
Set up: Mark Liversidge Welcome: Angela Wells & John Fletcher
Reader: Betty Ashley Sidesmen: Angela Wells & John Fletcher
Prayers: Mark Liversidge Chalice: Lorraine F & Tricia Harrison
Coffee: Margaret Edwards Count money: Kathy C. & Tricia Harrison

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.

  • January 6-13: Stuart Haggett (covering for Mary Wightman)
  • January 13-20: Alan Ashley (780742)
     
  • January 20-27: Andrew Stephens (07709 872813)

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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