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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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.

Mel will be commissioned at Fordham and Isleham on 3rd December and Snailwell and Chippenham 10th December.

More about Pioneer Ministry:

https://www.cofepioneer.org/

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

  • Wednesday November 22 at 2.30pm – Victoria Hall, Fordham with speaker Maureen Haig “MU Action and Outreach”.

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 -

  • Friday December 8 at 9.15 am at Scotsdales Garden Centre, Fordham.

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.  

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 Evening Worship of various kinds during the year.
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. 

Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet!

  • Fordham church cafe 
    As usual on August 8 onwards.
    From 9am onwards. Refreshments and play area for children.

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

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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9.30am Family Eucharist all-age worship - 2nd before Advent

Collect

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,
may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that when he shall appear in power and great glory we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

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

Readings

  • Zephaniah 1: 7, 12-18

  • 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11

  • Matthew 25: 14-30

Hymns - TBA

Duty rosters  

Sunday November 19 - 9.30am Family Eucharist all-age worship 
Reader Sidesmen - Angela Wells & Helen S.
Prayers Communion Assistant -Helen S.
Coffee - Angela Wells
 
Sunday November 26 - 9.30am Holy Communion CW
Reader - Betty Ashley Sidesmen -Liz Hayes & Suzi Cowan
Prayers - Pauline Wilkes Communion Assistant - Rob Savage
Coffee Mark Liversidge
 
Sunday December 3 - 9.30am Holy Communion CW
Reader - Lorraine Fairchild Sidesmen - Vera & John Johnstone
Prayers -Kat Communion Assistant - Nick Carver
Coffee - Mary Wightman

 


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