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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worship at 3.30pm, at St. Nicholas this Sunday. With Shrove Tuesday and
Ash Wednesday this week, our theme will be Feasting and Fasting, with
participation from children from Kennett Primary School. All welcome!
Fairtrade - Sunday March 2
We are in the middle of Fairtrade fortnight. Services this Sunday, March 2, will have a Fair Trade theme with a special speaker and Fairtrade stalls at Isleham and Fordham.
you can’t buy from them today, do get in touch with Amy (Isleham) or Lydia (Fordham)
and they will order things for you, including Fairtrade Easter Eggs, tea and
coffee, rice and pasta, sugar and dried fruit, tissues, toilet paper and kitchen
roll, and a wide range of gifts.
Ash Wednesday is on March 5 with a Group Eucharist and Ashing at Chippenham at 7.30pm.
Women’s World Day - Friday March 7
Women’s World Day of Prayer Service 2pm at Pound Lane Chapel, Isleham.
Williams talks about Foodbanks - March 11 at Burwell
Church, Tuesday March 11 at 7.30pm. The level of support from our group of
churches is really good – come along to this meeting to hear what the former
Archbishop of Canterbury has to say about Foodbanks.
Food Bank collections
Do pick up a bookmark about the Foodbank with a list of what’s wanted, you’ll find them by or in the pink box in church.
In Fordham and Isleham, we also have a box, bookmarks and leaflets in the Co-op, so you can also donate there.
If you can’t see the box – ask the staff, it is there, and it would be good to make sure that they are used as much as possible
Well done to those of you who are managing to keep up with the Bible reading, and to those of you who despite setbacks are still committed to it.
Weekly updates are linked from http://3rivers-bible.blogspot.co.uk/p/the-three -rivers.html.
We have not had requests for paper copies, but would be happy to provide them if wanted.
There will be a break after
4 March, during Lent and Easter week.
Lent group dates
We will be running two Lent Groups this year. Full details and dates in a Lent Leaflet available soon.
There will be
one Group in Fordham in the evenings and another in Isleham in the afternoons.
Messy Church - next on March 9
New Messy Church Term Dates for Spring 2014.
Sundays at 3.30 - 5.30pm at Fordham.
Lent lunches - March 10 and 24 and April 9
looking forward to our Lent Lunches on:
10 at Fordham Victoria Hall from 12 – 1.30pm
24 at Isleham Social Centre from 12 – 1.30pm
Wednesday 9 April at Chippenham Village Hall from 12 – 1.30pm
Julian Prayer Group - next on March 17
The next meeting will be on March 17 at the Vicarage in Fordham at 7.30pm; and thereafter on April 7, May 12, June 16, and July 21.
Soham Books at Isleham - March 18
On Tuesday March 18 Soham Books will be at centre from 10am – 12 noon and 2.30 – 5pm with Easter cards etc.
Mums+ next on March 27
Mums+ is a monthly coffee morning for fun, conversation and sharing our questions of life, faith and parenthood – all ages welcome.
From 9:15am (after dropping older children off at school). All welcome.
Change of day to Thursdays.
Our next meeting is on Thursday March 27
at at La Hogue
For more info: Helen Banyard – 721616.
Couples Day - Saturday
10am – 4.30pm at the
David Rayner Building at Scotsdale’s Garden Centre, Great Shelford.
A seminar for couples to
invest in their relationships.
We are joining with Kate’s parishes on a joint pilgrimage to the Holy Land in November 2014. There are some leaflets in church and if you are at all interested please do talk to any of the ministry team about this wonderful opportunity. The trip is in November when the weather is cooler.
have expressed an interest, so do talk to Mike or any of the Ministry
Team about how to book.
Fairtrade at Isleham
Fairtrade has always played an important part of Isleham's shopping experience! Our own Co-op in Isleham has an excellent range of Fairtrade goods. Now at church, from November 4, there will be a selection of Christmas cards and gifts from around the world. For more information contact Amy Bridgeman on 780539. The Fairtrade 'shop' will also be at the Tuesday coffee morning in the Social Centre when possible.
coming! Take a look at the Fair Trade catalogue - you'll find gifts,
decorations and everything you need for the Christmas puddings and cake. And
don't forget the basics - loo roll, kitchen roll, tissues, ...
Geoff Symon, professional organist and teacher, is keen to encourage church musicians living in the parishes. He is happy to teach keyboard players in their own homes. Beginners and all grades are welcome. All styles of music are encouraged. Give him a call on 0785 259 6351.
We are experimenting with a new layout for the weekly pewsheet.
If you have items for inclusion in
the pewsheet then do speak to any of the Ministry Team, or ring Carol Noble
(Group administrator) on Wednesday mornings, when, usually, it is compiled on 01638-721616.
Our bells are rung from just after 9am each Sunday to call people to worship at 9.30am, and again on Friday practice nights from 7.30pm for an hour or so (but always stopping by 9pm).
We also ring for weddings and other special occasions.
Thefts from our churches
Both Kennett and Chippenham have had substantial amounts of lead stolen from their roofs. A section of Fordham's lightning conductor was also taken, making the building unsafe and unprotected. Do please keep an eye out for any illegal behaviour around our churches and report it speedily both to the Police and to Churchwardens. Vigilance is essential these days I am afraid.
Regular Giving envelopes
if you would like Regular Giving envelope please see Robert Savage. If you are UK tax payer we can reclaim tax if you complete a Gift Aid form (also available from Robert).
St Andrew's is a member of The Three Rivers Group
The Three Rivers Group, a United Benefice, comprises the parishes of:
Each parish has its own Parochial Church Council (PCC), looks after its own finances and has its own style of worship.
The ministry team comprises:
Isleham history on-line
Read about the history of Isleham on the British History Online web site.
A visitor's view of our church
"St Andrew's is a wonderful church – a beautiful building filled with an array of treasures" .
"St Andrew's has the grandest clerestory we’ve encountered in Cambridgeshire."
St Andrew's church, Isleham & MediaVets 2002-14
Last updated March 01, 2014