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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Becca's licensing - October 20 at Haslingfield
Rev’d Becca Gilbert was licensed in the Lordship Group on Monday 20 October at 7.30pm at Haslingfield Church. Thanks to all who attended from the Three Rivers groups churches.
changes everything... join our new prayer group...
interested in co-operating with God in this venture? It can change the world,
our five churches, those around in need and yourself too.
inaugural meeting, we plan to 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.
Venue: 96 The
Causeway, Isleham. Telephone: 01638 780481
Thursday. Time: 10.30am
Julian Prayer Group
We meet once a month on a Monday evening at 7.30pm.
We prepare for a period of silent prayer through a combination of words, music, and sometime images, then come out of the silence with music and prayer together.
Most of us find silent prayer on out own difficult. but prying together provides support and a profound sense of God's presence with us. If you would like to deepen your prayer life do come along.
dates; November 24, December 15, January 19 and February 16.
We usually meet at Fordham vicarage.
Rivers Group Mothers' Union - next on October 28 We
have been invited to a Coffee Morning to raise funds for Whitworth House,
Cambridge (for homeless women 16 – 23 years.) on Tuesday October 28 from 10am
– noon at the Jubilee Pavilion, Stapleford, with Bring and Buy. Everyone
is welcome. Please support this Mothers’ Union cause. Mums+ - next on
Mums+ is a monthly coffee
morning for fun, conversation and sharing our questions of life, faith
and parenthood – all ages welcome. We meet at the Fordham
Garden Centre cafe from 9.15am (after dropping older children off at school). All welcome. Change of day to
December For more
info: Helen Banyard – 721616. All
Souls November 2 at 6.30pm at Fordham At
this service, we mention by name, all those who have died who we wish remembered
in prayer before God. There is a list and all are very welcome to add the names
of those they wish to be read out. All are invited during the service to light a
candle in their memory.
We usually meet at Fordham vicarage.
Three Rivers Group Mothers' Union - next on October 28
We have been invited to a Coffee Morning to raise funds for Whitworth House, Cambridge (for homeless women 16 – 23 years.) on Tuesday October 28 from 10am – noon at the Jubilee Pavilion, Stapleford, with Bring and Buy. Everyone is welcome. Please support this Mothers’ Union cause.
Mums+ - next on October 31
Mums+ is a monthly coffee morning for fun, conversation and sharing our questions of life, faith and parenthood – all ages welcome.
We meet at the Fordham Garden Centre cafe from 9.15am (after dropping older children off at school). All welcome.
Change of day to Fridays:
For more info: Helen Banyard – 721616.
All Souls November 2 at 6.30pm at Fordham
At this service, we mention by name, all those who have died who we wish remembered in prayer before God. There is a list and all are very welcome to add the names of those they wish to be read out. All are invited during the service to light a candle in their memory.
Books at Isleham Social Centre - November 4
will be at Isleham Social Centre on Tuesday November 4.
12noon and 2.30pm – 5pm.
cards, calendars, books, CD’s, gifts etc.
Messy Church - next on November 9
families - Crafts, story/song session and a simple meal at Fordham
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.
Do encourage those you
know to come along. It’s great.
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 or Jenny.
We have at least 3 children who want to prepare to participate in Holy Communion, and a first set of sessions will take place in August. Others will take place later in the year as there is demand. To join in either the August sessions, or to indicate that a later time would be better, please tell Mike, Jenny or Helen.
Holy Land Pilgrimage - November 2014
We are joining with Kate’s parishes on a joint pilgrimage to the Holy Land in November 2014.
Full details of the final
arrangements are being made so this promises to be a deeply inspiring and
helpful journey on our own pilgrimage through life.
In Isleham we are now collecting an average of over 50 items a week - and one week we had over 100 items - thank you; your contributions are much needed and really valued.
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.
At the moment the Foodbank needs canned goods; in particular, meat, vegetables, tomatoes, sponge and rice puddings. But already they have plenty of pasta or baked beans.
At Isleham we welcome donations at our Sunday service and at our Coffee mornings at the Social Centre on Tuesday mornings.
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.
Mike Banyard and Jenny Gage are voucher holders for the Three Rivers Group, and in Isleham Foodbank vouchers are also available from the Rev'd Christopher Goodwins, 102 The Causeway, or call 01638-780284. Please leave a message if you get the answering machine.
the Bible starts again on October 1. The first week of October will be available
on line with paper copies later.
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. It'll be over by Christmas!
The website (http://3rivers-bible.blogspot.co.uk/p/the-three-rivers.html) now has the schedule from October to Christmas, with notes for the first week in October, and a printed version is also available. Feel free to get ahead!
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 October 23, 2014