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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Food Bank collections
The BBC reports that "Food banks see 'shocking' rise in number of users":
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 our churches, except in Isleham where there is no collection box in the church.
At the moment our local Food Bank needs canned goods; in particular, meat, vegetables, tomatoes, sponge and rice puddings. But at present they have plenty of pasta and 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 goods you purchase 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
Mums+ - next meeting Thursday April 24
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:
For more info: Helen Banyard – 721616.
Julian Prayer Group - next on May 12
The next meeting will be on May 12 at the Vicarage in Fordham at 7.30pm; and thereafter on June 16, and July 21.
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.
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 April 16, 2014