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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Gift Day at St Andrew's Isleham - Saturday July 15 9am-4pm

We welcome you to bring your gifts on Saturday.

Healing Eucharist - next on July 16

Healing Eucharist is usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the evening and is held at Fordham at 6.30pm.

Update on appointment of new Rector

Interviews for our new Rector ere held on Friday July 7. There are two candidates one male, one female. Churchwardens will keep congregations informed.

Calling All Singers! Festival of Church Music at Kings College Chapel

Festival of Church Music at Kings College Chapel on September 16
1.30pm rehearsal. 5.30pm Service.

Rehearsals: July 13 & 7 September 7. 

Contact Rev’d Sue for more details.

Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet!

  • Fordham church cafe 
    Open as usual from 9:00am onwards 

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

The Thursday Prayer Group - next on July 20

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 July 20 we shall meet at the Vatcher's, 96 The Causeway, Isleham.

Fordham Day Centre lunch club - next on July 26

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.

Sue and David's Ruby Wedding Celebration - Sunday July 30 2-4pm

All are invited for summer drinks and refreshments at Chippenham Vicarage to celebrate Rev’d Sue and David’s Ruby Wedding. Please no gifts, the honour of your presence is all we request. 

Holiday Club 2017 - ‘Down on the Farm’

August 1-4 in the mornings at Victoria Hall, Fordham. 

  • The next Holiday Club Team Planning Meeting will be held on Wednesday July 19 at 7pm in the School room at Fordham Church. 
  • Sunday July 30: Commissioning of leaders/helpers/junior helpers at all Services.
  • Sunday August 6: Group Service at St Andrew's Isleham at 10.30am.

The Mothers' Union - next on August 9

Advance notice: A Summer Tea Party at Isleham Social Centre on August 9, more details later.

Mums+ - next August 18

Mums+ is a monthly coffee morning for fun, conversation and sharing our questions of life, faith and parenthood – all ages welcome.  

Upcoming dates -

  • Friday 18 August 10am at the Chicken Shed.

  • Friday 15 September 9.15am  at La Hogue.

  • Friday 13 October 9.15amaAt Fordham Garden Centre.

For more info: For more info: Laura Cox-Watson for details 01638 724839.

Grave Talk - a new initiative next on September 2

There is no Grave Talk in August.

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.

Messy Church - next on September 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.  

Upcoming dates - 

  • August: No Messy Church, we shall be running a Holiday Club instead.

  • September 10

  • October 8

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.

Midweek services in the Three Rivers Group

Note revised schedule

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.
11.30am monthly at Withers Place.
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



1st Sunday 11am Family Service.
2nd, 3rd & 5th Sundays  11am Sung Eucharist.
4th Sunday  6.30pm Evensong.


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 


1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays 9.30am Holy Communion.
3rd Sunday 9.30am Family Eucharist all-age worship.

Kennett Third Sunday of the month at 3.30pm.

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 will be held at 6.30pm at Fordham.

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Daily Bread - readings for the week beginning July 9

Monday July 10 Job 33
Romans 14: 13-end 
Tuesday July 11 Benedict, abbot, c.550
Job 38
Romans 15: 1-13
Wednesday July 12 Job 39
Romans 15: 14-21
Thursday July 13 Job 40
Romans 15: 22-end
Friday July 14 John Keble, priest, poet, 1866
Job 41
Romans 16: 1-16
Saturday July 15 Swithun, bishop, c.862. Bonaventure, friar, bishop, teacher of the faith, 1274
Job 42
Romans 16: 17-end
Sunday July16 Fifth Sunday of Trinity
Romans 8: 1-11, 
Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23

Daily Bread - readings for the week beginning July 16

Monday July 17 Ezekiel 1: 1-14
2 Corinthians 1: 1-14 
Tuesday July 18 Elizabeth Ferard, deaconess, founder of the Community of St. Andrew, 1883
Ezekiel 1: 15-2: 2
2 Corinthians 1: 15-2: 4
Wednesday July 19 Gregory, bishop, and his sister Macrina, deaconess, teachers of the faith, c.394 and C. 379 
Ezekiel 2: 3-3: 11
2 Corinthians 2: 5-end
Thursday July 20 Margaret of Antioch, martyr, 4th cent. 
Bartolome de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566
Ezekiel 3: 12-end
2 Corinthians 3
Friday July 21 Ezekiel 8, 2 Corinthians 4
Saturday July 22 Mary Magdalene
1 Samuel 16: 14-end
Luke 8: 1-3
Sunday July 23 Sixth Sunday of Trinity
Romans 8: 12-25, 

Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

Sunday July 16 - Fifth Sunday of Trinity 

9.30am - Family Eucharist all-age worship


Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth to the glory of your name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Post-Communion Prayer

Grant, O Lord, we beseech you, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by your governance, that your Church may joyfully serve you in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


  • Isaiah 55: 10-13

  • Romans 8: 1–11 

  • Matthew 13: 1–9, 18-23

Hymns - TBA


Duty rosters  

Sunday July 16 - 9.30am Family Eucharist all-age worship
Healing Eucharist at Fordham at 6.30pm
Reader - Sidesmen -Geoff & Geraldine Dabrowa
Prayers - Communion Assistant Nick Carver
Coffee - Margaret Edwards
Sunday July 23 -  9.30am Holy Communion CW
Reader - Gill Savage Sidesmen - Angela Wells & Brenda Downey
Prayers - Helen Sidebottom Communion Assistant - Rob Savage
Coffee - Mark Liversidge
Sunday July 30 -  9.30am Holy Communion CW
Reader - Kat Sidesmen - Liz Haynes & Suzi Cowan
Prayers - Gill Savage Communion Assistant Helen S.
Coffee - Vera & John Johnstone


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