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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Please don't forget to bring your contributions to church or the local Co-op shops. Your contributions are still very much needed and really valued. 

There is also a call for toiletries - soap, shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and so on.


Week of Prayer for growth 

We have decided to dedicate a week to pray for growth in our churches, growth in faith, growth in prayer and growth in numbers.

  Please take a leaflet four services in each church, different days and times. 

Farewell to James Marston 

Sunday June 17 is James’ last Sunday on placement with us. We wish him well!

Pioneering in the Group with Mel

We are very fortunate to have Mel working with us as a group. It would be good to establish a small team around her that were interested in helping the church reach out beyond our walls. If you are interested please talk to one of the ministry team. 

Midweek Communion and Coffee

We’re thinking of starting a midweek 10am communion service followed by coffee/tea. Is anyone interested?

We’re thinking of starting a midweek 10am communion service followed by coffee/tea. Is anyone interested?

Songs of Praise at Kennett with Wicken Youth Band - 3.30pm June 17

Songs of Praise at Kennett at 3.30pm with Wicken Youth Band and the Bishop of Huntingdon. All welcome.

Healing Eucharist - next on Sunday June 17 at Fordham

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

The Monday (was Thursday) Prayer Group - next on June 18

The prayer group which formerly met on Thursdays is now meeting at 1.30pm on Mondays for an hour of prayer. We meet at 1 West Street, Isleham.

Tuesday mornings - opportunites to meet:

  • Fordham church cafe 
    From 9am onwards. Refreshments and play area for children.

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

Fordham Day Centre Lunch Club - next on June 27

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.

Messy Church - next on this Sunday July 8

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.

The Way of Life Study Course - next course starts on July 11

We are going to be running the diocesan study course “The Way of Life” over the next few years. The hope is that everyone who worships regularly with us will complete it at some point. 

The next way of life course starts on the July 11 at 7.30pm in Fordham undercroft. We are also hoping to start a way of life course for Isleham in September on Wednesday mornings. 

There is a lot of information about the Way of Life study course on the Ely diocese web site:

Mums+ - next on Friday July 13

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 July 13, at Scotsdales Garden Centre cafe in Fordham.

We take a break in August and will next meet in Spetember.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting - Reports for download

The ACPM held on Tuesday April 24 at Fordham School. A speaker from the Diocesan Stewardship Department made a presnetaion at the start of the meeting.

Reports (in PDF format) from the Group and the parishes can be downloaded from the links below:

Is God calling you to something?

There are a few things around which it might be good for our churches to be involved with. If anyone would like to take a more active part in prayer, reading the bible, working with young people, thinking about church growth, visiting baptism families, thinking about our faith, and many other things, then please contact David if this is something God might be nudging you towards.

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



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 Eveninsong..
3rd Sunday Healing Eucharist at 6.30pm.


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.

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. 

Sunday June 17 – Trinity 3

  • Isleham – 9.30am Family Eucharist 

  • Snailwell - 9.30am Family Service

  • Fordham – 11am Family Service

  • Chippenham – 11am BCP Eucharist

  • Kennett – 3.30pm Songs of Parise with Wiucken Youth Band and David Bishop of Huntingdon 

  • Fordham – 6.30pm Healing Service 

Sunday June 24 – Trinity 4

  • Isleham – 9.30am Eucharist 

  • Snailwell - 9.30am Eucharist

  • Fordham – 11am Eucharist 

  • Chippenham – 6.30pm Evensong 

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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Sunday June 17 at St Andrew's Isleham - Trinity 3

9.30am Family Eucharist all-age worship at Isleham

3.30pm Songs of Praise with Wicken Youth Band at Kennett 

6.30pm Healing service at Fordham


Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father: give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord

A reading from Ezekiel 

Thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of a cedar; I will set it out. I will break off a tender one from the topmost of its young twigs; I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain. On the mountain height of Israel I will plant it, in order that it may produce boughs and bear fruit, and become a noble cedar. Under it every kind of bird will live; in the shade of its branches will nest winged creatures of every kind. All the trees of the field shall know that I am the LORD. I bring low the high tree, I make high the low tree; I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I the LORD have spoken; I will accomplish it.

Psalm 92

1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; 
2 to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, 
3 to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. 
4 For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. 
5 How great are your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep! 
6 The dullard cannot know, the stupid cannot understand this: 
7 though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to destruction for ever, 
8 but you, O LORD, are on high for ever.

A reading from 2 Corinthians 

So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For all of us must appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil. For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them. From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark (Mark 4.26 – 34 )

He also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.’ He also said, ‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.’ With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples. 

Post Communion Prayer 

O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining and whose power we cannot comprehend: show us your glory as far as we can grasp it, and shield us from knowing more than we can bear until we may look upon you without fear; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.


565 Rejoice, the Lord is King...
1 Abba, Father...
283 I am a new creation...

Duty rotas 

Sunday June 17 - Trinity 3
9.30am at Isleham Family Eucharist all-age worship
3.30pm at Kennet Songs of Praise with Wicken Youth Band
6.30pm at Fordham Healing Eucharist
Reader - Sidesmen - Angela Wells & Stuart/Joy
Prayers Communion Assistant - Nick Carver
Coffee - Mary Wightman
Sunday June 24 - Trinity 4
9.30am Eucharist 
Reader - Ruth Ogden Sidesmen - Liz Haynes & Suzi Cowan
Prayers - Lorraine Fairchild Communion Assistant -  Gill Savage
Coffee - Joy & Stuart Haggett
Sunday July 1 - Trinity 5
9.30am Eucharist 
Reader - Betty Ashley Sidesmen - Vera & John Johnstone
Prayers - Joy Haggett Communion Assistant - Rob Savage 
Coffee - Lorraine Fairhead

St. Andrews - Isleham Church Key Rota January 2018 to July 2018

Alan Ashley 14 St Andrews Close 780742
Andrew Stephens 41 The Causeway -        780229
Geoff Dabrowa 22 Beck Road 780500
Jan Lewis 19 The Causeway O7849522585
Mary Wightman 3 Sun Street 781022
Richard May 4 Elwoods Close 780249
Stuart Haggett 3 Church Lane 781737
Sean Edwards 1 Robins Close 780241
Rob Savage                  
Relief Rota Person 
38 Sun Street 780218
Ruth Ogden 
Emergency Relief Rota Person 
35 Waterside 780646
Ian Powys                  
Spare Key Holder
5 Church Lane 780519
11th June - 18th June Richard  
18th June - 25th June Sean  
25th June - 2nd July Jan  
2nd July - 9th July Stuart  
If unable to do a duty please arrange a swap. and please mark changes on rotas displayed in the church and the Social centre. 

Note - on Fridays the bellringers lock up and take the key to the duty person.



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