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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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Easter Sunday 

Services in the Three Rivers Group

April 21 – Easter Day

  • 5.15am Chippenahm -Dawn Service followed by breakfast

  • 8.00am Fordham – BCP Eucharist

  • 9.30am Isleham – Eucharist 

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Eucharist

  • 11am Fordham – Eucharist

  • 11am Chippenham – Eucharist

  • 3.30pm Kennett – Eucharist

Easter Monday - 9-10am Fish breakfast at Karma Farm, Waterside, Isleham

A new venture led by Mark Fletcher. Bring your own food and drink. Barbecues will be supplied by Will Taylor.


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 always a need for toiletries - soap, shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and so on - and pet food.

2018 Foodbank Annual Report for The Three Rivers Group

A very big Thank You for the significant amount of donations received from yourselves. 
Howard & Bren (Soham Distribution Co-ordinators)

24 families in the villages comprising the Three Rivers Group received 3-day emergency food supplies. In total, 146 adults and 140 children were fed.

The villages comprising the Three Rivers Group donated 1208 kg of food and other goods.

Eco Church

One way in which we can show God's love in the world is to show care for the world He created.  In Isleham a small group has started to think about Ecological issues.  Are there others who would be interested? Worlington church has already received a bronze and silver Eco Church award and we are thinking about a visit to learn more.

Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet:

  • Fordham church cafe in the undercroft 
    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. 

If you are interested and would like to know more about the Day Centre please contact Judith Wood. Tel: 01638 720328.

Fordham Day  Centre Lunch Club - next on Wednesday April 24

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.

Mums+ - next on April 26

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 -

  • 9.15am April  26, at Scotsdales Fordham

Contact: Laura Cox-Watson on 01638-724839.

The Monday  Prayer Group - next after Easter on April 29

The prayer group meets at 1.30pm on Mondays for an hour of prayer. We meet at 1 West Street, Isleham. 

Open Mission Shaped Ministry Course - next on May

We have two sessions on May , morning and afternoon.

Mel is now heading into the second and final year of her placement with us. There is an opportunity to join Mel on a 'Mission Shaped Ministry' course for anybody who is interested in finding out more about Fresh Expressions, mission and how to engage more with people currently outside of the church. 

Sessions will normally run on the first Thursday of each month, 9:30 - 1pm in Bishop Woodford House Ely, led by Rev. Jonnie Parkin, starting on October 4. Please contact Mel if you are interested in attending.

Messy Church - next on May 12 at Fordham at 3.30pm

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Midweek Communion and Coffee

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

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Easter Sunday - April 21

5,15am Dawn service at Chippenham followed by breakfast

9.30am Eucharist at Isleham

Elsewhere in the Three Rivers group:

  • 5.15am Chippenahm -Dawn Service followed by breakfast

  • 8.00am Fordham – BCP Eucharist

  • 9.30am Isleham – Eucharist 

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Eucharist

  • 11am Fordham – Eucharist

  • 11am Chippenham – Eucharist

  • 3.30pm Kennett – Eucharist


339 Jesus Christ is risen today...
667 This joyful Eastertide...
10 Alleluia, Alleluia...
374 Led like a lamb...
660 Thine be the glory...

Duty rotas 

Sunday April 21 - Easter Day
5.15am - Dawn Service at Chippenham followed by breakfast
9.30am -Eucharist

Elsewhere in the Three Rivers group:

  • 5.15am Chippenahm -Dawn Service followed by breakfast

  • 8.00am Fordham – BCP Eucharist

  • 9.30am Isleham – Eucharist 

  • 9.30am Snailwell – Eucharist

  • 11am Fordham – Eucharist

  • 11am Chippenham – Eucharist

  • 3.30pm Kennett – Eucharist

Reader Sidesmen -  
Prayers Communion Assistant -  
Sunday April 28 - Easter 1
9.30am - Parish Eucharist 
Reader Sidesmen -  
Prayers Communion Assistant -  

St. Andrews - Isleham Church Key Rota Jan to July 2019

Rota only for first half of 2019 as we have lost one team member- so we should try to recruit a replacement.

Please do not feel locked into this rota, but do arrange your own swaps and indicate on lists in church and the social centre..

Note:. On Fridays, the bell ringers will lock the church and return key to you.

On Sunday evenings please check that relevant bin is ready for collection on pavement.

Any problems or concerns, please contact Stuart, as above.

Alan Stuart Mary Andrew Sean Richard Mark
Jan 1-7  Jan 7-14  Jan 14-21  Jan 21-28  Jan 28-
Feb 4 
Feb4-11  Feb 11-18
Feb 18-25  Feb 25- Mar 4  Mar 4-11  Mar11-18  Mar18-25  Mar 25-Ap 1  April 1-8
Apr 8-15  Apr 15-22  Apr 22-29  Apr 29-May 6  May 6-13  May 13-20  May 20-27
Ma27-Ju 3  June 3-10  June 10-17  June 17-24  June 24- Ju11 July 1-8  July 8-15

Please inform Stuart and Rob Savage of any swaps/changes.

Key Contacts:

Alan Ashley -14 St Andrews Close - 780742. 

Sean Edwards -1 Robins Close - 780241

Mark Fletcher - The Granary- 2B Waterside - 780550 

Stuart Haggett –3 Church Lane - 781737

Richard May - 4 Elwoods Close - 780249 

Andrew Stephens -41 The Causeway- 780229  Andrew (mobile) 07709872831 

Mary Wightman -3 Sun Street - 781022

Emergency lockers:

Ruth Ogden -35 Waterside -780646

Rob Savage -38 Sun Sreet - 780218

Second key holder:

Ian Powys. 5 Church Lane - 780519


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