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.


August 19 – Trinity 12 

  • Isleham – 9.30am Family Eucharist

  • Snailwell – 9.30am Family Service 

  • Fordham – 11am Family Service

  • Chippenham – 11am BCP Eucharist

  • Kennett – 3.30pm Service 

  • Fordham – 6.30 Healing Service 

August 26 – Trinity 13 

  • Isleham – 9.30am Eucharist

  • Snailwell – 9.30am Eucharist

  • Fordham – 11am Eucharist

  • Chippenham – 6.30pm Evensong 

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?

The Monday Prayer Group - next on September 3

No meetings during August. Back to normal on the Monday Sept 3.

Tuesday mornings - opportunites to meet:

  • Fordham church cafe - is taking a break during August and resumes on September 11.
    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 Wednesday August 22

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.

The Way of Life Study Course - session 5 on August 22 at 7.30pm

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 session will be Wednesday August 22 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:

Adult Beetle Drive - on August 31 at St Peter's Snailwell 

Arrive at 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. Please bring your own drink 

Messy Church - next on September 9

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.

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

Mums+ - next on Friday September 14

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 September 14 - 9.30am at La Hogue.

Contact: Laura Cox-Watson 724839.

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. There will be no Healing Eucharist on July 15.

August 19 – Trinity 12 

  • Isleham – 9.30am Family Eucharist

  • Snailwell – 9.30am Family Service 

  • Fordham – 11am Family Service

  • Chippenham – 11am BCP Eucharist

  • Kennett – 3.30pm Service 

  • Fordham – 6.30 Healing Service 

August 26 – Trinity 13 

  • 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 August 19 at St Andrew's Isleham - Trinity 12

9.30am Family Eucharist all-age worship


Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray and to give more than either we desire or deserve: pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

A reading from the book of Proverbs

Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine, she has also set her table. She has sent out her servant-girls, she calls from the highest places in the town, ‘You that are simple, turn in here!’ To those without sense she says, ‘Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Lay aside immaturity, and live, and walk in the way of insight.’ 

Psalm 34

9 O fear the LORD, you his holy ones, for those who fear him have no want. 
10 The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. 
11 Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 
12 Which of you desires life, and covets many days to enjoy good? 
13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. 
14 Depart from evil, and do good seek peace, and pursue it. 

A reading from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 

Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (John 6.51-58)

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.’ The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ So Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live for ever.’

Post Communion Prayer 

God of all mercy, in this eucharist you have set aside our sins and given us your healing: grant that we who are made whole in Christ may bring that healing to this broken world, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.


52 Awake my soul...
451 My God & is thy table spread...
66 Bind us together...

Duty rotas 

Sunday August 19 - Trinity 12
9.30am Family Eucharist all-age worship 
Reader Sidesmen - Suzi Cowan & Liz Haynes
Prayers Communion Assistant -  Nick Carver
Coffee - Joy/Stuart Haggett
Sunday August 26 - Trinity 13
9.30am Eucharist
Reader - Stuart Haggett Sidesmen -Vera & John Johnstone
Prayers - Kat Communion Assistant - Gill Savage 
Coffee - Lorraine Fairhead
Sunday September 2 - Trinity 14
9.30am Eucharist 
Reader - Nick Carver Sidesmen - ???
Prayers - Lorraine Fairhead Communion Assistant - ??? 
Coffee -???

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

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

Note:. On Fridays, campanologists ring the changes and . return key to holder.

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

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

Key people
Alan Ashley 14 St Andrews Close 780742
Andrew Stephens 41 The Causeway -        780229
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
Relief key persons
Rob Savage                  
Relief Rota Person 
38 Sun Street 780218
Ruth Ogden 
Emergency Relief Rota Person 
35 Waterside 780646
Spare key holder
Ian Powys                  
Spare Key Holder
5 Church Lane 780519
Rota July 9-December 31
July 9-16.  Alan  
July16-23.  Stuart  
July 23-30.  Mary  
July 30- August 6.  Andrew  
August 6-13.  Richard  
August 13-20. Sean  
August 20-27. Jan  
August 27- September 3.  Mark  
September 3- September 10 .  Alan   
September 10-17.. Stuart   
September 17-24.  Mary  
September 24- October 1.  Andrew  
October 1-8..  Richard  
October 8-15.  Sean  
October 15-22.. Jan  
October 22-29.. Mark  
October 29-November 5.  Alan  
November 5-12.  Stuart  
November 12-19.  Mary  
November 19-26.  Andrew  
November 26- December 3.  Richard  
December 3-10.  Sean  
December 10-17.  Jan  
December 17-24.  Mark  
December 24-31.  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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