|St Andrew's Church, Isleham|
Farewell Mike and Helen
The farewell Group Eucharist at Isleham last Sunday was a very special time. It was very moving for us, write Mike & Helen, and we are extremely grateful for your very generous gift to us both. It will come in very handy for all the work we are having done to our house in Ely. So THANKS. Very much appreciated.
It will be difficult to move on, but these times come to us all, and we support and encourage one another on the journey. You have certainly encouraged and supported us in our ministry with you in these churches and these villages for the past fourteen years. I still have some weddings and baptisms to take, so will see you from time to time.
Lunch on Monday at Chippenham Park was another super day, which I hope and pray all enjoyed too. Over 200 of us gathered for a superb hog roast from La Hogue, with salads and desserts. Our grateful thanks to Hugo and Becca Nicolle and Eustace Crawley for their great generosity, and to Louise, Yvette and all their helpers with the food and drink. Peter Maxwell and family make splendid bar persons, and Liz made a very special cake. Judy Burbidge made the table decorations to round off a brilliant day.
Thanks again. God bless.
The Thursday Prayer Group
- next on June 1
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.
Grave Talk - a new initiative opens on June 3
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), starting June 3 from 10am – 11.30 ish. Good coffee and cake provided. All welcome.
Contact Carol Taylor for more details.
Fordham Day Centre lunch club - next on June 7
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.
Three Rivers' Eco group - next on Friday June 9
The next meeting of the Eco group will be held on Friday May 9 at 8pm at the home of Nigel and Bridget Cooper, Philadelphia House, West Street, Isleham.
Messy Church - next on June 11
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 -
Mums+ - next June 16
Mums+ is a monthly coffee morning for fun, conversation and sharing our questions of life, faith and parenthood – all ages welcome.
Upcoming dates - at La Hogue cafe, Chippenham from 9.15am.
For more info: Laura Cox-Watson for details 01638 724839.
Healing Eucharist - next June 18
Healing Eucharist is usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the evening and is held at Fordham at 6.30pm.
Holiday Club 2017 - ‘Down on the Farm’
August 1-4 in the mornings at Victoria Hall, Fordham.
Children and Holy
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.
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.
Healing Eucharist will always be on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the evening and will be held at 6.30pm at Fordham.
Daily Bread - readings for the week beginning May 28
9.30am - Holy Communion (Common Worship liturgy)
Risen, ascended Lord, as we rejoice at your triumph, fill your Church on earth with power and compassion, that all who are estranged by sin may find forgiveness and know your peace, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.
St Andrew's church, Isleham & MediaVets 2002-15
Last updated May 27, 2017