Diocese of Ely
The Three Rivers Group 

Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham, Kennett, Snailwell



Trinity 17


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.


Group Service at Chppenham Sunday September 23 at 6.30pm

There will be a special Group Serviceo n at 6,30pm on Sunday September 23 at St Margaret’s Chippenham.

The combined choirs of the group led by singers from Chippenham will be singing a Mass setting by Mozart as part of a Communion service. An opportunity to hear some beautiful music in a liturgical setting, to come to church without a job to do, and to meet people from the other churches in the group.

September 23 – Trinity 17 

  • Isleham – 9.30am Eucharist

  • Snailwell – 9.30am Eucharist 

  • Fordham – 11am Eucharist

  • Chippenham - 11am Eucharist

Open Mission Shaped Ministry Course

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

The Monday  Prayer Group - next on September 24

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

Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet:

  • Fordham church cafe in the undercroft - reopens Tuesday 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. 

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 Courses - two new courses at Isleham
Daytime - next on September 26 at 10.30am-noon
Evening - starting on October 8 at 7.30-9pm

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. 

Two new courses start soon at St Andrew's Social Centre in Isleham.

Wednesday mornings 10.30-noon starting on September 12 for six weeks. This will be a version which is designed for those who prefer a more visual and interactive experience. 

Monday evenings  7.30pm-9.pm starting on Monday October 8 for 6 weeks.
This version is for those who enjoy engaging with words and study.

So, we know what materials to have on hand please can you let us know if you want to attend. 

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


Mothers' Union AGM - September 26

The AGM will be held on Wednesday at St Andrew's Social Centre Isleham at 2:30pm.

Hannah Cleugh will be talking about her visit to Rwanda. Non-members welcome! 

Please note the date has been changed from September 19.

Fordham Day Centre Lunch Club - next on Wednesday September 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.

Mums+ - next on October 12

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 at La Hogue on October 12

Contact: Laura Cox-Watson 724839.

Messy Church - next on Sunday October 14

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.

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. 

More about Pioneer Ministry: https://www.cofepioneer.org/

Midweek Communion and Coffee

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

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 Eucharist.
4th Sunday 6.30pm Evensong.


1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays 11am 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 Eucharist.
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 Eucharist.
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. 

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