Diocese of Ely
The Three Rivers Group 

Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham, Kennett, Snailwell

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Services

 

Fourth before Advent

Foodbank

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 call for toiletries - soap, shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and so on - and pet food.

Sunday services in the Three Rivers group

November 4 – Fourth before Advent

  • Isleham – 9.30am Eucharist & All Souls Service at 4pm

  • Snailwell – 9.30am Eucharist

  • Fordham – 11am Eucharist

  • Chippenham – 11am Eucharist

All Souls’ Services - October 28, November 2 and November 4

A time to remember those whom we love but no longer see. These services include scripture, prayers, hymns, the reading out of names and opportunity to light a candle in remembrance of loved ones. Please add the names you wish to be remembered on a sheet at the back of the church.

  • Fordham, Sunday October 28 at 6.30pm

  • Chippenham, Friday November 2 at 7.30pm

  • Isleham, Sunday November 4 at 4pm

Remembrance Services - November 11 
centenary of the end of the First World War

There will be an 8.30am Book of Common Prayer Eucharist at Fordham.
Snailwell November11  at 10.45am 
Service starts from inside church 
Isleham November 11 at 10.45am
Service starts at Isleham war memorial 
Fordham November 11 at 10.45am
Service starts at Fordham war memorial

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.

Opportunities

Baptism visitors

Having previously asked if there were people who were interested in helping us welcome the families of children being baptised by becoming baptism visitors, we'll mention it again in case anyone wants to come forward. 

Prayers for healing

We are also considering offering prayers for healing at some of our Sunday services. If anyone is interested in learning some more, please speak to David or Sue.

Learning more about our Faith

Take up for the Way of Life courses has not been as strong as we would have liked.  If our churches are to flourish they need to be places where we can all talk about our faith.  

What would help you to talk about your faith more confidently?  Bible study? Alpha course? Christian Basics? Prayer Group? 

If we don't speak about faith how will new people share it? Please speak to David or Sue.

Report of Training Day ‘Caring for God’s Earth’
at Michaelhouse, 10 October 2018

Thanks to Bridget Newns-Copper. Click to download PDF (280Kb)

The Monday  Prayer Group - next on November 5

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

The Way of Life Study Courses - a course in Isleham
Monday evenings - next on November 5 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. 

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:

http://www.elydiocese.org/way-of-life

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.

Pioneer Partner Review

The diocese is reviewing the Pioneer Partner scheme, evaluating where it has been successful. David and Mel will be feeding in to this process but the diocese is keen that other Churchgoers voices should be heard. If you could write or few words or talk to Mel or David to pass on comments that would be appreciated.

Fordham Day Centre Lunch Club - next on Wednesday November 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.

Mums+ - next on November 9

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 November 9

  • 9.15am at La Hogue on December 7

Contact: Laura Cox-Watson 724839.

Messy Church - next on November 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.

Messy Church - Help needed!

Please would you consider becoming a leader or helper, either on a regular or occasional basis? Contact Sue for further information. 

Mothers Union Eucharist - Monday November 12 at 10.30am

Monday November 12 at 10.30am at Fordham Church. Everybody welcome. 

Mothers Union Shopping Trip - Thursday November 22

Mothers Union Shopping Trip to Elveden Courtyard. Leaving the villages by car at 10.30am Any queries regarding transport, contact Jenny on 01638 720 820.

Choral Adventure Concert - November 24 at 7.30pm

At Fordham Church on November 24 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10.

Open Mission Shaped Ministry Course - next on December 6

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, led by Rev. Jonnie Parkin, starting on October 4. Please contact Mel if you are interested in attending.

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/

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

Chippenham

 

1st Sunday 11am Family Service.
2nd, 3rd & 5th Sundays  11am Eucharist.
4th Sunday 6.30pm Evensong.

Fordham

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.

Isleham

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.
Snailwell

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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