The Three Rivers Group of Parishes
Church of England - Diocese of Ely

Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham, Kennett, Snailwell




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.


Thought for the week

In our gospel some Greeks say ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus’. If someone asked you this question how would you answer? Would you bring them to church? Read the Bible with them? Pray with them? Or refer them to the clergy?

Sunday March 18 - Passion Sunday

  • Snailwell 9.30am Holy Communion

  • Isleham 9.30am Sung Eucharist

  • Fordham 11am Sung Eucharist

  • Chippenham 11am Sung Eucharist

  • Kennett 3.30pm Family Service

  • Fordham 6.30pm Healing Eucharist

Sunday March  25 - Palm Sunday

  • Snailwell 9.30am Holy Communion

  • Isleham 9.30am Sung Eucharist

  • Fordham 11am Sung Eucharist

  • Chippenham 6.30pm Evensong 

Holy Week Services

Compline at 7:30pm

  • Monday March 26 at Chippenham

  • Tuesday March 27 at Fordham 

  • Wednesday March 28 at Snailwell

Maundy Thursday 

  • 7.30pm Group service at Isleham 

Good Friday

  • 10.30 am Ecumenical Service at Pound Lane Free Church, Isleham

  • 2pm Family Service at Fordham 

  • 2pm Liturgy of the Day at Chippenham 

Easter Eggs

Thank you to all who sponsored an egg, we now have enough to give every child who comes to ‘Messy Church’ a Fairtrade ‘Real Easter Egg’ the only one with the Easter story in the box.

Healing Eucharist - next on Sunday March 18

Healing Eucharist is on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the evening and is held at Fordham at 6.30pm. 

Lent Lunches - next on Monday March 19 at Isleham 

  • March 19 Lent Lunch at St Andrew's Isleham Social Centre from noon – 1.30pm.

Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet!

  • Fordham church cafe 
    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. 

Compline in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral - Tuesdays at 9pm

During Lent and Advent there is a service of Compline by candlelight in the Lady Chapel, at Ely Cathedral on Tuesday evenings at 9pm. The plain song service is sung by a special choir and you may join in the singing if you wish. You can usually park by the South door approached via the Porta arch. The service last about half and hour.

The Thursday Prayer Group - next after Easter

The Thursday Prayer Group is taking a break during Lent, restarting after Easter. If you are interested in the group but the time and venue doesn’t suit please talk to David or Sue.

Lent Groups

We are running several different courses during Lent. You can find details on a leaflet available in church.

  • Mondays 7.30-9pm in Fordham
    February 19 and 26, and March 5, 12 and 19.
    Diocese of Ely lent Course on John's Gospel.

  • Wednesdays 7-8pm at St Peter's Church, Snailwell
    February 21 and 28, and March 7, 14 and 21.
    Contemplative Prayer - 5 different ways to pray, space for silence and experimenting.

Fordham Day Centre Lunch Club - next on March 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.

Ely Cursillo - April 5-8

An opportunity to spend a weekend deepening your faith with other Christians, starting the evening of Thursday April 5 until the afternoon of Sunday April 8. More information on the website

Messy Church - next on Sunday April 8

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.  

Mums+ - next on Friday April 20 

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 April 20, at Scotsdales.

Tea and Choral Evensong at Jesus College Cambridge - Tuesday May 1

Jesus College is patron of Fordham parish and they have invited us for tea and evensong on Tuesday 1st May. Tea at 5pm, Evensong at 6.30pm. All welcome, lifts can be organised for non-drivers. Please speak to David or Sue if you are 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 Sung Eucharist.
4th Sunday 6.30pm Evensong.


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


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