The Three Rivers Group of Parishes
Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham, Kennett, Snailwell
Bite back at hunger this Christian Aid Week 12-18 May 2013
Isleham Bands and
Blossoms - Sunday May 19
Newmarket Town Band and a BBQ at St Andrew's Social Centre Isleham at 2pm. In the church is weather is inclement.
Tickets £10, concessions £7.50, from Angela Wells, Mary Wightman and the Isleham Post Office in Sun Street.
Mothers' Union - next on May 23
Have you been to the new cafe at Fordham Garden Centre? Join us for a coffee at 10.30am on Thursday May 23.
Three Rivers Group Pyramid Rock holiday club - July 31 to August 2
This fun holiday club is being held at
the Victoria Hall in Fordham 10am to 12 noon, from Tuesday 30th July 3o
to Friday August 2 and is FREE OF CHARGE!
All primary school children aged 5 – 11 years are invited and will enjoy four jam packed mornings of games, crafts and stories with lots of fun thrown in too!
Numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Archdeacon's Visitation - St Andrew's Isleham - Wednesday May 29
The Archdeacon's Visitation to swear in the churchwardens of the deanery is to be held at St Andrew's Isleham on Wednesday May 29 at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served after the service.
Jenny's licensing at Chippenham - June 2
Bishop David is coming to license Dr Jenny Gage as Associate Priest at a special Choral Evensong Chippenham on June 2 at 6.30pm. refreshments will be served after the service.
Prayer Group - next on June 10
Julian Prayer Group - next on June 10
The next meeting will be on June 10, and then on July 15 and August 12 at the Vicarage in Fordham at 7.30pm.
Mums+ next on June 14
Join us for a monthly breakfast/coffee group for fun, conversation & sharing our questions of life, faith and parenthood – all welcome!
We meet monthly on Fridays at 9.15am (after the school run) at La Hogue cafe, Chippenham.
for the Summer Months:
For more info: Helen Banyard – 721616.
- a Christian music and arts festival August 2013
Where would you have the chance to hear Francis Spufford (author and broadcaster), John Bell (Iona) and Fr. Christopher Jamieson (BBC’s The Monastery) and watch the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company (MOBO award winner) while listening to the London Community Gospel choir and enjoying a pint in the sunshine at the Jesus Arms?
It really has something for everyone, from the very young to the young at heart!
Becca, Rich and Minty Gilbert are inviting you to join them this year at Greenbelt, a Christian music and arts festival in Cheltenham from August 23 – 26.
you’re interested, pick up a flyer at the back of the church, check out www.greenbelt.org.uk
or grab Becca for a chat.
We are joining with Kate’s parishes on a joint pilgrimage to the Holy Land in November 2014. There are some leaflets in church and if you are at all interested please do talk to any of the ministry team about this wonderful opportunity. The trip is in November when the weather is cooler.
If you have items for inclusion in the pewsheet then do speak to any of the Ministry Team, or ring Carol Noble (Group administrator) on Wednesday mornings, when, usually, it is compiled on 01638-721616.
St Peter and St Mary Magdalene, Fordham
Fordham Day Centre
Is looking for volunteers to help at the weekly meeting for senior members of our community. If you would like to help then please talk to Judith Wood, Doreen Rule or Mike.
There have been many baptisms in our churches these past few months. It is so good to welcome the newly baptised into our churches. We are trying to maintain a balance between baptism as a major part of the main service on a Sunday and giving space for families to gather at other times either on Saturdays or Sundays. Thanks too to our Baptism Visitors who are making such a difference in welcoming and helping at baptisms.
Thefts from our churches
Both Kennett and now Chippenham have had substantial amounts of lead stolen from their roofs. A section of Fordham’s lightning conductor was also taken, making the building unsafe and unprotected. Do please keep an eye out for any illegal behaviour around our churches and report it speedily both to the Police and to Churchwardens. Vigilance is essential these days I am afraid.
We would like to provide visitors to Fordham church with a leaflet like the one at Isleham. As well as providing a guide to significant features in the church and its history, it will also contain prayers and Bible verses which reflect the faith of those who worship here. Have a look at the Isleham leaflet, then put anything you would like to contribute into the box at the back of the church. For more information, talk to Jenny.
Volunteers are needed to read, lead intercessions, take up the collection, arrange flowers, ring bells, make coffee, welcome newcomers, visit Baptism families etc etc in all our churches. If you would like to help, then please do be in touch with Mike or Kate and we will provide training if necessary and encouragement in any case.
News page added to the web site to accommodate information from the new weekly pew sheet.
Youth Group page added to the web site.
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