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

Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham, Kennett, Snailwell



Many thanks to Rev’d Rob Taylor for taking the services at Fordham and Snailwell  on Sunday July 23.

Sue and David's Ruby Wedding Celebration - Sunday July 30 2-4pm

All are invited for summer drinks and refreshments at Chippenham Vicarage to celebrate Rev’d Sue and David’s Ruby Wedding. Please no gifts, the honour of your presence is all we request. 

Holiday Club Helpers wanted

Wanted:  Helpers to prepare/serve food for Social on Friday August 4 at 5pm; and helpers to create backdrops/props. Contact Rev Sue.

Update on appointment of new Rector

The Revd David Cleugh has been appointed as Rector for the Three Rivers Group David is currently Priest-in-charge of the parishes of Leadgate, Medomsley and Ebchester in the Diocese of Durham.

The Bishop of Ely will institute David to his new post on Friday, October 20 at 7.30pm in St Peter and St Mary Magdalene, Fordham.

Calling All Singers! Festival of Church Music at Kings College Chapel

Festival of Church Music at Kings College Chapel on September 16
1.30pm rehearsal. 5.30pm Service.

Rehearsals: July 13 & 7 September 7. 

Contact Rev’d Sue for more details.

Tuesday mornings - opportunities to meet!

  • Fordham church cafe 
    Open as usual from 9:00am onwards 

  • St Andrew's Isleham Coffee morning 
    Tea, coffee, cake and bacon rolls, from 9am- 12noon. 

The Mothers' Union - next on July 24

Committee Meeting at Scotsdales, Monday July 24 at 10am.

A Summer Tea Party at Isleham Social Centre on August 9, more details later.

Fordham Day Centre lunch club - next on July 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.

If you are interested and would like to know more about the Day Centre please contact Judith Wood. Tel: 01638 720328.

The Thursday Prayer Group - next on July 27

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. On July 27 we shall meet at the Vatcher's, 96 The Causeway, Isleham.

Holiday Club 2017 - ‘Down on the Farm’

August 1-4 in the mornings at Victoria Hall, Fordham. 

  • The next Holiday Club Team Planning Meeting will be held on Wednesday July 19 at 7pm in the School room at Fordham Church. 
  • Sunday July 30: Commissioning of leaders/helpers/junior helpers at all Services.
  • Sunday August 6: Group Service at St Andrew's Isleham at 10.30am.

Mums+ - next August 18

Mums+ is a monthly coffee morning for fun, conversation and sharing our questions of life, faith and parenthood – all ages welcome.  

Upcoming dates -

  • Friday 18 August 10am at the Chicken Shed.

  • Friday 15 September 9.15am  at La Hogue.

  • Friday 13 October 9.15amaAt Fordham Garden Centre.

  For more info: Laura Cox-Watson for details 01638 724839.

Grave Talk - a new initiative next on September 2

There is no Grave Talk in August.

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), from 10am – 11.30 ish. Good coffee and cake provided. All welcome. 

Contact Carol Taylor for more details.

Messy Church - next on September 10

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 - 

  • August: No Messy Church, we shall be running a Holiday Club instead.

  • September 10

  • October 8

Healing Eucharist - next September 17

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

Mid-week services - note revised schedule

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.
11.30am monthly at Withers Place.
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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