Fordham Primary School

Fordham Primary School

 

Our Church

The church of St. Peter and St. Mary Magdalene has been in Fordham since before 1200 (we don't know the exact date of its founding).  It is however mentioned in 13th century documents so it was up and running by then.  Initially, the church was part of the monastic foundation of Fordham Abbey until the abbey was dissolved in the 16th century. From then on, it has served as the parish church for Fordham.  In the 19th and early twentieth centuries, much was done to beautify the church.  The roof, stained glass and the internal paintings were all completed in this period.

Today the church is part of group of churches covering Chippenham, Fordham, Isleham, Kennett and Snailwell known as "The Three Rivers Group". 
Click here to watch Collective Worship delivered by Revd. David, Revd. Sue and Revd. Anna - these form part of our weekly Collective Worship in school. 
We warmly welcome Reverend Stephen - the new incumbent (Rector) of The Three Rivers Group. We are thrilled that he will be leading us in our weekly Collective Worship and also in our annual Harvest, Christmas and Easter celebrations. 

 

Visits to the Church

We regularly visit the Church for celebrations such as Harvest Festival, Christmas and Christingle.
Annually, Year 6 visit the church to enjoy a variety of activities including playing simple tunes using hand bells; climbing the tower to learn about and even ring Fordham's church bells; analysing intricate stained glass windows as part of a quiz and a walk around the church grounds and finding out how the church is supporting wildlife in its grounds . It is a great experience and an opportunity to learn about a building which has stood in the heart of the village for many hundreds of years! We would like to take this opportunity to thank Revd. Anna for kindly organising this event and for the volunteers who led the different sessions.  Thank you all!

Year 2 always enjoy their tour of the Church learning about the different sections of the Church.