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 mentioned in 13th century documents so 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".
to watch Collective Worship delivered by Revd. David, Revd. Sue and Revd. Anna - these form part of our weekly Collective Worship in school. Sadly, Revd. David who has recently relocated up North and Rev. Sue have recently retired. We are fortunate to have Revd. Anna who continues to lead us in collective worship - both virtually and in person.
Curate: Revd. Anna Jones
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 bell ringing, looking more closely at the stained glass windows and a walk around the church grounds. Thank you to all the volunteers who help to make this afternoon happen.
Year 2 always enjoy their tour of the Church learning about the different sections of the Church. Thank you to Revd. Sue and Mel for running this.