near Colchester, Essex, England

Facebook Group at!/groups/fordhamvillage

Official Parish Council at

 A village of about 800 inhabitants, 6 miles north west of Colchester, surrounded by a 21st century planted Woodland Trust owned wood of 500 acres. We will perhaps become known as Fordham Forest in years to come.
Fordham has:
  • its Domesday Book church,
    • All Saints Fordham,
  • its primary school,
    • Fordham All Saints C of E School
  • its two pubs,
  • its one Village Stores,
    • incorporating the Post Office
  • its Fordham Hall Estate,
  • its Village Hall,
  • its Garrison Saddle Club,
  • its children's play area,
    • including football pitch and BMX track
  • its orchard,
    • of 3 acres planted with old species of fruit bearing trees,
  • its Bronze Age through Roman Period heritage.
  • its quiet tranquility.

In 2001, over 500 acres of Fordham land was donated to the Woodland Trust for the creation of a woodland environment. Some 300,000 baby trees were planted to create what will become, some day, a huge forest area. Already much used by walkers, horse riders and those interested in wildlife, Fordham has become a rural idyll.

This unofficial website will tell you something of Fordham and its people. It includes some of our history, some pictures of our interesting sights, details of activities of the several clubs and local organisations, dates and agendas for parish council meetings, announcements of forthcoming events and attractions, etc.

If you have any comments to make about Fordham life, why not use our Facebook group here or drop us an email here?


Fordham News

Parish Newsletter


Fordham in Bloom

Gold Award for 2014


Fordham Local History Society

Activities and Lecture Programme

Fordham Heroes

our war memorial

Fordham Safari Supper
Fordham All Saints Church
Fordham Village Hall

Fordham Fair


Fordham Community Orchard


Fordham Maps


Shoulder of Mutton, Fordham


Three Horseshoes, Fordham

Fordham Hall Estate


Fordham Recalled

a social history project recording the lives of people with links to Fordham

The Fordham Murderer

Also we have many groups and pages on Facebook that can be seen by clicking below:

Fordham Village

Fordham in Bloom

Things for sale or wanted in Fordham and Wormingford

The Fordham Vehicle Show

The Three Horseshoes, Fordham

The Shoulder of Mutton, Fordham


The Fordham Fair is held every year on the Village Green although, this year of 2016,

we plan a celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday instead. Seee Fordham News for details.


if you fancy getting involved for the 2016 event, please send us an email.

2012 was the first year for what has been named

Fordham in Bloom

For more information please go here.


For future editions of Fordham News, please send any information, items of news, forthcoming events, etc. to us here at :

Please click below to view the most recent edition.

Earlier copies, as far back as the 1970s are available upon request.

NEWSLETTER 131 February 2016


There is further information to be found by clicking on any underlined word or words - and on some of the pictures.

Keep up to date with the church's activities and programme by clicking here.

Rector - The Reverend John Parker

01206 243261

John Owen Barn, Church Road, Fordham. Colchester. CO6 3NL

01206 243261

Please also visit here for pictures of the church interior, taken in 2007. The church has since undergone re-ordering and was re-opened in 2010.


Fordham Village Stores

tel 240391 

The Shoulder of Mutton

The Three Horseshoes

tel 240195

TARA and JAYNE are your hosts


Our village hall is available for hire.

Details can be obtained from Jenny Kay - tel 240929


PRESIDENT - Pat Lewis - tel 01245 347683

CHAIRMAN - Jenny Kay - tel 240929

TREASURER - Veronica Doughty - tel 240532



Please visit our website here for more information.


7.30pm at Fordham Village Hall, unless otherwise stated

Admission £3.00

(unless stated otherwise)

 Hot off the press! The latest Fordham book.

Essential reading for the discerning Fordhamian!

See Jenny Kay or Paul at the shop.

Fordham artist John Kay has also published a book entitled Fordham in Watercolour, which is available for purchase at £6.

Some photographs of Fordham sights.


All Saints Church - Feb 2003


The Shoulder of Mutton Pub - Feb 2003


Fordham Hall - Feb 2003


Our village sign situated on the Village Green with the recently (2003) installed interpretation board.



The School - Old Part



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Site first established January 2002


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