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, in 2016,

we held a celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday instead.

See Fordham News for details of any future Fordham Fair.


if you fancy getting involved for forthcoming events, 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 the Parish Clerk at

or tel 01206 329019

Please click below to view the most recent edition.

Earlier copies, as far back as the 1970s are available on CD from Jenny Kay.

NEWSLETTER 132 July 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

tel 243487

The Three Horseshoes

tel 240195

SIAN and ROGER 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)

 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 and activities in 2016.



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