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. It has its fine church, All Saints, two pubs, the Shoulder of Mutton and the Three Horse Shoes and one Village Stores, incorporating the Post Office. In 2001, over 500 acres of Fordham land was donated to the Woodland Trust for the creation of a woodland environment.

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 Fair
Fordham Safari Supper
Fordham All Saints Church
Fordham Village Hall
Fordham Threatened
Fordham Community Orchard
Fordham Maps
Shoulder of Mutton, Fordham
Three Horseshoes, Fordham
Fordham Recalled
a social history project recording the lives of people with links to Fordham
Fordham Heroes

our war memorial

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.


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 130 October 2015


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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