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Women's World Day of Prayer
2 March

The service this year will be at St Mary's Church at 2pm. The service has been designed by the women from Suriname and is looking at God's Creation and what we can do to look after it. Despite the name, the service is open to all! Everyone welcome.

Women's World Day of Prayer

For further details contact: Sarah 01285 712074 or Email.

The Fairford Gospels

Fairford Gospels

Fridays during Lent starting at 12:30 p.m. at St. Thomas's Church, Horcott

  • Listen to all or part of the gospel
  • Try a craft
  • Enjoy a Soup Lunch
  • Come when you can, stay as long as you want

23 February: Matthew's Gospel and Quilling
9 March: Mark's Gospel and Embroidery
16 March: Luke's Gospel and Easter Cards
23 March: John's Gospel and Words of Faith

Charity of the Month:
Medical and Scientific Aid for Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (MSAVLC)

Medical and Scientific Aid for Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (MSAVLC)

Medical and Scientific Aid for Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (MSAVLC), is a registered charity that was originally established in 1965. Since then it has been providing aid to some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in South-East Asia. The aim of the charity is to promote good health and relieve sickness, by providing aid, supplies and equipment to health-related organisations in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Their support meets a wide range of needs but focuses particularly on children, and those whose lives have been blighted by poverty or the aftermath of war and strife. Such support includes:

  • Provision of equipment and treatment of congenital abnormalities due to toxic chemicals (mainly Agent Orange)
  • Provision of medical equipment to hospitals and orphanages
  • Medical and financial support for paraplegics and quadriplegics
  • First aid and healthcare for orphanage children
  • Provision of audiology and ear care equipment and training
  • Training courses for traditional midwives
  • Building wells and providing clean water systems
  • Support for vulnerable, elderly and disabled people

The charity is run exclusively by volunteers. Overheads are minimal; every possible penny goes to where it is needed. By concentrating on primary health and responding to specific requests it is surprising what even modest funding can achieve.

For more information visit the Website.

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John Ridgway in Concert for Christian Aid

John Ridgway in Concert

Saturday 10 March, 7.30 pm
St Mary's Church, Fairford

The programme includes Voluntary in G minor by John Stanley, Sonata No 3 in A major by Felix Mendelssohn and Will o' the Wisp by Gordon Balch Nevin - an eclectic programme!

The concert, organised by Churches Together Around Fairford, is to raise funds for Christian Aid, so please come along and contribute to this cause whilst enjoying a wonderful evening of inspirational music.

Tickets cost £8 and can be bought in advance from Mitchell and Sarjent in the Market Place, or on the door on the night. The concert will start at 7.30pm with an interval for refreshments.

Concert by the Avebury Vocal Ensemble

Avebury Vocal Ensemble

Sunday 18 March, 7.15 pm
St Mary's Church, Fairford

Conductor: Peter Tims
Organist: Simon Dinsdale

Music to include:

  • Charles Gounod - Seven Last Words of Christ
  • J S Bach - Cantata 23
  • Other choral works for the season of Lent to include music by Stainer, Chilcot and Ireland

Admission £10. Under 18s free. Entry by programme, on the door.

Messy Church

Messy Church

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month.

Sunday 11th March
In St Mary's Church. 4pm-6pm
Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

This month's theme: Mothers as it is Mothering Sunday. There will be a cream tea and flowers.  We will start with activities and games, followed by a Celebration and then the special tea in the Community Centre, finishing about 6pm as usual. Contributions to the tea will be very welcome.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements for the meal, otherwise just turn up on the day. For further details contact: Sarah 01285712074 or Email

Making Space Sat 17th March

Making Space

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Fairford Community Centre
Family Crafts and Coffee Shop

This month's theme: Puppets.

Adults and Children
£2 per child (max. £5 per family)
Concessions available

A project of Churches Together Around Fairford.
Enabling families to enjoy being families.

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