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Music in Country Churches

Music in Country Churches

Music in Country Churches was set up as a Charitable Trust twenty five years ago, with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales as its active and very enthusiastic Patron. In that time it has distributed just short of half a million pounds to rural churches to assist with repairs and the maintenance of their fabric.

In the South Cotswolds Team Ministry we have been fortunate to have had two weekends of music here in Fairford; the first in aid of our own church and the other to assist St Mary’s Driffield. This year a further weekend of the highest quality music will take place on 22nd and 23rd May to support the church of St Michael and All Angels Harnhill.

Tickets from Prelude Records 01603 628319.
For details of the 3 concerts and prices see the Website

Lilies for Easter

Easter Lilies Every Easter we fill the copper urn with Madonna lilies. If you would like to contribute towards the cost of these lilies, a donation would be most welcome and if you would like the name of a loved one in the commemorative frame which we place near the arrangement please let me have details. Donations can either be given to me or left in the Parish Office.
Thank you.
Heather, telephone 712428

Welcome to Fairford

The Pastoral Care team at St Mary’s Church Fairford is planning an event to welcome the new residents in Fairford and to introduce them to the various clubs and societies that we have in the town.

We would like to deliver an invitation to every new build property, especially those at the Bloor and Linden sites. The date suggested at present is sometime in May 2015.

We plan to offer a drink/cup of tea and a bun/sandwich when guests arrive at the venue where there will be stalls offering information about the ‘happenings’ in the town.

If your organisation would like to take part in any way, please contact Mary Mawle by telephone 01285 712174 or Email.

Charity of the Month:
Embrace the Middle East

Embrace the Middle East

The charity for April is ‘Embrace the Middle East’ formally ‘Biblelands’. Their funding comes from donations and the sale of publications like the Carol Sheet that have been used in the Church during the Christmas period.

The income generated is used to help needy children in the Holy Land, Lebanon and Egypt, like Ahmed who is 2 years old. He was born into poverty. Malnutrition has affected his growth and he suffers from anaemia. Ahmed lives in Gaza, where his young life is overshadowed by conflict, extremism and oppression. Your donation will help to give him and others a healthy start. The charity supports local Christian groups that care for children, with an emphasis on health and education. Some of the children are blind or disabled whilst others come from poor or broken homes. Please help with your prayers too.

There is literature on the south wall shelf about ‘Embrace the Middle East’ charity.

Previous Charity Fundraising

When the box by the south door was emptied, £23.23 was counted for the February charity ‘People for YOU’ to which the PCC will add further amounts.

Good Friday Procession of Witness, 3 April

Procession of Witness

We shall meet at 12 noon outside St Thomas Church, Horcott and then walk to St Mary’s Church in the High Street via The United Church. We shall stop for readings, singing and short meditations at several points along the way.

Hot cross buns and a cup of tea will be offered at St Mary’s at the finish.

Do come and join us. Organised by Churches Together Around Fairford.

Wanted: New representative for St Mary’s

Churches Together Logo Joanne Roberts has represented St Mary’s Church on the Churches Together committee for many years and has now decided the time has come to let someone else have a go. Thanks Joanne for all your efforts on our behalf.

So there is now a space on the Churches Together committee for another representative from St Mary's. Anyone interested, please talk to Sarah Bottomley or Helen Evans (or Joanne!) about what is involved. It’s a good committee to be on!

Funday Sunday

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month.

There will be a Funday Sunday on:
Sunday 12 April

St Mary's Church 4pm-6pm

Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal
The theme this month will be based on the film “Frozen” looking at how love can thaw a frozen heart (especially the love of Jesus).

No need to book but it will help us with catering if you can let us know that you are coming. If not - just turn up on the day.


Messy Space, Sat 18th April

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Fairford Community Centre
Crafts and Coffee Bar for families

This month's theme: Dragons and Dinosaurs
Special craft : Pyrography (and if you don't know what that is, come and find out!)

Messy Space

Adults and Children (recommended 4 years upwards)
£2 per child (max. £5 per family)
Concessions available

A project of Churches Together Around Fairford.

Contact Maureen Partington 01285 712480.

Jesus and Me Club

JAM Club

5th April
10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft, fun and food
JAM club is on the FIRST Sunday of the month.


Thirst Bible Study

Bible Study and discussion for those in secondary school
6:30 to 8:00 each Wednesday in term time
Quenington Village Hall

For more information contact Chris Saunders 01452 301042

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