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Coffee Morning in aid of Flower Festival

Coffee Morning in aid of Flower Festival

10.00 to 12.00 Saturday 2nd April
in the Heritage Room in the Fairford Community Centre

Bring and Buy, Raffle and Cake Stall. Please come and support us and bring your friends. Money raised is for the flowers for the Flower Festival in St. Mary’s Church, Fairford from 16th to 19th September. The theme of the Festival is ‘Painters’.

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting has been arranged for Sunday 10th April in St. Marys  following the 10.00 am Sung Eucharist Service. This should be about 11.15 am.

Everyone on the Electoral Roll is welcome to attend.

Parish News - Editors Needed

We DESPERATELY need a couple of new editors to step forward NOW. You will need to have good computer skills, work at home, stick to deadlines, be familiar with ‘Publisher’ and be prepared to learn. OR you may want to take on the task of printing it up once a month.

There is a team of collators, and distributors.

If you feel you would like to have a go - please contact the vicar in the first instance: Caroline Symcox (01285 712467) Email.

Charity of the Month:
The Carers' Trust

The Carers' Trust

The April Charity is new to us - and some of you may have read a recent article in the colour supplement of the Daily Telegraph emphasizing particularly their work with Young Carers and their Families.  The Carers' Trust is a major new charity for, with and about carers.  They work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.  They do this with Network Partners - a unique network of independent carers centres, Crossroads Care schemes and young carers services. Together they are united by a shared vision for carers - to make sure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK.

Caring is rarely something which can be planned for. Today, 7 million people are carers and by 2030 as more of us live longer it is likely to increases by 3.4 million.  Here in Fairford we have a lot of practical experience of carers and caring - families/friends supporting those who need help. The Carers Trust has now embarked on a further project to support young people who find themselves as carers - for example a 15 years old girl looking after a parent with an alcohol problem, other younger carers for a parent with a terminal illness or dementia. Carers all make enormous sacrifices, often putting aside their education, careers, social lives and even their health in order to care.

Together with local Network Partners, Carers Trust works across the UK to give carers access to desperately needed breaks, information and advice, and education, training and employment opportunities. Although the Trust is a new charity it has been supporting carers since 1974 when Crossroads Care was first established and works in partnership with other organizations for the benefit of carers - for example their project with the Royal College of General Practitioners is helping GP's to identify carers before they reach crisis support.

Full details of work of the Trust and the help provided is available in the leaflets which will be on the  helf in church during April and can also be obtained from: The Carers Trust, 32-36 Loman Street, London SE1OEH. Tel: 0844 800 4361 Email.  

Tunisian Evening

>Tunisian Evening

7.00pm 4th April, Fairford Community Centre
In aid of the Organ Fund

Experience a North African Meal and Wine Bar. Food cooked and served by Colosseo.

Tickets £15, either from the Parish Office or 6 High Street (713101).

Jesus and Me Club

JAM Club

3rd April
10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft, fun and food
JAM club is on the FIRST Sunday of the month.

Messy Church

Messy Church

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month.

There will be a Messy Church on:
Sunday 10 April

St Mary's Church 4pm-6pm

Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

At Messy Church this month the story will be Two Tiny Coins and activities and crafts will be based around that theme. So, if you fancy making a purse or decorating chocolate coins then please join us. For all skill levels along with a play area for toddlers. After this, we will have a story and some singing, then go over to the Community Centre for a meal, finishing about 6pm.

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 16th April

Messy Space

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

This month's theme: Rainbows
This is the last session of the season so don't miss it!

Adults and Children (recommended 4 years upwards)
£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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