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Summer Fete

The Summer Fete raised a magnificent £2530 (net), to be divided between St Mary's Church and Fairford Town Charities.

Summer Fete 13th July

Click here for pictures of the Summer Fete. Thank you to all those who contributed and came along.

Charity of the Month:
Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

Now in its 33rd year the Trust aims to assist those responsible for the care of places used for public worship which belong to a Christian religious body, and to make funds available to such places of all denominations with repairs and improvement to the fabric of the buildings and their contents, as well as their surrounding churchyards. In addition maintaining a supportive membership whose annual committed income from subscriptions and donations allows the Trust to have a firm basis to conduct its affairs, an example being the Stride and Ride yearly event. During 2012 some £100.000 of income the Trust, supporting the 28 churches in the county, was able to give grants from £300 to help with rainwater and drainage problems to £15,000 towards the repair of the roof and spire of an important Forest of Dean church.

Can you help in the work of the Trust with a donation? Or better still complete the Banker’s Order and Gift Aid certificate, which allows 28p of tax to be reclaimed in every £1. The certificate is to be found in the middle pages of literature about the Trust which is on the shelf along the south wall of the church, or, write to Katherine Talbot, Secretary, Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust, c/o Charles Russell, 5 Fleet Place LONDON EC4M 7RD. Tel: 020 7203 8841.

Previous Charity Fundraising

When the money was emptied from the box on the south wall for the June charity, Help Madina, the sum came to £36.19 and the PCC will add further amounts.

Parish Retreat

This year the Parish retreat will be the 1st - 3rd November 2013. The Retreat will again be held at the Marist Centre in Nympsfield, a place of peace and tranquillity.

It will be led by The Rev’d Dr. Mike Tucker, a priest and former nuclear physicist. After retirement from Berkeley Power Station he became vicar of Amberley and also Gloucester Diocesan Officer for Ordinands.

The cost of the weekend is £100.

Please contact Denny Rawlinson, 01285 711009 for further details.

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Help Madina Success

Help Madina

Dr Veronica Sawicki and Dr Rohit Sethi – founders and Trustees of Help Madina – came to the morning service on Sunday, 16 June, to speak about the help provided through their charity to the people living in the Madina area of Sierra Leone in West Africa.

At the coffee morning following the service donations from those present and payment for items from the Bring & Buy table totalled £1,031.30,  which will be added to the money placed in the Charity of the Month wallbox in the church, and other PCC amounts.

This is an amazingly generous response and on behalf of the Trustees I thank you all for your contributions.  Special thanks to the helpers who made it all possible - especially to our musical trio who obviously relaxed people  into spending mood!
       Jo Williams

Fairford Holiday Club


Tues Aug 6th 10.00 - 3.00
Weds Aug 7th 10.00 - 3.00
Thurs Aug 8th 10.00 - 1.30
with GOD'S BIG STORY a performance for parents at 1:00 p.m.

Booking forms: Joanne Roberts 711386 / Maureen Partington 712480 or the School Office.

Jesus and Me Club, 11th August

JAM Club

10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft,
fun and food
Every second Sunday

X:site, Saturday 14th September

Kempsford Primary School


X:site is a fast moving, high energy event for anyone who is 7-11 years old. Each event combines silly games, live music with a great band, videos, creative prayer, craft, drama, Bible stories and lots more so that everyone can have a good time and learn about Jesus and have fun at the same time!

Visit the website for more information and photos. It is organised in each area by a partnership of local churches and Scripture Union.

For further details contact Joanne Roberts - Tel 01285 711386

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