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Summer Lunch With Pig Roast

(Veggie Alternative)

Sunday 17 August 12.30
Fairford Community Centre
Tickets £10 / £6 Children (Under 12)

Families Very Welcome

Tickets on Sale from Mitchell & Sarjent

Fundraising Pig Roast

Profits for the Upkeep of St Mary’s Church

Fairford United Church Children’s Holiday Club

Space Academy

19th August 10am-3pm
20th August 10am-3pm
21st August 10am-1.30pm

What does it feel like to be an alien? What do aliens look like? Can you make an alien's space helmet?
Learn about Daniel and his friends living far from home in a foreign land.
Learn about Space and the whole universe from real-life scientists.

Book now for the Fairford Holiday Club 2014 Booking forms from: Joanne Roberts (711386)or Maureen Partington (712480).

Charity of the Month:
People for You

The Mission To Seafarers

The charity and scheme is a volunteer befriending idea for older, isolated people in Fairford, Lechlade and surrounding villages. It is also available to Tetbury.

It is a sad fact that, with an increasing population and families scattered, many older people are living alone with no regular company. The mission is to reduce loneliness and isolation – the scourge of our modern society. A recent BBC News report revealed the ‘social isolation is associated with the higher risk of death in older people regardless of whether they consider themselves lonely’. Many researchers have suggested that this is possibly due to the emotional effects of isolation - that feeling lonely is bad for your health.

Everyone needs someone in our lives, and it is a pleasure to introduce a local volunteer in their community and to sit back and watch a beautiful, mutually sustaining friendship develop.

Finally, a quote from Mother Theresa ‘Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty’. That says it all.

Any donations would be most welcome which will go towards funding social events. If anyone is interested please contact Sue Black at ‘People for You’ on 07810 630167 or email

Previous Charity Fundraising

The money collected from the box for the June charity, Action for Kids, is not yet to hand but to which the PCC will add further amounts.


Ride and Stride

September 13th

This is a great way to support this church and churches across the county when they most need help. So if you fancy walking, cycling or horse-riding put 13th September in your diary. You can plan your own route between churches depending on how far you want to go and whether you want to be in towns or villages.

You can get a sponsorship form either from the Parish Office (01285 712611) or from Geoff Hawkes, Green Gables, Back Lane, Fairford 01285 712053.

Joint Outing

I am sure I can say on behalf of all those who went on the Friends of Fairford Church/Flower team outing - a very big ‘Thank You’ to Geoff Hawkes and Heather Gorton for organising a wonderful day out to Dorchester Abbey, Ewelme Church & Mary Berry’s Garden. The weather was very kind us in so far as it was fine all the time we were out of the coach and only rained when we were safely travelling!! Here are some of us in the very pretty courtyard of the Alms Houses at Ewelme.

Joint Outing

When we arrived at Mary Berry’s Garden - the last thing we expected was to greeted by the lady herself. She served our tea and provided us with a generous portion of Lemon Drizzle cake. Yummy!! Well - what a fabulous garden - some of us leaving with some ‘garden envy’ I daresay.

Brilliant day out. Well done once again to the organisers!!

Funday Sundays in 2014

We usually meet on the first Sunday of every month but there will be NO Funday Sunday in AUGUST

There will be a Funday Sunday on:
Sunday 7 September

St Mary's Church 4pm-6pm

Crafts, Games, Worship, Cooked Meal

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.

If you could help with of these events please talk to one of the LMT members about it or contact Sarah Bottomley( 712074) or Kathleen Hall ( 712583) or email

Jesus and Me Club, 10th August

JAM Club

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

Youth Service Dates

28th September, 2nd November and 30th November.

Venue will be Lechlade Baptist Church (unless stated) starting at 7.15pm. See poster in porch for details.

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