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Hog Roast

Hog Roast
6th August 12 noon

In aid of church funds.

Craftsman’s Art and Music’s Measure

The musical instruments in the windows of Fairford Church

Window 21
Window 21

High up in the south windows of the nave of St Mary’s church in Fairford is a choir of angels singing and playing medieval instruments.

The Fairford History Society is bringing these instruments to life with a talk by David Hatcher, an expert on medieval instruments and his colleague Alan Crumpler an instrument maker.

If you want to hear how rebecs and portative organs, amongst many other instruments look and sound, come along to St Mary’s Church on Thursday September 14th at 2.30pm.

Tickets are £5 from the St Mary’s Parish Office, phone 01285 712611 (mornings) or email .

Charity of the Month:
People for You

People for You

People For You is an established and well regarded volunteer befriending and support service, aimed at the many older, isolated and vulnerable people living in the Lechlade, Fairford, Tetbury and surrounding area of the South Cotswolds.  The overall aim of the project is to reduce isolation and is entirely supported by local volunteers who offer a free, confidential service and the only one of its kind in the area.

A volunteer visitor calling regularly each week, offering friendship and a listening ear has a positive impact on a client’s state of mind, their sense of wellbeing and community belonging. Meaningful social interaction helps build resilience and the ability to cope with factors that affect mental and physical health. Many of the older people supported by the project are disabled, have mobility issues, are housebound or perhaps in the early stages of dementia.

Recruitment of volunteers takes place on a regular basis to cope with the demand for the service.

For more information the main contact is Sue Black: 07810 630167

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Glos Historic Churches Trust - Ride and Stride

Glos Historic Churches Trust - Ride and Stride

This year's Ride and Stride event takes place on 9th September.

Participants ride (cycle or horse) or stride along a personally devised route with the aim of visiting a number of churches.

Sponsorship is obtained with proceeds being shared - half to the "base church" and half plus Gift-Aid to the GHCT who use their funds to help projects aimed at maintaining historic churches throughout the county. In 2015 the Trust donated £2,500 to St. Mary's organ fund.

I intend to cycle to most of the churches in the South Cotswolds Team - a distance of around 35 miles and give prior warning that I shall be seeking sponsorship.

If anyone else feels moved to participate in any was please contact me for further details and forms.
  Phil Trickett  -  01285 712421

Messy Church

Messy Church

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month.

There is No Messy Church in August. See you all on 10th September at 4pm in St Mary's Church.

Jesus and Me Club

JAM Club

6th August
10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft, fun and food
JAM club is on the FIRST Sunday of the month.

Love Fairford: 14 Sep to 1 Oct

Love Fairford

Love Fairford is a two-week ecumenical outreach project in our community, with Christians of all churches and backgrounds: Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Methodists, Congregationalists and the two community churches; coming together to witness the power and vitality of our Christian faith community. The aim is to show the love of Christ for our community and everyone within it, and to reach out to invite and welcome people to experience our worship and faith.

There will be events of worship; including a healing service, a hog roast harvest celebration & finale with a ‘big sing’ in a marquee with a band and Bishop Rachel as the speaker.

There are all kinds of other events planned too, including women’s pampering & craft evenings with speakers, a men’s breakfast with a padre from NATO’s rapid response team, events for primary aged & teenagers, plus afternoon tea for the seniors.

Love Fairford seeks funding to support these events: paying for a marquee, generator, publicity and printing.

As Fairford’s Church of England community, we would like to support this project generously and enthusiastically. Please let Rev’d Caroline know if you would like to be involved with the planning team, and do give generously!

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