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Where do our visitors come from?

Visitors' book

All we know for sure is that a small proportion of those who come to St Mary’s sign the Visitors’ Book.  From that we can say that in the ten months up to 20th June [the life of our last visitors’ Book] we had visitors from at least 44 different countries:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China [plus Hong Kong],  Cyprus, Denmark, Dubai, France, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, India, Indonesia,  Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, New Caledonia [Pacific],  Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom,  United States.

There were visitors from 35 states of the USA.

New this year were Argentina, Dubai, Indonesia, Taiwan and New Caledonia.

The full addresses of some visitors revealed places well-known in their very different fields  -  Schleswig-Holstein, Niagara Falls, Le Mans

Of course the majority of our visitors are from Britain.  Many of those wrote something like:  Wanted to come here for years: worth the wait.

We are privileged to be involved with a church which is so widely appreciated and, indeed, loved.

Church Brass

Brass CrossSince the Mother's Union merged with the Lechlade branch, the job of cleaning St.Mary's brass has not been so regularly undertaken, and has lost some of it's twinkle!

The plaques etc. in the nave are only the tip of the iceberg as the Vestry contains many candle holders etc. some of which have lots of candle wax that requires removal before the Brasso can be put to use.

The complete cleaning job takes approx. one and a half hours but two could cut this in half, and I am asking anyone who would like to job-share with me (once per month) to give me ring.

Many thanks in hopeful anticipation, Wendy.  tel. 711765

Charity of the Month:
Help Madina

Help Madina

Help Madina is a locally-led charity aiming to provide support for the village of Medina in Sierra Leone. Their goal is to work hand-in-hand with the local community, including Christian leaders and elders, in Madina and Makeni to provide resources most-needed by the people there. Over recent years this has included working towards providing water wells and toilets, offering care for the elderly, supporting local schools, forming a diabetes association, and supporting vocational training.

For more information visit the Website.

Messy Tuesday

Messy Tuesday

throughout August at Fairford United Church 12:30 – 3:00. For children (Primary or Pre-school) and carers.

Special activities:

  • August 7th Games
  • August 14th Jigsaws
  • August 21st Crafts
  • August 28th Film

Lunchtime meal, Stories that Jesus told, and regular activities. No charge.

Booking preferred - contact Joanne Roberts 711386 or

Messy Church

Messy Church

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month EXCEPT AUGUST.

Sunday 9th September
In St Mary's Church. 4pm-6pm
Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal



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

For more information contact, Chris Saunders 01452 301042

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