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Bingo and Supper

B & B Enterprises proudly present
Another Good Night Out.

Friday 12th December, 6.30 to 9.39
Fairford Community Centre

All profits go to St Mary's Church

Bingo and Supper Tickets must be bought beforehand - available from Mitchell & Sarjent office, Fairford.

Tickets £10 to include supper and 5 games of Bingo

CASH PRIZES! Licensed bar from 6.15pm.

Please advise if vegetarian food required.

Christmas Day Lunch

From 12noon

Christmas Day Lunch

For those on their own in Fairford/Horcott who would like to celebrate Christmas in company.

This year the event is being organised by Sally & Malcolm White Tel: 01285 712141.

Lifts to and from the Centre can be arranged.

MORE helpers are needed eg volunteer drivers, kitchen staff etc.

Gloucestershire Historic Churches Ride and Stride September 13th 2014

Between the three of them, Phil Trickett, Simon Mumford and Geoff Hawkes raised the sum of £727 thanks to the generous support of many of the congregation and citizens of the town. Half of that sum plus all the gift aid goes to the work of the Trust. The rest is returned to St Mary's to support the life of the parish.

Summer Sunday Event

A big thank you again to the choir and to the donators of jam and scones for Summer Sunday event. Over £140 was made of the day and will be added to church funds. Local Ministry Team.

Charity of the Month 1:
Children’s Society

Children’s Society

The Children’s Society is a leading charity committed to making childhood better for all children in UK. Action is taken to protect, rescue and support Children facing life trapped in a vicious circle of fear and harm, a circle driven by violence, neglect, poverty and discrimination which destroys childhood and wrecks community living. Children are given hope and confidence they need to face the future with optimism. None are turned away. The work of the Society depends on generous donations from the Public, supporters and volunteers.

Can you help with a donation? There is literature on the bookshelf along the south wall. For further information: write to The Children’s Society, Edward Rudolf House. 69-95 Margery Street, LONDON WC1 0JL. Tel: 020 78414400 Option 1.

A collection will be taken for the Society at the Carol Service.

Charity of the Month 2:


If anyone is homeless in Hostel accommodation Christmas can be a lonely and depressing time. For the last 41 years CRISIS OPEN CHRISTMAS has helped to alleviate that loneliness by the provision of Christmas Centres across London during the period 23rd to 30th December, that not only offer that vital companionship but meals and warmth together with a wide range of essential services that homeless people do not normally have access to. All this is provided by Volunteers from all walks of life. Beyond the traditional Christmas Dinner over 1500 guests can take advantage of over 20 services and a variety of activities to start, hopefully, to transform their lives, for many a second chance in life.

To find out more about their activities information is available on the bookshelf along the south wall. Your donations in the box will be gratefully received. Further information write to CRISIS, 68 Commercial Street LONDON E1 6LT. Tel: 0844 251 0111.

A collection for CRISIS will be taken during the Crib service.

Joint Charities Carol Service Sunday Dec 7th 4pm

Joint Charities Carol Service

You can get into the Christmas spirit at the Charity Carol Service at St Mary’s Church organised by the Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust. They have battled to raise £2.4m to buy much-needed medical equipment for local hospitals throughout Gloucestershire since 1983.

This is a great chance to sing your favourite traditional carols, accompanied by Fairford’s own church choir and yet be home in time for tea. A retiring collection will be shared between Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust and Fairford’s Community Bus scheme.

Everyone is welcome.

Jesus and Me Club

JAM Club

7th December
10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft, fun and food
JAM club is on the FIRST Sunday of the month.

Funday Sundays

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month.

There will be a Funday Sunday on:
Sunday 14 December

St Mary's Church 4pm-6pm

The theme is ‘Preparing for Christmas’
Crafts, Games, Celebration, 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 Kathleen (01285 712583) or email

NEW FROM SEPTEMBER: Older children welcome to join us for our meal, then take part in crafts and games aimed approximately at nine years to early teens.

Messy Space, Sat 20th December

Messy Space Christmas Party

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

This month’s theme: CHRISTMAS PARTY
Crafts, games, carols, tea

Adults and Children (recommended 4 years upwards)
£2 per child (max. £5 per family)
Concessions available

A project of Churches Together Around Fairford.

Contact Maureen Partington 01285 712480.

Previous Charity Fundraising

The money from the box in church for the October charity, Healthcare for the clergy, amounted to £19.51 to which the PCC will add further amounts.

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