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Christmas Coffee Morning
Bring & Buy Sale

Christmas Draw (1st Prize £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25 plus others)
on Saturday, 10 December, 10am-12 noon

Christmas Coffee Morning This will be the last event to raise money for St Mary’s Church funds in 2011. Please write the date in your diary – come and meet your friends for a pre-Christmas coffee and chat. The Draw will take place at 12 o’clock; tickets will be on sale from early October – please try to sell some tickets for us.

Please also help by providing items for the Bring & Buy stall – including cakes and produce but no jumble please – and for the Bottle Stall. Items can be left with Eric Graham in the Community Centre from Monday, 5 December.

Charity of the Month 1:
The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society The Children’s Society is a leading charity committed to making childhood better for all Children in the 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 the 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 to read on the top of the bookshelf along the south wall. For further details write to The Children’s Society, Edward Rudolf House, 69-95 Margery Street LONDON WC1X 0JL. Tel 0845 300 1128. Web: There will be a collection for the Society during the 9 Lessons & Carols Service.

Charity of the Month 2: CRISIS

Crisis CRISIS is the national charity for single homeless people. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. Their innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services address individual needs and help homeless people to transform their lives. Success is measured by tangible results and value for money.

As determined campaigners CRISIS work to prevent people from becoming homeless and advocate solutions informed by research and their direct experience. CRISIS have ambitious plans for the future and are committed to helping more people in more places across UK. Homelessness will not end overnight or by itself, but in taking a lead and collaborating with others, then change may happen. You can help with the work of CRISIS by a donation into the box on the south wall, which will be gratefully received. Further information is available in church. For more details write to CRISIS, 68 Commerical Street LONDON E1 6LT. Tel 0844 251 0111. Website A collection for CRISIS will be taken during the Crib Service.

Previous Charity Fundraising

Monies collected from the box for the October charity, ABF –The Soldier’s Charity, amounted to £31.05 to which the PCC will add further amounts which will bring the total to about £246.

Christmas Services

Sunday 11 December
6.00pm - Christmas Concert: Burford Chamber Choir

Sunday 18 December
6.00pm - Nine Lessons and Carols

Saturday 24 December, Christmas Eve
5.30pm - Crib Service
11.30pm - Midnight Mass

Sunday 25 December - Christmas Day
8.00am - Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am - Sung Family Eucharist (CW)

Christmas Services

Christmas Soup Lunch

Fairford Churches Together will be holding their annual Christmas Soup Lunch on
Soup Lunch FRIDAY 2nd December  in Fairford Community Centre 12pm—1.30pm

All monies raised will be for charity. We look forward to seeing you.

Messy Space, Sat 17th December

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Fairford Community Centre

Christmas Party – make, play, sing, eat!

Messy Space
Adults & children (recommended 4 yrs upwards). No charge this month.
A project of Churches Together Around Fairford.

Café Church

Sunday 4th December 4.00 to 5.30 pm in the United Church, Milton Street.

Café ChurchPlease join us and meet friends, play games, talk about issues, hear stories, do crafts, have informal worship & food.

We welcome anyone –any age!

Please note: There will be no Cafe Church in January.

For more information contact Joanne Roberts on 01285 711386. Organised by Churches Together Around Fairford.

Mothers Union

Our Christmas Lunch will be again at The Bull Hotel on Wednesday, 7th December. Time 12.30 p.m. for 1 p.m. Lunch. Husbands are invited to this lunch. Please give your name(s) to any committee member if you wish to share in this annual event. See you all there!

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