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Nativity Scene

Christmas 'Bloody Mary Party'

16th December at Noon

Bloody Mary PartyMike and Alison Godsal invite you to Wine, Soft drinks and Canapés at Fairford Community Centre.

£5 payable on entry,
to include first drink
then generous donations!

All proceeds to St Mary's Church.

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 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 on the south wall. For further information write to The Children’s Society, Edward Rudolf House, 69-95 Margery Street LONDON WC1 0JL. Tel: 0845 3000 1128.

At the Carol Service the collection will be for the Society.

Charity of the Month 2:
The Children’s Society


If anyone is homeless and living in Hostel accommodation Christmas can be a lonely and depressing time. For the last 40 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 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 will be so gratefully received. For further information wriitw to CRISIS, 68 Commerical Street, LONDON E1 6LT. Tel: 0844 251 0111.

During the Crib service the collection will be for CRISIS.

Previous Charity Fundraising

Monies collected from the box for the October charity, SSAFA, amounted to £21.47 to which the PCC will add further amounts

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Joint Charities Carol Service

at St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Sunday 9th December, 4pm

Carol Service

Get into the Christmas spirit—and be home in time for tea! Sing traditional carols, accompanied by St Mary’s own Church Choir.

A retiring collection will be shared between Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust and Fairford’s Community Bus scheme.

The Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust have battled to raise over £2.3m to buy much-needed medical equipment for local hospitals throughout Gloucestershire since 1983.

Everyone is welcome … you don’t even have to have Arthritis.

Messy Space, Sat 15 December

Crafts and Coffee Bar for Families

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Fairford Community Centre

Christmas Messy Space
This month’s theme: Christmas Party
Crafts, games, carols and tea.

Adults & children (recommended 4 yrs upwards). £2 per child - maximum £5 per family.
A project of Churches Together Around Fairford.

For Children: 9th December
Jesus and Me Club

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

Flower Arrangers needed for St. Mary’s Church

Flower Arrangers Needed We are a friendly team of 15 who arrange flowers for the church rota. We each do two periods of two weeks per year but at the moment some of us are doing three periods. We also arrange flowers for church festivals, weddings and funerals.

If you feel you would like to get involved then please do me. You don’t necessarily have to be good at flower arranging but if you have the desire to learn then you may be just the person we are looking for.

Either email me
or telephone 01285 712428
Heather Gorton

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