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Advent Drinks Party and Canapes

Advent Drinks Party and Canapes

12 noon Sunday 15th December
Fairford Community Centre

Mike and Alison Godsal request the pleasure of your company. £7.50 to include the first drink. Further drinks by donation

Telephone:01285 713101 or email.

Public Consultation at St Mary's

Monday 9th December
5:30pm in the Church

This public consultation will be introducing the community to the proposal to install glass doors at both ends of the south porch.

This consultation evening will be preceded by a static display board presentation in the church for 2 weeks prior.

The consultation is open to all, and we welcome your questions, suggestions and feedback.

Poppy Display

Poppy Display

We would like to thank everyone who crafted poppies for our church Remembrance display this year, it was a tremendous effort and looked amazing, from the arch over the main door to the Dove of Peace Banner and the cascade of purple poppies inside the door all were stunning.

A big thank you too to the Friends of Fairford Church who footed the bill for the construction. Thanks also go to Freda and Margaret and the happy band of helpers for putting it all together, it involved some challenges and last minute changes, a lot of glue, stitching and pins, however it was worth it. Our thanks also go to John Lang and Murdoch Frazer for erecting the display over the door which involved chicken wire, ladders and who knows what else.

Charity of the Month 1:
Children’s Society

Children’s Society

Right now in Britain there are children and young people who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope. The Children’s Society works with these young people, step by step, for as long as it takes.

We listen. We support. We act.

There are no simple answers so we work with others to tackle complex problems. Only together can we make a difference to the lives of children now and in the future. Because no child should feel alone.

Charity of the Month 2:


We are the national charity for homeless people. We help people directly out of homelessness and campaign for the changes needed to solve it altogether.

Every bit of our work is integrated, and all contributes to our purpose of ending homelessness. The services we provide are carefully informed through our decades of experience of working with homeless people, and the research we've carried out over the years. Our research is driven by our knowledge from working side-by-side with homeless people every day. And this influences our campaigning for permanent change.

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Christmas Gathering

Christmas Gathering

Saturday 7th December
at 12 noon in Fairford Community Centre
In aid of the upkeep of St Mary's Church

Free Entry. Tickets for lunch £5 each
(Free for children under 10)
Tickets from the Parish Office,
01285 712417 or on the door

Bring and Buy
Light Lunch
Musical Entertainment

Messy Church

Messy Church

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

Sunday 12 January
In St Mary's Church. 4pm-6pm
Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

For Messy Church this month, we shall be joining Fairford Primary School for a Christingle Service, starting at 4pm on 8 December. There will not be a cooked meal this time but we shall be serving hot drinks and mince pies (and biscuits) at the end.

For this one just turn up on the day. The church will be full so give yourselves time to find a seat.

For further details contact:
Sarah 01285 712074
or Email

Fairford Christmas Day Lunch

For the seventh year running there will be a Christmas Lunch taking place on Christmas Day in the Fairford Community Centre.  This is for individuals and couples who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day and is open to people in Fairford and surrounding villages – and Lechlade.  It will continue to take the same format as before so we are looking for volunteers to assist in helping with the preparation and cooking of the meal, drivers to collect and return people home and others to act as hosts/hostesses during the day.

Please check on your neighbours and friends and put them in touch with us if they show any interest in joining us. A donation of £5 will be requested from each guest and other offers of support will be most welcome.

 Each year we have been amazed by the generosity of the local community in supporting this worthwhile cause.

Contacts:  Amanda & Mervyn Cully:  01285 712700, Email

Fairford & District Choral Society’s Christmas concert

Fairford & District Choral Society’s Christmas concert

Saturday 7th December
at 7.30 p.m in St Mary's

The choir will sing Poulenc’s Gloria, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and an assortment of advent and Christmas carols.


The conductor will be Jessi Pywell, and the concert will be accompanied on the organ by Sam Bayliss and Evie Perfect Cello; the soloists will be Jack Bowtell (baritone) and Lucy Mellors (soprano).


Tickets on salefrom Fairford Opticians. See the website for more details.

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