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Sister Frances Dominica

Thursday 21st March, 7.45
at St Mary’s, Fairford.

Sister Frances Dominica

Sister Frances Dominica is from Helen & Douglas House Hospice, Oxford, where they provide end of life care for children and young adults, together with support for their families.

Sr Frances is an inspiring speaker and what she has to say will lead us ever deeper into Holy Week and Easter.

Learning Together in Lent

Using the book ‘Jesus and Peter – Growing in friendship with God’ by Michael Perham, Bishop of Gloucester, and group study guide by Brian Parfitt (Discipleship & Ministry Officer, Gloucester Diocese).

Mondays 18th, 25th February, 4th, 11th, 18th March at 7.30pm. Venue to be arranged once numbers are known.

To book a place please contact The Rev’d Denise Hyde on 713285 or by 6th February so that books can be ordered. Transport can also be arranged with suitable notice.

Charity of the Month
The Prayer Book Society (PBS)

The Prayer Book Society (PBS) The Book of Common Prayer is central to the Christian faith as practised by the Church of England. Originally compiled in the sixteenth century by Thomas Cranmer and then modified in 1662, the Prayer Book remains the official doctrinal standard of the Church of England and most other Churches in the worldwide Anglican Communion. Cranmer’s cadences have given guidance and illumination to generations of Christians in regular worship and at the turning points of their lives and continue to do so. The direct and unambiguous words of the Prayer Book have become a familiar part of our speech.

Members of the Prayer Book Society, a registered charity, represent a wide diversity of background, tradition and churchmanship, united by a determination to uphold the worship and doctrine enshrined in the Book of Common Prayer of 1662. The Society was founded in 1972 when the Book of Common Prayer stood in danger of being swept away by the tide of liturgical reform. Happily the Prayer Book has survived in a number of lively Churches whilst in others it is marginalised to ‘off peak’ times. Young families and newcomers to the church have fewer opportunities now to encounter it. The PBS is working to redress this situation. PBS exists to advance the Christian religion through the use of the Prayer Book and to encourage its use through training of the Clergy, also in schools and colleges, and ensuring the Society’s views are effectively represented at Synods, and, finally. amongst the clergy and laity at large. PBS has recently celebrated 350 years of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

All the work of the PBS needs continual membership and funds to provide services across the board. There is literature and membership forms on the top shelf along the south wall.

Please make a donation if you can or write to: The Prayer Book Society, The Studio, Copyhold Farm Goring Heath, READING RG8 7RT. Tel: 0118 984 2582, -mail

Previous Charity Fundraising

Last year the charity for November, Prospect Hospice, raised £45.32 from the collection box. Collections in December for the Children’s Society raised £683.38 of which £94.34 came from collecting boxes. Money collected for CRISIS came to £589.04. The PCC has added further monies to these amounts.

Bible Study on St Luke’s Gospel

Thursdays during Lent:
February 21st, 28th; March 7th, 14th
7-8pm, The Heritage Room,
Fairford Community Centre

Daily Prayer during Lent

in the Corpus Christi Chapel

  • Monday 6.45pm
  • Tuesday – Friday 12noon
  • Saturday 10.30am

Pancake Party, 12th February

Fairford Community Centre From 4pm till approx 7pm.

Pancake Party

For families and friends. Activities, games, stories and...


Booking will be necessary; please contact 712583.

Churches Together Around Fairford AGM

Sunday 17th February, 4pm
at St Thomas’s

There will be a short service (probably Vespers) followed by the AGM and finishing with refreshments. Remember the Harvest Supper? - there will be reports on the activities held in 2012 and an opportunity to suggest further activities for 2013. All are welcome - do come.

Jesus and Me Club, 10th February

JAM Club

10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft,
fun and food
Every second Sunday
10th March
14th April
12th May

Messy Space, Sat 16th February

Crafts and Coffee Bar for Families

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Fairford Community Centre

Messy Space
What’s new this month? Come and find out!

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

Foodbank News


At the start of 2013, I write to thank you for your continued support and contribution to the Cirencester Foodbank. Up to this month, St Mary’s has donated a staggering 403kg of food.

Your donations continue to be needed and to date 224kg of food ( sufficient for 3 days.) has been distributed to 235 people (89 of these were children). This need continues into the new Year and I hope that we can depend on your support in 2013.
The Organiser, Cirencester Foodbank.

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