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The Fairford Gospels

The Fairford Gospels

You are invited by Churches Together Around Fairford to come and listen to the story of Jesus. Each of the gospel writers has his own distinctive style. Come and listen to the story they tell and what it means for them, starting with the one that was written first.

Fridays from 12:30 in St. Mary’s Church, Fairford

  • March 15th Mark's gospel
  • March 22nd Matthew's gospel
  • March 29th Luke's gospel
  • April 5th John's gospel

Come when you can. Listen to all or part of the reading. A Soup Lunch will be available. All are welcome; you don't need to belong to any church.

Charity of the Month:

the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

Founded in 1698, SPCK (the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge) is the largest Christian publisher in the UK and the third oldest British publishing house still operating today. Through their diverse range of publishing and charity programmes, they aim to make Christian ideas and values relevant and accessible to people of all faiths and none.

SPCK also administers a number of grant-making trusts, including the Richards Trust, which supports those training for Christian ministry who are in need.

Messy Church

Messy Church

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

Sunday 10th February
In St Mary's Church. 4pm-6pm
Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

The theme has yet to be decided but there will be activities and games followed by a Celebration as usual.

This will be followed by a cooked meal in the Community Centre, finishing about 6pm. Some of the team are having a well deserved rest in January so any offers of help will be very welcome. Please let us know of any dietary requirements for the meal, otherwise just turn up on the day.

For further details contact:
Sarah 01285712074
or Email

Baby Memorial Service

St Mary's Church, 2nd March, 3pm

Embrace, the local infertility and baby loss support group, and St Mary's Church, Fairford, are working together to hold a Baby Memorial Service on 2nd March at 3pm. This service is for individuals, couples and families to come and remember the babies they have lost, at any age or stage.  It is also for anyone who knows someone who has faced that loss or for anyone else who would like to offer their support and solidarity.  Baby loss is sadly common but still experienced and suffered too often in silence. We hope this service provides a safe space to come to remember babies gone too soon and to support and encourage those who have suffered this loss to live well in its light.

If you would like any more information, please contact
or Rev. Caroline Symcox: 01285 712467 or

Fairford Christmas Lunch

Fairford Christmas Lunch

42 people from Fairford, Lechlade and surrounding villages attended the Annual Christmas Day Lunch held in the Fairford Community Centre.

When the guests arrived they were treated to Magical Entertainments by Andy Cole, a local Magician. An amazing Christmas lunch followed comprising turkey with all the trimmings and then Christmas pudding or fruit salad. The afternoon continued with a quiz, a relay of the Queen's Speech and 'Pass the parcels'. Finally, each guest went home happily with a 'Goody Bag' containing their supper.

The support of local businesses was gratefully received including Andrew Butler Butchers, 7A Coffee Shop, Londis, Chloros, and Flying Start Nursery for their table decorations. Massive thanks and praise must be given to all those, particularly those who spent the day in the kitchen, who gave up their time to help in the advance preparation and on the day; without their support the lunch would not have been such a success. Also the organisers are overwhelmed by the generous donations from many local residents.

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