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Christmas Coffee Morning
Thank you

A huge Thank You to Jo Williams and everyone who made the Christmas Coffee Morning a success. The net amount raised was £1536.54.

Also THANK YOU to our sponsors:
Londis - Champagne
Fairford Opticians - £50 voucher
The Bull Hotel - Lunch for 2
Andrew Butler - Meat Voucher
Park Close Stores -Fruit Basket & tray bake cakes
Mr Ernest - Manicure voucher
AND anonymous donations of £100, £50, £25, Drambuie, Champagne, tin of chocolates

Charity of the Month:


Their income comes mainly from donations and through the sale of products like the 'Carol Sheets' that have been used in Church over the Christmas period. 'Biblelands' Trading uses the income made to help needy children in the Holy Land, Lebanon and Egypt, with an emphasis on health and education. Please help with your prayers and by placing a donation in the box by the south door.

There is information about Biblelands on the stand on the south wall.  For more information write to Biblelands Trading, PO Box 50, HIGH WYCOMBE Bucks HP15 7QU. Tel: 01494 897912. See their website


Previous Charity Fundraising

Monies collected for the November charity, ‘Help for Heroes’, amounted to £44.78.


Thursday 20th January at 7.30pm Fairford Community Centre.

For most of 2011 the Church Lectionary will be following St Matthew's gospel.

This evening, lead by The Rev'd Craig Bishop, is designed to help us see the big picture: the context, audience and themes of this amazing gospel.

Churches Together Around Fairford AGM

Sunday 23rd January 5pm in the Church Room, Community Centre.

Please join us for tea, enjoy a chat with members of other churches and make suggestions for future CTAF services and events.

Messy Space, Sat 15th January

Messy Space

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Fairford Community Centre

This month: How to Draw

Adults and Children (recommended 4 years upwards)— £2 per child (max. £5 per family)
A project of Churches Together Around Fairford.

Fairford Mens Society

Januarys monthly meeting will be held in The Church Room on 24th at 3.15pm.

Our speaker will be Air Vice Marshal Gerry Willis, talking about travelling.

This is an open meeting, so all are welcome to join us for the talk.

"We're going to the Wilderness"
Deanery Youth Residential, 8-10 April

Residential trip to the Wilderness

Applications are invited from all young people.

exploring FAITH
having FUN

Cost around £55, please contact Chris Saunders on 07918732040 or by email for more details.

Items for Inclusion in the Parish News

must be submitted by the 10th of each month. It may not be possible to include late items.

The editor of the month reserves the right to use editor’s judgement as to the size and shape etc of articles submitted. Do not worry if you cannot arrange the layout - that’s the editor’s job.

Send an Email to:
or place in envelope clearly marked ‘Parish News’ and take to the Parish office (open 10am—12 noon Mon – Fri) (if the Office is closed) put it through Fairford Community Centre letter box,
or post to Parish News, Parish Office, Fairford Community Centre, High Street, Fairford GL7 4AF (don’t forget the stamp).

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