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Fundraising Success

Thank you

We would like to extend a huge thank you to ALL those who helped to make Bingo and Supper Evening on 12th December such a success!!!

All our ‘Little Helpers’ worked so hard to ensure everything went smoothly and without any technical hitches! We would like to particularly thank Barry & Jean who, once again, did a superb job with the task of ‘calling’ for us.

The profit was a grand total of £746.13 which is terrific boost to the coffers!!

Thank you once again
Barbara and Becky

Charity of the Month:
Ordination Candidates Training Fund (OCTF)

Ordination Candidates Training Fund

Its purpose is to assist in the training of candidates for Holy Orders in the Church of England and for foreign mission work holding distinctly evangelical views.

The fund was founded in 1937 to continue the work of the Rev Harold Salmon who as a Vicar indentified and fostered a vocation to the Ordained Ministry amongst people who, in those days, lacked the necessary formal education to be considered for training. The fund has always sought to help those considering ordination to come to a place where the financial responsibility of their subsequent training will be undertaken by the Dioceses and Ministry Division. Over the years their work has been able to expand their financial commitments to seek out and assist new groups of people who God is calling to the Ordained Ministry of the Church of England.

Currently financial assistance is usually either a ’Salmon Bursary’ of £1900 per academic term or a one off grant of no more than £500. The Directors prefer to know that other bodies are also contributing and that applicants are being economical in their own life style. The Directors meet three times a year. Preferred means of correspondence is by email to The Honary Secretary of the Fund, Edward Peacock, 24 Ferndale Tunbridge Wells Kent TN2 3NS. Tel: 01892 543206. Email.

There is some literature along the shelf of the south wall. Everyone is encouraged to support the Fund and the work of the charity.

Previous Charity Fundraising

When the money in the south wall box was counted for the November charity, Combat Stress, it came to £34.65 to which the PCC will add further amounts. The collection during the Remembrance Service raised £716.16 which is very much appreciated by the Legion.

Jesus and Me Club

JAM Club

4th January
10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft, fun and food
JAM club is on the FIRST Sunday of the month.

Funday Sunday

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month.

There will be a Funday Sunday on:
Sunday 11 January

St Mary's Church 4pm-6pm

Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

No need to book but it will help us with catering if you can let us know that you are coming. If not - just turn up on the day.

If you could help with of these events please talk to one of the LMT members about it or contact Kathleen (01285 712583) or email

Messy Space, Sat 17th January

Messy Space

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Fairford Community Centre
Crafts and Coffee Bar for families

This month’s theme: WINTER FUN
Crafts, games, carols, tea

Adults and Children (recommended 4 years upwards)
£2 per child (max. £5 per family)
Concessions available

A project of Churches Together Around Fairford.

Contact Maureen Partington 01285 712480.

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