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Funday Sundays in 2014

We usually meet on the first Sunday of every month but there will be NO Funday Sunday in AUGUST

There will be Funday Sundays on:
Sunday 6 July
when we will celebrating our first birthday
Sunday 7 September

St Mary's Church 4pm-6pm

Crafts, Games, Worship, 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 Sarah Bottomley( 712074) or Kathleen Hall ( 712583) or email

Charity of the Month:
The Mission To Seafarers

The Mission To Seafarers

The mission celebrate their work by encouraging churches across the UK to come together, on Sea Sunday 13th July, to remember the brave and dedicated seafarers who we rely upon to keep our global economy afloat and to celebrate, in their own way, the work of the seafarers. The Mission supports seafarers in over 260 ports in 71 countries around the world through its network of Chaplains and Volunteers who offer a warm Christian welcome, practical and financial support, advocacy services, access to legal advice and family liaison.

The work of a seafarer is one of the most difficult, dangerous and challenging jobs in the world to-day. Being away from their families and friends for many months at a time, in multinational crews with others who may not speak the same language, seafaring can be a tough, lonely and hazardous career.

Seafaring Centres offer a ‘home from home’ providing a range of facilities, including telephone and email services, which enable seafarers to contact loved ones; the opportunity to relax away from their ship; and the chance to seek counselling and spiritual support. Whatever the problem a seafarer is facing, be it piracy, shipwreck, injury, non payment of wages or abandonment in a foreign port, they know they can turn to the local Mission to Seafarers for help. For those who are unable to come ashore due to port duties or short turnaround time, the Mission’s ships visitors bring low cost phone cards and internet linked laptops on board so that crews are not completely cut off from their family and friends.

Global recognition is essential for helping seafarers who are often far away from home for up to 18 months at a time. Working in testing conditions to deliver over 90% of the food and goods we use every day in the UK. They should not be forgotten in our prayers and in donations. They need our support.

There is literature on the shelf along the south wall and if you need more information write to : The Mission to Seafarers, St. Michael Paternoster Royal, College Hill, LONDON, EC4R 2RL. Tel: 020 7248 5202.

Previous Charity Fundraising

The sum of £38.85 was counted when the box was emptied for the May charity, The Royal School of Church Music. The retiring collection after Evensong raised £166.05. To these sums the PCC will add further amounts.

Jesus and Me Club, 13th July

JAM Club

10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft,
fun and food
Every second Sunday

FoodBank Request


We have been asked by the food bank to circulate a request on their behalf.  They are short of volunteers to receive goods at the warehouse in The Beeches, Cirencester on Thursday evenings between 6pm and 7.30pm - no heavy lifting involved.

Thank you as always for your continued support and generosity - it is so very much appreciated.

Wendy Graham

Joint Outing

The Friends of Fairford Church and the Flower Team are joining together for an outing on Tuesday 8th July to Ewelme Church nr Wallingford and Mary Berry’s garden nr High Wycombe.

If you would like more information please contact either Geoff (712053) or Heather (712428).

Youth Service Dates

28th September, 2nd November and 30th November.

Venue will be Lechlade Baptist Church (unless stated) starting at 7.15pm. See poster in porch for details.

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