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Romanian Youth Mission Trip

In early July our youth worker, Chris, both interns and 4 intrepid young people from across the South Cotswolds Team will venture into the unknown in reaching out to the often-neglected, Romany community in southern Romania.

Working through the local church via a Scripture Union link we will seek to embody a faith in Jesus Christ through practical signs of love and compassion.

If you are able to support us in any way, via prayer or a financial encouragement , please do get in touch with the SCT Youth Worker, Chris Saunders, on (01452) 301042 or email.

Charity of the Month:


This was the UK’s first children’s charity and champions what matters most for children. For some children it is the practical support that Coram provides for thousands of families each year. For others, it’s an overwhelming need to be adopted into a stable and loving home. Coram works with more than 15,000 children and parents every year. Coram Children’s Legal Centre offers free specialist advice to thousands more and Coram Life Education provides health and drug education to a further 800,000 school children. From creative therapies for traumatised children, to supported housing for care leavers, we create better chances and a brighter happier future.

Coram has been creating better chances for children for over 270 years. Established as the Foundling Hospital by philanthropist Thomas Coram in Bloomsbury that offered a home for abandoned children dying on London streets. The world has changed, but too many children are still alone and at risk, marginalised at school or without a place they can call home. The charity provides the care and support today’s children need to feel safe and loved and to take responsibility for their own lives.

For further information please write to Coram, 49 Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2QA or email or telephone 02075200300.

Previous Charity Fundraising

Monies collected from the box on the south wall for the April Charity, Bible Lands Trust came to £21.46, the PCC will add further amounts to this.

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Baptism Renewal Service
and Party

Baptism Renewal Service and Party

Everyone baptised at St. Mary’s and their families are invited back to remember and celebrate their baptisms on 28th June.

There will be a short service in church renewing our baptism vows, followed by garden party at the Vicarage with lunch and children’s books on sale.

Contact: Rev’d Caroline 01285 712467

Churches Together Messy Festival incorporating Funday Sunday

Sunday 7th June
4pm to 5:30pm in the Marquee

There will be an hour of crafts, games and activities on the theme of ‘Our Community’ for children of all ages (and their grownups!), followed by stories and singing. EVERYONE welcome from 1 to 101!

Sunday 7 June: Service 5pm in the Fairford Festival Marquee

The format of the Service will be different this year as it will be based on the crafts and activities enjoyed in the previous hour. There will be plenty of singing and stories linked to the theme ‘Our Community’. The service will be aimed at everyone from 1 to 101 and as usual it will sponsored by The Ernest Cook Trust. Come for just the service at 5pm or come a bit early and try your hand at a craft or activity.

Jesus and Me Club

JAM Club

7th June
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 12 July

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.



Thirst Bible Study

Bible Study and discussion for those in secondary school.
6:30 to 8:00 each Wednesday in term time
Quenington Village Hall

For more information contact Chris Saunders 01452 301042

The Filling Station

The Filling Station The Filling Station is a new informal way of expressing the Christian faith. Come and hear people talking about how God is real to them.

Worship, refreshments, interesting talks and prayer. On the 3rd Wednesday 7:45 to 9:30

More information at If you need transport contact Joanne Roberts 01285 711386

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