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Special Services

Ash Wednesday Service 5th March

Ash Wednesday 5th March. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. We will mark this important day with a service of Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes (the ashes of last year’s Palm Sunday crosses) in St Mary’s at 7pm. This will be a South Cotswolds Team Service with other clergy and church members from across the Team taking part.

Rev'd Atkinson's Last Service 23rd March at 3pm. This will be a Team occasion.

The services from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday will be taken by the Archdeacon of Cheltenham, The Ven. Robert Springett.

Daily Prayer during Lent

Daily Prayer during Lent Monday - Saturday 12 noon in the Corpus Christi Chapel. From Thursday 6th March to Good Friday.

All are welcome - please do come and join us.

Funday Sundays in 2014

Sunday 2 March
Sunday 6 April
Sunday 4 May
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:
Home Start Cotwolds

Home Start Cotwolds

An independent charity that supports struggling families, with at least one child under 5 years, throughout the Cotswolds area. The small number of staff recruits and trains local volunteers and carefully matches them with local families. The scheme is managed by a board of volunteer Trustees and is responsible for raising all its own funds. The charity runs a series of local community fund raising events and is also supported by grant making trusts, enabling the service to be at no cost to the families.

Additional funds are always welcome from public donations which of course includes our church community. Please help if you can and place your donation in the box by the south wall, where you will also find some literature or you can write to: Home Start Cotswolds, 33 Coxwell St , Cirencester, Glos GL7 2BQ Tel: 01285 885391

Previous Charity Fundraising

The collection from the box for the January giving, the Bishop of Gloucester’s Appeal towards the build of Brinckman High School Western Tanganika came to £12.19 to which the PCC will add further amounts.

South Cotswolds Team Lenten Series: The Problem of Pain

South Cotswolds Team Lenten Series: The Problem of Pain

Thursdays at 7pm in St Mary’s, Fairford

Christians searching for God in the midst of suffering

March 13th: James Shoan: Struck down by a brain tumor at 40
March 20th: David Blair: Finding meaning in the dementia and death of a beloved wife
March 27th: David and Joanna Whittaker: The Illness and Death of a 5 year old daughter
April 3rd: Revd Dr Trystan Owain Hughes: 'Finding Meaning and Hope in Suffering'
April 10th: Anne Atkins: When Life seems against you

All talks are absolutely free and coffee will be served afterwards to give an opportunity to meet the speakers. Dr Hughes and Anne Atkins will bring copies of their books to sell to anyone who is interested in reading more.

Word and Art in Lent

This event is organised by Churches Together in Fairford for every Friday in Lent starting at 12.20 at Fairford United Church, Milton Street.

Illuminated lettering
Listen to a reading of a whole gospel and try an associated craft. Enjoy a Soup Lunch.

  • March 14th Mark's Gospel and 'Brass rubbing' or Mediaeval design
  • March 21st Matthew's Gospel and Quilling (Paper curling)
  • March 28th Luke's Gospel and Embroidery
  • April 11th John's Gospel and Illuminated lettering

Women's World Day of Prayer

This will be held this year at St Thomas’s RC Church on Friday 7th March at 2:30pm.

The service booklet has been prepared by the women of Egypt. A Collection for Women’s World Day of Prayer will be made.

Further details: Bula Brazil 01451 844387 and see the Website.

Jesus and Me Club, 9th March

JAM Club

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

Youth Service Dates

23rd March, 27th April, 1st June, 28th June (Barn Service), 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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