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Lent Courses

There will be three, one in the morning, one in the afternoon and another in the evening so you should be able to find one that suits you. Contact The Rev’d Caroline Symcox on 01285 712467 or by Email to find out more.

The Fairford Gospels

TThe Fairford Gospels

Come when you can. Listen to all or part of the reading and perhaps keep your fingers busy or enjoy some soup as you listen.

10 March Matthew's gospel; Words of faith
17 March Mark's gospel; Crosses
24 March Luke's gospel; Gardens
31 March John's gospel; Christian symbols

Fridays at Fairford United Church, Milton Street from 12:30 onwards.
Churches Together Around Fairford.

Charity of the Month:
The National Star College

The National Star College

National Star works with young people with disabilities, helping them to realise their potential through education and personalised learning opportunities, and through the provision of transition and accommodation services.,

The young people are supported through programmes that emphasise creative and performing arts, communication and life skills, and through their comprehensive team of therapists, including speech and language specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and behaviour specialists.

The college is local - based at Ullenwood in Gloucestershire, and works with young people both locally and nationally.

As a community resource, the national centre is also able to offer short break opportunities, and other health and wellbeing services such as activity and therapeutic breaks; and as a recognised centre of excellence, National Star is able to use its expertise in order to offer training and development programmes for professionals.

In John’s Gospel, Jesus promised that he came to bring life in its fullness to all people. The work of the National Star is very much in the spirit of that promise - lifting up and empowering those who society might otherwise sideline or ignore.

Vacancy notices for St Mary's

Coffee Rota
  We could do with a few more people to provide us with coffee after the 10 o'clock service each Sunday   At the moment we can cover two months and have had several offers recently which will extend the gap to nearly three months.  If you also would like to help provide coffee after the 10 o'clock service once every three months please contact Sarah on 712074 or talk to anyone on the rota. Full instructions provided!

Messy Church 
  At Messy Church once a month we finish the session with a shared meal ( pasta bake, cottage pie or similar). The team would very much appreciate some help with this catering. (All expenses are covered) If you feel you could help prepare a meal on an occasional basis we would like to hear from you. For more details please contact Sarah on 712074 or email or talk to one of the team.

“For One Night Only”!

Concert at St Mary's

at St Mary’s Church
Saturday 1st April 7.00pm

A Splash of Red – Fairford’s ladies choir
Fairford School Dancers – led by Carol Williams
Deltastreet Sax Quartet – Saxophone quartet from Swindon
Vital Recital – Music and comedy with guests from Devon
Guest Choir – Our visiting singers for the evening

A great evening of fun with music, song, dance and recitals is promised. We have an amazing array of talent entertaining us, with all proceeds for the evening going to Fairford Primary School and St. Mary’s Church, so do come along for a good-feel evening in support of our local community.

Advanced tickets: £5 adults, £1 children under 12 from Linda 01285 713709, The Coffee Post or School Reception (from 1st March). Tickets on door £7 adults £2 children.

Messy Church

Messy Church

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month.

Sunday 12th March

In St Mary's Church. 4pm-6pm

Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

The theme is ‘Listening to God’. This is the story of God calling the young boy Samuel and for us it’s about how we can listen to God. There will be activities (including junk modelling and decorating biscuits) and games.

After the games and activities there will be a Celebration and then a cooked meal in the Community Centre finishing about 6pm as usual.

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.


Making Space Sat 18th March

Making Space

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Fairford Community Centre
Family Crafts and Coffee Shop

This month's theme: How does it work?. Special craft: Working models.

Adults and Children
£2 per child (max. £5 per family)
Concessions available

A project of Churches Together Around Fairford.
Enabling families to enjoy being families.

Jesus and Me Club

JAM Club

5th March
10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft, fun and food
JAM club is on the FIRST Sunday of the month.

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