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At St Mary’s we have two Lent Groups, meeting Tuesday mornings (10am at the Vicarage) and Thursday evenings (7.30pm at the Community Centre); a Team Lent Talk, moving around the South Cotswolds area on a Tuesday evening; and of course the wonderful Fairford Gospels at 12.30pm on a Friday.

Don’t forget too that our prayer team are offering prayer Monday—Thursday at 12am, and you’re welcome to join them.

Whatever you’re doing we wish you a holy and blessed Lent.
Rev Caroline

An Afternoon of Romanian Culture

An Afternoon of Romanian Culture
Saturday 23rd March, 4 – 6pm
Fairford Community Centre

You are warmly invited to join us for an afternoon of rare insight into one of the poorest countries on our continent.

You will hear from Cristi and Lidia – the key, full-time workers from SU Romania – passionately sharing their own stories and from the South Cotswold Team (about to embark on their 5th mission trip) as they speak about their life-changing experiences.

It’s an opportunity to learn more about the country and work there via heart-warming tales, a quiz, pictures and song! Plus a chance to speak informally to our dynamic, young visitors.

Please come and support this FREE event. Tea and cakes served; ample free, local parking.

For more details please contact SCT Youth Worker, Chris Saunders, on or 07918732040.

Charity of the Month:
Mary’s Meals

Mary’s Meals

Mary’s Meals is a charity set up to provide chronically underfed children with one meal at school every single day. Their vision: that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.

As their CEO, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow said: "What’s important to us is the hungry child. When there are hungry children in front of us today, we’re going to feed them, and at the same time we’re going to work on the solution to getting them fed in the long term, creating a global movement of people who believe in this vision."

Currently Mary’s Meals operates in 18 countries around the world, across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean.

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The Fairford Gospels

The Fairford Gospels

You are invited by Churches Together Around Fairford to come and listen to the story of Jesus. Each of the gospel writers has his own distinctive style. Come and listen to the story they tell and what it means for them, starting with the one that was written first.

Fridays from 12:30 in St. Mary’s Church, Fairford

  • March 15th Mark's gospel
  • March 22nd Matthew's gospel
  • March 29th Luke's gospel
  • April 5th John's gospel

Come when you can. Listen to all or part of the reading. A Soup Lunch will be available. All are welcome; you don't need to belong to any church.

The 4th Fairford Festival of Choirs

The 4th Fairford Festival of Choirs

Saturday March 23rd from 7:30pm in St Mary’s Church, Fairford.

Several local choirs will be taking part along with individual items by instrumentalists.

Tickets are £5, obtainable from 7A Coffee Shop, Coln Stores or on the door.

All proceeds will go to charities chosen by the Choirs.

Refreshments available.

Messy Church

Messy Church

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month EXCEPT AUGUST.

Sunday 10th March
In St Mary's Church. 4pm-6pm
Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

This month our title is ‘Dusty Drawing’ and looks at how Jesus is always ready to give someone a fresh start. Activities will include making friendship bracelets, and painting on stones (again!).

This will be followed by a cooked meal in the Community Centre, finishing about 6pm. We are also promised pancakes for pudding!

Please let us know of any dietary requirements for the meal, otherwise just turn up on the day.

For further details contact:
Sarah 01285712074
or Email

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