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Success of 'For One Night Only'

A fun evening was enjoyed at St Mary's Church on 1st April, when Showcase Charity Productions organised entertainment "For One Night Only" at St Mary's Church. The concert was very well attended, with entertainment from A Splash of Red, The Coln Choir, The Ha'penny Singers, Delta West Saxaphone Quartet, Vital Recital (from Devon) and the amazing children from Fairford Primary School, with their dance and recital displays. We are grateful to all our performers, who gave their services free of charge to raise funds for Fairford. The evening achieved £1,177 which, after some minor expenses, will be divided equally between the school and the church to benefit our community. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets, raffle contributions, drinks and snacks, and joined in with singing, clapping and getting into the feel of the show. A second event has already been requested, and we hope to arrange this for next spring. 
Linda Atherton

Charity of the Month:
Love Fairford - 14 September to
1 October

Love Fairford

Love Fairford is a two-week ecumenical outreach project in our community, with Christians of all churches and backgrounds: Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Methodists, Congregationalists and the two community churches; coming together to witness the power and vitality of our Christian faith community. The aim is to show the love of Christ for our community and everyone within it, and to reach out to invite and welcome people to experience our worship and faith.

There will be events of worship; including a healing service, a hog roast harvest celebration & finale with a ‘big sing’ in a marquee with a band and Bishop Rachel as the speaker.

There are all kinds of other events planned too, including women’s pampering & craft evenings with speakers, a men’s breakfast with a padre from NATO’s rapid response team, events for primary aged & teenagers, plus afternoon tea for the seniors.

Love Fairford seeks funding to support these events: paying for a marquee, generator, publicity and printing.

As Fairford’s Church of England community, we would like to support this project generously and enthusiastically. Please let Rev’d Caroline know if you would like to be involved with the planning team, and do give generously!

Christian Aid Week
14 - 20 May

Christian Aid Week

There will not be a House-to-House collection this year. We shall be having a street collection on the Wednesday and Saturday mornings instead – please look out for the people holding collecting tins!

On 21 May – there will be a Service at 6pm in Fairford United Church with a retiring collection.

If you would like to offer to help with any of these, or for further details contact: Sarah Bottomley 712074 or one of your Churches Together representatives.

Messy Church

Messy Church

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month.

Sunday 14th May

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

Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

The theme is John the Baptist and locusts seem to feature among the activities and games taking place.

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.


Jesus and Me Club

JAM Club

7th May
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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