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All Souls Day Service
Tuesday 2 November at 6pm

In the context of Holy Communion we will remember with thanksgiving our family and friends; those whom we love but, for a while, see no longer. If you wish someone named before God during this service please let the vicar know.

Remembrance Sunday Service
14 November at 10.55am

Those who have died, and continue to do so, in times of war will be remembered and, in an increasingly violent and fearful world, we shall pray for peace and reconciliation. Wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial following the service.

Our guest preacher at this service will be the Archdeacon of Cheltenham, The Venerable Robert Springett.

Remembering Service
Sunday 14 November at 3pm

On the afternoon of Remembrance Sunday we will remember by name all those who have died in this parish over the last year. Those bereaved during this time have already been invited but of course everyone is welcome. If there is someone you would like remembered during the service, wherever or whenever they died, please let the vicar know.

The Parochial Church Council -
Items discussed at the October Meeting

  • The shortage of storage space in the Community Centre
  • The new church furniture - lectern, candlestand, chairs and table
  • Ways of providing a Childrens Corner
  • Church lighting
  • Funding of possible 2011 St Mary’s Calendar
  • Items on sale in St Mary’s

Your Church Needs You!

Do you enjoy welcoming and chatting to visitors?

St Mary's needs additional Stewards to replace a number of long-serving Stewards who are retiring.  The duties are to provide a warm welcome to our church and general information, advice, leaflets, etc.

Even one hour once a week would be wonderful, or join the Relief Stewards'list to provide occasional cover.

Further information from Jo Williams, Co-ordinator of Stewards, 01285 713341.

Previous Charity Fundraising

Monies collected from the box for the August charity 'Action for Kids' £23.30 and the September charity, RABI, to amounted £13.50.  A further £104.35 was collected at the Harvest Festival morning service and the PCC adds further amounts to both collections.

Items for Inclusion in the Parish News

must be submitted by the 10th of each month. It may not be possible to include late items.

The editor of the month reserves the right to use editor’s judgement as to the size and shape etc of articles submitted. Do not worry if you cannot arrange the layout - that’s the editor’s job.

Send an Email to:
or place in envelope clearly marked ‘Parish News’ and take to the Parish office (open 10am—12 noon Mon – Fri) (if the Office is closed) put it through Fairford Community Centre letter box,
or post to Parish News, Parish Office, Fairford Community Centre, High Street, Fairford GL7 4AF (don’t forget the stamp).


Fairford Fireworks

6 November
in Fairford Park

Gates open at 6pm
Children £2; Adults £4;
Family Ticket £10 (2 adults, 3 children)
Tickets available from PTA, 7A and Deli Allium

Proceeds to St Mary’s Church and Fairford Primary School.
Supported by Flying Start Nursery

Christmas Coffee Morning
Saturday 11th December

Christmas Coffee Morning

with Bring & Buy Stall and Bottle Stall and The Grand Draw.

10am - 12 noon in Fairford Community Centre

A chance to chat to friends over coffee, buy some Christmas gifts - and maybe go home a little richer than you came!

We would welcome items for the stalls; please note that good quality items only should be given for the Bring & Buy stall - no white elephants please - with cakes, produce etc also welcome. Items can be brought to the Community Centre from 9am that morning.

Bottle Stall donations may be left in the Community Centre Office for Mr Eric Graham from Monday 6th December.

Grand Draw tickets are 50p per ticket, £2.50 per book. Tickets will be on sale in the town prior to, and on the morning of, the Coffee Morning

Messy Space
Saturday 20th November

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Fairford Community Centre

This month’s craft: Card making.

Adults and Children—£2 per child (max. £5 per family)
A project of Churches Together Around Fairford.

Charity of the Month:
'Help the Heroes'

Help the Heroes

The charity for November is 'Help the Heroes', support for our wounded servicemen and women.  The charity was founded after a profoundly moving visit to Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham by Bryn and Emma Parry, who met some extraordinary brave young men who had been badly wounded. They just wanted to do something to help so in October 2007 the charity was launched with the backing of the Royal family, celebrities, the media and countless ordinary people.   Over £1M has been raised every month since.  The message is simple - the charity does not seek to criticize or be political.  All efforts go to raise money then the Service experts of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force are asked for guidance on how best to spend it.  The intention is to spend all the raised money on the practical, direct support of those wounded in the service of our country since 9/11.

Particularly with Remembrance Sunday falling during the month, please support the work of this charity.  There is literature on the shelf by the south wall or you can contact by post, phone or website : Help for Heroes, Unit 6, Aspire Business Centre, Ordnance Road TIDWORTH, Hants SP9 7QD.  Tel: 01980 846459. If you can use a gift aid envelope this will add 25% to your donation.

News October 2010
News September 2010

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