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Remembering Service

3pm, Sunday 1st November

A service of remembering will be held for all those wishing to remember someone who has died. The names of those who have died in the past year will be read out, and there will be an opportunity to light candles for your departed loved ones.

Remembrance Day

10.55am, Sunday 8th November

St. Mary’s Remembrance DayThe parade of servicemen and women past and present, town councillors and uniformed organisations of Fairford will step off at 10.30am at Hyperion House, processing to St. Mary’s for a 10.55am service start.

Fairford Fireworks

From 5pm, Saturday 7th November
Fairford Park

Fairford FireworksIn aid of Fairford Primary School and St Mary's.

Gates open at 5pm, bonfire lit at 6.30pm and firework display starts at 7pm.

Tickets/Admission: Family tickets - (advance only) £12 for 2 adults and up to 3 children. Adult ticket £4, Child Ticket £3. Available from Fairford Primary School, Ridgeway Estate Agents, 7a, Enntwine

Advent Sunday Carols

6pm, Sunday 29th November

This will be a traditional candlelit Advent Carol service, beginning our month of looking forward to Christ’s birth. Expect Advent carols for everyone to sing, anthems and antiphons from the choir, readings and prayers.

Charity of the Month:
The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)

In 2008 - SSAFA responded to a campaign to provide a free “home away from home” for relatives visiting injured servicemen and women. Within months, SSAFA had raised enough money to build and open a six bedroom home in Surrey (Norton House) near the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court. A second SSAFA Norton House opened in Selly Oak, Birmingham in 2009 near the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. SSAFA continues to adapt rapidly to meet changing needs.

In 2014 - Her Majesty The Queen, SSAFA’s patron for 60 years, formally opened their new central office at Queen Elizabeth House in London. Following a review of governance a new revised Royal Charter and Rules came into effect in 2014. From 1885 to the present day, the vital work of SSAFA continues to provide support and care to military personnel and their families. SSAFA has responded without fail to every request for help and the demands on and the costs of providing these essential services continue to grow.

So please do support our November Charity of the Month – The Solders, Sailors & Airmen Families Association. More information about the charity, details of fund-raising and how contact can be made by those who need help will be in the additional leaflets which will be put in the church when they arrive from London (or can be read on the SSAFA website). Once again, thank you all for your support for St Mary’s charity each month.

Charities of the Month 2016

Next month the Charities Committee will be considering suggestions for inclusion in the list for next year - CHARITIES OF THE MONTH FOR 2016. We welcome suggestions from members of the congregation. If you can give some background to the charity you are suggesting this is helpful and brings us up to date. Suggestions can be sent to Jo Williams – at 5 The Orchard, by E mail to or if you can provide additional background information c/o Parish Office or the W pigeonhole in church. Many thanks.

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St Mary's Autumn Fair

11am Saturday 14th November
Fairford Community Centre

St Mary's Autumn Fair

Gifts, toys, scarves & accessories, jewellery, cakes & bread, Deli Countre.

Tombola, Grand Raffle

Light Lunches, Wine Bar, Coffee

Church Organ Appeal

Church Organ Appeal)

At the September meeting of the PCC a resolution was passed to apply for a Faculty for the much needed repairs to the Organ.

The Organ, which was probably built by Nicholson’s of Worcester in the early 1840’s, was last repaired in 1986. It is now needing urgent work on the Great Soundboard and Re-leathering of the Bellows. The estimated cost is in the region of £40,000. We hope to start work after Easter next year and this is estimated to be six weeks.

Obviously a lot of Fund Raising is going to be needed!
Alison Godsal, Co-ordinator of the Organ Appeal

Jesus and Me Club

JAM Club

1st November
10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft, fun and food
JAM club is on the FIRST Sunday of the month.

Funday Sunday/Messy Church

Messy Church

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month.

There will be a Messy Church on:
Sunday 15 November

St Mary's Church 4pm-6pm

Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

The theme is Remembering.

We are now entered on the Messy Church website. Activities, crafts and games in the church from 4pm, followed by a Celebration and then a cooked meal in the Community Centre, finishing about 6pm.

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.


Messy Space, Sat 21st November

Messy Space

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Fairford Community Centre
Crafts and Coffee Bar for families

This month's theme: Transformers
We shall also be making special cards for Christmas.

Adults and Children (recommended 4 years upwards)
£2 per child (max. £5 per family)
Concessions available

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

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