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St. Mary’s Harvest Service

11th October at 10am
St. Mary’s Harvest Service

We’ll be collecting dried and canned food and toiletries for the food bank. We’d love to see you there as we say thank you for the good things we have, and offer some of that back to those who need it most.

Puddings for Nepal

Friday October 9th Palmer Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Have your main course at home.
Join us for the dessert course.
Bring your own drinks.
Tea and coffee provided.
Includes a Raffle.

Entertainment by 'Cirencester Bell-ringers'.

Puddings for Nepal

Tickets – Adult £5 Children £2.50
Available from: Any Churches Together Committee member.

All the proceeds go to the rebuilding effort in Nepal.
"Helping people rebuild their lives is going to be a major, long-term endeavour." (Christian Aid)

Charity of the Month:
St Luke's Healthcare for the Clergy

St Luke's Healthcare for the Clergy

St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy has a long history of supporting the health and well-being of the Anglican clergy. Established in 1892 as St Luke’s Hostel, later known as St Luke’s Hospital in Fitzroy Square, London, which served the clergy and their families. With its very high reputation for the quality of its care and compassionate nature of its staff, it was greatly loved by the clergy. The Consultants gave their time free of charge and the running costs were covered by donations from parishes, trusts, livery companies and legacies.

In 2009, due to spiralling costs, the Hospital building in Fitzroy Square closed. St Luke’s Hospital for the Clergy became St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy. Its vision is still for a physically and psychologically healthy Anglican clergy, with healthy families. Through its network of eminent Honorary Consultants, clergy are still helped to maintain their key role in serving the community. Healthcare is delivered in a compassionate, confidential and timely way, and feedback shows that St Luke’s is greatly appreciated by the members of the clergy and their families who use its services.

DEMANDS ON CLERGY - inspirational preacher… finance expert… leader… counsellor… peacemaker… community organiser… school governor… public speaker… prayer leader… teacher… spiritual director… youth worker.

Is it any wonder that sometimes members of the clergy need a little extra support with health and wellbeing?

Further information about St Luke’s Healthcare for the clergy is available from the leaflets in the church. The work of this charity is caring for those who care for others – we hope you will be generous in your help to St Luke’s to maintain and extend this important service which indirectly benefits us all.

Previous Charity Fundraising

In August £38.14 was raised for Prospect Hospice. The PCC will add a further sum.

Wessex Male Voice Choir Concert

7 pm Saturday 24 October
St Mary’s Church Fairford
Tickets £15

Wessex Male Voice Choir

Tickets on sale from
Mitchell & Sarjent 01285 711582
Barbara and Becky 01285 711581
Heather Gorton 01285 712428.

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

Jesus and Me Club

JAM Club

4th October
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 11 October

St Mary's Church 4pm-6pm

Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

The theme is “Escape” around the story of the Israelites trying to get away from the Egyptian Army.

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 7th October

Messy Space

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

This month's theme: Colour me...... beautiful? scary? happy?

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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