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Concert by the Wessex and Cornish Male Voice Choirs

Saturday 20 October

This concert, to raise funds for St Mary’s, will be at 7pm.

Concert by the Wessex and Cornish Male Voice Choirs

Charity of the Month:
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association – Forces Help (SSAFA)

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association

This national charity provides practical help and assistance to 50,000 members of the Armed Forces Community, this includes families and veterans, every year. The support is wide-ranging - ensuring a WW2 veteran stays warm throughout the winter to providing short breaks for military children with additional needs and disabilities. In addition the charity run support groups, Forcesline – a confidential support service, Norton Homes - where families of injured or sick serving personnel can stay near to their loved ones, an adoption agency and much more. SSAFA Forces Help runs on a local basis so money raised goes towards helping people in the local community. Last year SSAFA Forces helped supported 94 veterans. With your help this service can continue.

There is literature on the top self along the south wall and gift aid envelopes opposite if you can use them. Please help this worthwhile charity with a donation.

For further information write to SSAFA – Forces Help, Custom House, 31 Commericial Road, GLOUCESTER GL1 2HE. Tel: 01452 520255.

Previous Charity Fundraising

The charity for August was Church Housing Trust. The final amount collected from the box in the Church is not yet known, but the PCC will add further amounts.

Messy Space, Sat 20th October

Crafts and Coffee Bar for families

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Fairford Community Centre

Now in it’s 5th season

Messy Space
Adults & children (recommended 4 yrs upwards). £2 per child - maximum £5 per family.
A project of Churches Together Around Fairford.

For Children: 14th October
Jesus and Me Club

JAM Club 10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft,
fun and food
Every second Sunday

Other dates:
9th December

Events for Youths

Confirmation classes come to a close in September in readiness for the Confirmation Service on 7th October at Kempsford.
Fairford Youth Club (11-14's) recommences on 17th September with a 'food theme'. Give thanks for a strong team to initiate and sustain this important work.
PGL Activity Day - Sat 6th October. Masses of fun activities including Giant Swing, Crate Stack and Aeroball. Open to all young people of secondary school age. Contact Chris for more details at

Future Services

Sunday 7 October - Harvest Festival, when we thank God for all that He gives us to sustain life and, as importantly, when we offer practical support to those who live in less fortunate circumstances.

Sunday 14 October - 350th Anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer, first published in 1662. To mark this occasion the 10am service will be a BCP Sung Communion with readings from the King James Bible, which celebrated its 400th anniversary last year. Please note that there will be no 8am service this day.

Sunday 4 November - Remembering Service, 3pm. Our annual service to remember by name, in the context of prayer and worship, all those of the parish who have died over the last year.

Sunday 11 November - Remembrance Sunday. The Service of Remembrance will start at 10.55 in St Mary’s and our guest preacher will be The Rev’d Anthony Fletcher, a retired RAF Chaplain.

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