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New Team Vicar for Fairford

On the 24th August it was announced that the Rev’d Caroline Symcox has been appointed as Team Vicar for Fairford. Her institution will be on the 4th of November.

Rev’d Caroline Symcox

Caroline studied theology at Keble College, Oxford. In July 2011 she was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Dorchester at Christchurch Cathedral, and moved to Amersham in Buckinghamshire where she served her title as curate, serving the communities of St. Mary’s Amersham and All Saints’ Coleshill in Oxford Diocese.

Harvest Festival 5th October

We will be celebrating Harvest Festival at St Mary’s on Sunday 5th October at 10.00am.

This year we will be supporting the Cirencester Food Bank and would ask you to bring contributions of dried or tinned goods - nothing homemade or fresh unfortunately. These can be brought to either the church beforehand or to the service. As a reminder there is a box at the back of the church for your contributions throughout the rest of the year in the south aisle.

A Quiet Evening
on 9th October at 8pm

This will be an opportunity for quiet reflection using the ‘Experience Harvest' stations which children from the Primary School will have been using during the previous week. It will last about an hour and refreshments will be available during the evening.

All are welcome.

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

St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy

Some will remember that a year ago St Mary’s Church ran the charity. Since then the Hospital in London has been sold and in place St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy has been set up, providing appropriate physical health and psychological health services, where treatment is given and arrangements made to see the right honorary consultant when seeking a second medical opinion.

Maintaining a healthy mind in the midst of the pressures of ministry together with problems of physical health that can affect any one of us from time to time is the aim of the charity. One off donations can be made to the charity and St Luke’s welcomes financial support from all organisations including church groups. Can you help this worthy cause? If so please place a donation in the box by the south door, and use a Gift Aid envelope if you pay tax. Thank you very much for your support.

There is literature on the south wall shelf and you can write to St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy, Room 201, Church House, Great Smith Street LONDON, SW1P 3AZ. Tel: 0207 898 1700.

Previous Charity Fundraising

Monies collected from the south wall box for the August charity, People for You, is not yet to hand, when available further amounts will be added by the PCC.

Family Harvest Supper

Family Harvest Supper

Friday 3rd October
Palmer Hall at 7.00 p.m.

A light supper, in good company. Bring your own drinks.

Entertainment by ‘A Splash of Red’

Tickets – Adult £6, Children £2. Available from: Any Churches Together Committee member.

Funday Sundays

We will now be meeting on the second Sunday of every month.

There will be a Funday Sunday on:
Sunday 12 October

St Mary's Church 4pm-6pm

Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

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.

If you could help with of these events please talk to one of the LMT members about it or contact Sarah Bottomley (712074) or email

NEW FROM SEPTEMBER: Older children welcome to join us for our meal, then take part in crafts and games aimed approximately at nine years to early teens.

Jesus and Me Club

JAM Club

10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft,
fun and food
From September JAM club will be the FIRST Sunday in the month:
October 5th
November 2nd
December 7th

Messy Space, Sat 18th October

Messy Space

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

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

A project of Churches Together Around Fairford.

Contact Maureen Partington 01285 712480.

Youth Service Dates

2nd November and 30th November.

Venue will be Lechlade Baptist Church (unless stated) starting at 7.15pm. See poster in porch for details.

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