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St Mary's Flower Festival

St Mary's Flower Festival

16th to 19th September

Porch: Luncheon on the Grass by Claude Monet as realised in flower by Heather Gorton. See more photos from St Mary's Flower Festival

Verger for St Mary's Church

A part-time Verger is required for St Mary's Church.  Duties and hours to be flexible and open to discussion. If anyone is interested, please get in touch with the Parish Office (712611) or with Mike Godsal (Church Warden 713101)

Churchwatch Stewards

Following a request for additional stewards a couple of months ago we are grateful to those that have come forward and volunteered. This is a great help to have more coverage and also there is a reasonable list of reserve stewards who can be called on occasionally to cover for holidays, sickness etc.

To complete the rota and have full coverage we now need help for the 4th Sunday of the month in the afternoon from 2pm to 5pm, for Tuesday afternoon from 4pm to 5pm and on Saturday afternoons.

You don’t need to commit to long hours and just helping out for an hour or two, weekly, fortnightly or even monthly would help. If you are able to assist please contact Roy Phillips on 01793 751585 or by email.

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.

Scripture Union Romania

Scripture Union Romania

Youth Worker, Chris Saunders, and an eight-strong team of teenagers from the area have served alongside SU Romania again this summer. Having encountered last-minute changes to their planned programme they ended up running a holiday club at a church in a small town called Biled. In sharing with the children and youth through craft, games and bible stories they trust that there has been a great deal of encouragement for the local church as well as a lot of fun for the young people. Further, the lives of our young people have been immeasurably enriched and we are making a pledge to continue to support the work of a faithful few in Romania. We also want to say a big thank you to all who prayed for us and helped raise the funds to go…. to such an extent that we were able to give a financial gift to the hugely appreciative local workers!

For details of their adventures, please email Chris on or phone (01452) 301042 and he will be delighted to send you their team report.

Messy Church

Messy Church

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month.

There will be a Messy Church on:
Sunday 9 October

In St Mary's Church. 4pm-6pm

Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

The theme is ‘Salt and Light’. How can we shine more brightly or add flavour to the community?

After the games and activities there will be a Celebration and then a cooked meal in the Community Centre finishing about 6pm as usual.

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.


Jesus and Me Club

JAM Club

2nd October
10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft, fun and food
JAM club is on the FIRST Sunday of the month.

Making Space (Messy Space)
Sat 15th October

Making Space

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Fairford Community Centre
Family Crafts and Coffee Shop

This month's theme: Air featuring: Paper aeroplanes and kites.

Adults and Children
£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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