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Foodbank Update

>Foodbank Update

Since the start of the St.Marys /Community involvement in 2012, the Food Bank has grown from strength to strength, due to everyone's generosity.

Co-ordinator, Wendy, is now looking for a new pair of hands, to empty the box on the back pew and once a month deliver the goods to Cirencester into the hands of the Trussell Trust volunteers.  It isn't a daunting task - but takes a little time and a small place at home to store the tins and packets until there is enough to take along ready for distribution.

If anyone feels they could take over, please contact Wendy.

Fairford Festival of Choirs

Advance notice of the Choir Festival to be held in St Mary’s Church, Fairford on Saturday 18th November.

Local Choirs and Instrumental soloists will be taking part. Call 01285 712347 or 01285 712334 for further information.

Charity of the Month:
SSAFA: The Armed Forces Charity

SSAFA: The Armed Forces Charity

The SSAFA are the longest serving national tri-service military charity, running for over 130 years, providing lifelong support to those who are serving or have ever served in our Armed Forces.

Their support covers both regulars and reserves in the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. They are all entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, no matter how long they have served. Every year the SSAFA helps over 60,000 people.

Support can include welfare advice, health and social care services, support groups, special services for forces children, housing support and many others.

We should note that we are supporting this forces charity in October to avoid possible confusion over which charity is being supported during the Remembrance period in November. As always, our Remembrance Day collection will go to the Royal British Legion, while our Charity of the Month will be a non-forces charity.

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Classical Guitar Recital

Alan Brinley Shaw
Alan Brinley Shaw
St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Saturday, October 14, 7.00pm

Tickets £10 on the door (concessions £8). Door opens at 18.30.

Alan will be playing works by Albeniz, Villa Lobos and Piazzolla. For more information contact

Where do our Visitors come from?

We know where some of them come from: those that sign our visitors’ book.  Once we had three consecutive signers who illustrated our geographical spread – Mauritius, Hungary and Australia. We did not quite know what to make of one visitor who wrote:  Name – Angel; Address – Europe; Comments – True.

We know that in the past two years we have had signed-in visitors from 46 different countries:
Antigua, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, Uganda, United States, Vatican, Zimbabwe.

Our American visitors have come from no less than 38 of the states of the USA.  It is perhaps surprising that we have had no one from Illinois – the fifth most populous of the states in the union, with over 12 million inhabitants.

The figures, and the comments made by the visitors, clearly show the world-wide appeal of our church.

Messy Church

Messy Church

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month.

Sunday 8th October
In St Mary's Church. 4pm-6pm
Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

The theme is 'Harvest Festival'.
We will be gathering in donations to the Food Bank so no fresh food please.

We will start with activities and games followed by a Celebration and then a cooked meal , 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.


Making Space Sat 21st October

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

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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