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Puddings evening

Puddings evening

Friday 5th October
at 7.30pm in the Palmer Hall

Churches Together Around Fairford's annual Harvest Event. Do come and join us - and bring a bottle, if you wish to do so.

Tickets are £5.00 per person and may be purchased from the Parish Office, 7A and the Coffee Post or on the door on the night.

Offers of puddings and/or help on the night would be gratefully received. (Contact 713431 or 712174)

St Mary's Bell Ringers

Bell Ringers

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Fairford Bell Ringers are privileged to ring St Mary's Bells, on Sunday mornings, before the 10.00am Church Service, at Weddings, Funerals and on other special occasions.   Our year includes a pick and mix of social events, training days and the opportunity to visit and ring at other towers and even Cathedrals.

Bell Ringing is both a physical and mental activity. Ringers, having mastered the technique of ringing a Church Bell in time with their fellow Ringers, then learn Method Ringing.   This involves committing to memory a series of changes to the order the bells are rung in. This is mentally stimulating and can be as challenging, or as simple, as each Ringer chooses.

Fairford's heaviest bell weighs more than 16Cwt but because of 17th Century craftsmanship and design, the bells can be proficiently rung by teenagers and octogenarians alike.

If you are looking for something new to do and would like to know more about Bell Ringing before making a commitment, please contact Peter Harris (Fairford Tower Captain) 01285 712981, or pop in and see us at our weekly practice, most Friday Evenings 7.30pm to 9.00pm .... You will know if we are there!

Charity of the Month:
Army Benevolent Fund: The Soldiers’ Charity

Army Benevolent Fund: The Soldiers’ Charity

The Army Benevolent Fund gives a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need. They make grants to individuals through their Regiments and Corps and support a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, both at home and around the world.

The ABF takes pride in being responsive, making a difference at a critical point in people’s lives. They have been doing this since 1944, working with veterans of every conflict, and envisage continuing doing so for the ‘long haul’ – supporting all future generations of our soldiers and their dependants.

As St. Mary’s supports the Royal British Legion during the Remembrance month of November, we have chosen to support a complementary military charity in this preceding month of October. We hope you will give generously to support the Army and their dependents.

For more information visit the Website.

Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah

Sunday 28th October
at 3.00pm in St Mary's Church

The Performance lasts 2 hours 20 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

Tickets are £15.00. The Box Office: 03336 664 466 (booking fee applies) or at the door.

Messy Church

Messy Church

We meet on the second Sunday
of every month EXCEPT AUGUST.

Sunday 14th October
In St Mary's Church. 4pm-6pm
Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

The theme this month is Harvest Festival!. It’s a time for thanking God for the Harvest with activities and games.

This will be followed by the Celebration and then a cooked meal in the Community Centre finishing about 6 pm as usual.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements for the meal, otherwise just turn up on the day. For further details contact: Sarah 01285712074 or Email

Parish News Magazine - Volunteers needed

Parish News Magazine  - Volunteers needed

We still need a volunteer/volunteers to help with the magazine in the coming months.

  • Printing the magazine is approximately 2 hours per month
  • Stapling and distribution is another job, approximately 2-3 hours each month
  • To edit the magazine takes approximately10 hours per month. You will need knowledge of , and access to, Microsoft publisher software
  • Holiday cover or rota for 3-6 months each year would be ideal. Training can be given

Please contact Rev’d Caroline Symcox (01285 712467).

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