At St. Mary’s we’ll be running a course through the month of February which will help us to think about how to make positive and
lasting change in our lives. It’s called Resolve, and is made up of 4 sessions, each an hour long. We’ll be meeting in the
Heritage Room in the Fairford Community Centre, every Wednesday in February at 7.30pm - starting on the 1st of February.
If you are wondering about how to enact positive changes in your life, this may be the group for you! If you’re interested, you can check out
an introductory video online at www.theresolvecourse.org,
and give Rev’d Caroline a ring on 712467 either to get more information,
or to put your name down to attend.
Bible Study and discussion for those in secondary school 6:30 to 8:00 in the Fairford Community Centre each Wednesday during term time.
For more information contact, Chris Saunders 01452 301042
Charity of the Month:
The Leprosy Mission
Over the month of February, we’ll be supporting The Leprosy Mission as our Charity of the Month. The Leprosy Mission is an
international Christian charity that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, to leprosy patients. Their aim is to
transform and empower the lives of people affected by leprosy.
Leprosy is a disease of poverty and as well as providing healthcare, The Leprosy Mission offers rehabilitation, education,
vocational training, small business loans, housing and fresh water supplies and sanitation to tens of thousands of people each year.
Widely believed to be the world's oldest disease, leprosy is also one of the world's most stigmatised diseases. World Health Organisation figures
reveal there are more than 200,000 new cases of leprosy diagnosed globally each year. Globally, there are more than three million people
living with irreversible disabilities, including blindness, as a result of the late treatment of lepros.y
The countries with the highest number of new diagnoses are India, Brazil and Indonesia followed by some of the African nations.
More than half of all new cases of leprosy are diagnosed in India which remains home to a third of the world’s poorest people.
For us the only times we might think about Leprosy is when we hear about it in various Bible stories. Just as Jesus reached
out to lepers, the Leprosy Mission reaches out today.
We meet on the second Sunday
of every month.
Sunday 12th February
In St Mary's Church. 4pm-6pm
Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal
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.
Sat 18th February
2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Fairford Community Centre
Family Crafts and Coffee Shop
This month's theme: Treasures. Special craft : Learn to sew
Adults and Children
£2 per child (max. £5 per family)
A project of Churches Together Around Fairford.
Enabling families to enjoy being families.
Jesus and Me Club
10am St Mary’s Church, Fairford
Stories, craft, fun and food
JAM club is on the FIRST Sunday of the month.
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