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Charity Advent Service

Charity Advent Service

Sunday 2nd December
at 6.00pm in St Mary's Church
In aid of Gloucestershire Athritis Trust
and St Mary's Church

A Traditional Advent Service with Fairford's own Choir.

Churches Together Around Fairford

Churches Together Around Fairford

The annual Harvest Event was on Friday 5th October. It took the form of a Puddings Evening held in the Palmer Hall, and a wonderful array of puddings was very much enjoyed by all those that attended.

Over £200 was raised and this will be divided equally between Christian Aid and CAFOD.

We are most grateful to everyone who helped to set up the Hall beforehand and to clear away afterwards, and of course to those wonderful cooks who provided the puddings. Our thanks too to those who bought tickets and contributed to the great total that we were able to raise.

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

St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy

St Luke’s has been caring for the health and well-being of Anglican clergy since 1892. Their aim is to support the physical and mental health of the Anglican clergy. They want the clergy and their families to be physically and psychologically healthy and able to carry out their ministry free from stress and preventable health problems.

When they are ill, the charity helps the clergy get back to an active role in their communities as quickly as possible.

St Luke’s has recently developed services that take a preventative approach to mental health and wellbeing. These resources are available to clergy via their diocese, and are in addition to one-to-one therapy and counselling that St Luke’s can offer in certain cases.

Indeed, our own Gloucester Diocese has taken up a number of courses organised by St Luke’s, and Rev Caroline has recently been invited to attend a Resiliency in Ministry course sponsored by St Luke’s. We hope you will support this well-established and highly effective charity.

For more information visit the Website.

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Christmas Gathering

Christmas Gathering

Saturday 8th December
at 12 noon in Fairford Community Centre
In aid of the upkeep of St Mary's Church

Free Entry. Tickets for lunch £5 each
(Free for children under 10)
Tickets from the Parish Office,
01285 712417 or on the door

Bring and Buy
Light Lunch
Musical Entertainment


On 4th October Rev Denise Hyde was installed as an Honorary Canon of Gloucester Cathedral. Congratulations Denise.

Fairford and District Choral Society Concert

Fairford and District Choral Society Concert

Saturday 1 December 2018 at 7.30pm

Fairford and District Choral Society’s winter concert is on Saturday 1 December 2018 at St Mary’s Church, Fairford. They will be singing Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (the choral suite plus God Shall Wipe Away All Tears) and Hummel’s Mass in B flat.

The Armed Man choral suite has been chosen to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. “After many discussions about the Jenkins’ piece, we decided to add God Shall Wipe Away All Tears”, said Carole Noble, Chair of the Society. “The choral suite is a beautiful piece and we wanted to end with a message of peace and hope”.

The concert will be conducted by the society’s music director, Marysia Gorska-Saj.

See the Choral Society website for more details.

Messy Church

Messy Church

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

Sunday 11th November
In St Mary's Church. 4pm-6pm
Crafts, Games, Celebration, Cooked Meal

As this is actually Remembrance Day we will reflect this in our activities and Celebration. Edible poppies might feature too!

This will be followed by a cooked meal in the Community Centre, finishing about 6pm 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

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