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Youthwork at St Mary’s

As part of the wider Deanery work, teenagers from the Fairford area play an active part in a weekly bible study (Thirst on a Wed eve) held at nearby Quenington. In addition there is an annual residential along with regular activity days offering the opportunity for faith, fun and friendship! St Mary’s, Fairford also plays host to the monthly Youth Service (4th Sunday evening) several times a year and our Deanery Youth Worker is actively involved in the local secondary school, Farmor’s.

Viney Hill

Viney Hill

Fairford Deanery Youth Worker

Chris Saunders, Fairford Deanery Youth Worker, has served as a full-time youth worker for over 15 years in far-flung settings such as Aberystwyth, Walsall and Ukraine. When he’s not looking for ways to include his toddler son in his sermon illustrations he enjoys watching (successful) Welsh rugby!

If you would like to volunteer to help in any way (from prayer support to making cushions or helping with a group) or would like to find out more, please do get in touch with Chris by email or telephone 07918 732040.

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt July 2010

We have 'specials' at various times of the year, including attending Christian festivals like New Wine 2010 with a chance to receive good teaching, make new friends and serve on teams. For those who feel a call to overseas service there is also an annual Diocesan mission link with India along with more local charities we support. We get together with other local youth groups regularly and have a committed bunch who pray for our young people and students away at universities.

Youth work at St Mary's

Regular Activity Days

Team Youth Work—Regular Events 

School Clubs (@ Farmor’s)
Cookie Jar (y7) Tues lunchtime
Big Fish (y8+) Wed lunchtime
Mentoring and 1 to 1 pupil support
New School Club (@Fairford Primary), Thursday lunchtimes, starts 1st Nov
  Discussion Group – Quenington, 6.30-8pm every Wed term-time
New Fairford Youth Club – started 17th Sept, 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7-8.30pm
  Youth Services – Lechlade, 7.15-8.15pm, 30th Sept, 4th Nov and 2nd Dec
Local Church visits and support
Specials include Residential and Confirmation Classes

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