Parish of St Thomas of Canterbury Fairford, with St Mary's Cricklade

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Forthcoming events at St Thomas Fairford and St Mary's Cricklade

August 2018

  • Messy Tuesdays, 14th, 21st & 28th, Holiday Club for primary and preschool children this year will be on every Tuesday in August from 12:30 to 3:30 at the United Church in Fairford, It will include lunch for children and carers. We will hear different stories that Jesus told and have regular activities like k’nex and duplo as well as a different activity each week.
    ► Tuesday Aug 21st: Crafts,
    ► Tuesday August 28th: Film.
    Booking preferred contact is detailed in the bulletin, or drop in on the day
  • The Annual Clifton Diocese Summer Camps, 13-17 August (ages 7-11) and 20-24 August (ages 12-16), have been launched for 2018 and bookings are now being taken. This year, the camps have moved to a new location in Viney Hill in the Forest of Dean. The camps promise to be weeks full of fun, faith and friendship. If you are interested in finding out more, or to book a place for your child, please visit or email

September 2018

  • Ride and Stride, September, Last year, in September, Rosemary and Ian Westlake were sponsored to cycle (tricycle actually) to local churches in order to raise money for both the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust and our own church, St Thomas. Parishioners were very generous and they raised over £400. We are now seeking a volunteer to act as Organiser this year. It is not a demanding task - you provide sponsor forms to riders and collect and submit sponsorship monies. There is help available at all times from the Trust. To be sure that we get up to date information, the Trust asks to have the name of our Organiser by the end of May. If you ride a bike, go on bike rides as a family etc. do consider helping.
    Information from the Trust is at the back of the church. Rosemary Westlake will be happy to explain how easy it is to get involved.