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

July 2018

  • Sea Sunday, Sunday 8th July, On Sea Sunday we focus especially on the welfare of those whose work means a life at sea, especially merchant seamen and fishermen.
    The Apostleship of the Sea is the Church's official 'helping hand' to them, and there will be an appeal for support at each Mass by our parish AoS rep, Ruth Dipple, and a retiring collection.
  • Diocesan Pilgrimage to Glastonbury, Sunday 8th July, We are pleased to confirm that this year’s Annual Pilgrimage to Glastonbury, led by Bishop Declan, will again take place on the second Sunday in July; Sunday 8th July 2018. Details are at the back of both our churches.

August 2018

  • 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.