Autumn Fair at St Mary’s Fordingbridge

Come along on Saturday to our Autumn Fair. Doors Open  at 10:00am. All the traditional stalls including cakes, books, bottle tombola, pre-loved (posh bric-a-brac!) and the raffle. A chance to pick up some early Christmas presents, order your Christmas Door Wreath or table Decoration, or have a go at the Treasure Hunt. Refreshments available throughout the morning. See you there! Autumn Fair Poster 2 2017


Jigsaw Puzzle Festival 2017 Sat 18 February to Mon 20 February at St Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge.

There are well over 500 puzzles of all sizes and for all abilities catalogued ready for the Festival! Many thanks to all you lovely people who have spent hours making them up for us. The response has been fantastic!
Our deadline for receiving puzzles for the Festival is 29th January so make sure you finish your puzzles and get them to us by then, thank you.
The Festival itself will run from Saturday 18th February to Monday 20th February, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is £2 per adult and includes a discount off the purchase of a puzzle, as well as return entry to the church and hall over the Festival.
It is an ideal destination for the Half Term holiday! Come to the Jigsaw Festival and you will find hundreds of puzzles on display in St Mary’s Church for you to buy. They will be made up so you can select from all that is on offer easily! When you make a purchase the puzzle will be put into a plastic bag and into its box for you to take home. A new puzzle will take its place so there are always different ones for you to choose from. In the Church Hall you will find light refreshments as well as unused/brand new puzzles for sale.
This a a true community project. Many people locally and as far afield as Downton and Damerham, as well as Berkshire and Shropshire, have donated and made up puzzles for sale. The profit from the sale of puzzles will be shared between St Mary’s Church and GR8, a local youth group which meets at Avonway.
On Sunday there will be a special Jigsaw Festival Communion Service in the Church Hall at 9.30am.
If you want to know more then please contact the Church Office and they will pass on any queries.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Viv Finch and Judith Dowsett

Jigsaw Festival coming to Fordingbridge February 2017

Jigsaw Festival – July 2016 Update!Jigsaw Puzzle Festival Save the Date

In case you’ve missed it, St Mary’s, Fordingbridge will be launching its very first Jigsaw Festival on Saturday 18th to Monday 20th February 2017. Between now and February we aim to have 500 puzzles made and ready to display and for YOU to buy!! Half of the profit from the sale of Jigsaws will be donated to the GR8 Youth Group that meets Wednesdays at Avonway.

What we need now is more strong cardboard:

Please save and give to us big sheets of strong cardboard or hardboard! Packing boxes for TVs and washing machines is just the thing we need.

Ideally 75cm x 60cm.  or 60cm x 60cm but we can cut it to size once you’ve given it to us.

Please donate a puzzle: puzzles have already started to come in, thank you very much indeed, but we really do need hundreds! Please let us know if you have any and we can arrange to get them from you.

We do need lots and lots of people to make the puzzles up: already we have three really dedicated puzzle makers but we need more! Please offer to make at least one puzzle, any size. We have somewhere to store some of the made up puzzles. Do you know someone who loves making puzzles? Do you know someone who cannot get out and about so much these days and would like to be involved in a community project? Please ask them and put them in touch with us or let us know. We have puzzles ready for making up and need people!

Jigsaw Festival Contacts are:

Judith Dowsett: 01425 650335         Viv Finch: 01725 512267

Or the Church Office, 01425 653163, will forward your enquiry to someone who can help.

Skittles Evening

Saturday 23rd January 2016. 7:00pm for a 7:15pm start.
Blow the cobwebs away and come along for a relaxed evening, no skill required! Buy or reserve your tickets in advance please. See the poster for details.

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