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Priory Prayers 2020

posted by CTH Webmaster   [ updated ]

You can download an A4 copy of this poster here.

“The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” James 5:16b

Ecumenical prayers take place on the last Monday in the month at 7.45pm at The Priory, Old High Street (opposite Headington Baptist Church) except when the last Monday falls on a Bank Holiday, in which case the prayer meeting will take place on the Monday before. All are welcome at each or any of these events.

Each Church takes a turn in leading the prayers. If you are unable to fulfil your designated date then please arrange a swap with one of the Churches on the list. If no swap can be sorted out then please contact Christine (Tel. 07941-724326) and Kate (Tel. 01865-750915) as soon as possible!

  • Monday 20th January – WPCU Team
  • Monday 24th February – St Mary's serving Barton & Sandhills
  • Monday 30th March – All Saints' Headington
  • Monday 27th April – Headington Baptist Church
  • Monday 18th May (to avoid Spring Bank Holiday) – Corpus Christi RC Church
  • Monday 29th June – Cornerstone Church
  • Monday 27th July – Lime Walk Methodist
  • No Priory Prayers in August
  • Monday 30th September – St Andrews
  • Monday 26th October – to be confirmed
  • Monday 30th November – Holy Trinity Headington Quarry
  • No Priory Prayers in December
Christine Tucker & Kate Gills
January 2020

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020

posted 14 Dec 2019, 07:36 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 14 Dec 2019, 07:37 ]

Our unity service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020 is being held on Sunday 19 January, 3pm at St Mary's Church in Barton.  Our guest speaker will be Dr Myra Blyth, of Regents Park College in Oxford.  As in previous years, half of the offering taken at the service will be given to a charity of the speaker's choice.  Dr Blyth has chosen Mint House as the charity to support this year, it is a restorative justice charity based in Oxford. 

Headington Shared Knitting and Crochet Group

posted 25 Oct 2019, 10:24 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 30 Oct 2019, 11:57 by Christine Tucker ]

The Shared Knitting and Crochet Group is moving. From the 27 November they will meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 1.15 to 3.15 pm, except December, at All Saints Church House, New High Street. The Shark is at the top of New High Street, and Church House is near the bottom. There are bicycle racks, 2 dedicated parking spaces in front of the building, and 3 more round the back in Perrin Street.

So what do they do? 
They make woolly goods for 2 charities (see below); using donated needles and yarn to make blankets, jumpers, hats, gloves, scarves and fiddle muffs (for people with dementia). And they have free patterns. 
The completed goods are sent to 2 charities: one for refugees in Syria ( and  This latter group sends goods to, and promotes knitting groups in, hospitals, women’s refuges, refugee drop-in centres, prisons, community groups, and hospices as well as to developing countries and refugee camps.

They ask for a donation of between 50p and £1 to cover the cost of hiring the room each time, and also to go towards the cost of posting the woolly goods to the 2 charities.

They welcome people who would like to knit and crochet in company, as well as people who would like to contribute from afar or occasionally. They also  welcome donations of needles and yarn (any colours except white or pale pastels please).  So if you are clearing out your cupboard and want to donate yarn & needles to a good cause contact Sally at or 01865 738942.  You can download a poster for your church or craft group here.

Mother's Union Bible Studies

posted 24 Feb 2019, 10:48 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 15 Oct 2019, 12:24 ]

The Mother's Union holds regular Bible Studies in, and around, Headington.  These Bible Studies are open to everyone, and you don't have to be a mother or female to take part, but please bring a Bible. They are put on by the Mother's Union for the benefit of all the Headington churches - everyone and anyone is welcome!

These all take place on a Tuesday morning from 10:30am-12noon and the schedule for the next couple of months is:
  • 12th November - at 38 Latimer Road, Headington.
  • 3rd December - at 89 Derwent Avenue, Headington

Further details can be obtained from 01865 429 494.

Ecumenical Quiet Days 2019-2020

posted 6 Oct 2018, 11:51 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 27 Sep 2019, 03:53 ]

The Ecumenical Quiet Days (EQD) that are organised for Churches Together in Marston and Northway start their fourth season in October.

They were started as an initiative of the Sisters of the Assumption who were resident in the parish of St Anthony of Padua. Sadly the sisters left Oxford in 2016 and an ecumenical group decided that as a tribute to the sisters they would try to continue the EQDs.

The leader of each quiet day is free to choose their own topics and format, so that people can attend without any preconceived ideas and are prepared to learn or be challenged. In the past there have been days that have focused on prayer, bible topics, music, and art. It has also been a deliberate decision not to make reference to the religious denomination of the leaders when advertising the EQDs.

All are welcome and attendees will find that there is emphasis on fellowship as well as the spiritual.

This year's schedule is:

  • October 17th 2019, Father Martin Flatman
  • November 21st 2019, Rev'd Pauline Martin
  • December 19th 2019, Rev'd Jean King
  • January 16th 2020, Christian Unity Theme: "They showed us unusual kindness" Acts 28:2
  • February 20th 2020, David and Hilary Blair
  • March 19th 2020, Fran Walsh
  • April 16th 2020, Heather Elbourn
  • May 21st 2020, Rev'd Andrew Bevan
  • June 18th 2020, Rev'd James Bloice-Smith 

The quiet days are held at Marston URC Church, 352 Marston Road, Oxford, OX3 0JB, usually on the third Thursday of each month.

Each day starts at 12 noon with a break between 1:00-2:00pm when you can eat the packed lunch you have brought.

Tea is served at 3:00pm and the day concludes by 4:00pm. It is not obligatory but an offering to cover costs would be appreciated.

The church is fitted with a hearing loop and parking is available.

New Initiatives @ Lime Walk Methodist Church

posted 10 Oct 2016, 05:06 by Christine Tucker   [ updated 26 Jan 2018, 03:20 by CTH Webmaster ]

Two exciting new activities have started up in Lime Walk Methodist Church Hall in New High Street. Both will be of special interest to those of you of more ‘mature’ years…which means that if you are between 50 and 100+ you’ll fit in just fine!

The first initiative is ‘Feelgood Fitness’ which describes itself as ‘gentle exercise for those who want to go home with a grin…not a grimace!’. So, whether you’d prefer to take your exercise seated in a chair, or up on your toes, this session -- led by an experienced, qualified instructor – is for you! Now meeting on Thursday mornings in the Church Hall. Each session will last approximately 45 minutes leaving us plenty of time for refreshments and a chat. The cost is just £2.50 per person…good company is provided at no extra charge!

The second initiative is our 'New High Street Tuesday Drop-in' which will run weekly from 2pm – 4pm. It may be that you just want to come along to sit quietly and chat with a few friends, or perhaps you’d rather tackle one of our table top games, browse the daily newspapers or pit your wits in a big screen nostalgia quiz. All this…and much more will be available!

For more information on either of these activities, contact Malcolm Bromhall ( Pastoral & Outreach worker) on 07887 947 569, or email him at

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