'Faithful Scientists' - a series of talks at St Andrew's, Old Headington

posted 13 May 2017, 12:38 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 08:12 ]

St. Andrew's has organised a series of four evening talks in June, when scientists who are members of the Oxford community discuss the intersection of their work with their Christian faith.  All talks start at 7:30pm in the Church Room.

June 7, Professor Stephen Payne, F.R.C.O, Fellow of Keble College, is a biomedical engineer researching strokes and blood flow to the brain, 

June 14, Professor Robin Ian MacDonald Dunbar, Fellow of Magdalen College, is a British anthropologist & evolutionary psychologist, and a specialist in primate behaviour. Author of '150 Friends'.  

June 21, the Rev Professor Robert Gilbert, Fellow of Magdalen College, is a biochemist. The title of his talk is 'Science and the Truthfulness of Beauty'. 

June 28, Professor Jenny Butler, Professor of Occupational Therapy at Oxford Brookes University. The title of her talk is 'Ethics in Practice'.

You can download a pdf poster for this event here.

Ecumenical Quiet Days

posted 5 Mar 2017, 09:05 by CTH Webmaster

You are invited to join with Churches Together in Marston and Northway for Prayer, Praise, and Meditation on the third Thursday of the month. The Ecumenical Quiet Days are held at Marston URC Church, 352 Marston Road, Oxford OX3 0JB. 

The days are being led by:

 March 16th 2017

Christine Bainbridge 
 April 20th 2017

Geoff O'Donoghue
 May 18th 2017

Revd. Jean King 
 June 15th 2017

Fr Darren McFarland

Each day will start at 12.00 noon with a break for lunch between 1.00-2.00 pm, please bring your own packed lunch. Tea will be served at 3.00pm and the day will conclude at 4.00pm.  An offering of £5.00 per person, to cover costs, would be appreciated.  

Please note that the premises are fitted with a hearing loop. 

For further details please contact: Kathryn Hopkins on 01865-247864

Priory Prayers 2017

posted 31 Dec 2016, 09:54 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 08:06 ]

Ecumenical prayers usually take place on the last Monday in the month at 7.45pm at The Priory, Old High Street except when the last Monday falls on a Bank Holiday in which case the prayers will take place on the Monday before.

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 Rev David Owen by email or phone (Tel. 01865 766585) as soon as possible.

The ecumenical service for the Week of Prayer for Christian  Unity will take place on Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 3:30pm at All Saints, Lime Walk, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Wellings will be our preacher.

Monday 16th January, beginning of WPCU, Collinwood Road URC

Monday 27th. February - All Saints Church

Monday 27th. March - Headington Baptist

Monday 24th. April - Corpus Christi.

Monday 22nd May (to avoid Spring Bank Holiday) - Cornerstone Church.

Monday 26th. June - St. Andrew’s Church

Monday 31st July - Quakers

    No Priory Prayers in August

Monday 25th September - Holy Trinity Church

Monday 30th October - Lime Walk Methodist

Monday 27th November - St. Mary’s Church

    No Priory Prayers in December.   

New Initiatives @ Lime Walk Methodist Church

posted 10 Oct 2016, 05:06 by Christine Tucker   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 08:15 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! We’ll be meeting alternate Fridays, starting on October 7, at 11am 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!

Mothers' Union: Christian care for families

posted 15 May 2015, 08:15 by Christine Tucker   [ updated 15 May 2015, 08:15 ]

The Mothers' Union: have you ever wondered what they do?  There is an opportunity to find out on Saturday 6th June, when there will be a salad & strawberry supper followed by a talk about the work of the Mothers' Union in the Diocese of Oxford and further afield. 

Everyone is very welcome, even if you are not a mother! 

Saturday 6th June at 7pm
The Coach House,
Quarry Road, 
Headington OX3 8NU

Tickets are £5, phone 01869-343760 or 01865-761476, or available on the door.

Headington Summer Funday, 11th July

posted 11 May 2015, 04:47 by Christine Tucker

This year is special. We are hosting the 10th FunDay on Saturday 11th July!  

During this event we can expect to see thousands of people in Bury Knowle Park, so we will need lots of help for it to go smoothly.  A new activity that we have this year is Human Table Football! Other activities include the well known favourites of small and large bouncy castles, a bouncy slide, face painting, balloon modelling, spaghetti mountain, biscuit decorating, sumo wrestling, the free barbecue, centre games, and a Prayer Space for people who want it.  

Please pray for good weather, enough helpers, safety for all participants and helpers, and for us all to show Jesus to a lost and hurting world through our actions and attitude.


If you would like to sign up to be one of our key helpers this year then you can do this either via your church or by using this link to an online form, and encourage a friend to sign up with you.

Patricia Raikes, RIP

posted 17 Apr 2015, 08:33 by Christine Tucker   [ updated 20 Apr 2015, 03:04 ]

We regret to announce the recent death of Miss Patricia Raikes, aged 95, in Somerset.  

Patricia was a stalwart supporter of Churches Together in Headington as well as her local church, St. Andrew's.  She taught at Headington Girls' School and for many years organised the Christian Aid house-to-house collection for the whole of Headington, and she always attended Priory Prayers when possible.  Patricia lived and worked in Headington for many years and relocated about 18 months ago to live near her family.  Patricia's funeral will be on Saturday 25th April in Somerset.  

There will be a Requiem Eucharist for Patricia on Thursday 30th April at 7:30pm at St. Andrew's Church.  This will be followed by the interment of her ashes in the churchyard.  All are most warmly welcome to attend this service. 

May she rest in peace and rise in glory. 

More hustings for East Oxford

posted 11 Apr 2015, 04:00 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 11 Apr 2015, 04:01 ]

If you missed our hustings on Thursday evening, don't worry! There are a few more organised for the East Oxford constituency before May 7th.  To find the next one near you, follow this link:

CTH Hustings for East Oxford

posted 22 Mar 2015, 05:09 by Christine Tucker   [ updated 27 Mar 2015, 03:49 ]

It will not have escaped your notice that there is a General Election coming up.  But how can we vote, when we don’t know who we’re voting for or what they stand for?

That’s why Churches Together in Headington have invited five election candidates for East Oxford to a hustings: to share their views and answer your questions.  You can submit a question online at  You’ll also get the chance to meet the candidates and ask your question on the night:

Thursday 9 April, 8pm, at Headington Baptist Church.

View the promotional video here

This is your chance, to make sure you are listened to - don’t miss it!

Lent Lunches at Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry

posted 21 Feb 2015, 15:35 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 21 Feb 2015, 15:36 ]

Lent Lunches are held on a Sunday after the morning service and all take place in the Coach House (after coffee) between 12.00 and 1:30 pm. A Lent lunch consists of home-made soup and rolls, tea and coffee with a donation then given to a different charity each week. The organisations being supported this year are:
  • 1st March     Archway
  • 8th March      Agricultural Co-operative Development International
  • 15th March    Asylum Welcome
  • 22nd March  Practical Compassion for Destitute Children

All members of CTH are very welcome to come along and join us. 

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