Music and Ministry Weekend in Upper Heyford

posted 12 May 2018, 12:14 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 12 May 2018, 12:14 ]

Music and Ministry Weekend in Upper Heyford, 25 & 26 May.

If you would like some spiritual refreshment at the start of the late May Bank Holiday, then Heyford Park Chapel (part of the Cherwell Valley Benefice, Diocese of Oxford) invites you to hear the ministry of Marilyn Baker and Tracy Williamson

Marilyn Baker & Tracy Williamson present a dynamic ministry of music, teaching and prayer, whose focus is always to bring people into the healing and empowering presence of God. As well as evangelistic and encouraging concerts, they participate in Christian festivals, church weekends and services.

Marilyn and Tracy’s deep longing for people to find the love of Jesus also takes them to smaller places: hospitals, homes for the elderly or disabled, prisons, schools and workplaces. Since 2000 Marilyn and Tracy have been leading their own conferences at different venues across the country. Each with its own theme, these events have proved to be wonderful times of blessing, healing and release for all.

In the early 1980’s Marilyn released albums which drew people into God’s healing presence. Through her concerts, Marilyn, who has been blind almost from birth, soon realised the tremendous potential to touch peoples’ lives through word and music.

In 1986 Marilyn was joined by Tracy, whose gifts in speaking and prophecy enriched the music with a new dimension. Marilyn’s CDs and Tracy’s books have enabled them to reach a wider audience. What is so amazing is that Tracy is profoundly deaf and partially sighted and yet together, Tracy and Marilyn have been instrumental in bringing healing and wholeness to many people.

Geoff Price, Vicar at Cherwell Benefice, writes "We are very privileged to have Marilyn and Tracy coming to share an evening with us on Friday 25th May at 7.15pm. Please bring other people, especially those who don’t usually go to Church, for this very special evening. Coffee & tea will be provided.

On Saturday 26th May they will also be leading a Rest & Renewal Day from 10am to 3.30pm. This will be a very good day involving their lovely music and teaching and space for each person to be refreshed by God. Drinks are provided all day and everyone should bring a packed lunch

Both events will be held at Heyford Park Chapel, 572, Brice Road, Upper Heyford, OX25 5TE

Donations are welcome on the day for each event, but please book places by contacting Geoff & Hope Price on 0779 555 4102 or email:

Eco Festival at Holy Trinity, 20th May

posted 30 Apr 2018, 11:12 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 30 Apr 2018, 11:14 ]

Eco Festival at Holy Trinity on May 20th 2018 from 2.00-5.00pm in The Coach House, Quarry Road, OX3 8NU and in Holy Trinity Church, Headington Quarry. There will be a wide variety of stalls, demonstrations and talks on a range of topics, including air quality in Oxford, insect-friendly planting, recycling, solar panels etc. Admission is Free - all welcome! Please contact Felicity Wallendszus if you want more information. 

All Saints' Coach Trip to Chichester Cathedral Flower Festival - Cancelled

posted 7 Apr 2018, 15:28 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 12 May 2018, 10:36 ]

Regretfully All Saints' has cancelled this trip as not enough people were interested. 

All Saints' Church is planning a trip to Chichester Cathedral's Flower Festival, "This Earthly Paradise", for Thursday 31st May. The cost of £30 includes pre-booked entry to the Festival.

The coach will leave All Saints’, Lime Walk at 9.00 am and return from Chichester at 3.30 pm. The estimated time of arrival back in Headington is 5.30 pm.

For further details and /or book a place, please contact Catherine Hodgkinson: Telephone 01865 741116/ 07852 338852, email

For further information on the Festival visit The Chichester Cathedral website.

Prophecy in Headington

posted 4 Apr 2018, 10:42 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 4 Apr 2018, 10:43 ]

Prophetic ministry in Headington, 21 and 22 April

The prophetic ministry of David Hathaway is coming to Headington on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd April, hosted by Oxford Bible Church and Cornerstone Church.  This inspiring speaker can be heard at two events, both held in Cheney School Hall.  The service on Saturday 21st at 7:30pm will have an evangelistic emphasis.  The Sunday morning service at 11am will be a combined service with both congregations.  All are welcome at either event.  

Oxfordshire ArtWeeks Events at St Andrew's.

posted 2 Apr 2018, 05:29 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 2 Apr 2018, 05:34 ]

Christianity in 10 Art Objects

On Wednesday 16 May Fr Tim Howles, curate at St Andrew’s church, Headington will lead a presentation and discussion evening entitled “Christianity in 10 Art Objects”. Not quite “A History of the World” and not quite “100 Objects”, but then it’s only one evening! Come to the church for drinks and nibbles at 7.30pm, ready for an 8.00pm start. We will be finished by 9.15pm. 

Fr Tim will attempt to trace something of the story of Christianity in 10 different art objects, beginning with an ice-age sculpture and concluding with a recent installation by Tracey Emin in Liverpool Cathedral, with plenty in between! This event is designed to be accessible and open to all. Everyone is welcome to attend, whatever your level of interest in art.

Please RSVP to Fr Tim on so we can plan for numbers – or just come on the night!

Akureyri Church Choir Concert

posted 19 Mar 2018, 14:56 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 20 Apr 2018, 15:12 by Christine Tucker ]

Akureyri Church Choir Concert, Saturday April 28 at 6:30pm.

All Saints' Church is hosting a concert by the Akureyri Church Choir from Finland on Saturday April 28th at 6:30pm.  The choir, who are touring the UK, are giving a program entitled 'An Evening of Musical Gems'.  This will include music by Rossini, Rachmaninov, and Wesley as well as a selection of Icelandic choral music.

Admission is free, and there will be a retiring collection towards the work of the Footsteps Foundation. Everyone welcome.

Easter Card 2018

posted 16 Mar 2018, 05:58 by Christine Tucker

Easter Card 2018

This year's cover, photo courtesy of Geoffrey Richardson.
We are delighted to announce the result of the competition for a photograph for the front cover of this year's Easter card.  

The winning photograph was sent to us by Geoffrey Richardson from St Andrew's Church, entitled 'Calvary' at Walsingham.  We have received the cards from the printer so if you live in Headington, Barton, Sandhills, Risinghurst, and Wood Farm one should be coming through your letter box in the next couple of weeks.  Many thanks are due to Geoffrey, for his photograph, and Martin Anderson, for his assistance with the production and printing.

If you don't receive a card, but would like one, please contact us and we'll put one in the post to you. 

Family Services at St Andrew's Church, Headington

posted 2 Mar 2018, 03:08 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 5 Mar 2018, 10:38 ]

Family Services at St Andrew's Church, Headington. 

Getting to church with your children on a Sunday morning isn't always easy! Join us on Sunday afternoons instead at St Andrew's Church, Headington, for our "Family Services". We meet at 3.30 in the church. Children and young people sit on mats at the front and enjoy songs, stories and activities tailored specially for them: there's lots of fun and interaction. We then have a free children's tea at 4.15 pm with sandwiches, fruit and cake. 

Our family services take place monthly: March 18, April 22, May 27, June 17, July 15, Sept 23, Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 09. Mums, dads, grandparents and carers are all welcome, as are those without children who would like to join in the fun.

For more information contact Tim Howles at

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Bible in Art and Music

posted 26 Jan 2018, 03:33 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 4 Feb 2018, 13:54 ]

St Andrew's Church, Headington is offering a series of presentations under the title “The Bible in Art and Music”. The idea is to provide a light-hearted way-in to some of the themes and books of the Bible by looking at how they have been represented over the years in art and music.

Earlier this year, we looked at the book of Revelation. We listened to samples of music from composers as varied as J. S. Bach and Richard Wagner, and enjoyed images taken from ancient church mosaics, William Blake etchings, and statues placed on the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square.


Do join us for our next presentation, which this time will be entitled “The Cross in Art and Music”. We’ll be looking at how this core event of the Christian faith has been represented over the years and what this might tell us about what it means. We’ll be looking at depictions of the cross found in ancient churches, in Renaissance art, and even in the recent film by Mel Gibson!

The event is open to all and everyone is welcome to join us. No prior knowledge is required – it’s all for fun!

Please have your dinner at home and then join us from 19.30 in the church room for warm desserts, cheese and biscuits, and coffee. The presentation will start at 20.00 sharp. The evening will be done by 21.00.  

Date    Tuesday 30th January
Time   19.30, for a 20.00 start

Place   St Andrew’s Church (the Church Room at the back)

If you’re interested, please let Father Tim know on so he can plan for numbers. But all are most welcome on the night – just turn up.

You may download a poster for this event here.

Ecumenical Quiet Days 2018 organised by Churches Together in Marston and Northway.

posted 20 Jan 2018, 12:54 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 4 Feb 2018, 13:57 ]

Ecumenical Quiet Days 2018 organised by Churches Together in Marston and Northway.

The theme and format of each day is at the leader’s discretion, but it is expected that the two one hour sessions will offer an opportunity for input from the leader, time for some quiet reflection and for reaction/responses from the participants.

  • February 15th 2018 - Revd. Pauline Main 
  • March 15th 2018 - Revd. Robert Bates 
  • April 19th 2018 - Revd. Jean King 
  • May 17th 2018 - Fr. Martin Flatman 
  • June 21st 2018 - Revd. Elaine Bardwell

These days are held at Marston URC Church, 352 Marston Road, Oxford, OX3 0JB. Please note that the premises are fitted with a hearing loop.

Each day starts at 12 noon with a break for lunch between 1.00 – 2.00 pm. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Tea will be served at 3.00 pm and the day will conclude at 4.00 pm. A donation of £5.00 towards costs is suggested. 

For further information, please contact Kathyrn Hopkins (email:, phone 01865-247864). 

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