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Thinking Hopefully at St Andrew's Church

posted 24 Feb 2019, 11:15 by CTH Webmaster


Thinking hopefully about the future -- is this possible? St Andrew's is hosting an evening to discuss whether at a time of uncertainty Christianity offers vision for the future.  The speaker will be the Rt. Rev'd Dr Steven Croft, the Bishop of Oxford.  

The event takes place on Wednesday 20th March at St Andrew's Church, Headington OX3 9DL. 
7:30-8:00pm refreshments
8:00-9:00pm presentation

All are welcome, no booking is required.  


World Day of Prayer March 2019

posted 24 Feb 2019, 10:55 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 24 Feb 2019, 11:04 ]


This year's World Day of Prayer has been prepared for us by the women of Slovenia.  In the service, they will be represented by women from each parish church in Headington. It takes place on Friday 1st March, 10:30am at Lime Walk Methodist Church.  Our hope is that there will not be a repeat of the winter weather than cancelled last year's event! 

Further details from Wendy Slaymaker, wendy.slaymaker@yahoo.co.uk.


Mother's Union Bible Studies

posted 24 Feb 2019, 10:48 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 2 Mar 2019, 09:12 ]


The Mother's Union holds regular Bible Studies in, and around, Headington.  The topic this Spring is the Book of James, and it is helpful if you have read the book before turning up.  These Bible Studies are open to everyone, and you don't have to be a mother or female to take part. 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 few months is:
  • 26th February - at 22 Guardian Court, New Cross Road, Headington.
  • 19th March - at St Andrew's Church, Old Headington.
  • 30th April - at 1 North Place, off Old High Street.
  • 14th May - at 19 Stephen Road, Headington.

Further details can be obtained from Alison Bennett, alison.bennett@hotmail.co.uk.

Job Opportunity at Lime Walk Methodist

posted 20 Feb 2019, 15:00 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 20 Feb 2019, 15:01 ]


As part of its mission, Lime Walk Methodist Church is seeking to help tackle the important issue of loneliness and social isolation among older people in Headington.

It is now seeking a worker to facilitate and co-ordinate this outreach. The role will involve running established weekly activities on the church premises, offering a warm welcome, co-ordinating volunteers and building up pastoral links. It will also involve promoting the activities and exploring opportunities for new projects through relationships with local partners.


To read the full job advert, click here.

Priory Prayers 2019

posted 28 Jan 2019, 14:43 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 28 Jan 2019, 14:54 ]


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 28th January – Rev. Dr. Tim Howles, St Andrew’s Church
  • Monday 25th February – Lime Walk Methodist
  • Monday 25th March – Holy Trinity Headington Quarry
  • Monday 29th April – Cornerstone
  • Monday 20th May (to avoid Spring Bank Holiday) – Headington Quakers
  • Monday 24th June – Corpus Christi
  • Monday 29th July – St Mary’s
No Priory Prayers in August
  • Monday 30th September – St Andrews
  • Monday 28th October – Headington Baptist
  • Monday 25th November – All Saints
No Priory Prayers in December

Christine Tucker & Kate Gills
January 2019

WPCU 2019

posted 10 Jan 2019, 08:46 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 10 Jan 2019, 08:47 ]


"Only Justice" is the title of this year's ecumenical service to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  We are fortunate to have as our speaker Pastor Dupe Adefala, Pastor of Word Fountain Christian Ministries and Manager of the Multi-faith Chaplaincy team at Campsfield House (the Immigration Removal Centre at Oxford). She currently serves as President of International Ministers Fellowship (UK) and is an active member of Love Oxford.

She is married to Olabode Adefala and blessed with children - all of whom love and serve the Lord. By God's grace, she has authored a book “The Mystery of Marriage”. She has a great passion for church unity, leadership, family and the next generation.

Her favourite scripture is “Not slothful in business, fervent in the Spirit; serving the Lord!” (Romans 12:11).

Ecumenical Quiet Days 2018 - 2019

posted 6 Oct 2018, 11:51 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 6 Oct 2018, 11:55 ]

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

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.


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 a donation 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 malcolm.bromhall@gmail.com

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