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Headington Funday 2019

posted 17 Jun 2019, 12:50 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 20 Jun 2019, 15:55 ]

Well, it is about four weeks to go and we are counting down to this year's Headington Funday. This is the fourteenth year of the Funday and each year has been a time of great blessing for all involved. (Click here for a pdf of the A5 flyer.)  We are getting ready on several fronts: fundraising, asking for volunteers, and prayer. No question which is more important, it is prayer! 

So we have organised some extra prayer times in addition to the monthly Priory Prayers meeting on June 24th. The details are below, if you have any questions about the prayer times, email Phil Herklots for answers.

We also need help with finding some marquees/ gazebos for the day. As well as about 100 volunteers on the day to keep things running smoothly. If you can help or would like to volunteer, please email Carmen Guanzon.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 13th in the Park!

AGM 2019

posted 11 May 2019, 13:54 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 11 May 2019, 13:55 ]

The Annual General Meeting of Churches Together in Headington will take place on Wednesday 15th May at 7:30pm in the Church Room at St Andrew's Old Headington. The Rev. Tim Howles has kindly agreed to take the chair.

The AGM is open to all members of Headington churches and we hope you will encourage your church members to attend. This is an opportunity to bring ideas to shape our work and witness as churches together in the year to come.

At our AGM in 2017 we confirmed our ongoing commitment to working together . We held a well attended election hustings shortly after our meeting and have continued with our regular activities such as monthy priory prayers, the annual Funday and the REInspired programme in schools. We circulated Christmas cards advertising our services and held a carol concert at the Farmers'Market. Our quarterly meetings have continued with a rota for chairing the meetings.

Mother's Union Bible Studies

posted 24 Feb 2019, 10:48 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 29 May 2019, 10:26 ]

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:
  • 14th May - at 19 Stephen Road, Headington.
  • 18th June - at 38 Latimer Road
  • 23rd July* - at Oak Barn, Greenway, Caulcott.  
The Bible study on 23rd July will be followed by lunch.  If you would like a lift or to stay for lunch then please ring 01865 343700. 

Further details can be obtained from Alison Bennett,

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

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

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