Grave Talk

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Coffee Morning
They say that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. So, on Monday 26th March at 10:30am in the Risinghurst Community Centre the Pastoral Care team of Holy Trinity are hosting Grave Talk: a coffee morning to talk about end-of-life issues.  This is a chance to discuss anything to do with bereavement, terminal illness, death, wills, old age, or anything else you would like to talk about. Transport can be arranged for anyone who needs it. 

For more details or to arrange a list, call Joan (Ox 738983) or Anne (Ox 351739).  

Akureyri Church Choir Concert

posted 19 Mar 2018, 14:56 by CTH Webmaster

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

All Saints' Church is hosting a concert by the Akureyri Church Choir from Finland on Friday 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. 

Day Conference on Prayer at Headington Baptist Church

posted 5 Mar 2018, 11:00 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 5 Mar 2018, 11:16 ]

"Rebuilding our confidence in prayer" is the title of a day conference that Headington Baptist Church is holding on Saturday 17th March. The speaker will be the Rev. Chris Band, Minister at HBC and author of "On my knees" (Monarch, Lion Hudson), the book on which the conference is based. 

The conference is free but a voluntary donation of £2 will be requested to cover materials.

To register please contact Chris Band via email or text 07540 725798.  Registration is vital so that the right number of course material packs can be assembled.

Please bring a packed lunch. Drinks will be provided

The teaching will be interactive and include small group discussion. If you have ever asked yourself one or more of the following questions, then this event could be for you: 
  • To what extent does our understanding of God shape the way we pray?
  • Can our prayers change God's mind?
  • In what ways might praying together be more effective than praying alone?
  • Why does our experience of answered prayer appear to fall short of what Jesus promised? 
You can download a flyer for this event here.

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!

Easter Card 2018

posted 30 Jan 2018, 04:24 by CTH Webmaster

After the response from last year, the committee has decided that again we would open the design of this year's Easter card to all members of the congregations that make up CTH. We are looking for a photograph to put on the front cover!  

So, the following conditions apply to this.

  1. We are accepting just one photograph per person, of a theme/subject appropriate for Easter. 
  2. The photograph is to be sent to us via email ( by Wednesday February 21 at 4:30pm GMT.  
  3. The photograph should be in focus, with a resolution of at least 37px/cm quality and not have been used in any other promotional work. We are not offering any reward other than the honour of having the winner's name listed on the card as the photographer.
We enjoyed looking through the offerings from last year (see the winning photograph on the right) and are eagerly anticipating a similar response this year!

Last year's cover with photograph courtesy of Rod Cameron.

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). 

Priory Prayers 2018

posted 31 Dec 2016, 09:54 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 19 Jan 2018, 09:17 ]

“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. 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 (or phone 07941 724326) and Kate (or phone 01865-750915) as soon as possible!

The ecumenical service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) will take place on Sunday 21st January 2018 at 3:00pm at Corpus Christi RC Church, Margaret Road, when the Rev. Chris Band, of Headington Baptist Church, will be our preacher.

Monday 29th January – the WPCU work group

Monday 26th February – Lime Walk Methodist

Monday 26th March (start of Holy Week) – Cornerstone Church

Monday 30th April – Corpus Christi

Monday 21st May (to avoid Spring Bank Holiday) – Oxford Bible Church

Monday 25th June – Headington Baptist

Monday 30th July – St Andrew’s

No Priory Prayers in August

Monday 24th September – All Saints

Monday 29th October – Quakers

Monday 26th November – Holy Trinity

No Priory Prayers in December

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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