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Music and Ministry Weekend in Upper Heyford

posted 12 May 2018, 12:14 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 15 Jun 2018, 10:08 ]

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 15 Jun 2018, 10:08 ]

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 15 Jun 2018, 10:09 ]

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 15 Jun 2018, 10:10 ]

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 15 Jun 2018, 10:10 ]

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!

Grave Talk

posted 22 Mar 2018, 07:58 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 4 Apr 2018, 10:44 ]

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 lift, call Joan (Ox 738983) or Anne (Ox 351739).  

Akureyri Church Choir Concert

posted 19 Mar 2018, 14:56 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 15 Jun 2018, 10:11 ]

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   [ updated 15 Jun 2018, 10:11 by CTH Webmaster ]

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 4 Apr 2018, 10:45 ]

"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.

Easter Card 2018

posted 30 Jan 2018, 04:24 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 4 Apr 2018, 10:46 ]

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.

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