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Fifth Sunday Service

posted 24 Aug 2019, 13:17 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 15 Oct 2019, 12:21 ]

At the last C.T.i.H.committee meeting it was decided that when there was a 5th Sunday in the month members would be asked to consider going to an evening service at another church.

September 29th is such a Sunday and Holy Trinity Headington Quarry have a Taize service that evening which we are all welcome to attend.

Headington Funday 2019

posted 17 Jun 2019, 12:50 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 24 Aug 2019, 13:04 ]

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 24 Aug 2019, 13:06 ]

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.

Thinking Hopefully at St Andrew's Church

posted 24 Feb 2019, 11:15 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 29 May 2019, 10:20 ]

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 29 May 2019, 10:20 ]

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,

Job Opportunity at Lime Walk Methodist

posted 20 Feb 2019, 15:00 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 29 May 2019, 10:27 ]

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.

WPCU 2019

posted 10 Jan 2019, 08:46 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 29 May 2019, 10:27 ]

"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 24 Aug 2019, 13:04 ]

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.

Thursday Lunch Time Talks at St Giles' Michaelmas Term 2018

posted 5 Oct 2018, 07:19 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 28 Jan 2019, 14:57 ]

The Thursday Lunchtime Talks at St Giles' are starting up again on Thursday 11th October, with an interesting series of talks entitled "My Top Ten : Readings, Stories and Quotes that Inspire".

The eight weeks of lectures feature an eclectic mix of speakers and topics covering points of view from a variety of faiths.  Each talk starts at 12:30pm, admission is free and everyone is welcome.

So if you find yourself with an hour to spare on a Thursday lunchtime these could be well worth investigating. To download a pdf of the poster then please click here.

Creation and the Garden of Eden - The Bible in Art and Music #3

posted 26 Sep 2018, 08:20 by Christine Tucker   [ updated 28 Jan 2019, 14:59 by CTH Webmaster ]

Here at St Andrew’s we are offering a series of presentations under the title “The Bible in Art and Music”. The idea is to provide an interesting way-in to the Bible by looking at how some of its themes have been represented over the years in art and music.
Previously in the series we’ve looked at “the book of Revelation” and at the “cross”.

Do join us for our next presentation, which this time will be entitled “Creation and the Garden of Eden”. We’ll be looking at how this core story of the Christian faith has been represented over the years and what this might tell us about its meaning and relevance for today. We’ll be looking at stained glass church windows, Renaissance art, contemporary sculpture, and even tattoo designs!

The event is welcome to all and everyone is welcome to join us, whether you are a member of the church or not. No prior knowledge is required – it’s supposed to be informative and all for fun!

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