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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!

Harvest Activities at Headington Baptist

posted 26 Sep 2018, 07:32 by Christine Tucker   [ updated 28 Jan 2019, 15:01 by CTH Webmaster ]

Harvest Fair
Sat 29 Sep at 10:30 AM

The harvest fair is a great community event for all ages to celebrate the harvest season. We will be running a “swap it’ stall, there will be fair trade goods on sale, a walk through about what Harvest means to us, and all this with crafts, games and the usual quality HBC cafe, with coffee, teas and cakes (donations only).

Wow! Light
Sat 13 Oct, 16:00 - 17:30

Enjoy science and wonder at God’s world. This time we will be looking at Light. Hands-on fun for adults, teens and children 7 years old and older. Chose your level. If you simply like playing and going ‘WOW!’ or ‘I never knew that!’ that’s fine. If you prefer to take some measurements, plot some graphs and do some calculations, then you can do that as well. Professional scientists will be on-hand and willing to answer your questions, whether for exams or for general interest.

All Activities take place at Headington Baptist Church, 78 Old High Street, Headington.

Important Funday News Flash

posted 5 Jul 2018, 04:39 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 5 Oct 2018, 06:51 ]

Due to England kicking off at 3.00pm on Saturday in the World Cup, we have decided to start the Funday at 1pm. This will mean an adjustment to the arrival times for volunteers - please could you arrive by 9.30am if you are helping with set-up, and 12.15pm if you are helping during the afternoon. We will still finish at 5pm as planned.

Please do let us know asap if this will be a problem. You can contact the Funday Administrator, Peter Hart by email or leave a message on 01865-763572. 

Holy Trinity Autumn Course, "Nothing More and Nothing Less"

posted 21 Jun 2018, 04:27 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 28 Jan 2019, 15:02 ]

An interesting sounding course is being held this Autumn at Holy Trinity, Nothing More and Nothing Less. The course is based on the award-winning film I, Daniel Blake, and each of the six named sessions will include clips from the film.

It will provide an opportunity to question why so many people in our society suffer extreme hardship, and to examine the causes of injustice and oppression– and what we as a church could do in response.
The course will be held over six sessions, at both 2:30 and 7:30pm.

* Tuesday 11: Viewing of the whole film. 

* Tuesday 18: Systems of Oppression 

* Tuesday 25: Staying Human 

*Tuesday 2: Compassion in the Darkness 

* Tuesday 9: Fighting Back or Giving In? 

* Tuesday 16: The Suffering Servant

Kingdom Agents Holiday Club

posted 16 Jun 2018, 06:35 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 5 Oct 2018, 06:52 ]

Are you thinking ahead to or longing for the Summer holidays?  If you want something that will entertain and inform your children about life with Jesus then the answer could be found at Headington Baptist church.  They are running an exciting sounding Holiday Club for children aged 4 to 11 for the first week in August! 

Entitled "Kingdom Agents Holiday Club" there are a variety of activities including sports, workshops, crafts, dance & drama and more. It runs from Monday 6th to Friday 10th August, 9:30am to 12:30pm.  

It costs £10 for the first child, and £5 for each additional sibling registered. Details of medical and dietary needs will be taken on the 6th but if there is additional information that you think they should know in advance then please get in touch. 

You can download a pdf of the registration form here or else it's quicker and easier to do it online at:

If you have any questions, please contact Nick Jackson ( or cal01865 763572).  

Headington Funday 7th July 2018

posted 16 Jun 2018, 05:14 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 5 Oct 2018, 06:53 ]

If it's the summer then the Headington Funday must be happening soon!  We are delighted to offer the 13th Headington Funday in Bury Knowle Park from 2-5pm, all completely free, as the churches' gift to the community. 

This year's offering includes the favourites: BBQ & Tea Tent, balloon modelling, face painting, bouncy castle as well as a giant inflatable obstacle course, tug-of-war, cakes, bang-a-nail, live music, juggling, giant games & lots more!

Our hard working team is entering the final phase of preparation and we look forward to welcoming all our visitors, new and returning, to our annual afternoon of fun in the sun.  Well, we are also praying that the weather holds and you can join us in prayer at an evening devoted to prayer for the Funday, on Friday 29th June, 7.30pm at Cornerstone Church (2 Quarry High Street, Headington, OX3 8JT). If you can come along, even for a short while, that would be fantastic.

We also welcome volunteers to help us on the day with the set up, stall management, and take down. If you can offer any time to help with this, then the Rev. Paul Clarke would love to hear from you. You can email or call 01865-763572 or sign up online here.

If you would like to help us advertise the event by putting up a poster at your place of work, worship, or community organisation, you can download one from here.

St Mary's 60th Anniversary

posted 15 Jun 2018, 11:56 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 5 Oct 2018, 06:54 ]

St Mary's celebrates its 60th Anniversary in style!

The celebrations of St Mary's Church are spread over the weekend, starting off with a Fun Day!  Saturday 16th June 11.00-15.00 at St Mary's Church, Bayswater Road, OX3 9EY.

Bouncy castle - Face painting - Games - Martial Arts display - Junk modelling - Raffle -Tombola - Barbecue - Cakes

For details of other events, see the church's Facebook page here.

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. 

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