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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).

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).  

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