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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).  

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.

Festival Eucharist for the feast of St Andrew

posted 26 Nov 2017, 08:00 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 18 Jan 2018, 15:49 ]

Festival Eucharist for the Feast of St Andrew

St. Andrew's, Old Headington, is holding a festival eucharist for the Feast of Saint Andrew on Thursday 30th November at 7:30pm.

The preacher will be Father Will Lamb, Vicar of the University Church, and refreshments will be served after the service. Visiting clergy are welcome to robe and sit 'in the choir'.

Faiths Together in One World

posted 2 Oct 2017, 10:07 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 18 Jan 2018, 15:49 ]

The environment is important to us all, and faith has an impact of how we view it. 

Holy Trinity is holding an evening to explore environmental care with interfaith readings, reflections and prayers. Contributions will be heard from: Rev Jennifer Brown, Imam Ataullah Khan, Adele Moss and Shaunaka Rishi Das.

The event is on Sunday October 15th, from 6.00-7.00pm and will be followed by light refreshments. All are very welcome to attend.

Hymns of Praise with Pam Rhodes, 23rd September at St Andrew's Church, North Oxford

posted 14 Aug 2017, 15:04 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 18 Jan 2018, 15:51 ]

Music is an important part of the worship in many of our churches and there is a musical event coming up at St. Andrew's, North Oxford, that we are sure many would find to be very interesting.

Pam Rhodes (one of the presenters of BBC Songs of Praise) is coming along on Saturday September 23 at 7pm, 
to talk about a selection of popular hymns  and anyone from the audience will have the chance to sing those hymns alongside the choir, orchestra and organ. 
Tickets for the event are £5 (concessions), available from the church office or on the door at the event. Those 18 and under can attend for free. For more details see the article on the St Andrew's website or contact Daniel Paul (organiser).

Summer Gospel Concert

posted 20 Jul 2017, 10:28 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 18 Jan 2018, 15:52 ]

Following on from the wonderful Fun Day on the 15th, Headington Churches invite you to a Summer Gospel Concert and International buffet meal (at no charge).
Venue: Cornerstone Church, Quarry High Street, Oxford OX3 8JT

Date: Saturday 5th August 2017

Doors Open: 5:30pm
Concert: 6-7pm
Buffet: 7-8pm

This is a great chance to hear more about knowing Jesus and a wonderful opportunity to invite friends and neighbours to join you.  We look forward to welcoming you then!

All Saints' Summer Festival of Music & the Arts 2017

posted 29 Jun 2017, 13:26 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 18 Jan 2018, 15:48 ]

Every year, All Saints' Church in Headington plays host to a festival of music and the arts, given for free to the local community. This is a series of free events on Wednesday evenings during the Summer, each starting at 8pm in the church. This year their theme is 'VOICES', and they a diverse line-up of vocal performers with weekly concerts from 26 July until 6 September.

Alongside returning festival favourites Katherine Cooper and Aileen Thomson, they have young vocal talent from Oxford, London, and the USA, and of course a concert from their very own choir.

This year's concerts feature: 
  • 26 July - Katherine Jeffries Harris, mezzo-soprano 
  • 2 August - Olivia Lewis, soprano 
  • 9 August - Katherine Cooper, mezzo-soprano 
  • 16 August - All Saints Choir in concert 
  • 23 August - Aileen Thomson, soprano 
  • 30 August - Alistair Walker, tenor 
  • 6 September - Joshua Copeland, baritone 

All concerts are on Wednesday evenings at 8pm, and wine and soft drinks will be served afterwards. This gives the audiences a chance to meet with the performers and discuss their work. A retiring collection will help cover costs.

For more information, visit the church website here.

General Election Hustings 2017

posted 23 May 2017, 17:10 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 07:49 ]

Churches Together in Headington are holding a pre-election hustings for the Oxford East constituency on Thursday 1st June at All Saints Church, Lime Walk from 7:30-9:30pm.  Anyone who lives in the constituency is welcome to come along. (For updates to this event, scroll to the bottom of the page.)
We have invited all five prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) to this event, where we hope that the people of Headington will take advantage of the opportunity to pose questions to the PPCs about the matters that concern them, both national and local.  We will give each candidate five minutes at the start to outline their manifesto and will then be putting forward questions received from the public before hand, with questions from the floor where time allows. 

If you intend coming along, please register for free via eventbrite (for stewarding purposes) or email: or call/text: 07941-­724326

The venue is wheelchair accessible and has an induction loop system for the hard of hearing. You can download an A4 pdf for this event here.  

We look forward to meeting you on June 1st!


AGM Results, 10 May 2017

posted 13 May 2017, 14:52 by CTH Webmaster   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 07:50 ]

We had a well attended Annual General Meeting of Churches Together last Wednesday, where again we failed to elect a chair person.  Bridget Walker continues as Honorary Secretary and Christine Tucker as Honorary Treasurer. 

We had an excellent time of discussing our hopes and fears, admirably facilitated by Rhonda Riachi.  This affirmed the good things we do together such as  
  • the Headington Funday, led by Headington Baptists, is a gift to the community; 
  • the REinspired project is a gift to the schools who are involved; 
  • and the Christmas and Easter cards bear witness to all the churches working together in Headington. 

What can we do today? Well, for one we hope that there is time to organise a hustings before the general election!  If anyone would like to help to organise this, please contact Christine at  

Christine Tucker & Bridget Walker
The whiteboard results of our discussions!

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