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Good Friday 2018

posted 22 Mar 2018, 10:14 by Christine Tucker   [ updated 2 Apr 2018, 03:19 by All Saints' Highfield ]


All Saints’ Church, Lime Walk, Headington continues to maintain the tradition of a Three Hour Service starting at noon on Good Friday. Over the years, a large number of distinguished clergymen have been the guest preachers at this very special service. This year will be no exception as the Reverend John Witheridge, Chaplain to the Queen, will preach.

The Reverend Witheridge has a remarkable record of service to both the Anglican Church and to education. In addition to his Royal chaplaincy, he is an Honorary Cathedral Chaplain at Christ Church, Oxford. He served as Chaplain to Robert Runcie during his term of office as Archbishop of Canterbury. His career in education took him from Head of Religious Studies at Marlborough College, to Conduct (Senior Chaplain) at Eton College, and then Headmaster of Charterhouse School for eighteen years. He is also a historian of the Church and has written ‘The Excellent Dr Stanley’, a biography of the Victorian churchman, Dean Stanley of Westminster.
The Three Hour Service, lasting from noon to three o’clock is a very moving experience, taking place during the most sacred hours of Good Friday when Jesus was on the Cross. Worshippers do not have to stay for the full three hours but they are requested to enter and leave during the singing of a hymn in order to minimise any disruption to the service.

For further information, please contact the Vicar of All Saints’, the Reverend James Cocke on 01865 762536.


Headington Singers Spring Concert 2018

posted 7 Mar 2018, 14:24 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 2 Apr 2018, 03:16 ]

We welcome the Headington Singers to All Saints' on Friday 23rd March at 7:30pm for their Spring concert, a performance of Brahms: A German Requiem.  The Headington Singers and Orchestra are joined by Margaret Cooper (soprano) and David Mallinson (baritone). 

Tickets are available on the door £12, £10 concessions, children free.  

Readership Survey of 'The Door'

posted 2 Feb 2018, 12:17 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 2 Apr 2018, 03:18 ]

Do you read 'The Door'? If so, you might be interested in taking part in an online survey which the diocese is conducting. The results of this readership survey will influence the future format and content of 'The Door'. 

If this interests you, please go to


posted 8 Jan 2018, 13:52 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 2 Apr 2018, 03:17 ]

PRESS RELEASE Monday 8th January 2018


All Saints’ Church in Lime Walk, Headington has supported the work of the Children’s Society over many years, with the proceeds of its annual Christmas Bazaar donated each year to that charity.  The church is particularly pleased with its efforts over the recent Christmas period enabling it to contribute almost £1,300 to the Children’s Society.  The Bazaar raised £1,040 at the end of November and this was augmented by nearly £250 raised by the generosity of the congregation at the very well attended Christingle Service on Christmas Eve.

This excellent result reflects the hard work put into the Bazaar by Valerie Boulter and a large team of helpers.  The church was delighted that the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Jean Fooks, opened the Bazaar and spent time visiting the stalls and talking to stallholders.  The event marked the start of All Saints’ Christmas celebrations, and the pervading happy atmosphere was enhanced by some lively music with carols sung by the Headington Junior (Preparatory) School and traditional Christmas tunes played by the Kennington (Oxford) Silver Band.  The fundraising was assisted greatly by the donation of raffle and other prizes from a large number of local Headington businesses.

The very popular Christingle Service was arranged and led by James Larminie, one of All Saints’ Licensed Lay Ministers, who is also one of the Oxford Diocese ‘Ambassadors’ to the Children’s Society.  He commented: 

‘The Children’s Society helps thousands of vulnerable young people in this country every year. Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for some, and it’s great that the people of the parish have been so generous.’

For further information please contact James Larminie on 07940-784881.

December Concerts at All Saints

posted 20 Nov 2017, 12:58 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 8 Jan 2018, 13:43 ]

The Winter Concert of the Oxford Brookes Early Music Society takes place at All Saints' Church on Saturday 2nd December, at 7 for 7:30pm.  It features works by Bach, Batten, Byrd, Corelli, and Victoria. 

Tickets are available on the door, £5 or £3 for students/concessions. 


The Christmas Concert of the Headington Singers is on Friday 15th December at 7:30pm at All Saints'. Their program, "Northern Lights", features music by Greig (Four Psalms) and sacred songs by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Arensky, and Buxtehude.  

The choir is conducted by Sally Mears and the evening features soloists Tabitha Appel (violin) and Dexter Drown (baritone),  as well as Maureen Cooper (piano), Rachel Appel (cello) and Julian Littlewood (organ).     

Tickets are available on the door, £12 / £10 concessions / children free.

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

posted 13 Aug 2017, 10:30 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 29 Sep 2017, 14:38 ]

Music is an important part of the worship at All Saints' and we have just heard of a very interesting musical event coming up at St. Andrew's, North Oxford, which we are sure that anyone would find to be very interesting.

Pam Rhodes (one of the presenters of BBC Songs of Praise) is coming along to talk about a selection of popular hymns on Saturday September 23 at 7pm, 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 St Andrew's website or contact Daniel Paul (organiser).

A Grand Night for Singing - Headington Singers

posted 14 Jun 2017, 05:18 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 10 Jul 2017, 15:06 ]

Headington Singers are going all theatrical for their summer concert on Friday 30th June with a selection of songs from the shows!

A Grand Night for Singing includes old favourites by Rodgers and Hammerstein (from the likes of Oklahoma, The King and I, The Sound of Music …), and choruses from Gilbert and Sullivan and Les Miserables. It promises to be fun – and goodness knows what surprises could be in store!

Conducted by Sally Mears with soloist Serenna Wagner and accompanied by pianist Maureen Cooper, this is taking place at All Saints Church, Lime Walk, Headington on Friday 30th June at 7.30pm. 

Tickets are available on the door £12/£10 (children free). To download a poster for this event click here

Great Get Together Street Party

posted 10 Jun 2017, 04:47 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 28 Jun 2017, 16:10 ]

Great Get Together Street Party!
On Sunday 18th June All Saints' Church is working with Highfield Residents Association to host a street party.

This is to celebrate the Great Get Together inspired by late Labour MP Jo Cox, who said during her maiden speech to Parliament,
     'We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.',

A day of fun and celebrations, live music and games, All Saints will be serving Afternoon Tea in the church gardens at 3pm. All welcome to come along with family & friends to celebrate our community. 

For more information, please call Ox 766341.

General Election Hustings 2017 at All Saints

posted 25 May 2017, 14:21 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 04:53 ]

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. 

CTH has invited all five prospective parliamentary candidates (ppcs) to this event, where they 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. Each candidate will have five minutes at the start to outline their manifesto and then questions received in advance from the public will be put forward, with questions from the floor where time allows.

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

All Saints is wheelchair accessible and has an induction loop system. You can download an A4 pdf for this event here.

To put a question to the candidates visit the CTH Website

All Saints features as a venue in this year's Art Weeks

posted 29 Apr 2017, 12:03 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 04:49 ]

All Saints Artists

All Saints Artists are a new group of nine artists who will be showing for the first time at All Saints Church. They are really excited to be able to display their artworks in All Saints Church and are grateful for the welcome they received from members of the church.

They said:
"It is such a lovely spacious venue and we value the opportunity to present our works here. When we were first shown the inside of the church, we instantly thought how good it would be to have our two painters hang their pictures on either side of the nave, towards the front of the church. We are then going to arrange tables along the sides for our assorted potters and jewellers."

The artists featured are Helle Christensen, Trisha Drury, Victoria Hallam, Sarah Mook, Vivien Sieber, Lisa Marie Smith, Stuart Roper, Jane Wafer, and Deirdre Gyenes. Full details of the range of items they make can be found on the Art Weeks website and booklet. All Saints Artists are part of the Headington trail – local maps will appear soon.

The exhibition will be open from Saturday 20th – Monday 29th (not Thursday 25th) from 12noon-6pm and on Sunday from 12noon - 5.30pm. Please do come and browse the stalls, there is absolutely no obligation to buy. The artists will be around should you have questions or want to chat about their work.

All Saints' Social Committee will be selling tea and cakes while the exhibition is open between 2 & 4:30pm on Saturday 27th May.  

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