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Christmas Services at All Saints

posted 25 Nov 2018, 12:14 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 29 Dec 2018, 13:17 ]

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Christmas Eve - Monday 24 December - Christmas Day - Tuesday 25 December

Sunday 2 December        6pm    Advent Carol Service

Our Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be on Sunday 16th December. An ideal way to have a bit of space to relax and reflect in this season of preparation.  Come and listen to some beautiful seasonal music then join us for mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.  

Everyone is warmly invited to start the Christmas Festival with our Christmas Crib & Christingle Service on Monday 24th December. Featuring Carols and the Christmas Story this is a simple service for all ages that lasts for about 40 minutes.

Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and biscuits will be served afterwards - an opportunity to chat with friends and neighbours in a relaxed way before the family celebrations the following day. 

Later at 11.30pm Midnight Mass will bring in Christmas Day.

Tuesday 25 December    8am & 12 noon      The Holy Communion (BCP) said
                                               10am                          Sung Eucharist (Common Worship)

The music list for the month of December is here.

Thursday Lunchtime Talks at St Giles', Michaelmas Term 2018

posted 5 Oct 2018, 04:59 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 24 Jan 2019, 13:35 ]

The Thursday Lunchtime talks at St Giles' start up again for Michaelmas Term on Thursday 11th October.  This term's series of talks is called "My Top Ten : Readings, Stories and Quotes that Inspire" with an interesting and eclectic mixture of speakers. 

All events start at 12:30pm in St Giles' Church, admission is free, and everyone is welcome.  

Headington Singers' Summer Concert Friday 6 July

posted 15 Jun 2018, 09:22 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 27 Jul 2018, 04:06 ]

Tudor Anthems ... and all that jazz

All Saints' Church is delighted that the Headington Singers are once more entertaining us this Summer with an eclectic program of Tudor anthems and Jazz blues.  It features as its main work Will Todd’s Mass in Blue, they have sung some of Will’s gorgeous carols before but this is in jazz blues style!  Then there are some well known Anthems by Byrd, Tallis, and Farrant ... it promises to be an evening of glorious music.  For more details about the music and performers, click here

The concert on Friday 6 July starts at 7:30pm, tickets are available on the door at a reasonable price of £12/ £10 concessions/ children free. You can download an A4 poster for the event here.

Great Get Together 24 June 2018

posted 14 May 2018, 14:44 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 27 Jul 2018, 04:05 ]

Great Get Together 24 June 2018

Highfield Residents Association and All Saints' Church combined their resources to celebrate the Great Get Together, inspired by the late Jo Cox MP, with a Street Party on Sunday 24th June from 11am to 5pm.  All Saints Road was closed to traffic.

Lots of fun filled activities were planned along with morning coffee, a bring and share lunch, live music, street games, teas, and later a pub supper.  It promised to be a day of fun for all ages!

The programme included:
  • 11.30 Street Café – coffee/biscuits
  • 13.00 Celebration Lunch - bring ‘n’ share, we provide drinks
  • 14.30 Street Games - full programme of fun till 5pm
  • 14.30 Open Gardens – visit residents’ gardens
  • 15.00 Afternoon Tea – Teas/cakes in the church gardens
  • 15.00 Mad Marston Hares – great traditional music/song
  • 16.30 Tug of War – kids vs. grown ups!
  • From 18.30 Supper in Butchers Arms – tasty buffet food
We are very happy to report that the Afternoon teas produced the sum of £130 for the Jo Cox foundation. 


posted 25 Apr 2018, 08:59 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 25 May 2018, 09:08 ]

Press release issued by All Saints’ Church, Lime Walk, Headington on 23 April 2018

On Saturday 28th April, the Akureyri Church Choir will be performing a range of music at All Saints’ Church, Lime Walk, in Headington. Akureyri, which is the commercial and educational centre of Northern Iceland, has an abundant cultural life with its own symphony orchestra and professional theatre. It is a very popular stop for many cruise ships during the summer months.

The choir, which has some 70-80 members, was founded in 1945 to sing at services in the church and, over the past 25 years, has also given an increasing number of concerts, featuring great choral works such as the ‘Requiems’ of Mozart and Faure, Brahms’ ‘German Requiem’ and JS Bach’s ‘Magnificat’. The choir has toured extensively in Denmark, Germany, France, Slovenia, Canada, Finland and Russia, and is currently touring in the UK. Saturday’s concert includes excerpts from Rossini’s ‘Petite Messe Solennelle’, Samuel Wesley’s ‘Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace’, the African American Spiritual ‘Deep River’ and a selection of music by Icelandic composers.

Michael Jon Clarke, the choir’s conductor, was born in Nottingham and graduated from London’s Trinity College of Music in 1971; in the same year he moved to Akureyri. Since then, he has graduated from Southern Illinois University as Suzuki Pedagogue under John Kendall and from The Royal Northern College of Music in Opera Studies under Ryland Davies. He has had a long and diverse music career as a violinist, opera singer, conductor and composer. His emphasis in later years has been on composing and his composition for organ ‘Sally Piper’s Big Tootle Day’ was performed very successfully in St Paul’s Cathedral last autumn with the organist Gudny Einarsdottir, who wrote the story. This Saturday’s programme includes a composition by Michael Jon.

The concert, which will commence at 6.30 pm, is free with a retiring collection for the Footsteps Foundation, based in Dorchester-on-Thames, which provides support for disabled children. Refreshments will be served at the end of the concert providing an opportunity to talk to members of the choir.

The Vicar of All Saints’, the Reverend James Cocke, said ‘the church is really looking forward to welcoming the Akureyri Choir and hearing their programme. We are indebted to Headington Singers, who perform regularly at All Saints’, for suggesting All Saints’ as a suitable venue and for their help with the concert preparations. We hope everyone will enjoy this feast of music and give generously to the very worthwhile cause of the Footsteps Foundation’.

For further information ring Catherine Hodgkinson, Churchwarden: All Saints’, on 01865 741116/ 07852 338852 or email

Coach Trip 31 May 2018

posted 7 Apr 2018, 15:12 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 25 May 2018, 09:09 ]

Coach Trip to Chichester Cathedral's Flower Festival, Thursday 31st May from 9am to 5:30pm.

A trip to Chichester Cathedral's Flower Festival, "This Earthly Paradise", is being planned for Thursday 31st May. The cost of £30 includes pre-booked entry to the Festival. 

The coach will leave All Saints’, Lime Walk at 9.00 am and return from Chichester at 3.30 pm. The estimated time of arrival back in Headington is 5.30 pm.

For further details and /or book a place, please contact Catherine Hodgkinson: Telephone 01865 741116/ 07852 338852, email
For further information on the Festival visit The Chichester Cathedral website.

Annual Meeting of Parishioners

posted 5 Apr 2018, 09:15 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 25 May 2018, 09:07 ]

Annual Meeting of Parishioners, Sunday April 29 at 3:30pm.

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners, when the Church Wardens will be elected for the year 2018-2019, will be held in All Saints’ Church, Lime Walk, Headington on Sunday 29th April, at 3.30pm. After a brief pause for afternoon tea, the Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in All Saints’ Church, when the Parochial Church Council will be elected for the ensuing year.

Your name must be on the Electoral Roll if you wish to vote at these two meetings, Electoral Roll forms are available from the keeper of the roll, Lady M. B. Crofton, 128 Lime Walk, Headington (telephone 762063).

Nominations for seats on the Parochial Church Council should be given to Mr Colin Openshaw, the honorary secretary of the Parochial Church Council. Candidates must be duly proposed and seconded and they must signify their willingness to serve on the Parochial Church Council by signing the nomination papers.

One of the most important items on the agenda at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be the presentation of the Parochial Church Council accounts for the year ending 31st December 2017 by Mr Hugh Scrutton the honorary treasurer of the Parochial Church Council.

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.


Akureyri Church Choir Concert.

posted 19 Mar 2018, 07:49 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 25 May 2018, 09:09 ]

Akureyri Church Choir Concert, Saturday April 28 at 6:30pm.

We welcome the Akureyri Church Choir to All Saints' on Saturday 28th April 2018 at 6:30pm for a concert, part of their UK tour 2018.  
The evening will include music by Rossini, Rachmaninov, and Wesley as well as a selection of Icelandic choral music.

Admission is free, there will be a retiring collection towards the work of the Footsteps Foundation.  Everyone welcome.

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.  

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