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Headington Singers Spring Concert 2020

posted 29 Feb 2020, 12:17 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 23 Mar 2020, 12:45 ]


The Headington Singers and Orchestra, regret to announce that their Spring Concert has been cancelled so as not to expose anyone to potential Coronavirus infection. 

A Service of Thanksgiving for the Ministry of the Rev J Cocke

posted 13 Jan 2020, 13:29 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 23 Mar 2020, 12:45 ]

 
The Churchwardens of All Saints', Highfield, send the following news:
You may have already heard that our Vicar, James Cocke, has decided to take his much deserved retirement. He has served All Saints’ with remarkable dedication for 63 years. His outstanding record will be celebrated at a special service of thanksgiving beginning at 11.00 am on Sunday 26th January. It will be followed by refreshments, in the course of which a presentation will be made of a silver salver engraved to convey the church’s thanks for his ministry.
We are hoping that many former members of our congregation and friends will join with present members and Jim’s family in this service. You may also like to contribute to the retirement gift; if so, please send a cheque (payable to ‘All Saints’ Highfield PCC) to Catherine Hodgkinson, 51, Demesne Furze, Headington, OX3 7XG. Any money received in excess of the cost of the presentation will be given as a cheque.
We hope very much to see you on the 26th January; if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us."

Open Day and Gift Day 2019

posted 27 Sep 2019, 04:29 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 12 Oct 2019, 09:54 ]

 
Open Day
You may be one of the hundreds of people who pass our lovely church every day, between the hospitals, going to and from the shops, to and from school, just rushing about as we live our busy lives. However, the church building stands there, an imposing and permanent presence, watching over all. It is open for a variety of events, as well as Church services every Sunday. Sadly, there are many who have never been inside.

On Saturday 28th September we are having an open day, when everyone is particularly invited and encouraged to come in and have a look around. There will be music going on most of the day, children’s activities, tea and coffee. There will be guides to tell you about the features of the building (if you wish). There are lovely windows, a World War One memorial with an interesting and rare feature, a Titanic connection, and a supremely impressive interior.

Gift Day
We all know it is essential to keep a building in good condition. Unfortunately, a recent inspection has shown that some essential repairs must be carried out to the church, mainly on the roof, and some are quite expensive.

For over 100 years All Saints church has stood at the centre of our patch of Oxford. It provides a place of peaceful worship and prayer, a venue for a wide range of musical events, and a garden which is a place of relaxation and reflection easily accessible to everyone.

Church House in New High Street is also part of what we offer to the community, and is used by about 350 people each week, for a huge range of activities. A substantial sum has recently been spent upgrading the toilets to provide for wheelchair users.

Because our buildings are so widely used, we would be most grateful if you would support our annual Gift Day Appeal by bringing your donation to the Church on 28th September. Your donation will make all the difference, and you will know that it will help to keep this beautiful church building at the centre of our community in good repair.

Our Sunday Services every week:
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion BCP
10.00 a.m. Sung Eucharist CW or Matins BCP (2nd Sunday)
3.00 p.m. Choral Evensong BCP (October to March)
6.00 p.m. Choral Evensong BCP (April to September)

All Saints' Choir is looking for ...

posted 26 Sep 2019, 15:40 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 24 Oct 2019, 10:10 ]

 
The Church of All Saints, Headington (OX3 7AF) is looking to appoint a Bass Lay Clerk. This position would last for a year, and is paid £1200. It involves singing Sunday mornings throughout the year and 4 special evening services per year, with rehearsals on Sundays before the service. The choir is a very friendly, one-to-a-part ensemble, and sings to a high professional standard.  
To read a copy of the fuller job description, please click here.

To apply, please send a CV to music.director@allsaintsheadington.org.uk and pcc.secretary@allsaintsheadington.org.uk, by 16th October.

Proposed Visit to Arundel Cathedral 20 June 2019

posted 14 Apr 2019, 13:34 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 9 Jul 2019, 11:28 ]


Holy Trinity Church, Headington Quarry are organizing a visit to Arundel Cathedral to see “The Carpet of Flowers” celebrating the feast of Corpus Christi. They then plan to visit Chichester Cathedral. The cost of the coach will be £16.50 and there is no charge for the Cathedral visits. If you would like to go on this trip, please contact Margaret Taylor on 01865 765051.

Headington Singers Summer Concert 2019

posted 14 Apr 2019, 13:34 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 9 Jul 2019, 14:50 ]


The Headington Singers are holding their Summer Concert on Friday the 5th of July at All Saints' Church.  Entitled " My spirit sang all day" it features music by Holst, Finzi, and Vaughan Williams along with the debut performance of "Cantico" by contemporary composer Jill Elliot.  The soloists Dexter Drown (baritone) and Megan Hooper (soprano) are joined by Maureen Cooper on the piano, conducted by Sally Mears.

The concert starts at 7:30pm, tickets are £12/£10 and children can enter free. 

Passiontide, Holy Week, and Easter Services 2019

posted 8 Apr 2019, 04:45 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 13 May 2019, 05:39 ]

The Fifth Sunday of Lent - Passion Sunday 7th April
10am    Sung Eucharist: preacher the Rev. P. J. Boulton-Lea.
6pm      Choral Evensong: preacher the Vicar.


Palm Sunday - Sunday 14th April
10am    Sung Eucharist (not Matins): preacher the Vicar.
6pm      Choral Evensong: preacher the Bishop of Oxford

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in Holy Week - 15. 16. & 17th April
10am   The Holy Communion (daily)
8pm     Short Evening Service (daily)


Maundy Thursday - 18th April
8pm     The Holy Communion with hymns & address, preacher Miss Eve Vause.
The service includes the ministry of the laying on of hands for healing for those who wish it.


Good Friday - 19th April
12-3pm  The Three Hours devotion, led by the Rt. Rev.  David Jennings, formerly Bishop of Warrington in the diocese of Liverpool.

Easter Eve - Saturday 20th April
Decoration of the church for Easter - please bring or send some flowers.

Easter Day - Sunday 21st April
8am       The Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
10am     Sung Eucharist (Common Worship), Procession and Blessing of the
                Easter Garden, preacher the Vicar.
12 noon  
The Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
6pm       Easter Carol Service - A Service of Easter Carols, Anthems, Readings,
                and Prayers.  No Sermon.

Sunday after Easter - Sunday 28th April
10am    Sung Eucharist, preacher the Rev. Leon Cattallo
6pm      Choral Evensong, preacher the Vicar.
updated 8th April 

Evensong Sunday 14 April, 2019

posted 8 Apr 2019, 04:01 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 13 May 2019, 05:38 ]


This coming Sunday we are looking forward to a special Evensong, when our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Steven Croft, will be our preacher. He will also be awarding the title of Reader Emeritus to Eve Vause, to mark her long and distinguished service and retirement as a Licensed Lay Minister.

All very welcome to join us, the service will be followed by refreshments.

Mothering Sunday 31 March 2019

posted 22 Mar 2019, 15:49 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 8 Apr 2019, 04:06 ]


This coming Mothering Sunday we are having a special Family Communion Service, along with the blessing and distribution of flowers.  However as the clocks go forward an hour on the Saturday night, the 10am service may feel like 9am!

All very welcome to join us, the service will be followed by refreshments.

Elijah, Friday 29th March at 7:30pm

posted 16 Mar 2019, 14:08 by All Saints' Highfield   [ updated 8 Apr 2019, 04:07 ]


This spring's concert by the Headington Singers and Orchestra is a performance of "Elijah" by Felix Mendelssohn. With conductor Sally Mears and leader Janet Froomes, the soloists will be Georgie Malcolm (Soprano), Serena Wagner (Alto), Peter Willis (Tenor), and Will Orr (Bass).  

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

Mendelssohn's Elijah is justly popular. It has good tunes and beautiful harmonies, and the story it tells of the life of this Old Testament prophet is highly dramatic.  Elijah's extraordinary life included a famine, a battle with priests of the god Baal, a miracle healing, a vengeful queen, a howling mob, an earthquake, much fire, and a manifestation of god as a "still, small voice".  Truly this storypromises to be an exciting evening.

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