Notices 5th September 2021

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Sunday 5th September
8am – Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer. (Restarting weekly)
10am – Parish Eucharist
12.30pm – Baptism of Noah Dunsmuir
6pm – Choral Evensong

Parish Office will be closed from 12 noon September 9th and will reopen on Tuesday 21st at 8.30am. If you have any notices for Sunday September 12th please send them to Helen by Tuesday 7th September.

Farewell With a heavy but grateful heart, we are bidding our beloved HTHQ church family farewell, after 5 beautiful years. You have walked with us over these years. Words cannot express how grateful we are for the support, prayers and blessings we received from so many of you. We are moving to Washington DC where our home Church will be the St John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette. Please visit us and continue to uphold us all in your prayers. May God be with each and every one of you. Susan, Emmanuel, Iona & Ezra.

Forest Sunday School
We are really excited to be starting Forest Sunday School on Sunday 11th September! Please arrive at church in your family group, and during the opening hymn children will go out to the Forest for some age-appropriate worship and activities, and return for communion. Please hold this new initiative in your prayers.

Forest Church for Tots
Our Tuesday morning ‘Tots Service’ is restarting on Tuesday 7th September at 10am. This is an informal outdoor church gathering for babies, toddlers and their grown-ups. Please contact Revd Laura for more details.

Churchyard Working Party will take place next Saturday 11th September at 10am. Please bring your own tools and gloves. Any help would be appreciated.

Thursday Lunch Club has restarted. Our aim is to provide a home cooked lunch twice a month in a friendly community for older people who live alone in the Headington area. If you know of anyone who might like to come, or if you would like to help (we are in need of cooks and drivers but there are other jobs too) please contact Katya Drummond on katya@shotover.net or on 01865 763161.

Fundraising Events:
Fundraising for the building project was re-started with a Drinks party which raised £200. It is hoped to hold a series of talks in the autumn and winter, a concert in church, an auction in early February and a dinner in Magdalen College, possibly in summer 2022.
If you have other fund-raising ideas of events you could hold/organise please let us know. Diana Clews, Anne Tarassenko and Mile Wooldridge

Light Demonstration: The Friends of Holy Trinity, the major donor for the new lighting, invite everybody to a demonstration of its versatility led by Laura Biron-Scott, with music from Rosie Tweddle, on Saturday 18 September at 8pm. Drinks will be available from 7.45. (Please bring your mask for use as practicable.)

Golden Celebration. Michaelmas this year is the 50th anniversary of David Knight’s ordination to the priesthood. He is celebrating with a Eucharist at Holy Trinity at 12 noon on Saturday 25th September. The preacher will be Peter Groves, Vicar of St Mary Magdalen’s, Oxford, and there will be refreshments to follow. Please do come along. Everyone is very welcome.

MU Bible studies are starting again. The first two will be on Tuesday 28th September and Tuesday 26th October at 10.30am in the meeting room at St Andrew’s, Old Headington. The room is provides plenty of space and the sessions will not last for more than an hour. We shall be looking at St Peter. Everyone is welcome. Further details from Jane Hedges.

Autumn Fair: 2nd October 2-4pm. We need your donations!
We plan to support many of your favourite stalls, however, due to COVID there are a few changes. The most notable is we will run a Nearly New stall to replace the White Elephant and Bits and Pieces (for this stall we are requesting good quality items that you might expect to receive or give, we cannot accept general bric-a-brac). Also, we need donations of good quality books, plants, toiletries and toys (preferably boxed! Glorious cakes!! Large sponge cakes and fruit cakes preferred (please individually wrap and include a list of ingredients). We are also seeking cash donations to support items for the raffle and tombola stalls and bottles of wine. With the exception of cakes, we cannot accept donations on the day. Please bring donations to the Coach House Car park Sunday 26 September (11am-1pm), the Sunday before the fair. If this is not suitable, please contact Derek and Margaret Taylor (01865 765051) or Mike and Lisa Hill (01865 768077) to make other arrangements. We need helpers on the day! If you are able to offer help to run a stall and/or set up the stalls and help clear away after the event please contact Derek and Margaret Taylor (01865 765051). We look forward to a very special day!

Shared Knitting and Crochet (Headington) We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December), at Church House, New High Street (below the Shark) from 1.30 to 3pm. We knit, crochet and chat and (while meetings are less restricted by Covid) we serve tea and biscuits. We knit for local good causes (The Porch, JR prem babies and dementia services, Oxford Baby Bank and Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Services). We are also knitting for international good causes – Syria, Kosovo, Gaza, and many others through Knit for Peace. We can also respond to emergency requests for woolly goods from other good causes including Afghanistan. We supply yarn to members for £1 for 100gms. We welcome gifts of yarn (any type, however small) and needles. We look forward to seeing you. Any questions, please ask for more information: email sharedknitting@gmail.com or phone 01865 738942

Flowers in church The Flower arranging Team are in urgent need of donations to keep providing the beautiful flowers in church each week. If you would like to make a donation or indeed have flowers in memory of someone or for a special anniversary please ring Margaret Woodcock 761588. Thank you.

Food Boxes in Church

The Food Bank is not currently accepting food donations, but you can continue to donate food to asylum welcome which is one of our parish charities. We are hoping to set up a parish larder in the future, after further consultation with our local councillors, and will be exploring this further in September. 

Wednesday Communion Services

Our mid-week communion service has resumed at 10am on Wednesdays.

Morning Prayer: Weekly on Mondays at 9am

Morning prayer will pause during August and resume on Monday 6th September.

Prayers for Hope and Healing: Thursdays at 8.30pm

Our contemplative prayer gathering has paused for the summer break, and will resume on Thursday 9th September. 

Holy Trinity Headington Quarry
An open door between heaven and earth,
showing God’s love to all.
Contact us
Vicar: Revd Dr Laura Biron-Scott
vicar@hthq.uk 01865 762835
Associate Priest: Revd Prof Rob Gilbert
associatepriest@hthq.uk
Licensed Lay Minister: Joan Walding LLM
layminister@hthq.uk
Parish Office: office@hthq.uk 01865 762931
Churchwardens: wardens@hthq.uk
Website: www.hthq.org.uk