Notices 25 September 2022

25 September 2022 – Trinity 15

Sunday September 25th: Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

8am Holy Communion
10am Parish Eucharist with Forest Sunday School

Midweek Services

Morning Prayer: 9am Monday to Thursday
Tots Service: Tuesdays 10am 
Midweek Communion: Wednesdays at 10am

Sunday October 2nd: Harvest Festival

8am Holy Communion
10am All Age Parish Eucharist Please note there will be no Forest Sunday School as we will be celebrating Harvest altogether.
12.30 Baptism of Oscar Jones
6pm Choral Evensong with the choir of St Nicholas Old Marston joining us once again.

Harvest Festival

We will celebrate harvest with an All-Age Eucharist at 10am on Sunday 2nd October. Can we ask you to either donate cash or do a card payment on the day for all of the services in aid of Oxford Food hub see their website for more information on their services Thank you.

Forest Sunday School will take place every Sunday morning except when there is an All-Age service in church. Please join us during the first hymn as we go out to the woodland area for about 40 minutes. If the weather is bad, we have the option of using the Coach House, but do wear weather appropriate clothing in case we decide to brave the elements! Children of all ages are very welcome.

Church Boiler broken

Please when coming into church wear plenty of layers to keep warm until we can have this repaired, this is going to take time to resolve.

We are delighted to let you know that Joan Walding’s album of thanks and appreciation has now been compiled and was presented to her at a very small teatime gathering at Monika’s house. The album included a number of photos and cards and a painting, as well as people’s appreciative words, and was further enhanced by Anna Blackwell’s handwriting and decorative line drawings of plants and flowers.  Joan is very pleased with it. Jan McLeod and Monika Blackwell.

Macmillan Coffee morning on September 30th, 10-12

Sheila Allcock is once again hosting this at 3 Barton Road, Headington. Please come along and support this worthwhile charity if you can.

‘Talking about C. S. Lewis ‘ a Reflective Study Day with the Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growth, led by Colin Duriez – a writer on both Lewis and his circle – will take place on Saturday 1st October at the Quaker Meeting House, 41 St Giles, from 9.30am- 4pm.   Details are on a poster on the outside church board. All are welcome.

Joint evensong with St Nicholas Old Marston, next Sunday 2nd October 6pm

We will be hosting another joint evensong with the choir of St Nicholas Old Marston on 2nd October. This follows on from the joint evensong we hosted last October and the “return leg” hosted by St Nicholas in March.

St Frideswide Pilgrimage: Saturday 15 October

Join our group setting off from Holy Trinity at 1.30pm on Saturday 15 October to walk the three miles to Christ Church Cathedral, with time for reflection as we journey with fellow pilgrims. On arrival at the Cathedral there will be prayer stations and tea in the Great Hall. The day ends with a special service for pilgrims, sung by Frideswide Voices, at 5pm. You can book a place via Eventbrite here:  or contact Emily with any questions (

October Tea Talks

We look forward to welcoming two fantastic speakers to Holy Trinity in October.

Saturday 15th October – 3pm
Revd Dr Michael Ward – ‘C.S. Lewis and Oxford’

Saturday 29th October – 3pm
Revd Professor William Whyte – ‘The unlikely story of how Oxford invented the modern church’.

Free entry – retiring collection in aid of church building project.


One of the casualties of lockdown was our popular outreach to families and others in the wider community, HT4U. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this, it was an informal service held in the Coach House, which included a variety of activities for all to enjoy. Having spoken to a number of people, Laura and I think it is time to consider launching a revamped service of this style. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts and ideas on this, I would like to invite you to join a steering group to consider what this might look like, with the view to starting something new in January. Please contact Helen Dancer on 07854173016 or and let me know when you are available to meet. I would anticipate meeting from September onwards.

Asylum Welcome are in urgent need of donations to their food bank as stocks are currently running very low. They currently provide food to over 80 adults and children on a weekly basis, distributing up to 1000 items for tinned and fresh food every week. They rely entirely on donations for their food bank and are currently particularly in need of cooking oil, tinned tomatoes, milk (UHT) and tinned fish. Please put items in the crate in the porch You can find a list of all the items that are needed on this page: Thank you for your support.

Eco resources

Take your pick! The Autumn List gives details (and links for booking) for webinars that are new this season, also a link to a list or previous webinars that you might have missed at the time.   Go to:
Hilary Rollin for Eco Church Group

Eco Tips

Eco Tip of the Week: Every day UK homes reputedly throw away some 20 million slices of bread. How can this be in an era of food banks? Here are ways to avoid such waste.  Bread and Butter Pudding? Queen of Puddings? French Toast? Freeze it, toast it, blitz it? Left-over bread or the heels of loaves can make bread crumbs (fry for a pasta topping/mix with Parmesan as a topping for macaroni cheese etc). Hilary Rollin for Eco Church Group

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 we serve tea and biscuits.  We have members who are not able to attend the group. We keep in touch with them, deliver yarn and collect their woolly goods. Feeling connected is an important part of our ethos. The sewing up group (new in 2022) meets in the same place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 1.30 to 3.30pm. We knit (and crochet) for local good causes The Porch (based in Magdalen Road), the JR, Oxford Baby Bank and Oxford Winter Night Shelter ( based in St Clements) and also for international good causes. Membership costs £20 p.a. 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 or phone 01865 738942

Pastoral care team

Are you in need of support or would you like to talk to someone? We rely on you to let us know of anyone who is ill, or in hospital or who might welcome a visit. Please contact any of the clergy (numbers below) or Helen Day (308088), Janet Masters (765824), Nell Slocock (762291) or Anne Tarassenko (351739).