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Oxford City Council Refugees Resettlement Programme

Oxford City Council Refugees Resettlement Programme

Oxford City Council Refugee Resettlement Programme  VPRS Oxford City Council is really keen to hear from any landlords who have property they may be willing to rent to a refugee family. Oxford City council is participating in two Government refugee schemes which aim to resettle vulnerable refugee families in the UK.  The families are mostly ... Continue Reading »

Faiths Together in One World – exploring environmental care

Faiths Together in One World – exploring environmental care

Interfaith readings, reflections and prayers. Holy Trinity Church Headington Quarry Sunday October 15th 6.00 – 7.00pm With contributions from: Rev. Jennifer Brown, Imam Ataullah Khan, Adele Moss and Shaunaka Rishi Das. Followed by light refreshments. All welcome  

Oxford churches team up to offer emergency night shelter

Oxford churches team up to offer emergency night shelter

CHURCHES are getting together to offer emergency night shelter accommodation for the homeless in Oxford this winter. During the coldest months of the year, beginning this January until the end of March, churches of all denominations will be setting up temporary beds for the growing numbers of homeless people in the city. St Aldate’s Church ... Continue Reading »

Homelessness: What to do if a person is either sleeping rough or is in danger of becoming homeless

Homelessness: What to do if a person is either sleeping rough or is in danger of becoming homeless

Homelessness What to do if a person is either sleeping rough or is in danger of becoming homeless If already rough sleeping, establish exactly where they will sleep that night Contact the Outreach Team online at streetlink.org.uk as this ensures your call is registered. Their local telephone number is 01865 304611. If they are at ... Continue Reading »

Barn Dance

Barn Dance

St Michael and All Angels, Jack Straws Lane, New Marston Barn Dance – live band with caller Adults £5.00, children, concessions and non-dancers £2.00 All Welcome

8/9 Week Mindfulness Course Jan – March 2018

8/9 Week Mindfulness Course Jan – March 2018

8/9 Week Mindfulness Course in Headington. Course leaders: Revd. Tim Stead and Susie Stead. Monday evenings and one Saturday morning from 22 January – 12 March 2018. There is also the option of coming to the 9th session on Monday March 26th on Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality. For further details and an application form, please see ... Continue Reading »

Exploring Practical Spirituality

Exploring Practical Spirituality

Third or fourth Tuesday in the month in St Margaret’s Church, Oxford, at 7.45pm. Usually we have an introductory talk on some aspect of spirituality followed by twenty minutes of silent prayer. Everyone is welcome. We have members from five Deanery churches. Contact: edmund.weiner@kellogg.ox.ac.uk.

Church Job Opportunity

Church Job Opportunity

Stimulating variety, flexible schedule, city centre accommodation included St Michael at the North Gate is seeking a Verger to join its church staff team. This post may suit a recent/new graduate or post-graduate, ideally someone with an understanding of and sympathy with the role and purpose of a parish church. Responsibilities include: Managing bookings for ... Continue Reading »

Mindfulness in Oxford

Mindfulness in Oxford

What is mindfulness? And how can you learn it? Read the Revd Tim Stead on Mindfulness in Oxford

Migrant Church

Migrant Church

Saturday 15 March 2016: A day at Ripon College Cuddesdon to consider the important issue of migration for our society and churches. Migrants will share stories and views and there will be opportunities to discuss what the Christian faith has to say about migration. We will learn more about the UK context and policy responses ... Continue Reading »

Lent Quiet Day

Lent Quiet Day

Summertown Wolvercote Church Partnership are organising a Lent Quiet Day led by Sister Mary Stephen CSJB on Saturday 13 February 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at the Cherwell Centre – details here:  Lent Quiet Day (Wolvercote)

Latest Headrest meeting

Latest Headrest meeting

Here are the notes from the HEADREST MEETING Nov 5th 2015.

Headrest

Headrest

Headrest is a local resource for the parishes and chaplaincies in the deaneries of Oxford and Cowley. For details look at the Headrest poster.

Exploring Practical Spirituality

Exploring Practical Spirituality

Third or fourth Tuesday in the month in St Margaret’s Church, Oxford, at 7.45pm. Usually we have an introductory talk on some aspect of spirituality followed by twenty minutes of silent prayer. Everyone is welcome. We have members from five Deanery churches. Contact: edmund.weiner@googlemail.com.

Headrest meetings

Headrest meetings

Headrest is the initiative of both the Oxford and Cowley deaneries, aiming to offer a campaigning voice, bringing understanding and practical support to people within our churches, parishes and places of work, leisure and study.Minutes of the September 2015 Headrest meeting

Christmas lesson years 5 to 7

Christmas lesson years 5 to 7

Alix Gould, who is the Oxford Schools Chaplaincy secondary schools worker has supplied extracts from a sample lesson for anyone interested in sharing the Christmas story with young people in years 5 to 7. There is a Christmas lesson plan and a christmas story cartoon. You could also get people to fill in a birth ... Continue Reading »

Helping with money management

Helping with money management

This autumn Christians Against Poverty (CAP) are offering short courses on helping people to gain control of their finances. Full details in their flyer,  CAP Money Oxford Autumn 2015

Essential reading

Essential reading

Disturbed by mind and spiritSubtitled “mental health and healing in parish ministry”, this book, written by Gavin Knight (Vicar of St Michael’s, Summertown) and Joanna Knight (a clinical psychologist), has been described by Dr Paula Gooder as “essential reading for all those involved in parish ministry, whether lay or ordained”. 

Headrest sermon

Headrest sermon

Sermon preached by the Revd Gavin Knight at a service marking the handover of the “Headrest” initiative from St Stephen’s House to the Oxford Archdeaconry. Headrest Sermon April 2015 (Gavin) 

The Common Good: Christians responding to poverty and inequality

The Common Good: Christians responding to poverty and inequality

On a Saturday morning in March 2015 representatives of some of the churches in the Oxford Archdeaconry met to reflect on and learn about the poverty on our doorstep.We began with a theological reflection on inequality, led by the Revd Susan Durber, Christian Aid’s Theological Advisor.Alison Webster, the Social Responsibility Adviser for the Oxford diocese, ... Continue Reading »