Holy Trinity Headington Quarry – Christmas Services

Holy Trinity Church will be holding Christmas services online and in person. These include:

  • An online carol service at 6pm on Sunday December 20th (available to watch afterwards on Youtube)
  • Forest Church Christingle services outdoors at 3pm on December 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th
  • Blue Christmas Service at 6pm on Tuesday 22nd December, the longest night of the year
  • Christmas Eve communion service at 6pm
  • Christmas Day communion services at 9.30am and 10.45am, available to listen to online via the parish website

With other local churches, we are planning some outdoor carol singing on Monday 21st December at 5pm.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, places need to be booked in advance for all ‘in-person’ services. More information, including sign-up details, can be found on their website.

For any questions about the services, please contact the Vicar Laura: vicar@hthq.uk

Doorstep Carols, 16 December

Doorstep Carols is a national event aimed at bringing more light into these dark days. The aim is to get people out on the doorsteps singing together and is backed by local radio stations.

It will take place on 16 December. Details and confirmation that Radio Oxford is involved can be found at https://www.doorstepcarols.co.uk/is-your-area-involved-/oxford

Headington Market – Volunteers requested for special Christmas Market, 12 December

Headington Market will have a special Christmas Market on 12th December, in Quarry Hollow Park and in Quarry Village Hall, from 9 am to 2 pm, with additional stalls, music, and mince pies in aid of Sobell House. 

They will need additional volunteers to ensure social distancing and to prevent groups gathering.  Volunteer shifts will be 90 minutes.  Please contact Keith and Theresa, Co-Chairs of the Market, if you could help out: keithfrayn@gmail.comtheresafrayn@hotmail.com.

Many thanks!

AGM – Agenda

We have now published the agenda for our AGM to be held on 19 November at 1930 online.

Attendance at the AGM is limited to members. If you wish to become a member of Friends of Quarry, please follow the process on the Join Us page.

AGM – Minutes and Accounts

In preparation for the 2020 AGM on 19 November, the minutes of the 2019 AGM and the 2020 accounts are now available to view.

Remembrance Sunday

Holy Trinity Church have announced their plans for Remembrance Sunday.

“The current rules prevent us from holding a Remembrance Sunday service in church, but there is provision for an outdoor Act of Remembrance. To minimise the risk of people gathering, we will hold an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at an unspecified time, laying the wreath and reading the names of the fallen. Our online service, broadcast via Radio Cherwell, will also include the act of remembrance. Please do stop by and pay your respects at the War Memorial any time during the day, and the church building will also remain open for individual prayer and reflection. The War Memorial was cleaned today by a stonemason, in preparation for Sunday.”

The times of and arrangements for services are on the Holy Trinity website.

Oxford Light Festival 2020

Light in the darkness
Communities working together to create hope

We need the warmth of light and the brightness of hope in these dark days.
Headington Action supports the City Council’s Light Festival on 20-22 November.

If you can, we urge you to bring light to your neighbours by:
• Lighting your windows and gardens
• Creating a socially distanced street light event on November 20th or 21st
• Keeping your lights twinkling through December (and longer if you wish)

Ideas for how to be creative with your lights, including how to create light trails, organising doorstep celebrations and the festival’s planned mobile lights installation that could visit your street can be found at https://www.oxlightfest.com


Lights can be bought on-line but don’t forget that your local shops stock them too. Micro funding is available for Street Champions to fund some lights.

To support the City’s light festival, Headington Action will switch on lights in the trees in the shopping area on November 20th

2020 AGM, 19 November 2020, 1930, Online

The 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on November 19th at 19:30.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be able to have a public meeting. Instead we will organize a virtual meeting.

Access details for the online meeting and an online voting form have been sent out to current and recent previous members in preparation for the AGM. If you are not currently a member and would like to attend, please contact us via our website.

Existing members are reminded that subscriptions are due in November and can be paid using the details on our website or by delivering cash or cheques to 24 Beaumont Road, Headington Quarry.

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) at the AGM.

Autumn Newsletter

We are pleased to publish our autumn newsletter, which has also been delivered to all households in the Quarry.

Headington Quarry Area (Oxford) Proposed Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) – Consultation

Following the ‘informal’ consultation carried out in November/December 2018 (for details click here) regarding the proposal to introduce a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) within the Headington Quarry area, Oxford City Council are consulting our views on the proposal to introduce a new ‘minimum impact’ (i.e. low signage) CPZ for the area. The proposals are being put forward to help address the local problems associated with commuter parking and overflow parking from adjacent residents parking areas.

This proposal creates a new Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) with operational hours for the Zone for Residents Permit Parking covering 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday only, with some permitted 2-hour time limited shared use parking.

Residents permits will be available for residents, but will be limited to one per resident with a maximum of two permits per property of the following roads: Bankside, Beaumont Road, Chequers Place, Cooper Place, Coppock Close, Gladstone Road, Green Road (on the western side of the A4142 Oxford Eastern Bypass), New Cross Road, Pitts Road, Quarry High Street, Quarry Hollow, Quarry School Place, Spring Lane, Toot Hill Butts and Trinity Road.

Additional waiting restrictions ‘prohibition of waiting at any time’ (double yellow lines) are proposed in the following roads: •Beaumont Road, Cooper Place, Coppock Close, *Eastern Bypass service road, Gladstone Road, Green Road, New Cross Road, Pitts Road, Quarry High Street, Quarry Hollow, Quarry School Place, Spring Lane, *Toot Hill Butts and Trinity Road (the proposed double yellow line restriction will also replace the existing no waiting 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday in some roads). Further details can be found in the attached documentation.

In light of this, the following consultation documents can be found on the Council’s consultation pages:

  • Public Notice,
  • Consultation Plan,
  • NOTE – Statement of Reasons & Draft Traffic Regulation Order(s) will follow separately on receipt from OCC Legal Services.

The proposed Traffic Regulation Orders are scheduled to be advertised in the Oxford Times today, Thursday 01st October 2020, with details also available to view on the Council’s consultation pages,

As stated on the notice, any objections or other representations on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 30th October 2020. (Any unresolved objections will be reported to the Council’s Cabinet meeting due to take place on Thursday 19 November 2020 at 10am).