Our Parish Diary of Past Events
Maundy Thursday, 2016
The Chapel was prepared
beautifully for adoration by the Brazilian community
of the parish.
Children enjoyed a craft workshop
at North Hinksey's Reconciliation Service during
Inaugural Recital of Holy Rood's
The inaugural recital of Holy
Rood's new organ was given by Clive Driskill-Smith,
Sub-organist of Christ Church Cathedral, on Friday
27 April. The programme included music from
Bach to Dupre.
The 'Foster-Carrington Organ'
was built by Roy Foster, assisted by Derrick
Carrington, over a period of ten years. The
instrument incorporates parts from 22 redundant
organs. A booklet called 'A Labour of Love:
The tale of the making of the organ at Holy Rood
Church, Oxford' is available from Hinksey Parish
Office, price £2.
The Holy Rood Children's Choir
singing carols at the Carol Concert on
Mary and child from the Nativity
Tableau performed at the concert.
Mass of Thanksgiving on the
occasion of Bishop Crispian's retirement
Deacon Richard Budgen from North
Hinksey was privileged to be asked to help celebrate
Mass at Portsmouth Cathedral on 19th November.
Under the direction of Roy Foster,
the organ builder, Hinksey parishioners clean and
polish some of front pipes for the Great Organ which
is nearing completion in the gallery of Holy Rood
Church. The three-manual organ is being constructed
from parts of twenty redundant organs from around
Children from Holy Rood took part in the Choir
Carol Concert before Christmas.
Mothering Sunday at North Hinksey
Children at Our Lady of the Rosary proudly display
their Mothers' Day cards.
Day of Prayer at Holy Rood
Holy Rood Church hosted a Day of Prayer on the
Feast of The Chair of St Peter for Anglicans
discerning the way forward in response to Pope
Benedict's invitation contained in 'Anglicanorum
Coetibus'. The Day of Prayer was proposed by the
Anglican Bishop Andrew Burnham, who lives in the
parish, and was observed in many places all over the
country. We began with Morning Prayer at 10am and
ended with Evening Prayer and Benediction at 5.30pm;
Mass was celebrated in the middle of the day, and a
Watch of Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament was
maintained throughout the day. The photograph was
taken during the watch of prayer.
Parishioners at Holy Rood enjoy a birthday
celebration lunch after Mass on the Feast of the
North Hinksey - Bishop Crispian
enrolls Altar Servers into the Guild of St Stephen
On the occasion of his visitation, Bishop Crispian was
principal celebrant and preached at 9.15 Mass. He also
enrolled our altar servers in the Guild of St Stephen.
Hinksey Parish Pastoral Council meets the Bishop
After 11.15 Mass, members of the Parish Pastoral
Council met Bishop Crispian over lunch. There was
opportunity to discuss various matters connected
with both Parish and Pastoral Area.