Holy Trinity Church Headington Quarry, Headington

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Holy Trinity Church, Headington Quarry, is located in the district of Headington Quarry, Oxford, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the Diocese of Oxford.HistoryThe church, designed by George Gilbert Scott, who also designed the Martyr's Memorial and the Exeter College Chapel, was built in 1848-49, to serve the spiritual needs of those living and working in the then-active quarry. Its foundation stone was laid on June 19, 1848 by Samuel Wilberforce, the son of William Wilberforce and then Bishop of Oxford, who consecrated the building on completion.The Lewis brothers, W. H. Lewis and C. S. Lewis, began attending here in 1930 and remained active in this church until their deaths, the latter in 1963 and the former in 1973.Above the altar is the Christ in Glory stained glass window, installed in 1951 as a memorial to those who died in World War II. It was designed by Sir J. Ninian Comper. The cloth behind the altar was hung in 1994, and it represents the three angels who visited Abraham according to Genesis 18. The chancel organ was built by Kenneth Tickell and installed in 1992.The church is known for its Narnia window, which features images from C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. It was installed in the north aisle in 1991 in memory of children George and Kathleen Howe, who died young. It contains a lamppost, the word "Narnia," Glimfeather the owl, the flying horse Fledge, the sword, shield, and bottle of cordial from the story of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the Dawn Treader, the castle Cair Paravel, Susan's horn and bow with quiver, and talking animals.
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  • The Church is super cute and peaceful. It is a little way on a path that is nice. The cemetery is pretty small, which made it easy to find CS Lewis’s grave. Very special spot.  more »
  • Tranquil and beautiful village church and churchyard. Resting place of CS Lewis. Well worth the little trip off the beaten path and the village is nice to visit too. You can use the Oxford Bus pick me...  more »
  • C. S. Lewis and his brother Warren (Warnie) attended this church and both are buried in the church’s graveyard. It is a small but beautiful Anglican Church about a 10-15 minute from the Kilns, Lewis’ ...  more »
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  • We really enjoyed our visit in the summer of 2017. Very friendly congregation and beautiful worship service
  • Well worth the trip out to Oxford to see the grave of one of the greatest Christian authors of all time.
  • We visited the graveyard only. Nice old one with plenty of green and trees. Easy found Lewis grave. The church was closed. There is a walk/cycle path throughout the graveyard.
  • C.s.lewis grave .nania window. Lovely church.
  • Musical and prayerful Taize service in beautiful surroundings.
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