Headington Parish Charity



This charity was formed on the 11 April 1996 from several smaller charities, which were amalgamated with the concurrence of the Charity Commission and given the current name.


The Charity’s aim is to relieve the poor in the ancient parish of Headington and, without prejudice to its generality, to have special regard to the needs of poor widows. 


Ways of working


Trustee meetings are normally held once a year to verify the accounts of the preceding year and decide upon the distribution of the Charity’s income. 




There are seven trustees:  the Vicar of St Andrew’s Church, Old Headington (who acts as the Chair); one resident of the parish; up to three councillors representing Oxford City Council; and two Churchwardens of St Andrew’s Church, Old Headington.  The trustees are supported by a Secretary.


Councillor Commitment

The Charity's constitution allows for three trustees to be nominated by the City Council.  However, in recent years the needs of the charity have been met by two nominated trustees.


Updated June 2018.


Contact information

Location: Chair = Revd D W McFarland

Mr Neil Bird

Phone: 01865 764149

Our representatives