Welcome to the Parish of Cowley : Bringing Christianity to life

We regret that during the current Covid-19 emergency, there can be no public worship services, nor  groups or social events. We are still here to serve you and pray for you and you can follow worship on our facebook page - Parish of Cowley Virtual Church

As part of the Cowley Christian community we are here to serve the community as a whole - children and older people, students and workers, believers and those who are searching. We would love to meet you and hear how your journey in life might meet ours. You can meet us for worship, at a lunch club, in a home group, at the Community Food Bank or just drop in for a chat. 

Use the four buttons below to get quick information about:



What's occurring

What's happening 

St James' Church will be open for private prayer on Wednesday between 2 pm and 4 pm. Weather permitting, there will be people in the churchyard happy for a distanced chat at this time, Wednesday and Sunday 2 till 4 pm.

Sundays, we are back to running services in Church. With guidance in place, numbers will be limited, so do please contact Geoff (01865 778596) or Gemma if you wish wish to chat about it.

St James:  8:00 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am

St Francis 9:30 am & 11:00 am

Our ministry team is hard at work and  we are praying for us all.

Our online services will continue Please join us at one or the other 

Sunday Morning worship

From the Parish

11 am Sunday Morning

join us in prayer and worship on Youtube or facebook.The links are in the panel to the right!

Cowley Virtual Worship Group/Choir

VIRTUAL CHOIR AND BAND   if you are up for using technology and would like to try being part of our '

Virtual Cowley Worship Band / Choir to make music for our online services and returning non-singing worship, We’d love to have you!

You will be able to record on a laptop or on an android or apple phone.  You may need some plug in earphones but Geoff should be able to find some of these! 

 www.Bandlab.com   provides a way for us to be able to make music together at home Why not sign up?   Loo for ‘Cowley Worship Band’. If you would like an invite sent contact Geoff

There are some training videos in our training play-list https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMs6SS5vOVW_GsYQsqkWttCUZXFg4G2o8

Dwelling in the word

'Dwelling in the Word'

A simple chance to think about what a Bible passage means to you

Thursday evening

7 to 7:40 pm

Looking at St PAul's letter to the


A meeting: on Zoom: 

(Meeting ID: 883 6814 4643  Password: 704210)


Midday Prayers

Midday Prayers

join us for midday prayer on Facebook. Surprisingly at 12 noon

Link here

Oxford Diocese live streaming

The Diocese of Oxford 

streams weekly communions at 10 am. If you would like to join them pelase follow this link  here

Click here to go to You tube version

Open the Book

Open the Book Click 'here' to get to the YouTube Channel

Edward Bear Club

Edward Bear Club

Stories and worship for children and adults in the home 

you can find the links on the panel over to the right! But you can find us on facebook 'parish of cowley' as well! click here


A Prayer for Oxford
Oxford Hub

Oxford Together

At Oxford Hub we work all year round for a more connected and resilient city. During this time, we are wanting to make sure that Oxford City residents are looking out for one another to help everyone stay safe and healthy.

  • Sign up to be a Street Champion: Here
  • Practical Support Referral Form Here
  • Phone Link Referral Form Here


Coffee mornings on Zoom

Our virtual coffee mornings have been great, having a chat and seeing each other's faces is so good. if you haven't joined one yet do pop in and say hello. 

Click on the link below to join, it is the same for every meeting each Tuesday and Saturday at 11am

Click on this link to join Zoom coffee morning on Tuesdays and Saturdays 11am


Meeting ID: 996 6182 3367  Password: 0fFwUP

I have also put this link in the church diary for St James and St Francis, accessible via the website. As always if you need a hand with zoom contact us.


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During the Covid-19 pandemic you may find the following instructions helpful as you connect with us. 

Click on the links below to download our useful guides

Facebook instructions

Church of England Covid -19 Guidance Click here

 Click here for Daily Bible readings and reflections


Get the Everyday Faith app for android

Get Linked-up

The Parish Link gives you all the news for the current week together with the Bible Readings and a special prayer for this week. Just click on the Link or Bible icons below.



 Open the Book and School Assemblies 
(link to you tube version)


Feature 1: Parish Worship from Weekdays and Sundays


Link to You tube

Feature 2: Edward Bear Club 

Link to You tube

Feature 4: Workouts

Link to You tube


Feature 3: Everyday Faith

Our 'YouTube Channel'


Link to our play lists Click here 
Link to a recent youtube playlist:  Click Here

Anglican Asian Living Church

Link to Youtube

Bishop Steven Croft visits Anglican Asian Living Church

 The Anglican Asian Church Youth Choir 


- a journey which for most of us is life-long.