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 links below to learn more.
Regular Worship Services Social Events Festivals and Fun Days
“To live out God’s purposes for us, make Christ known in Cowley and to raise up a new generation to love and serve the Lord."
St. James Café
Saturday 31 January
10.00am. - 1.00pm
at St. James Church Centre
Join us for a coffee and a chat and take the chance to browse the stalls : books, cards, preserves, bric a brac and more.
Sunday 1 February at 10.00am
St. James Church, Beauchamp Lane
Come and enjoy a wonderful service with your family when we recall that Jesus is the light of the world and light candles on decorated oranges.
We will also be raising funds in aid of the work of the Children's Society.
7 and 8 February 2015 and
14 and 15 February 2015
Church open on both Saturdays from 10.30am to 3.30pm. and on Sundays from 2.00pm. to 4.00pm. Tea, coffee and cake will be served. Come and enjoy our wonderful churchyard and historic church.
Friday 13 February 2015 at 6.30pm.
St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane
Film of the Month "On Golden Pond"
This is a PRIVATE film club showing excellent films. If you would like to join the club so you can attend sessions please contact Rosanne Butler 01865 453257
Wednesday 18 February at 6.00pm
Service of prayer, meditation, receiving of ashes and Holy Communion. All welcome.
This service marks the beginning of the Christian season of Lent
Quiz and Pudding night
Friday 20 February 2015
Come along as a group or on your own and enjoy an evening of entertaining quiz and a choice of puddings. (Sponsored by St. James Mothers' Union)
Easter in Cowley
Sunday 5 April 2015
At St. Francis Church, St. James Church and the Anglican Asian Living Church there will be many special services including: Experience Easter (for our schools and everyone in the parish); The Maunday Supper (2 April); Good Friday Services (3 April); Holy Saturday 'Service of Light' (4 April) and Easter Day Celebrations (5 April).
Watch this webpage for full details soon.
As a first stage we offer the world-class Alpha Course which has now helped millions of people in over 150 different countries to discover what God means for them and to begin following Jesus in their daily lives. We normally have a course running somewhere in the parish so do please contact Ed for details on 01865 778243.
Alpha is a series of conversations around food which cover all the basics of the Christian faith with plenty of opportunity for you to ask your own questions.
As stage two we now other the new and exciting Pilgrim Course which was launched in 2013 with the final sections due to be published in 2015. This course is hosted by one of our regular parish home groups so you will get the change to meet with others who have been 'on the road' as Christians a little longer - but we are all learners together. The group meets just twice a month and different people lead each session with video resources etc. For more details please contact Mark on 07985 631816.
Pilgrim is a series of discussions based on such things as The Lord's Prayer, The Beatitudes, and Holy Communion but very focused on what these mean for our normal life in the family or at work.
You can watch an introduction to Alpha here and find their YouTube channel here.
You can watch an introduction to Pilgrim here with more information here.
St. James Church Centre,
13 Beauchamp Lane, Oxford,
OX4 3LF, UK