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
Saturday 24 March 2018 9.30am. onwards
at St. James Church Centre.
Come and have fun, fresh air and exercise as we prepare the St. James Church Centre garden for another beautiful spring and summer showing. If possible bring your own tools but some will be available. Both heavy and light work available plus coffee and cake.
Godspell - the musical
Saturday 7 April at 2.30pm.
The Playhouse Theatre, Oxford
Join a party from the parish to see this classic musical based on the life of Jesus Christ - with all the old songs you will remember. Performed by the MYCO (Musical Youth Company of Oxford)
£15 (special price) Sign up on lists in both churches
September Seaside Holiday
10-14 September 2018
Booking accepted during March but the deadline is fast approaching. Join a friendly group from the parish for a five day holiday in Eastbourne this late summer. To book contact (very soon) Pat on 01235 799717 or Sally on 01865 774776
“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."
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 for St. James, Bible or St. Francis below.
The Cowley Link Live (link to you tube version)
Praying a Blessing over Cowley and Headington
(link to you tube version)
Our YouTube Channel
Link to a recent youtube playlist: Click Here
On the Third Day - the York Course
Mondays 1.30pm. at Cowley Rectory (starts 19 Feb.) and Tuesday after Parish lunch in Ranklin Room, St. James Church Centre (starts 20 Feb.)
Healthy Living - Bishop Steven Croft looks at the Beauitudes
Mondays at the Rectory 7.00pm. (food then 7.45 study) and Thursdays at St. Francis Church 2.00-3.00pm. (starts 19 Feb)
The Story of Jesus told by Luke
Thursdays at 13, Annesley Rd., Rose Hill (Starts 21 Feb. : Contact Mark 01865 461953)
The book of Ruth
Thursday mornings in the Ranklin Room, St. James Church Centre, at 10.00am. (Starts 22 Feb.)
Bishop Steven Croft visits Anglican Asian Living Church
The Anglican Asian Church Youth Choir
On Sunday 26 July our three congregations from the Asian Anglican Living Church, St. Francis Church and St. James Church joined together in an exuberant celebration of the feast of St. James.
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN COWLEY
Palm Sunday Ecumenical Procession 2015
Home groups meet regularly, mostly every two weeks. Some are using modules of the Pilgrim Course whilst others will follow different study series. All of our home groups provide time for sharing, discussion and prayer for each other. For more details of the Pilgrim Course see below.
All home groups welcome new members at any time. For full details of all home groups and contact numbers go to our Home Group page.
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. Read more here.
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 : Contact Pat Samson Tel. 778516 St. Francis Church/St. James Church : Contact Parish Office Tel. 747680
St. James Church Centre,
13 Beauchamp Lane, Oxford,
OX4 3LF, UK
Email: [email protected]