Welcome to the Parish of Cowley. Bringing Christianity to life. 

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    

Parish News

St James Day Celebrations

Sunday 24th July 

4pm BBQ at the Church Centre  (OX4 3LF)

6 pm Songs of Praise in St James' Church  (OX4 3LF)


Edward King Chapel Visit

Thursday 28 July 2016  10.00am. - 2.00pm.  OR   2.00pm.- 4.00pm.

Ripon College, Cuddesdon

Join a unique visit to the beautiful village of Cuddesdon and its theological college, Ripon Hall, to see the architecturally renowned chapel by Edward King


Gardening Party

Saturday 30 July 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.


Parish Healing Service

Thursday 4 August 2016 at 7.00pm

St. Francis Church, Hollow Way

A time for quiet prayer and reflection and an opportunity to seek special prayer for healing for yourself or for others for whom you care.



Festival of St. Clare

Thursday 11 August 2016 at 7.00pm.

St. Francis Church, Hollow Way

A special festival service of worship to celebrate the feast day of St. Clare of Assisi



Park Picnic

Saturday 27 August  (Times to be announced)

Organised by our Asian Anglican Living Church, this will be a fun day for all with food and games for all ages.

More details to follow


Wedding Fayre

Saturday 10 September 10.00am.4.00pm.

St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane

Come and prepare for the greatest day of your life in the company of others who are on the same journey. More information (and booking) at the Parish Office.



Alpha Course

Monday 19 September  7.00pm.

Ranklin Room, St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane

Launch of a brand new Alpha Course - come and discover the meaning of life. More information about Alpha at www.alpha.org 


Parish Sunday Lunch

Sunday 25 September at 12.30pm.

at St. James Church Centre

Come and enjoy a full cooked Sunday lunch with other members of the parish for a very reasonable price. Open to all but ...     Please book in advance (by Wednesday 21 September) by calling the Parish office (01865) 747 680


Our Vision

“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."

Might you be the person God is calling to take the Chronicle on a new journey? We need a NEW EDITOR to work with a well-established team for our Church Magazine from this August. If that is you or for further info, speak to our Rector or Vicar. ASAP


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 for St. James, Bible or St. Francis below.


The Cowley Link Live  (link to you tube version)




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

Bishop Steven talking about ministry numbers