Welcome to the Parish of Cowley : 

Working to bring life in fullness to all who live, work and study in Cowley and the local area

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. Things are challenging in these difficult times but sometimes meeting up face to face is important. We are working to ensure that we have some 'Face to Face' Sunday  services and that the Church is open on Wednesday afternoons. If a face to face meeting is what you really need do call Geoff on 01865778596.

Use the four buttons below to get quick information about:

REGULAR WORSHIP SERVICES              CHILDREN & YOUTH             SOCIAL EVENTS         FESTIVALS & FUN DAYS     SAFEGUARDING   (if you are missing a link it may be in one of the tabs at the top of the page)



What will be happening in the Churches on Sunday?

The advice is to worship from home is you are able BUT our 8 am and 10 am services will be open for live congregations. BUT do please keep your distances, wear mouth and nose covering ,and avoid lingering at the end of the services. 

We are planning for Sunday 7th March:

St James: 

8 am Traditional Language Communion Service. 

(This will be streamed via Facebook link (here)

St James

10 am Modern Language Communion Service (This will be streamed via Facebook link (here) or you can join our ZOOM congregation (here) . We are encouraging people to join us online. BUT if that is not possible join us in Church. Strict Covid safe practices will be in place. 

For those joining us from home please gather around you those things which will support you in your worship

We are planning for Sunday 14th March Mothers Day:

St James: 

8 am Traditional Language Communion Service. 

This will be streamed via Facebook link (here)

St Francis

10 am Mother's Day Service from St James Churchyard (This will be streamed via Facebook link (here) or you can join our ZOOM congregation (here).

For those joining us from home please gather around you those things which will support you in your worship

Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday 14th March.
All welcome to come to outdoor celebration worship in St James churchyard, Beauchamp Lane, OX4 3LF.
Weather permitting- we'll move indoors if it's wet.
Come and See

Our Lent course for 2021 Based around Bishop Stephen Crofts book Pilgrim Journeys: The Creeds

You may know lots of very little but we would  love you to come and see.

Link to our web page here

Link to the Diocesan web page here

Tuesday evening 7 pm on zoom (click here   Meeting ID: 873 0367 0150  Passcode: 284799  tel: 0131 460 1196, 0203 051 2874, 0203 481 5237)

5 Sessions:

1: I Believe in God, Father Almighty Session

2: I Believe in Jesus Christ Session

3: He was crucified, died and rose again … Session

4: I Believe in the Holy Spirit Session

5: The Church and the forgiveness of sins


Daily Bible Readings


Daily Bible Readings:

Each day we hope to read a little of the Bible a Psalm and a few Chapters. Within a year or so we will have found we have read from cover to cover! Do join us on the journey. You can pick up the reading plan here and listen to the readings here

Facebook page


Try out new page which has  all the short cuts you will need to pick up the services that we stream! click here

Midday Prayers

Midday Prayers

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

Link here


Online Sunday Morning Service  (not communion)

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

Link to our Facebook page the service will appear as a post at 10 am (click here)

Link  to our youtube page. The video will appear in the play list as soon it goes live (click here)

Coffee mornings on Zoom

Having a chat and seeing peoples' faces is so good. if you haven't joined one yet do pop in and say hello. 

If nobody is around wait a while and see if other turn up

Same for every meeting each Tuesday and Saturday at 11am click here
Meeting ID: 996 6182 3367  Password: 0fFwUP

 As always if you need a hand with zoom contact us.

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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

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

Bishop Stven

Living well through the next six months

Living with COVID-19 will be hard for everyone this winter. The Prime Minister has asked us all to observe the Rule of Six. There are lessons and challenges that Christians can draw from this number to help us live well in these times. BIshop Steven offers us some hope and direction in these challenging times. LInk 


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
A Prayer for Oxford


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: National Church

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.