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."
Christian Aid Week
10 - 16 May 2015
Join us to collect from homes in the parish to support the excellent work that Christian Aid is doing amongst the 'poorest of the poor' around the world.
Watch this stace for announcements of other events this week.
Saturday 16 May 10.00am. - 2.00pm.
St. James Church, Beauchamp Lane
The long awaited parish plant sale. Stock up on bedding plants, vegetables, herbs, shrubs and everything you need for the garden. Also other stalls and refreshments.
Parish Sunday Lunch
Sunday 17 May 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 8 April) by calling the Parish office (01865) 747 680
Coffee, Cake and Communion
Tuesday 19 May at 10.30am.
The Vicarage, 27 Dom Bosco Close (Tel: 01865 434160)
An informal time of fellowship, prayer and communion with great refreshments.
Evening of Worship & The Word
Thursday 21 May at 7.00pm.
Mill Farm Barns, Stanford in the Vale
An evening with Roy Godwin to worship God and listen to His Word.
Seaside trip to Southsea
Saturday 30 May 2015
Leaving Cowley at 9.00am and returning by 9.00pm.
Join others from the parish for a great day out by the sea. Travel in your own car, ask for a lift or book a mini-bus seat for £10. Time to see the many attractions of the town as well as a short service at St. Simon's Church and Fish & Chip supper on the beach.
Sign up on the list at St. Francis or St. James churches.
Saturday 30 May 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.
Friday 5 June 2015
Join the parish outing to see the West End musical Godspell when it visits the New Theatre, Oxford. A 'one of a kind' production with a brand new rock score featuring many of the well known tunes such as 'Light of the World' and 'Day by Day'.
To book a place contact: Lesley Williams 01865 779562.
Friday 12 June 2015 at 6.30pm.
St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane
Film of the Month (to be announced)
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
Crafts and Flowers at St. James
Saturday 13 June and Sunday 14 June 2015
St. James Church, Beauchamp Lane, Cowley
A festival of flowers and local crafts including photography, painting and other craft local craft work.
Christian Aid Quiz Night
Friday 26 June (time to be announced)
Come as a team or as an individual as there will be others wanting to team up with you. Questions can be just as much fun to get wrong as right! Refreshments available.
All proceeds to Christian Aid.
St. James Café
Saturday 27 June
10.00am. - 1.00pm
Join us for a coffee and a chat and take the chance to browse the stalls : books, cards, preserves, bric a brac and more. Great cakes and now with bacon butties!
Interviews for the post off Rector of Cowley Parish were held on 30 April and the post has been offered. As soon as the name of the new rector is made public we will be posting that information here. Watch this space! Thank you to all who have been faithfully praying for this process. (It is likely that there will still be a few more months before the new rector can begin work in Cowley.).
The full PARISH PROFILE can be downloaded here.
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN COWLEY
Palm Sunday Ecumenical Procession 2015
During the past five weeks of Lent most of the Home groups in our parish met weekly and used the Pilgrim Course on "The Creeds". The home groups now continue to meet regularly, mostly every two weeks. Some are using other 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,
13 Beauchamp Lane, Oxford,
OX4 3LF, UK