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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

The Story of Cowley

Wednesday 11 May at 6.45pm. (Talk 7.00-8.30pm.)

St. James Church Centre, Beachamp Lane.

Talk No. 2  "Three settlements and stone"

Entrance Fee £5.00 which includes refreshments.   Information from 01865 453 257   Sponsored by "Friends of St. James Old School"

 

Plant Sale

Saturday 14 May  12.00noon - 3.00pm.

at St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane

This is the date that everyone waits for every year - a chance to stock up your garden, buy house plants, and even find some other bargains or perhaps a lovely cake. Refreshments available.

 

Christian Aid Week

15 - 21 May 2016

The Parish of Cowley will be collecting in local streets for the work of Christian Aid as well as organising other events - watch this space!

 

BeSpace Introduction and Training

Monday 16 May 2016 7.00pm 

Rankin Room at the  St James Centre: 

An introduction and training for the BeSpace @ St Christopher's School in the week.  23rd to 27th May. Please click here to book in (link)

 

Local Houses of Prayer Training

 

Tuesday 24th and 31st May 7 pm – 9:30 pm


St James Church Centre, 13 Beauchamp Lane, Cowley OX4 3LF


To book your place please contact our office: Office@cowleyteamministry.co.uk

(01865 747680) or on-line Link to booking form

All donations towards costs will be accepted with thanks

More information

 

Parish Healing Service

Thursday 2 June 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.

 

 

Mission in Acts

Monday 6 June at 7.30pm.

The Rectory, Beauchamp Lane

Session 1 of a six session series looking at the Mission to which we are called as Christians using studies from the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible.

All are welcome.

 

Mission in Acts

Monday 6 June at 7.30pm.

The Rectory, Beauchamp Lane

Session 3 of a six session series looking at the Mission to which we are called as Christians using studies from the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible.

All are welcome.

 

The Story of Cowley

Wednesday 8 June at 6.45pm. (Talk 7.00-8.30pm.)

St. James Church Centre, Beachamp Lane.

Talk No. 3  "The bread basket of the university"

Entrance Fee £5.00 which includes refreshments.   Information from 01865 453 257   Sponsored by "Friends of St. James Old School"

 

Confirmation Service

Sunday 12 June at 2.30pm.

St. James Church, Beauchamp Lane

A joint confirmation service for all the congregations of Cowley Parish.

If you are interested in exploring what it means to be confirmed into full membership of the church please contact one of the clergy or the parish office.

 

Mission in Acts

Monday 13 June at 7.30pm.

The Rectory, Beauchamp Lane

Session 2 of a six session series looking at the Mission to which we are called as Christians using studies from the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible.

All are welcome.

 

Vision Morning

Saturday 18 June  Morning (exact times to be announced)

St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane

A time for all of us in the p[arish to come together and explore God's vision for us and our parish.

More details to follow.

 

Mission in Acts

Monday 20 June at 7.30pm.

The Rectory, Beauchamp Lane

Session 4 of a six session series looking at the Mission to which we are called as Christians using studies from the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible.

All are welcome.

 

Mission in Acts

Monday 4 July at 7.30pm.

The Rectory, Beauchamp Lane

Session 5 of a six session series looking at the Mission to which we are called as Christians using studies from the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible.

All are welcome.

 

The Story of Cowley

Wednesday 6 July at 6.45pm. (Talk 7.00-8.30pm.)

St. James Church Centre, Beachamp Lane.

Talk No. 4  "Victorian Cowley"

Entrance Fee £5.00 which includes refreshments.   Information from 01865 453 257   Sponsored by "Friends of St. James Old School"

 

Mission in Acts

Monday 18 July at 7.30pm.

The Rectory, Beauchamp Lane

Session 6 of a six session series looking at the Mission to which we are called as Christians using studies from the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible.

All are welcome.

 

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 

 

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."

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)

There will be a BeSpace in St Christopher's School May 23rd to 27th

Link to BeSpace web site (link here)

God Parents Sunday May 1st


The Bible Society Easter Poem


A new Rector for Cowley

On Thursday 26 November the parish welcomed the Revd. Canon Geoffrey Bayliss as our new rector at an induction service conducted by the acting Bishop of  Oxford, Rt. Rev. Colin Fletcher. (See the slide show of pictures from the service below.) Geoff, a former science teacher with experience of parish ministry in Essex and wider responsibilities in the church as Rural Dean, was previously vicar of North Blackwater in the Diocese of Chelmsford. He has moved to Cowley, with his wife Mary to begin his new ministry alongside the community at St. James and St. Francis churches, with our local schools  and to serve the wider community across the Parish of Cowley.

  


ST JAMES DAY 2015

 




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




Bishop Steven talking about ministry numbers