Welcome to the Parish of Cowley : Bringing Christianity to life

We regret that during the current Covid-19 emergency, there can be no public worship services, nor  groups or social events. We are still here to serve you and pray for you and you can follow worship on our facebook page - Parish of Cowley Virtual Church

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 four buttons below to get quick information about:




What will be happening in the Churches on Sunday 29th Nov?

Sadly we cannot meet in Church but we continue our online services (see below)

We will also try a:

10 am Zoom Service where we will be able to have sme 2-way communication. Do join us: (link here)

What will be happening in the Churches on Sunday 6th Dec?

We should be able to meet again in Church.

We are planning:

St James: 

8am Traditional Language Communion Service

11am Modern Language Communion Service (This will be include a Zoom link)

St Francis

9:30 Modern language Communion Service

11 am Modern language Communion Service

Midday Prayers

Midday Prayers

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

Link here


11 am Online Sunday Morning Service

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 11 am (click here)

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

Come now is the time for worship

Leading worship

7:30 pm Monday 23rd, 30th Nov, 7th Dec

 Cost: Free A Zoom based course over 3 evenings. (plus an optional extra session) 

For those interested in the skills needed when leading Christian Worship.  

Course Tutors: Revd Canon Dr Geoff Bayliss  and  Revd Gemma Beesley 

Follow this link for more details link

Coffee mornings on Zoom

why don't you rock up and see who is at our our virtual coffee mornings have been great, having a chat and seeing each other's 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

Click on the link below to join, it is the same for every meeting each Tuesday and Saturday at 11am

Click on this link to join Zoom coffee morning on Tuesdays and Saturdays 11am


Meeting ID: 996 6182 3367  Password: 0fFwUP

This link is also in the church diary for St James and St Francis, accessible via the website. As always if you need a hand with zoom contact us.


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Christmas Eve Crib Service

We are booking for our Christmas Eve Crib Service! We would love you to join us! 

4 pm in St James Church Use this lk to book (link), or contact Revd Geoff 01865 778596

Midnight Communion

We are booking seats for the Midnight Communion!  We would love to have you with us! But we need to manage the seating!

11:30 St James Church

Click here to book your tickets or call Geoff (01865778596)

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


Dwelling in the word

'Dwelling in the Word'

A simple chance to think about what a Bible passage means to you

Thursday evening

7 to 7:40 pm

Looking at St Paul's letter to the


A meeting: on Zoom: 

(Meeting ID: 883 6814 4643  Password: 704210)


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: Everyday Faith

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.