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

All Souls Fancy Dress Party

Friday 28 October   5.30 - 7.30pm

St. Francis Church, Hollow Way

Charge - £1.50 per person - under 4s free.

Please book before 21 October with Skye on Oxford 434160   Booking is essential


Gardening Party

Saturday 29 October 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 3 November 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.



All Souls Day Services

Sunday 6 November

4.00pm. St. James, Beauchamp Lane

6.00pm.  St. Francis, Hollow Way

An opportunity to remember those dear to you who have died recently or many years ago, to share your sadness, give thanks for their lives, and receive the Gospel promise of resurrection.


Film Club

Friday 11 November 2016 at 6.30pm.

St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane

Film of the Month "Roman Holiday"

This is a PRIVATE film club showing excellent films. Members can each sign in one guest but if you would like to join the club so you can attend sessions please contact Rosanne Butler 01865 453257


Remembrance Sunday Service

Sunday 13th 10 am St James Beauchamp lane OX4 3LF.   

Come and join us as we remember


Coffee, Cake and Communion

Tuesday 15 November at 10.30am.

The Vicarage, 27 Dom Bosco Close (Tel: 01865 434160)

An informal time of fellowship, prayer and communion with great refreshments.



Carols at Cowley Centre

Saturday 19 November  from 3.00 - 4.00pm.

at the Templars Square Shopping Centre, Cowley

Come and join members from all the churches in Cowley as we enjoy singing Christmas carols in the shopping centre and share the hope and joy of Christmas.



Parish Sunday Lunch

Sunday 20 November 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 16 November) by calling the Parish office (01865) 747 680

My Hope information and training

with the Billy Graham Evangelism Campaign

Tuesday 22nd Nov 7 for 7:30 pm

St James Centre Beauchamp Lane, OX4 3LF


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Advent Evensong

Sunday 27 November 2016 (Advent Sunday)

4.00pm. at St. James Church, Cowley

This Sunday marks the start of our preparation for the Christmas season. Please join us for a service of expectation, preparation and hope. A mix of traditional and contemporary worship.

Parish Christmas Meal

Wednesday 7th Dec

The 'Sign up' for  this is in both Churches

Good food, time spent together, celebration


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)

'Thy Kingdom Come 2017 Invite' with ENGLISH SUBTITLES from Frogspawn Creative Limited on Vimeo.



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