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    

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."

Parish News

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.


Plant Sale

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.


Gardening Party

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.


Film Club

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)

St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane

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

at St. James Church Centre

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!


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