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

Gospel Song Programme

by the Asian Anglican Living Church

Saturday 4 July  6.30 - 8.00pm.

An evening of gospel song and fellowship.  For more details please contact Rev Richard Chand on 01865 701948



Film Club

Friday 10 July 2015 at 6.30pm.

St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane

Film of the Month "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

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



the summer outing of the Asian Anglican Living Church

Saturday 11 July

The outing will depart from Cowley at 8.00am and from Weston at 6.00pm. with arrival times depending on traffic conditions. Minibus seats cost £12.50 each.  To book your place please contact Rev. Richard Chand at 01865 701948.


Day of Prayer

Monday 13 July from 10.00am to 6.00pm

St. James Church, Beauchamp Lane

A day of prayer for the appointment of the new Rector of Cowley. The church will be open all day. Please come along and pray on your own or with a group. There will be materials available to help guide your prayers.



Festival of Prayer

Saturday 18 July from 10.00am - 4.30pm.

Ripon College, Cuddesdon

Keynote address by Mark Williams on "Mindfulness - cultivating stillness in a frantic world" followed by three workshop hours and worship.  Bring your own lunch.

Cost £25  Booking at www.brfonline.org.uk/festival-of-prayer


Coffee, Cake and Communion

Tuesday 21 July at 10.30am.

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

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



St. James Café

Saturday 25 July

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!


Gardening Party

Saturday 25 July 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.


St. James Patronal Festival

Sunday 26 July at 4.00pm.

at St. James Church, Beauchamp Lane

A special festival evening service (Evensong) followed by cream teas at the St. James Church Centre, to celebrate the festival of St. James.


Parish Sunday Lunch

Sunday 26 July 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 17 June) by calling the Parish office (01865) 747 680


Parish Healing Service

Thursday 6 August 2015 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.



Harvest Festival

Sunday 20 September at St. James, Beauchamp Lane.   Services at 8.00am. and 10.00am with a shared parish lunch to follow

Sunday 27 September at St. Francis, Hollow Way.    Service at 10.30am. with a shared parish lunch to follow.   Ecumenical "Churches together" service at 4.00pm.


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