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
“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."
St. James Café
Saturday 28 February
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!
Saturday 28 February 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.
Saturday 7 March 2015
St. Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford
"Go over the edge for poverty". This sponsored abseil (with fantastic views of Oxford) is in aid of Christian Aid.
To register contact : www.christianaid.org.uk/abseil or 01865 246818 or Oxford@ChristianAid.co.uk
Friday 13 March 2015 at 6.30pm.
St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane
Film of the Month "Ladies in Lavender"
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
Coffee, Cake and Communion
Tuesday 17 March at 10.30am.
The Vicarage, 27 Dom Bosco Close (Tel: 01865 434160)
An informal time of fellowship, prayer and communion with great refreshments.
Easter in Cowley
Sunday 5 April 2015
At St. Francis Church, St. James Church and the Anglican Asian Living Church there will be many special services including: Experience Easter (for our schools and everyone in the parish); The Maunday Supper (2 April); Good Friday Services (3 April); Holy Saturday 'Service of Light' (4 April) and Easter Day Celebrations (5 April).
For full details of all services click here.
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.
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on 18 February and is a perfect time, as we prepare for Easter, to review your live priorities. During the five weeks of Lent most of the Home groups in our parish will meet weekly and will be using the Pilgrim Course on "The Creeds". For more details of the Pilgrim Course see below.
All home groups welcome new members for this period (and you can either stop at Easter or continue in membership of the group if you find it helpful. For full details of all home groups and contact numbers go to our Home Group page.
As a first stage we offer the world-class Alpha Course which has now helped millions of people in over 150 different countries to discover what God means for them and to begin following Jesus in their daily lives. We normally have a course running somewhere in the parish so do please contact Ed for details on 01865 778243.
Alpha is a series of conversations around food which cover all the basics of the Christian faith with plenty of opportunity for you to ask your own questions. Read more here.
As stage two we now other the new and exciting Pilgrim Course which was launched in 2013 with the final sections due to be published in 2015. This course is hosted by one of our regular parish home groups so you will get the change to meet with others who have been 'on the road' as Christians a little longer - but we are all learners together. The group meets just twice a month and different people lead each session with video resources etc. For more details please contact Mark on 07985 631816.
Pilgrim is a series of discussions based on such things as The Lord's Prayer, The Beatitudes, and Holy Communion but very focused on what these mean for our normal life in the family or at work.
You can watch an introduction to Alpha here and find their YouTube channel here.
You can watch an introduction to Pilgrim here with more information here.
St. James Church Centre,
13 Beauchamp Lane, Oxford,
OX4 3LF, UK