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
St James Day Celebrations
Sunday 24th July
4pm BBQ at the Church Centre (OX4 3LF)
6 pm Songs of Praise in St James' Church (OX4 3LF)
Edward King Chapel Visit
Thursday 28 July 2016 10.00am. - 2.00pm. OR 2.00pm.- 4.00pm.
Ripon College, Cuddesdon
Join a unique visit to the beautiful village of Cuddesdon and its theological college, Ripon Hall, to see the architecturally renowned chapel by Edward King
Saturday 30 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.
Parish Healing Service
Thursday 4 August 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.
Festival of St. Clare
Thursday 11 August 2016 at 7.00pm.
A special festival service of worship to celebrate the feast day of St. Clare of Assisi
Saturday 27 August (Times to be announced)
Organised by our Asian Anglican Living Church, this will be a fun day for all with food and games for all ages.
More details to follow
Saturday 10 September 10.00am.4.00pm.
St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane
Come and prepare for the greatest day of your life in the company of others who are on the same journey. More information (and booking) at the Parish Office.
Monday 19 September 7.00pm.
Ranklin Room, St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane
Launch of a brand new Alpha Course - come and discover the meaning of life. More information about Alpha at www.alpha.org
Parish Sunday Lunch
Sunday 25 September 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 21 September) by calling the Parish office (01865) 747 680
“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."
Might you be the person God is calling to take the Chronicle on a new journey? We need a NEW EDITOR to work with a well-established team for our Church Magazine from this August. If that is you or for further info, speak to our Rector or Vicar. ASAP
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.
On Sunday 26 July our three congregations from the Asian Anglican Living Church, St. Francis Church and St. James Church joined together in an exuberant celebration of the feast of St. James.
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN COWLEY
Palm Sunday Ecumenical Procession 2015
During the five weeks of Lent this year most of the Home groups in our parish will meet weekly and study a wonderful book called "The Nail" by bishop Stephen Cottrell. After Lent the home groups will continue to meet regularly, mostly every two weeks. Some are using modules of the Pilgrim Course whilst others will follow different study series. All of our home groups provide time for sharing, discussion and prayer for each other. For more details of the Pilgrim Course see below.
All home groups welcome new members at any time. 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