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. 

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What's occurring

What's happening this Sunday? 

St James 8 am traditional language Communion Service 

St James' Centre 8:45 Breakfast 

St James' Church  10 am Communion service with Children's Groups 

St Francis' Church 10:30 Communion service with Children's Groups 

Alpha at Refreash

Alpha on Wednesday Morning (Refresh)

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge 

We will be meeting on Wednesdays from 4th September- starting with  the first session as  a social Coffee Morning 10.00 – 11.30am St James Church Centre OX4 3LF Speak to Mary, Jill, Chloe or Alice

Call to prayer

Come and join us in prayer for our nation. 

St James church, Beauchamp Lane. All welcome.

7.30 to 8 pm

Thursday 17th October



Preaching and teaching

5 evenings looking

The skills of the preacher

Tuesday Nov 12th

7:30 -9:30

St James Church Center

 Ranklin room


Led by

Revd Canon Geoff Bayliss


Student meal

Calling local Students

Come and join us for a simple meal between 6 and 8 pm Sunday evenings

St Francis Church Holloway

Alpha on Monday Evening

Alpha in the evening 

If you are busy or tied up in the day you might find evenings better? On a Monday we will have a simple meal at 7 pm and start the material at about 7:30.  

At the Rectory Beauchamp Lane more details from Geoff (07759393023) or Ed

Starts Monday  7th October



 Click here for Daily Bible readings and reflections




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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 on the Link or Bible icons below.



 The Cowley Link Live 
(link to you tube version)


Feature 1: The Parish Giving Scheme


Feature 2: Donating to the work at St James and St Francis 
(link to you tube version)

Feature 3: Pilgrim Journeys over Lent and Easter
(link to you tube version)

Our YouTube Channel


Link to our play lists Click here 
Link to a recent youtube playlist:  Click Here

Bishop Steven Croft visits Anglican Asian Living Church

 The Anglican Asian Church Youth Choir 


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