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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
The Story of Cowley
Wednesday 11 May at 6.45pm. (Talk 7.00-8.30pm.)
St. James Church Centre, Beachamp Lane.
Talk No. 2 "Three settlements and stone"
Entrance Fee £5.00 which includes refreshments. Information from 01865 453 257 Sponsored by "Friends of St. James Old School"
Saturday 14 May 12.00noon - 3.00pm.
at St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane
This is the date that everyone waits for every year - a chance to stock up your garden, buy house plants, and even find some other bargains or perhaps a lovely cake. Refreshments available.
Christian Aid Week
15 - 21 May 2016
The Parish of Cowley will be collecting in local streets for the work of Christian Aid as well as organising other events - watch this space!
BeSpace Introduction and Training
Monday 16 May 2016 7.00pm
Rankin Room at the St James Centre:
An introduction and training for the BeSpace @ St Christopher's School in the week. 23rd to 27th May. Please click here to book in (link)
Local Houses of Prayer Training
Tuesday 24th and 31st May 7 pm – 9:30 pm
St James Church Centre, 13 Beauchamp Lane, Cowley OX4 3LF
To book your place please contact our office: Office@cowleyteamministry.co.uk
(01865 747680) or on-line Link to booking form
All donations towards costs will be accepted with thanks
Parish Healing Service
Thursday 2 June 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.
Mission in Acts
Monday 6 June at 7.30pm.
The Rectory, Beauchamp Lane
Session 1 of a six session series looking at the Mission to which we are called as Christians using studies from the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible.
All are welcome.
Session 3 of a six session series looking at the Mission to which we are called as Christians using studies from the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible.
Wednesday 8 June at 6.45pm. (Talk 7.00-8.30pm.)
Talk No. 3 "The bread basket of the university"
Sunday 12 June at 2.30pm.
St. James Church, Beauchamp Lane
A joint confirmation service for all the congregations of Cowley Parish.
If you are interested in exploring what it means to be confirmed into full membership of the church please contact one of the clergy or the parish office.
Monday 13 June at 7.30pm.
Session 2 of a six session series looking at the Mission to which we are called as Christians using studies from the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible.
Saturday 18 June Morning (exact times to be announced)
St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane
A time for all of us in the p[arish to come together and explore God's vision for us and our parish.
More details to follow.
Monday 20 June at 7.30pm.
Session 4 of a six session series looking at the Mission to which we are called as Christians using studies from the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible.
Monday 4 July at 7.30pm.
Session 5 of a six session series looking at the Mission to which we are called as Christians using studies from the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible.
Wednesday 6 July at 6.45pm. (Talk 7.00-8.30pm.)
Talk No. 4 "Victorian Cowley"
Monday 18 July at 7.30pm.
Session 6 of a six session series looking at the Mission to which we are called as Christians using studies from the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible.
Saturday 10 September 10.00am.4.00pm.
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
“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."
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.
The Cowley Link Live (link to you tube version)
Link to BeSpace web site (link here)
On Thursday 26 November the parish welcomed the Revd. Canon Geoffrey Bayliss as our new rector at an induction service conducted by the acting Bishop of Oxford, Rt. Rev. Colin Fletcher. (See the slide show of pictures from the service below.) Geoff, a former science teacher with experience of parish ministry in Essex and wider responsibilities in the church as Rural Dean, was previously vicar of North Blackwater in the Diocese of Chelmsford. He has moved to Cowley, with his wife Mary to begin his new ministry alongside the community at St. James and St. Francis churches, with our local schools and to serve the wider community across the Parish of Cowley.
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