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    

Parish News

Gardening Party

Saturday 24 March 2018 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.


Godspell - the musical

Saturday 7 April at 2.30pm.

The Playhouse Theatre, Oxford

Join a party from the parish to see this classic musical based on the life of Jesus Christ - with all the old songs you will remember. Performed by the MYCO (Musical Youth Company of Oxford)

£15 (special price)  Sign up on lists in both churches


September Seaside Holiday

10-14 September 2018


Booking accepted during March but the deadline is fast approaching. Join a friendly group from the parish for a five day holiday in Eastbourne this late summer.  To book contact (very soon) Pat on 01235 799717 or Sally on 01865 774776


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."


Get Linked-up

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)


Praying a Blessing over Cowley and Headington  

(link to you tube version)



Our YouTube Channel


Link to a recent youtube playlist:  Click Here

On the Third Day - the York Course

Mondays 1.30pm. at Cowley Rectory (starts 19 Feb.)  and  Tuesday after Parish lunch in Ranklin Room, St. James Church Centre (starts 20 Feb.)

Healthy Living - Bishop Steven Croft looks at the Beauitudes

Mondays at the Rectory 7.00pm. (food  then 7.45 study) and Thursdays at St. Francis Church 2.00-3.00pm. (starts 19 Feb)

The Story of Jesus told by Luke

Thursdays at 13, Annesley Rd., Rose Hill  (Starts 21 Feb. : Contact Mark 01865 461953)

The book of Ruth

Thursday mornings in the Ranklin Room, St. James Church Centre, at 10.00am. (Starts 22 Feb.)

Bishop Steven Croft visits Anglican Asian Living Church

 The Anglican Asian Church Youth Choir 


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