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."
Gospel Song Programme
by the Asian Anglican Living Church
Saturday 4 July 6.30 - 8.00pm.
An evening of gospel song and fellowship. For more details please contact Rev Richard Chand on 01865 701948
Friday 10 July 2015 at 6.30pm.
St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane
Film of the Month "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
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
the summer outing of the Asian Anglican Living Church
Saturday 11 July
The outing will depart from Cowley at 8.00am and from Weston at 6.00pm. with arrival times depending on traffic conditions. Minibus seats cost £12.50 each. To book your place please contact Rev. Richard Chand at 01865 701948.
Day of Prayer
Monday 13 July from 10.00am to 6.00pm
St. James Church, Beauchamp Lane
A day of prayer for the appointment of the new Rector of Cowley. The church will be open all day. Please come along and pray on your own or with a group. There will be materials available to help guide your prayers.
Festival of Prayer
Saturday 18 July from 10.00am - 4.30pm.
Ripon College, Cuddesdon
Keynote address by Mark Williams on "Mindfulness - cultivating stillness in a frantic world" followed by three workshop hours and worship. Bring your own lunch.
Cost £25 Booking at www.brfonline.org.uk/festival-of-prayer
Coffee, Cake and Communion
Tuesday 21 July at 10.30am.
The Vicarage, 27 Dom Bosco Close (Tel: 01865 434160)
An informal time of fellowship, prayer and communion with great refreshments.
St. James Café
Saturday 25 July
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 25 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.
St. James Patronal Festival
Sunday 26 July at 4.00pm.
at St. James Church, Beauchamp Lane
A special festival evening service (Evensong) followed by cream teas at the St. James Church Centre, to celebrate the festival of St. James.
Parish Sunday Lunch
Sunday 26 July at 12.30pm.
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 17 June) by calling the Parish office (01865) 747 680
Parish Healing Service
Thursday 6 August 2015 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.
Sunday 20 September at St. James, Beauchamp Lane. Services at 8.00am. and 10.00am with a shared parish lunch to follow
Sunday 27 September at St. Francis, Hollow Way. Service at 10.30am. with a shared parish lunch to follow. Ecumenical "Churches together" service at 4.00pm.
Please pray for all those involved in this important process and especially those considering whether this is the right ministry for them. The closing date for applications has now passed and interviews will be held on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 July 2015.
The full PARISH PROFILE can be downloaded here.
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN COWLEY
Palm Sunday Ecumenical Procession 2015
During the past five weeks of Lent most of the Home groups in our parish met weekly and used the Pilgrim Course on "The Creeds". The home groups now continue to meet regularly, mostly every two weeks. Some are using other 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