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
Sunday 24 September 2017 at 12.30pm.
St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane
A parish meal together to celebrate harvest, directly following the Harvest Festival Services. Please book in advance on the list in our churches.
Bible Book Club
Tuesday 26 September at 3.30pm
at the Rectory, Beauchamp Lane
This will be the third of the series of discussion on different books of from the Bible. This one will look at the book of Hosea.
Future dates: Tuesday 26 September at 7.30pm. at the Ranklin Room, St. James Centre (Romans)
Saturday 30 September 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. Francis Day Celebration
Sunday 1 October 2017 at 10.30am.
St. Francis Church, Hollow Way
No 10.00am. service at St. James this day as the whole parish will gather at St. Francis for a joint celebration and a shared lunch following.
Parish Healing Service
Thursday 5 October 2017 at 7.00pm
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.
Friday 13 October 2017 at 6.30pm.
Film of the Month "The Second Best Marigold Hotel"
This is a PRIVATE film club showing excellent films. Members can each sign in one guest but if you would like to join the club so you can attend sessions please contact Rosanne Butler 01865 453257
Parish Sunday Lunch
Sunday 15 October 2017 at 12.45pm.
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 20 September) by calling the Parish office (01865) 747 680
Christmas Gift and Craft Fair
Saturday 4 November 10.00am - 2.00pm
St. James Centre, Beauchamp Lane
Enjoy refreshments whilst you shop. home-made cakes, handmade crafts, cards and jewellery. Face painting and much more.
Cowley Christmas Tree Festival
Friday 9 to Saturday 19 December 2017
Look out for the full program to be published here shortly.
The highly popular Cowley Festival of Trees will have a "Journey" theme this year in the run up to Christmas - with special events and acts of worship.
“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)
The Bible Book Club (link to Bible society page)
Our YouTube Channel
Our Harvest charities
1. Water Aid
(Community Emergency Food Bank)
Bishop Steven Croft visits Anglican Asian Living Church
The Anglican Asian Church Youth Choir
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 : Contact Pat Samson Tel. 778516 St. Francis Church/St. James Church : Contact Parish Office Tel. 747680
St. James Church Centre,
13 Beauchamp Lane, Oxford,
OX4 3LF, UK