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
All Souls Fancy Dress Party
Friday 28 October 5.30 - 7.30pm
St. Francis Church, Hollow Way
Charge - £1.50 per person - under 4s free.
Please book before 21 October with Skye on Oxford 434160 Booking is essential
Saturday 29 October 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.
Parish Healing Service
Thursday 3 November 2016 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.
All Souls Day Services
Sunday 6 November
4.00pm. St. James, Beauchamp Lane
6.00pm. St. Francis, Hollow Way
An opportunity to remember those dear to you who have died recently or many years ago, to share your sadness, give thanks for their lives, and receive the Gospel promise of resurrection.
Friday 11 November 2016 at 6.30pm.
St. James Church Centre, Beauchamp Lane
Film of the Month "Roman Holiday"
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
Remembrance Sunday Service
Sunday 13th 10 am St James Beauchamp lane OX4 3LF.
Come and join us as we remember
Coffee, Cake and Communion
Tuesday 15 November at 10.30am.
The Vicarage, 27 Dom Bosco Close (Tel: 01865 434160)
An informal time of fellowship, prayer and communion with great refreshments.
Carols at Cowley Centre
Saturday 19 November from 3.00 - 4.00pm.
at the Templars Square Shopping Centre, Cowley
Come and join members from all the churches in Cowley as we enjoy singing Christmas carols in the shopping centre and share the hope and joy of Christmas.
Parish Sunday Lunch
Sunday 20 November at 12.30pm.
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 16 November) by calling the Parish office (01865) 747 680
with the Billy Graham Evangelism Campaign
Tuesday 22nd Nov 7 for 7:30 pm
St James Centre Beauchamp Lane, OX4 3LF
Sunday 27 November 2016 (Advent Sunday)
4.00pm. at St. James Church, Cowley
This Sunday marks the start of our preparation for the Christmas season. Please join us for a service of expectation, preparation and hope. A mix of traditional and contemporary worship.
Wednesday 7th Dec
The 'Sign up' for this is in both Churches
Good food, time spent together, celebration
“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.
'Thy Kingdom Come 2017 Invite' with ENGLISH SUBTITLES from Frogspawn Creative Limited on Vimeo.
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