Marriage in the churches of the Parish

Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding!  We would love to be a part of your marriage plans.  Every wedding is both intensely personal to you and also a wonderful community event for your family and friends. As community churches in Cowley we are here to make you day very special at either St Francis Church, Hollow Way, or St James Church, Beauchamp  Lane - a day blessed by God.

Link to wedding held at St James Church Link   Link to suggested readings for weddings  Link

Many couples have said they find our new on line "wedding planner" a great help in composing just the right elements for their wedding.  If you would like to have a look why not go to:  

St James Wedding Open Day Saturday Feb 5th 2022 10 am to 3 pm

Marriage Preparation Day

Marriage is about more than the wedding day and we at St James and St Francis wish to help couples prepare for both their weddings and the years that will follow. As part of this we encourage couples to join our wedding preparation day. This covers more than just practical arrangements and is both fun and useful. 

The Marriage Preparation Day is planned for Saturday Feb 5th 2022 at 10 am to 3 pm. Teas, coffee and light lunch will be provided. Whilst there is no charge for the day donations are always thankfully received. (We may be able to include you if you live in the area even if you are not being married in this parish so do ask us.)

You can book in for the marriage preparation day using this link



If you want to explore getting married in one of our churches, here's the first step:

Call the Parish of Cowley Office or email us at [email protected] and mark the subject as "Wedding Plans for (name and name)".  We will send you an easy to fill in questionnaire asking for some details of your plans.   After you complete the form please return it so that we can book a meeting to discuss your plans and to book the date, time and location of your wedding.  We'll also give you our free Welcome Pack that contains lots of information to help you with all the planning that goes into making your wedding a big success.

St Francis Church