Cowley festival of Christmas trees 2022

'Peace on Earth' 

    Saturday 10th - Sunday 18th December 


The festival is over but 40+ decorated trees  from local schools, churches, Scouts, Brownies and community groups are still filling St James Church and will be there until Epiphany, celebrated this year on 8th January

travelling trees of peace were hosted by 7 schools, 4 churches, 7

community settings and 12 homes during Advent, along with a journey logbook 

and a Nativity scene, completing their journeys at the Carol service on Sunday

18th December, 4:30. 

'let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with us'

photos and video to follow - donations for SeeSaw and ROSY are still being accepted 


  Saturday 10 December, 7:30     Jubilee Brass      Play for peace    

  Tickets : £10 in advance, £12 on the door       children & students £2



 Tuesday 13 December, 7:30     Rising Voices - Oxford's community folk choir -      sing for peace

  free - donations - refreshments 


Wednesday 14 December, 7:00    Emily Marshall - songs of peace - a harmony singing workshop 

  no experience necessary                                                                                                                                      book and donate on line or just come

Saturday 17 December, 4:00   The Gospel Jazz Project - jazz for peace! 

FREE - donations  


Cowley festival of Christmas trees 2021

Friday 10th - Sunday 19th December

join us an individual, family or group - download this information sheet and registration form   link   

or register  on this google form    link


we have three musical evenings for you to enjoy, on Wednesday 15th, 7.00; Thursday 16th, 7.00, Friday 17th, 7.30


The festival will still be open on Saturday 10.00-4.00 and Sunday 2.00-4.00 and we looking forward to seeing you at the outdoor torchlight carol service at 4.30 on Sunday 




the Christmas tree trail 

we challenge you to find the ten Nativity character 'baubles' (laminated card) on the Christmas tree or in a window at festival 'satellite' settings around Florence Park, Temple Cowley and  Church Cowley : 

Florence Park Community Centre - Oxford City Farm - Flo's, the place in the park - Restore - Grace Church Cowley - Wilkins Road shops - the Oxford Factory cafe - Templars Square - Ark-T - St James Church 

there will be a small prize for everyone finding at least eight of the characters and a prize draw from all entries received by 31st December 

the list and answer sheet are at each satellite and in some local schools - you can download it here 


Cowley festival of Christmas trees 2020

Saturday 12th - Sunday 20th December 2020

"Joy to the World"  

at St. James Church, Beauchamp Lane, Cowley, OX4 3LF

As we move from the months of lockdown and with continuing social distancing, we are delighted to be sharing the 2020 festival with you and looking forward to be 'being community' again, albeit without  some of our events.  The church looks beautiful with  around 30 trees and a myriad of angels ithe heavenly host, which we hope will bring joy to Cowley.  

Come along with family and friends to view the magical display, hear live music and sit on the angel chair for a photo.  Accept the challenge to estimate how many angels there are! 

Sadly we cannot offer you a cup of tea or coffee and cake,  or the chance to attend a concert,  pop up choir or Messy Christmas party  but a group from Jubilee Brass will play in the churchyard on Saturday 12 December, 11.30-12.30 

Entry is free : we encourage donations by cash, contactless, QR code 

Our 'Cowley United' festival in 2019 raised £1,500 shared between our two local children's charities, 

ROSY and SeeSaw (see links below) 

To download the 2020 invitation card   click here   

2020 programme   

Saturdays 12 & 19 December  10.00-4.00

Wednesday 16 December          2.00-4.00

and other times by arrangement - contact  07982 439 828

Sunday 20 December      5.00     

carols by torchlight in the churchyard - bring your torch                                                                          and a blanket! 










   Fundraising for

Rosy  - Respite nursing for Oxfordshire's Sick Youngsters

   See Saw - Grief support for the young in Oxfordshire  



Sponsorship   with thanks for cut price Christmas trees from Oxford Sea Cadets    

                                      and for support from Templars Square  

  Our Cowley festival of Christmas trees was listed on the national Christmas Tree Festivals website 2019 (link)

we are awaiting the update to be loaded for 2020


For information about further events locally and nationally follow these links to Facebook and the National Christmas Tree Festival website.