Our Community

Welcome to Cowley St John – a friendly and open-minded community in the heart of East Oxford.

We are opening for public worship (details of services in church and online below). Sign up to our E-Bulletin for up-to-date information by email.

While it is a blessing to be able to gather again for public worship we are still have some measures in place to keep people safe from Covid-19. Seating remains spaced out and we are encouraging those who can to wear masks.

Services in Church

Note for Summer Services – there will be a joint parish service at 10.30am at St Mary & St John on Sundays 31st July, 7 & 14th August. There will be no service at St Alban’s on those weeks.

St Alban’s on Sundays

9.30am, Eucharist or Laudate (a service of prayer, song and readings)

St Mary and St John on Sundays

8am & 10.30am, Eucharists

Daily Prayer: Monday-Friday 8am & 5.15pm at St Mary and St John

Weekday Eucharists: Tuesdays, 5.15pm, Thursdays 10.30am at St Mary and St John, Fridays 9.15am at St Albans.

Bartlemas Evensong: First Sunday of the Month, 5.15pm at Bartlemas Chapel (except January & August)

St Mary & St John Church and Churchyard Plans

We are excited to be planning major refurbishments to the St Mary and St John church and churchyard to make them even more beautiful and more open to the wider community. To see the plans and contribute to our community-wide consultation about them, click here.

Services Online

Our 10.30am Sunday Eucharist will be live-streamed on Facebook



We are here to help. Please get in touch if you would like to speak to a priest, email: vicarcsj@gmail.com