Yearly Archives: 2017


Bishop Steven will be coming to our parish to preside at a joint Sung Eucharist with Confirmation service at St Mary and St John Church on Sunday 16th July 2017. We will gather for this joint service at 6.30pm in the evening, and so there will not be a 9.15am service at St Alban’s nor a 10.45am service at […]

Confirmation Service, Sunday 16th July 2017, 6.30pm






“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever.” “To enjoy God is to take complacency and delight in him for being what he is, and doing what he does, loving what he loves, requiring what he requires: it is […]

Fr Phil’s Weekly Message: Corpus Christi and Trinity 1


“A good that ‘transcends human flourishing’.” How (Not) to be Secular, James K. A. Smith “Humans possess an ineluctable natural destiny for the beatific vision.” The Suspended Middle, John Millbank ‘Human flourishing’ has recently been a very popular concept, ranking alongside words like ‘mindfulness’ and ‘resilience’ as part of the […]

Fr Phil’s Weekly Message: Trinity Sunday




The parish of Cowley St John, Oxford seeks to appoint a part-time caretaker for one of our church halls (Richard Benson Hall). 6 hours a week minimum with flexibility. Salary: £10/hour. Click here to download the full job description (PDF) Application by CV and covering letter to the parish administrator: cowleysaintjohn@btinternet.com Closing […]

Vacancy: Caretaker for Richard Benson Hall




PALM SUNDAY, 9 APRIL 10.00pm Procession with Palms and Eucharist: Begins at St Alban’s, processing to St Mary and St John where the service will continue from approximately 10.30am. Other Eucharists: 8am & 6.15pm at St Mary and St John MONDAY 10 APRIL 7.30pm Eucharist: St Alban’s TUESDAY 11 APRIL […]

Holy Week and Easter Services 2017