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Sermon preached by the Rt Revd Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, at our Confirmation Service on 16th July, on 1 Cor. 3.1-15. It is the second of our sermon series on Paul’s letters to the early Christian communities. Bishop Steven’s original title for the sermon is “Christian Nurture.” Thank you for […]

The Church as a Half-Finished Building: Second Sermon on St ...



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