Christmas 2021

We are very much looking forward to celebrating Christmas with you – in person – at Cowley St John this year!

Do keep checking this page, it will be kept up-to-date with any changes which have to be made in the coming weeks.

We wish you a very happy Christmas and blessed New Year.

Events & Services

Charles St Carols, 11 Dec, 4pm, St Alban’s Church. A traditional service of music & readings.

Children’s Christmas Crafts, 12 Dec, 2-3.30pm, St Mary & St John Church. Explore our Christmas activity trail. With refreshments. St Mary & St John Church.

Community Carol Service, 19 Dec, 5.30pm, St Mary & John Church. Service of carols and readings with East Oxford Community & Youth Choirs, SMJ choir, and Cowley Carnival. Followed by mince pies.

Christmas Crib Service, Christmas Eve, 4pm, St Mary & St John Church. Come & hear the Christmas story, with carols and candles at the crib.

Midnight Mass, Christmas Eve, 11.30pm, St Mary & St John Church. Traditional first Mass of Christmas with carols.

And join us Christmas morning for Festival Eucharist with Carols, 25 Dec, 9.30am at St Alban’s, 10.30am at St Mary & St John


It is wonderful that we are able to welcome you in person this Christmas but we would strongly advise you to please wear a mask in our churches to help protect yourself and others.