Our Churchyard of St Mary and St John church is a haven for wildlife, and had a special role in the life of what is now a culturally diverse, vibrant urban community.
- A home for wildlife of all types, squirrels, butterflies, bees, many types of flowers.
- The resting place of many social groups in our community – children, workhouse residents, servicemen from the two world wars, members of religious orders.
- A place for peaceful reflection – use our meditative labyrinth, or have a few quiet moments in our memorial garden
You are very welcome to come and enjoy this beautiful space in the heart of the Cowley Road.
Forthcoming Events in the Churchyard
Sunday 16 June: 2.30–4.00pm Green Sunday (plant and butterfly surveys and strawberry tea)
Friday 21 June: 10.30–11.15am Midsummer Meditation
Sunday 7 July: 12 noon Cowley Road Carnival (churchyard open for picnics; music in the church)
Friday 19 July: 10.00am–12 noon Art ‘pop up’ (bring your own materials and get creative, followed by coffee at Restore)
Friday 2 August: 10.30–11.15am Harvest/Lamass Meditation
Friday 27 September: At dusk Bat and Moth Evening (experts will help us to identify bats and moths)
Friday 4 October: 10.30–11.15 Michaelmas Meditation
Sunday 3 November: 3.00pm All Souls/Samhain Festival of Peace (with the Frabjous singers)