About Us

St Mary & St John is the parish church of Cowley St John, a vibrant, diverse community in the heart of East Oxford on the Cowley Road. The worship is in the liberal Catholic Anglican tradition, having a strong liturgical and musical tradition, as well as a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Our core values are community, spirituality and justice. Through our worship, ecological activities based around our Churchyard, and via proactive engagement in the community, St Mary & St John still seeks to unlock authentic spiritual community, and to gather together a people of prayer and action. None being perfect, all can and do contribute.