Parish Church of St Mary and St John, Oxford

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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.

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Fr Phil Ritchie
The Vicarage
271 Cowley Rd
Oxford
OX4 2AJ
(01865) 242396 (Vicarage number.) or (01865) 792717 (Parish office. 9.30am-2.30pm Tuesday – Thursday)

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Children's Crib Service
Come along to sing carols, hear the Christmas story and visit the Christmas crib. Followed by festive refreshments.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Midnight Mass
The traditional heart of the Christmas celebrations, we gather by night to celebrate Christ's birth.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Incense Christmas Carols
 
Christmas Morning Festival Eucharist
A celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas morning.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:45 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Refreshments Incense Christmas Carols
 
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Traditional Carol Service
Service of lessons and carols sung by three choirs: the Intermezzo chamber choir, the Oxfordshire Harmony West Gallery singers and our own parish choir.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 5:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Children's Crib Service
Come along to sing carols, hear the Christmas story and visit the Christmas crib. Followed by festive refreshments.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
The traditional heart of the Christmas celebrations, we gather by night to celebrate Christ's birth.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Incense Christmas Carols
Christmas Morning Festival Eucharist
A celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas morning.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:45 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Refreshments Incense Christmas Carols
Printer friendly list of events

Sunday

Said Eucharist
Common Worship Eucharist, with reflective prayers.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Sung Eucharist
Sung Eucharist (CW Rite 1).
Every Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Refreshments Incense
Reflective Eucharist
Said celebration in simple, reflective style, with meditative prayers.
Every Sunday at 6:15 PM for 40 minutes
Printer friendly list of events
Traditional Carol Service
Service of lessons and carols sung by three choirs: the Intermezzo chamber choir, the Oxfordshire Harmony West Gallery singers and our own parish choir.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 5:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Children's Crib Service
Come along to sing carols, hear the Christmas story and visit the Christmas crib. Followed by festive refreshments.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
The traditional heart of the Christmas celebrations, we gather by night to celebrate Christ's birth.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Incense Christmas Carols
Christmas Morning Festival Eucharist
A celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas morning.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:45 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Refreshments Incense Christmas Carols

Features

Toilets
Stained Glass
Organ

 
     
Guidebooks
Hall for Hire Large and small rooms in Richard Benson Hall for hire. Contact Alan Baker at Parish Office: 01865 792717, 9.30am-2.30pm Tuesday – Thursday. Find out more here: http://cowleystjohn.co.uk/our-church-halls
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 87
Built: 1883
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: St Stephen's House
Archdeaconry: OXFORD (271)
Deanery: COWLEY (27107)
Benefice: Cowley St John (27/137 H)
Parish Legal Name: St. John, Cowley (270195 )
CofE Church Info: (627195 27/195)
Short URL: acny.uk/87/
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This page was last updated on Thursday 1st December 2016
 
 
 
Parish Church of St Mary and St John : Cowley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1UR

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