Grace Church Cowley was planted from St Ebbe’s churches in September 2019, into the ethnically diverse and socio-economically mixed community of Cowley, on the eastern edge of Oxford. In 4 years, the Lord has grown Grace Church Cowley in numbers and diversity, reaching people in the local area with the good news of Jesus.

Blackbird Leys is a ‘housing estate’, or ‘project’, built in the 1950s and 1960s, just outside the ring road around Oxford and immediately adjacent to Cowley.  Blackbird Leys is home to nearly 13,500 people but sadly has very little gospel witness.

The plan is to employ an Associate Minister from September 2024 to work alongside the Senior Minister but live in Blackbird Leys with the task of helping to grow Grace Church and to explore reaching people in Blackbird Leys. Funds required for an initial three year term are estimated at £55,000 per annum (salary, NI and accommodation etc.). Grace Church Family has already provided nearly half of these funds.

More information can be found here:

Reaching Blackbird Leys with the Gospel November 2023 – One-Pager

If you are interested in supporting Grace Church Cowley as a partner in this project, please contact us in the first instance at .

Project code: CWY