End of an era at Temple Cowley United Reformed Church
The Temple Cowley congregation of the United Reformed Church marked the conclusion of its life as a worshipping congregation in a service on November 5th 2017. when the witness and service of the church over nearly 140 years of its history was celebrated by almost a hundred people who had been part of the life of the church in the past, together with representatives of other congregations of the United Reformed Church in Oxford and churches of other denominations in Cowley.
Although the future of the building is not yet decided it is hoped that ways will be found for the it to continue to serve the community.
Founded in 1878 as a Congregational
Church, membership soared during the 1930s as migrant workers were welcomed and supported, necessitating the larger