Welcome to OCSG

The Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growth (OCSG) offers a variety of approaches and events that will appeal to a wide range of people, encouraging growth in reflective practice and heightened awareness of God, others and themselves.

Our iconic image shows Christ (on the right) with a friendly hand on the shoulder of Abbot Mena.  It comes from an 8th Century painting on wood, found at the remains of the Monastery of Bawit in Middle Egypt.  It is held at the Louvre, in the Dept of Egyptian Antiquities.

OCSG is based in the Tower Room in The Church of St Michael at the North Gate, a room at the base of the Tower, which is reputed to be the oldest building in Oxford.  It was from St Michael's tower that in 1555, Archbishop Cranmer, who was later to receive the same treatment, watched Bishops Ridley and Latimer burn to death. Their execution took place outside the medieval city walls in what is now Broad Street.

But now, the Tower Room is a peaceful, prayerful place in the heart of the city.  Read more about us »

A summary of our forthcoming events is given below, together with a record of past events we have held. For more information (such as event times etc), and to register your interest, or to download a booking form, please click the event name.

To see recordings of past events, click here: [ Recorded Events

OCSG exchanges ideas and collaborates with the Meditatio Centre in London, whose 2018 Programme of Events is linked here
 
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Previous events

Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford
Date(s): 29 Nov 2018
Venue: Wolfson College, Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Date(s): 25 Oct 2018
Venue: Corpus Christi College
Date(s): 20 Oct 2018
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford
Date(s): 20 May 2018

Earlier events can be found on our Events Page