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.

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Forthcoming Events

Venue: Corpus Christi College
Date(s): 19 Oct 2019
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Cost: 35.00

We are pleased to announce a Reflective Study Day entitled

Exploring John Bunyan's Journeys

led by

Dr Roger Pooley
Honorary Research Fellow, Keele University
Former President of the International John Bunyan Society
Professor Valentine Cunningham
Emeritus Fellow of English Language and Literature
Corpus Christi College, Oxford University  

The Study Day will be held
on Saturday 19th October 2019, 10.00am – 4.00pm
at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, by courtesy of
Professor Valentine Cunningham.

There will be space for further personal reflection and a chance to enjoy the College grounds, weather permitting.

Coffee, tea etc provided; please bring a packed lunch.

Please register online or contact us by email or phone for this event 

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Image courtesy P J Mode Collection,  Cornell University


Previous events

Venue: St Michael at the North Gate
Date(s): 18 May 2019
Venue: Oxford Quakers Meeting House
Date(s): 04 May 2019
Venue: Oxford Quakers Meeting House
Date(s): 03 May 2019
Venue: St Michael at the North Gate
Date(s): 23 Feb 2019

Earlier events can be found on our Events Page