Welcome to OCSG

It is with much sadness that we announce the death of Georgie Simpson, founder of OCSG, through cancer. 
For further details, including a video and Tribute, please click here http://www.ocsg.uk.net/content/georgie-simpson-memoriam

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.

Following the series of Virus Pandemic 'lockdowns' and the sad death of Georgie Simpson, the founder of OCSG, and following the kind wishes of the many who have written to say that they hope we will 'keep OCSG going' we will be approaching a number of potential speakers, who may be able to help us sustain the series of talks and study day/events we have had in the past, until the pandemic is over.  These may have to take the form of 'Zoom' sessions, such as the highly successful one we did with Padraig O'Tauma last August.

Please keep an eye on our [ Events Page ] for further developments.

Below are some links you may be interested in, and from which you can get a flavour of what we are about:
Recordings of Some Past Events ]    
[ Meditatio Centre, London: 2020 Programme of Events] recommended
Events organised by others which we recommend             
[ Other organisations we support ]    

[ Our Data Protection, Privacy & GDPR policies ]


Previous events

Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Date(s): 13 Mar 2020
Venue: Corpus Christi College
Date(s): 15 Feb 2020
Venue: St Michael at the North Gate
Date(s): 30 Nov 2019
Venue: Corpus Christi College
Date(s): 19 Oct 2019

Earlier events can be found on our Events Page