Events

Reflective Study Days, Quiet Days & Talks

Please scroll down this page and click on the links to find out more about our Study Days, Quiet Days & Talks, and other forthcoming and past events.

A large number of our past events have been recorded.  To access links to these recordings please click here: [ Recorded Events ]

If you have suggestions for future topics, or would like to arrange a special event, please feel free to contact us.
(Please note that in the list of events below, a 'closed' event is not open to the public. 
We show these, and past events to illustrate the range of events we can provide).

Forthcoming Events

Venue: St Michael at the North Gate
Workshops will be held on Ocotber 7th, November 4th, January 13th and February 10th. Please see above for topics.

Time: 10.00 - 4.00

Cost: see below

These events are held on Saturdays:
(the programme has been reduced from 4 to 3 workshops)

Day 1 - November 4th -
          The Enneagram: Introduction & Consolidation
Day 2 - January 13th - Introduction to Subtypes
Day 3 - February 10th - Enneagram Defences

Facilitated by Josephine Seccombe, these days are designed for anyone wanting to start an Enneagram journey, and for those who already know their type.     It is important to attend the initial days in order to be familiar with the material used on subsequent days.

Sessions run from 10.00 to 4.00
Light refreshments provided.
Please bring a packed lunch.  

The Enneagram (meaning 'model of nine') entwines
spirituality and psychology and is ancient knowledge
re- presented for modern times.    When I know my own
type I can manage myself better, and empathise with
greater understanding other people in my life.

£25 per session
£70.00 for 3 sessions

 [ BookingForm ]     [ Further info - re 13th Jan 2018 workshop ]

Venue: Corpus Christi College
Date(s): 24 Mar 2018

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost: 35.00

Advance announcement

We will be holding a study day
on the life and work of Stephen Spender      
      The guns spell money’s ultimate reason
      In letters of lead on the spring hillside.
      But the boy lying dead under the olive trees
      Was too young and too silly
      To have been notable to their important eye.
      He was a better target for a kiss.

The Study Day will be led by Rt Revd Bishop Stephen Cottrell (Bishop of Chelmsford)
and Revd Georgie Simpson (Director of OCSG)    
on Saturday 24th March 2018, 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 

        [ poster, info and booking form to follow here ]

 

 

Previous events

Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 13 Dec 2017

 
A Day of Reflection, Quiet and Sacred Space
An exploration into the gifts of Mary: God-bearer,... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 25 Nov 2017

Thursday lunchtime talks at St Giles’, Michaelmas Term 2017A new series of Thursday lunchtime talks... read more...
Venue: Corpus Christi College

Date(s): 11 Nov 2017

The Poetry of the World Wars: we will remember them
This study day is led by Tim Kendall, Professor... read more...
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Date(s): 12 Oct 2017

An evening of Reflection on Newman's poem and Elgar's music for The Dream of Gerontius.
The evening... read more...
Venue: St Barnabas Church, Oxford

Date(s): 07 Jul 2017

This event is not organised by OCSG. Donation on entry - guideline £30.  Further information: [... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 21 Jun 2017

on Faith, with the paintings of Eularia Clarke Led by Revd Georgie Simpson (Director, OCSG) and... read more...
Venue: St Michael at the North Gate

Date(s): 25 Mar 2017

Saturday 18 February 10am - 4pm. Parish Room, St Michael at the Northgate, Oxford ENNEAGRAM... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 08 Mar 2017

An exploration  into The Lord’s Prayer: enriching our relationship with God in a sacred space
Led... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 02 Mar 2017

Thursday lunchtime talks at St Giles’, Hilary Term 2017A new series of Thursday lunchtime talks at... read more...
Venue: Corpus Christi College

Date(s): 25 Feb 2017

WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.  Fr Geoff Wheaton has kindly offered to repeat this... read more...
Venue: St Michael at the North Gate

Date(s): 03 Dec 2016


Day 1 - Saturday September 24th -             'Stand Alone Subtypes'            for anyone who... read more...
Venue: Corpus Christi College

Date(s): 12 Nov 2016

The Golden Age of Eighteenth Century Hymn Writers
A reflective study day exploring the work of... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 13 Oct 2016, 20 Oct 2016, 27 Oct 2016, 03 Nov 2016, 10 Nov 2016, 17 Nov 2016, 24 Nov 2016, 01 Dec 2016

Thursday lunchtime talks at St Giles’, Michaelmas Term 2016A new series of Thursday lunchtime talks... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 29 Sep 2016

The Mercy of God in Scripture and Art
 
“The name of God is mercy.”
(Pope Francis, 2015)
 
A... read more...
Venue: the Meditatio Centre St Marks Church, Myddelton Square London EC1R 1XX

Date(s): 07 May 2016

The following event is not organised by OCSG.
Christian Meditation: Body, Mind and Wholeness A ... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 28 Apr 2016, 05 May 2016, 12 May 2016, 19 May 2016, 26 May 2016, 02 Jun 2016, 09 Jun 2016, 16 Jun 2016

Thursday lunchtime talks at St Giles’, Trinity Term 2016The Thursday lunchtime talks at St Giles’... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 14 Apr 2016

Bandits & Camel Drivers
A Reflective Study Day on the Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers... read more...
Venue: St Mary the Virgin, Iffley

Date(s): 25 Mar 2016

The following event is not organised by OCSG.
SEVEN LAST WORDS FROM THE CROSS A Reflection for Good... read more...
Venue: St Michael at the North Gate

Date(s): 05 Dec 2015


Day 1 - Saturday October 10th - 'Guts Centre'Day 2 - Saturday November 7th - 'Heads Centre' Day 3... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 28 Nov 2015

 
A Quiet Day of Reflection
Led by by Revd Canon Edmund Newey (Sub-Dean, Christ Church Cathedral)... read more...
Venue: Corpus Christi College

Date(s): 31 Oct 2015

Mysticism & Poetry in the 17th Century
Led by Dr Carl Schmidt with spiritual reflection and... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 30 Sep 2015

St Teresa of Avila: Doctor of the Soul
Led by Dr Peter Tyler and Julienne McLean
Organised by OCSG... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 30 Apr 2015, 07 May 2015, 14 May 2015, 21 May 2015, 28 May 2015, 04 Jun 2015, 11 Jun 2015, 18 Jun 2015

Thursday lunchtime talks at St Giles’, Trinity Term 2015We are pleased to announce the forthcoming... read more...
Venue: St Michael at the North Gate

Date(s): 21 Mar 2015


Day 1 - Saturday Jan 17 - Introduction to the Enneagram Day 2 - Saturday February 7 -... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 22 Jan 2015, 29 Jan 2015, 05 Feb 2015, 12 Feb 2015, 19 Feb 2015, 26 Feb 2015, 05 Mar 2015, 12 Mar 2015

Thursday lunchtime talks at St Giles’, Hilary Term 2015Following the successful series on ‘... read more...
Venue: St Michael at the North Gate

Date(s): 29 Nov 2014

A Service of Blessing
Choral Evenson (short form) and reception with light refreshmkents
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 26 Nov 2014

 
Preparing for Advent
A Quiet Day of Reflection
Led by Revd Georgie Simpson with meditations by... read more...
Venue: Corpus Christi College

Date(s): 22 Nov 2014

A Day with Gerard Manley Hopkins
Led by Professor Carl Schmidt with meditations by Revd Canon Mark... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 16 Oct 2014, 23 Oct 2014, 30 Oct 2014, 06 Nov 2014, 13 Nov 2014, 20 Nov 2014, 27 Nov 2014, 04 Dec 2014

A further series of 8 talks by influential speakers in the theme of Engaging positively with... read more...
Venue: St Michael at the North Gate

Date(s): 03 Oct 2014

A Valedictory Talk by Bishop John Pritchard,
followed by questions and light refreshments.
 
All... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 04 Jun 2014

Led by Canon Robert Wright
Wednesday 4th June 2014
10.00 am to 4.00 pm
“Your life is shaped by the... read more...
Venue: St Barnabas Church, Oxford

Date(s): 09 May 2014, 06 Jun 2014

Three (advanced) workshops are to be held at St Barnabas church, in Jericho - these events are run... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 01 May 2014, 08 May 2014, 15 May 2014, 22 May 2014, 29 May 2014, 05 Jun 2014, 12 Jun 2014, 19 Jun 2014

A further series of 8 talks by influential speakers in the theme of The Wisdom of the Mystics.   ... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 24 Apr 2014

We are now delighted to announce that the talk by Fr Peter Hunter OP
St Thomas Aquinas: God as the... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 29 Mar 2014

All are welcome to this workshop, led by Revd Georgie Simpson
Explore different ways of praying... read more...
Venue: Blackfriars Priory

Date(s): 13 Mar 2014

This event is part of the St Giles' Talks on Dominican Spirituality Series, which have been held in... read more...
Venue: The Parish Rooms, next to St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 23 Jan 2014, 30 Jan 2014, 06 Feb 2014, 13 Feb 2014, 20 Feb 2014, 27 Feb 2014, 06 Mar 2014, 13 Mar 2014


A further series of 8 talks by influential speakers in the theme of Dominican Spirituality.   ... read more...
Venue: St Marys Church, Kidlington

Date(s): 14 Dec 2013

A Quiet Day of Reflection for Advent led by Revd Georgie Simpson & Revd Jean KingFor further... read more...
Venue: Wolfson College, Leonard Wolfson Auditorium

Date(s): 28 Nov 2013


An illustrated talk by Bishop Richard, followed by an opportunity to meet him over a glass of wine... read more...
Venue: Corpus Christi College

Date(s): 23 Nov 2013

Courtesy of Professor Valentine Cunningham with academic input by Professor Peter McCullough, (... read more...
Venue: Oxford Quakers Meeting House

Date(s): 16 Nov 2013

Ray Simpson will be extending his visit to Oxford on 14th November, when he will be giving the... read more...
Venue: Oxford Quakers Meeting House

Date(s): 15 Nov 2013

Ray Simpson will be extending his visit to Oxford on 14th November, when he will be giving the... read more...
Venue: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, St Philip & St James Church

Date(s): 09 Nov 2013

In collaboration with OCSG, a Labyrinth Prayer Evening is being offered at the Oxford Centre for... read more...
Venue: Oxford Quakers Meeting House

Date(s): 19 Oct 2013

Given by Sister Magdalen Lawler & Tom McGuinness SJ
'The extraordinary colours of the palette... read more...
Venue: The Parish Rooms, next to St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 17 Oct 2013, 24 Oct 2013, 31 Oct 2013, 07 Nov 2013, 14 Nov 2013, 21 Nov 2013, 28 Nov 2013, 05 Dec 2013

A series of 8 talks by influential speakers in the theme of Celtic Spirituality: Christ yesterday,... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 25 Apr 2013, 02 May 2013, 09 May 2013, 16 May 2013, 16 May 2013, 23 May 2013, 30 May 2013, 06 Jun 2013, 13 Jun 2013

A series of  8 talks by influential speakers. Held on 25th April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May6th... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 07 Mar 2013

Thursday lunchtimes talks, Hilary Term 2013
A series of  8 talks by influential speakers,  [poster... read more...
Venue: The Music Room, The Gables, Eynsham

Date(s): 23 Feb 2013

Facilitated by Josephine Seccombe
Introduction to the Enneagram Feb 23 Consolidation day March 23... read more...
Venue: St Marys Church, Kidlington

Date(s): 08 Dec 2012

A Quiet Day of Reflection for Advent and beyond led by Revd Georgie Simpson & Revd Jean King  [... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 29 Nov 2012

A series of  8 talks by influential speakers.  Thursdays at 12.30:11th, 18th, 25th October 1st, 8th... read more...
Venue: Corpus Christi College

Date(s): 17 Nov 2012

A reflective day, exploring the  work of George Herbert, Poet and Priest, with Professor Valentine... read more...
Venue: St Michael at the North Gate

Date(s): 13 Oct 2012

A series of Enneagram workshops, facilitatedby Josephine Seccombe were held on Saturdays, January... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 21 Jun 2012

Thursday lunchtimes talks, Trinity Term 2012 [poster] (word doc).  
The series culminated with a... read more...
Venue: St Margarets Church, Oxford

Date(s): 26 May 2012

Various closed sessions for parish members.
Held during Spring 2012
Venue: Oxford Quakers Meeting House

Date(s): 21 Apr 2012

A day of Poetry, Art & Meditation, with Anne Long and Margaret Gill.
Saturday 21st April 2012... read more...
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 22 Mar 2012

Thursday Lunchtime Talks in Lent
[series poster] 12.30 on Thursdays, February 23rd [Luke] and March... read more...
Venue: St Andrews Church, Linton Road, Oxford

Date(s): 20 Feb 2012

Given to members of  The Wives' Fellowship by Rev'd Georgie Simpson.
Monday 20th February 2012
Venue: All Saints Convent, Oxford

Date(s): 03 Dec 2011

Saturday 3rd December 2011 10.30am till 4.30pm
with Revd Jean King and Revd Georgie Simpson for... read more...
Venue: Stanton House Retreat Centre, Oxford

Date(s): 30 Nov 2011

(A closed event) led by Revd Georgie Simpson
Venue: Corpus Christi College

Date(s): 26 Nov 2011

with Professor Valentine Cunningham, Revd Mark Oakley and Revd Georgie Simpson
Saturday 12th... read more...
Venue: All Saints Convent, Oxford

Date(s): 14 Aug 2011

Led by Rev'd Georgie Simpson.
Monday 8th to Sunday 14th August 2011
Venue: Freeland Convent

Date(s): 28 Mar 2011

Friday 25th to Monday 28th March 2011
Venue: Begbroke Priory

Date(s): 23 Oct 2010

A Quiet Day led by Revd Georgie Simpson on Saturday October 23rd 2010
[Poster]   [Programme]
 
Venue: Christ Church College, Oxford (The Priory Room)

Date(s): 02 Oct 2010

A Quiet Day led by Revd Canon George Pattison, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity
Venue: St Giles Church, Oxford

Date(s): 30 Sep 2010

[  Details of exhibition ]
The exhibition will continue throughout August and September 2010
Venue: Begbroke Priory

Date(s): 13 Mar 2010

A Quiet Day led by Revd Georgie Simpson on Saturday 13th March 2010.
[poster]  [flier /programme]
Venue: St Theosevia CSG

Date(s): 23 Jan 2010

An event to which OCSG contributed [ details ]
Held on Saturday 23rd January 2010.
Venue: Lincoln College, Oxford

Date(s): 12 Dec 2009

A Quiet Day led by Revd Georgie Simpson on 12th December 2009
view [ details on poster ]
 
 
Venue: Keble College, Oxford

Date(s): 07 Nov 2009

A quiet Day led by Revd Georgie Simpson on Saturday 7th November 2009
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