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 Church of St Michael at the North Gate, the Tower of which 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 Church with its 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, (through cancer), the founder of OCSG, we are pleased to announce that we are planning further events  For the time being these will have to take the form of 'Zoom' sessions, the first of which occurred on Saturday 13th February 2021  with a wonderul two talks by Angela Tilby.  More are to follow, with speakers like Prof Mark S Burrows, Mother Clare-Louise SLG and Canon Mark Oakley...

Please click on our [ Events Page ] to see links to forthcoming (and past) events.

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Forthcoming Events

Venue: zoom session
Date(s): 10 Jul 2021
Time: 14.00 to 16.00 BST
Cost: 20.00 conc

We are pleased to announce a Reflective Study afternoon,
a Zoom/streamed event entitled

D H Lawrence: the Poet revealed
Led by
Dr Valentine Cunningham
Emeritus Fellow of English Language and Literature
Corpus Christi College, Oxford University  

hosted by Revd Anthony Buckley,
City Rector and Vicar, St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford.

The sessions will be held
on Saturday 10th July 2021, 2pm (BST) – 4.00pm

There may be limted space for personal attendance
(subject to pandemic regulations)
at St Michael at the North Gate Church, Oxford.
and the event will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person.

Please register online for this event
or contact us by email or phone for personal attendance.
Those registering or attending will be sent joining instructions by email
shortly before the event.



Previous events

Venue: zoom session
Date(s): 13 Feb 2021
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Date(s): 13 Mar 2020

Earlier events can be found on our Events Page