Welcome to OCSG

 book front cover'Collected Poems and Meanderings'.
All profits from Ben Simpson's book
are donated to OCSG,
Click image for more info.

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 etc 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 death of Georgie Simpson, the founder of OCSG, we are pleased to announce that we are planning further events.  Please click on our [ Events Page ] to see links to forthcoming (and past) events.

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Previous events

Venue: St Michael at the North Gate
Date(s): 14 May 2022
Venue: St Michael at the North Gate
Date(s): 06 Jan 2022
Venue: zoom session
Date(s): 23 Oct 2021
Venue: zoom session
Date(s): 10 Jul 2021

Earlier events can be found on our Events Page