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 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.

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Forthcoming Events

Venue: Oxford Quakers Meeting House
Date(s): 01 Oct 2022
Time: 9.30 to 16.00 BST
Cost: £10 - £25

We are delighted to announce a Reflective Study Day,
a live and streamed event entitled

'Talking About C.S. Lewis'
given by biographer
Colin Duriez

to be held at
Oxford Quaker Meeting House
on Saturday 1st October 2022, 9.30am (BST) – 4.00pm

The day will consist of four talks:

C.S. Lewis for the Ages

The Poetic C.S. Lewis

Lewis, The Imaginative Man 

C.S. Lewis: The Way of Friendship

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided; there will be a one-hour lunch break.
Please bring a packed lunch and a drink or be prepared to
use local retail outlets during the lunch break.
Weather permitting, attendees will have the benefit of the lovely gardens.

This event is managed through Eventbrite.
Tickets are available for 'attending in person' and watching 'online/recording access'
Please book in advance

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Previous events

Venue: Oxford Quakers Meeting House
Date(s): 01 Oct 2022
Venue: Oxford Quakers Meeting House
Date(s): 25 Sep 2022
Venue: St Michael at the North Gate
Date(s): 08 Sep 2022, 09 Sep 2022
Venue: St Michael at the North Gate
Date(s): 27 Jul 2022
Venue: St Michael at the North Gate
Date(s): 14 May 2022

Earlier events can be found on our Events Page