Welcome to our website – we are the European Province of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd (OGS).
OGS is an Anglican Religious Community of priests and lay brothers founded at Cambridge in 1913, which now has provinces in North America, Australia, Southern Africa and in Europe. Oratorians are bound together by a common Rule and discipline – although we don’t generally live together in community, brethren are grouped into ‘colleges’ and meet regularly for prayer and support, and our province meets annually for retreat and chapter.
As well as celibate brothers, the Oratory family in our province includes Companions – who have their own Rule and report to one of the professed brethren – and Associates, who prayerfully support the work of the Oratory.
We hope that our website will give you a glimpse into our life, please do get in touch if you want to explore further.
The Oratory worldwide also has its own website, which can be found here.
Heavenly Father, we pray that you will strengthen and sustain us,
as we seek to serve you within the life of the Oratory.
Enliven us with your Holy Spirit, that we may turn to you in penitence, faith and love,
so that we and all creation may rejoice in your presence;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(European Province) is a religious society and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales number 06683047.
Registered office: 2 Blossom Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 0UD, England.