Micha and Jayne Jazz run St Cuthbert’s Oratory in North Baddesley, Southampton, Hampshire. It is our home of prayer. Here we explore and practice the life of faith rooted in everyday life. We bring the contemplative and the charismatic together.

The purpose for the Oratory.

St Cuthbert’s Oratory invites and supports individuals and groups to make sense of faith in contemporary life. We explore God encounter and building a focused rhythm for life.

This is done within a welcome, hospitable and creative space where personal growth, well being and wholeness are explored.

Framed within the Christian tradition, we offer the Oratory as a safe space to discover the person we seek to become; physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Then to build a process for personal implementation.

Micha and Jayne encourage visitors to examine everything they sense and have experienced in life, all that they understand as well as all that lies beyond human reason. Each of them has experienced disappointment through uninvited and unwelcome life experience. They both have found God’s way to recover and reconfigure their lives following a rogue wave. They invite you to journey with them to find God’s presence in and way for your life.

Oratory life.

Built around conversation, reflection, empathy, and self discovery, St Cuthbert’s offers an oasis of refreshment on life’s pilgrimage. Personal development never ends for we can always expect to ‘become’ more of who we have become to date.

The Oratory has it’s own established daily rhythm and individuals can participate when visiting for a Quiet Day.

Micha and Jayne offer Spiritual Direction/Accompaniment, retreats, spiritual coaching and seminars in training for living on purpose.

Learning.

St. Cuthbert’s is a house of learning drawing wisdom and offering encouragement from the writings and reflections of the church from its dawn to the present day.

Micha broadcasts ‘Be Still & Know’, a five minute meditation on Premier Radio each weekday. This is also available in print and electronic form at no charge.

What is an Oratory?

An Oratory provides a stable home committed to prayer and to service. Whilst not bound by a formal rule, individuals commit to praying regularly and eating meals together. Oratory members spend the day involved in vocational work and ministry and also work to encourage the Church.

Each Oratory is autonomous, but shares common practices and preserves a common spiritual heritage.