Micha and Jayne Jazz run St Cuthbert’s Oratory near Southampton, Hampshire. Born out of their own journey with God which led them through confusion, disappointment and at times despair they discovered a vibrant life in which the contemplative and the charismatic meet.

The purpose for the Oratory.

St Cuthbert’s Oratory offers a welcome, hospitable and creative space where individuals and groups may freely explore contemplative prayer and spiritual formation.

It provides the threshold between who we are and who we might choose to become in God.

Considering spirituality as personal encounter with the divine, Micha and Jayne encourage visitors to examine everything they sense and have experienced which they understand as well as all that lies beyond rational understanding.

Oratory life.

Built around conversation, reflection, self discovery and compassionate action, St Cuthbert’s offers an oasis of refreshment on life’s journey of personal emergence and development.

Regular morning prayer introduces the rhythm of the day.

Micha and Jayne offer Spiritual Direction/Accompaniment, retreats, spiritual mentoring and training in the life of the Spirit and contemplative prayer.


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 rule individuals do commit to praying regularly and eating meals together. Oratory members spend the day involved in vocational work and ministry and work to support the Church.

Each Oratory is autonomous, but shares common practices and preserves a common spiritual heritage. We connect with the Reconciliation Walk Community in Luton as well as Axiom Monastic Community and the Monastery of St. John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex.