The great father of missions, the Apostle Paul, had it on his heart to evangelize the unevangelized in Europe. In order to do so, he planned to stay in Rome where he hoped the church would facilitate and furnish him for his push into Spain (Romans 15:24).

Similarly, we believe that God has called St Aldates to partner with pioneering church leaders in Europe. Oxford Centre for Church Growth is a mission base where select young apostolic ministers can join St Aldates Church community and be equipped for growth and church planting. Living in St Aldates community, the chosen candidates will be enrolled as Oxford University postgraduates, through Wycliffe Hall theological college, and pursue robust theological studies tailored to modern mission.

We are very excited by what God is bringing together for European mission and the small but strategic part we have to play in this.

With love in Christ,


Charlie Cleverly
Rector, St Aldates    

Simon Ponsonby
Dean of Studies, OCCG

Patrick McDonald
Chair of Board, OCCG


Photography courtesy of John Cairns Photography.