The Oratory of the Good Shepherd

Welcome to OGS

The Oratory of the Good Shepherd is an Anglican Religious Community of priests and lay brothers founded at Cambridge (UK) 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 each province meets annually for retreat and chapter. At the heart of Oratory life are the Seven Notes, which express the spirit of our life and were written by our founding fathers in 1913.

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 wish to explore further.