Second Spring Oxford is a family business run by Leonie, Teresa, and Stratford
Caldecott in the service of the Catholic community.
Among other things, it offers a Summer School in Oxford for overseas students in
The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
in New Hampshire, USA, and through the same college publishes an illustrated
Catholic journal of faith and culture
which is dedicated to the search for truth, goodness, and beauty.
Second Spring Oxford is also a publisher in its own right. In the Books section
you’ll see a revised edition of our bestseller
The Mass Illustrated For Children,
along with other colouring books for children that form part of a developing
resources for catechists.
There is also a page dedicated
to other books
written by ourselves and our colleagues.
The office of Second Spring Oxford is located above the
Art Jericho gallery
in King Street. This is also where we edit the UK edition of the monthly
and the online journal of the John Paul II Institute in Washington,
We house the
G.K. Chesterton Library
there too, but this is not currently open to the public while we continue the
work of cataloguing its varied contents. It will be permanently established at
Oxford Oratory as
part of a new study centre to be completed by sometime in 2013.
The Oratory is also the home of our theatre company,
Divine Comedy Productions,
which most recently performed Leonie Caldecott’s play
The Quality of Mercy
at the Oxford Chaplaincy in
We provide various resources on this website, including a
Guide to Oxford,
on a whole range of topics, and an enormous collection of useful links. These
can all be found in the bottom section of our navigation menu. A downloadable
Thomas More’s England
may also be of interest.
Registered Address: 23 Buckingham Street, Oxford, OX1 4LH, UK. Company
Number: 7274180 (registered in England and Wales). Directors:
Stratford and Léonie Caldecott.
Second Spring journal