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St Stephen's House
St Stephen's House
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St Stephen's House

St Stephen’s House is an Anglican foundation specialising in theological teaching and research. All our undergraduates are mature students (21 or over) and many are training for ordination in the Anglican Communion.

St Stephen's HouseStudents socialising in the well-equipped kitchen.
The college particularly welcomes mature candidates wishing to read for the BA in Theology and Religion; this can be with Senior Status (starting in the second year of the degree course) if a first degree is already held.

Students need not be Anglicans, but they will be in sympathy with our educational and spiritual ethos. They receive specialist teaching from our tutors in the principal fields of Christian theology and have contact with a wide variety of visiting tutors who are outstanding in their areas. All members of the community are welcome at the offices of morning and evening prayer and the Eucharist, which are celebrated daily.


St Stephen’s House is in east Oxford, a vibrant, multicultural area just 10 minutes’ walk over Magdalen Bridge from the city centre and the University libraries. It is opposite the University’s Iffley Road sports complex.

Accommodation and meals

We offer students accommodation for the whole of their course.

Accommodation is either in single rooms in the main college building, half of which have ensuite facilities, or in a range of flats and houses which are part of the main campus and which are particularly well suited to candidates with partners or families. Meals in hall are provided daily for all students during term and there is a guest dinner each week, as well as a formal banquet each term. There is a large, well-equipped kitchen for student use.

Read more on the hall's website about accommodation and meals.


Wi-Fi is available throughout the college. The college library is open permanently and its collections cover all areas of theology. The library has computers and additional study facilities for non- residents.

The college occupies the fine buildings of a former monastic community; it has a quiet cloister, a large garden suitable for children, a comfortable common room and bar, and car parking for students and staff.

Student societies

The common room is the heart of a lively and friendly community life. It organises sporting and social events, and there is a particularly flourishing musical life, with the college hosting over 100 concerts per year. Members of the college have represented the University in various sports.

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