St Stephen's House, Oxford
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|St Stephen's House|
The main quad photographed from inside the west cloister, looking towards the King building.
Blazon: Gules a celestial crown between three bezants two and one or, on a chief sable an apostolic eagle between two crosses crosslet or.
|Location||16 Marston Street, Oxford|
|Named for||Saint Stephen|
St Stephen’s House, Oxford, is an Anglican theological college and one of six religious Permanent Private Halls of the University of Oxford, England. In its mission statement the college says that it offers "formation, education, and training for a variety of qualifications and ministries rooted in the catholic tradition, helping the church give faithful witness to Christ in contemporary society" as well as an exceptional education in a "context encouraging disciplined study, academic research and personal reflection centered in prayer and worship".
St Stephen’s House was founded in 1876 and became a Permanent Private Hall in 2003.
People associated with the college
Notable former students
Many former students, in the tradition of the college, go on to minister in urban priority areas and parishes which suffer poverty and deprivation.
- Jonathan Baker - Bishop of Fulham and the former Bishop of Ebbsfleet
- Norman Banks - Honorary Chaplain to the Queen and Bishop of Richborough
- J. W. B. Barns – Professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford
- Mark Bonney — Dean of Ely
- Andrew Burnham - former Bishop of Ebbsfleet and former Vice-Principal
- Anthony Caesar - composer
- Alan Chesters - former Bishop of Blackburn
- David Conner - Dean of Windsor (since 1998)
- Stephen Cottrell - Bishop of Chelmsford (since 2010)
- Ivor Gordon Davies - Archdeacon of Lewisham from 1972-1985.
- Roy Davies - Bishop of Llandaff from 1985 to 1999
- Hovnan Derderian - Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America
- Mark Elvins - Roman Catholic priest and Warden of Greyfriars, Oxford
- William Howard, 8th Earl of Wicklow - Irish peer
- David Jasper - Professor of Literature and Theology at the University of Glasgow
- Jeffrey John - Dean of St Albans
- Eric Kemp - former Bishop of Chichester
- Peter Laister - Rector of Saint Clement's Church, Philadelphia, 1986-1993
- Kenneth Leech - priest and Christian socialist
- Trevor Mwamba - Bishop of Botswana, appears as himself in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
- Philip North - Bishop of Burnley
- Mark Oakley - Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, London
- Gordon Roe - former Bishop of Huntingdon
- John Saward - theologian, fellow of Greyfriars, Oxford
- David Silk - former Bishop of Ballarat in the Anglican Church of Australia
- Glyn Simon - former Archbishop of Wales
- Michael Spence - Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney
- Tim Thornton - Bishop of Truro
- Stephen Venner - Bishop to the Forces and Bishop for the Falkland Islands
- Martin Warner - Bishop of Chichester
- William Gordon Wheeler - former Roman Catholic Bishop of Leeds
- Colin Williams - General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches
- A. N. Wilson - writer and newspaper columnist, left after his first year
Honorary research fellows
- Andrew Linzey, theologian, author and prominent figure in the Christian vegetarianism movement
- James Whitbourn, conductor and composer
- So far every principal has been an ordained Anglican priest.
- 1876–1877 (res.): Robert Moberly
- 1877–1881: ?
- 1881–1884 (res.): John Octavius Johnston
- 1884–1885 (res.): Berkeley Randolph
- 1885–1888 (res.): Charles Myers
- 1888–1895 (res.): Hugh Currie
- 1895–1903 (res.): Charles Plumb
- 1903–1917 (res.): George Bown
- 1917–1919: ?
- 1919–1936 (res.): Gilbert Mitchell
- 1936–1962 (res.): Arthur Couratin
- 1962–1974 (res.): Derek Allen
- 1974–1982 (res.): David Hope
- 1982–1987 (res.): David Thomas
- 1987–1995 (res.): Edwin Barnes
- 1996–2006 (res.): Jeremy Sheehy
- 2006–present: Robin Ward
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