About the House of St gregory & St Macrina

The House of St Gregory (of Nyssa) was founded by Dr Nicolas Zernov in 1959 and was joined in 1970 by the House of St Macrina. It functions in three overlapping ways: as an ecumenical residence for students and visiting scholars; as a meeting place for the Orthodox parishes in Oxford; and as a place of scholarly interaction for those with an interest in the traditions of the Christian East and West and in relations between the two.


The House accommodates 19 graduate and undergraduate students. Providing both a comfortable home and an intellectually stimulating environment, it brings together people of different religious background in the hope of greater understanding between traditions. A small guest room is available throughout the year. More rooms are available to students and visiting scholars for short lets during the summer vacation. For enquiries about accommodation, please Make an inquiry or Apply for residency.

Membership of the Association

If you wish to support the work of the House, you can become a member of the Association. Please contact the Warden for details.

The Library

The Library of the House of St Gregory and St Macrina contains books and periodicals on the history, doctrine and worship of the Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Oriental Orthodox Churches. The personal library of the Revd Dr Derwas J Chitty (1901-71) forms the nucleus of the collection. It is open each Tuesday afternoon during Full Term (2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) or by appointment (tel. Rebecca White 01865 513117). For disabled access please contact the Librarian in advance.

Contact the Warden

  1. Rebecca White
  2. Warden
  3. 01865 513117




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