Supporting SJE

Love SJE Arts? We would love your support!

SJE Arts is owned and managed by St Stephen’s House, a permanent private hall of The University of Oxford. The College is committed to increasing public access to this magnificent building through its use as a concert and arts venue.

Much work has been completed in recent years to enable the church to be used as the wonderful and unique concert venue that you see today, but there is still a long way to go.

How you can help

Join the 1876 Society

Become a friend of SJE Arts by joining the College’s 1876 Society. With memberships starting from just £10 a month, you can help to future-proof this magnificent building by helping us to create a fund to enable repairs and restoration work to be undertaken on the church. Upcoming projects include urgent roof and masonry repairs as well as internal restoration work to the painted ceilings.

Help restore the organ

Sponsor a pipe (or more) and help us to raise the £250,000 needed to restore the organ here at SJE Arts. This would complement our magnificent Steinway D Concert Grand Piano and widen the range of possible uses for the venue.

Sponsor a concert

From as little as £500, you can sponsor one of our concerts here at SJE Arts. From our exciting new Next Generation Series to the well-established International Piano Series, why not speak to us about sponsoring a concert. As well as getting front-row tickets to your chosen concert and five complimentary tickets for friends and family, you will also feature in our programme and receive one year’s membership of the 1876 Society.

For more details please contact Rachel Makari (

Ways to support SJE Arts

Our Supporters and Benefactors

SJE Arts would like to thank:

  • The Very Revd Rick Lawson
  • The Fellowship of St John Trust Association
  • The Van Houten Bequest
  • Morris Venables Charitable Foundation
  • The John Booth Charitable Trust
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • The Wolfson Foundation
  • The Pilgrim Trust
  • Revd Rick Lawson
  • Mrs and Mrs J A Pye’s Charitable Settlement
  • The Yves Guihannec Foundation
  • Allchurches Trust
  • Lady Elizabeth Hatton Charity
  • Barnsbury Charitable Trust
  • Oxford Preservation Trust
  • The Rt Revd Geoffrey Rowell
  • Sir Christopher and Lady Ball
  • Janet Lincé
  • Westminster Williams Voices
  • Hillsdons
  • DEC Limited
  • Uniheat (Oxford) Limited
  • Robert Montgomery Architects
  • Gregory Jones QC
  • Hillsdon Construction Limited
  • John Muddiman
  • Cotswold Casements Ltd
  • Shackell Pianos Ltd
  • Harri-stone Masonry Limited
  • C and L Scaffolding Limited
  • Taylors Pianos
  • Susan Waldman
  • Richard Doyle

All those who volunteer their time, and the many friends and alumni of St Stephen’s House for their continuing support and generosity