• The Fellowship administers a number of funds from which grants are awarded to groups and/or individuals. In order for projects to be suitable for the Fellowship to support financially they must generally agree with our aims and objectives. In particular, applicants must demonstrate in their application that their project:

    • 1. will in some way promote contact between Orthodox and Western Christians.
    • 2. has an ecumenical dimension.
    • 3. has the support of the local church hierarchy or other suitable referee.


  • Past funded projects have included conferences, publishing projects, short research or exchange visits and pump-priming grants to allow the establishment of libraries and church educational institutions.

    Since autumn 2006, the Fellowship has become a partner in the OTEP (Oxford Theological Exchange Programme) scheme of the Faculty of Theology in the University of Oxford. All of our grant making for study scholarships is conducted through this scheme. We do not offer alternative study scholarships for students.

  • Information regarding this year's OTEP competition can be found here.

    In general, applications are made for funding from the Zernov Fund, founded in memory of Nicholas and Militza Zernov, two of the leading founders of the Fellowship. Applications, which should be made using the designated form (see below), are considered at several meetings each year by the trustees.

    Grant application forms are available in the following formats:

  • In addition to the Zernov Fund, the General Secretary of the Fellowship also administers several travel funds, which exist to provide small grants (usually not exceeding GB£300) to individuals wishing to travel to study the life of either one of the Eastern or Western Christian Churches. Applications are considered throughout the year. Further details may be obtained from the Fellowship office. Full postal details and e-mail address can be found at the bottom of this page.

    Please note: The Fellowship does not offer scholarships for students, apart from in collaboration with other trusts.


St Alban & St Sergius

Based in Oxford, England, the Fellowship operates with the blessing of the local Orthodox hierarchs, and with the approval of the Anglican and Roman Catholic authorities. Our Patrons are:

Archbishop Angaelos Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London

Archbishop Elisey of the Hague and the Netherlands

Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain

Archbishop Job of Telmessos

Dr Richard Chartres , former Bishop of London

Dr Sebastian Brock FBA

Lord Williams of Oystermouth

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

The Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall Bishop of Ebbsfleet

In addition to its other activities, the Fellowship maintains an information service for those seeking to know about the Orthodox Church both in Great Britain and throughout the world. Enquiries may be sent by post, telephone, or e-mail. We also maintain an unusual collection of books and periodicals on subjects relating to the Eastern Churches which our members may use.

The Fellowship makes a number of grants each year to groups and projects which operate in accord with its aims. Through our sponsorship of a wide range of church-related activities throughout the world, we are able to form new contacts between Orthodox and other Christians.

In addition, we have our own programme of activities in several Orthodox countries, including Greece, Russia, Serbia and Romania. These include publications, conferences and exchange visits.




The Fellowship of St Alban & St. Sergius, 1 Canterbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6LU, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0) 1865 552 991. E-mail: admin@sobornost.org