The Greek Orthodox Community of the Holy Trinity is almost certainly one of the most diverse church communities in the world! Of course we have amongst us many people who have moved here from Greece, their spouses, children and grand-children, but Oxford attracts people from all over the world, and we have been joined by people from most of the European countries, the USA, Canada, the middle East, the far East, Africa and South America. We share our church with Orthodox Parish of the Annunciation which follows the Russian Liturgical Tradition which also has members from a diverse group of countries, in particular from Russia and the Eastern European countries. The two parishes support each other, and you will hear a wide variety of languages spoken if you join us for tea and coffee after the Sunday Services or take part in one of our events. You will also find the complete range of ages amongst our community, which is also swelled during term-time by university students (and out of term-time by returning students!).
The Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity and the Annunciation, Oxford, was built through the generosity of men and women of many different nationalities and Christian traditions, on land donated by the House of St Gregory and St Macrina.
The foundation stone was blessed on Sunday 12th November 1972. The church was consecrated on Wednesday 11th July 1973 by:
Archbishop Athenagoras of Thyateira and Great Britain (Ecumenical Patriarchate);
Metropolitan Antony of Sourozh (Patriachate of Moscow);
Bishop Lavrentije of Western Europe (Serbian Patriarchate).