OCMS is housed by SS Phillip and James Church, a Grade I Listed Building. This building was commissioned to the architect George Edmund Street who is renowned by his major work, The Royal Courts of Justice in London. The church was built in 1860 and consecrated in 1862. It was used for worshiping purposes until the 1970s, when it was declared redundant and its use was changed to other aims. The church retains all its original features, with the exception of the reredos, which were replaced in 1883. It contains metalwork by Joseph Leaver and stone and wood carvings by Thomas Earp.
The SS Phillip and James church is considered one of the most exquisite examples of the Victorian Gothic Revival and it is our duty to look after its maintenance and restoration. We often have costly repairs and restoration works which need carrying out. This year we need to raise £40,000 in order to protect the beautiful stained glass windows in the church, and as our building is no longer recognised as a functioning church, we are very limited in organisations which we can apply to for funding. We will instead be increasingly reliant on our donors and the local community in Oxford to help us fund repair and restoration works.