Welcome to Quakers in Oxford

See Hiring Rooms for information on rooms available for hire in this peaceful venue at the heart of the City.

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Quaker faith springs from the experience that each one of us can have a direct relationship with the Divine.

Quakers find that by meeting together for communal worship we are empowered to find peace and strength for work in the world.

Quakers in Britain: Statement in response to the Referendum  

“The outcome of the EU referendum and the campaigning that led up to it have shown up and sometimes exacerbated divisions within and between our communities.  There is now a great need for bridge-building, for reaching out to one another in love, trusting that below the political differences lie a shared humanity and a wish for flourishing communities.

Inequalities run deep in society and some are exposed by the vote. Quakers in England, Scotland and Wales are committed to working together and with others – including Quakers across Europe – for a peaceful and just world.  In the coming year our Quaker Yearly Meeting will focus on building movements with others locally and globally. We refuse to prejudge who is or is not an ally.

Turbulent times can be frightening, but the Spirit is a source of strength for all, guiding us in who we are and what we do. We take heart from the knowledge that with change comes opportunity. We will look for creative ways to find common cause, to listen, to influence and to persuade. As the status quo is shaken we and our neighbours must look to one another for support, wisdom and above all ways of healing divisions.”

Learn about Quakers

Explore our website to find out more about Quakers in general  and about Oxford Meeting in particular. You may find it helpful to read about coming to a Quaker Meeting for the first time. You can find out about  community events and regular groups at Oxford Meeting and read our newsletter. You can find out about our involvement in social action and about Oxford Friends Action on Poverty  (OXFAP). You can also connect to Quakers in Britain.

Hiring Rooms at Oxford Meeting House

The Quaker Meeting House and gardens provide a distinctive, peaceful venue right in the heart of the city. Our premises are hired by a wide variety of groups on both a regular and occasional basis. Email office@oxfordquakers.org  or phone  on 01865 557373 to discuss your requirements.  You can find more about the rooms available on the  hiring rooms page .

Special Events & Publications

We are now pleased to publish  Quaker belief in action: conscientious objectors in the First and Second World Wars edited by Sue Smith and Marieke Faber Clarke.  Paper versions of this booklet are now available from the office and the leaflet racks at  43 St Giles.


We will not Fight

“We will not fight” was commissioned by Commemorating Peacemakers, a small Oxford-based group of activists committed to telling the story of resistance to the First World War. The production was funded by the WF Southall Trust, the Radley Trust, Oxford Local Meeting, Oxford and Swindon Area Meeting, Fellowship of Reconcilation, and Movement for the Abolition of War.

See a full video of the play. A trailer and shorter version  can also be accessed from this link.