Oxford & Swindon Area Meeting

In Britain there are about 480 Quaker Meetings (Local Meetings) organised into Area Meetings which are roughly half the size of counties. Oxford & Swindon Area Meeting is one of 70 Area Meetings . Area Meeting is the principal meeting for church affairs, and attendance is an opportunity to share in our joint responsibilities for the business of the Society in the Area.

The Clerk of Oxford and Swindon Area Meeting is  Alan Pearmain since January 2017. He can be contacted at clerk@osamquakers.org.uk. The treasurer, Jennifer Barraclough can be contacted on treasurer@osamquakers.org.uk   and the Membership Clerk is Paul Wadsley.  Six meetings for church affairs are held by area meeting each year and all members are welcome, indeed encouraged, to attend. Meetings in 2017 are as follows:

  • Saturday 13 January 2017, Oxford (10:30  to 4 pm)
  • Saturday 10 March 2018, Burford  (10:30  to 4 pm)
  • Saturday  10 May 2018, Charlbury  (7 pm – 9.30 pm)
  • Sunday 15 July 2018,  Abingdon (12 noon to 4 pm)
  • Saturday 8 September 2018, Marlborough (10:30  to 4 pm)
  • Saturday 10 November 2018, Swindon (10:30  to 4 pm)

You are welcome to attend an area meeting, and you are advised to make yourself known, so we may welcome you.

See OSAM Information card (1) 2018  and OSAM Information Card (2) for further information.

Towards Right Ordering documents procedures agreed by the Trustees of Oxford & Swindon Area Meeting and can be found  in the OSAM Handbook updated MAY 2018 –

Our nine local meetings

Health & Wellbeing Centre, Crabtree Place, Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3GD
Meeting for Worship held on Sunday at 10:15 am 
Tel. 01235 520447

Friends Meeting House, Pytts Lane, off Witney Street, Burford, OX18 4SJ
Meeting for Worship held on Sunday at 11 am 

Friends Meeting House, Market Street, Charlbury, OX7 3PH
Meeting for Worship held on Sunday at 10:30 am 

Friends Meeting House, 4 Lechlade Road, Faringdon, SN7 8AQ
Meeting for Worship held on Sunday at 10:30 am 
Tel. 01367 241655

The Priory, 85 Old High Street, Headington, OX3 9HT
Meeting for Worship held on Sunday at 10 am 
Tel. 01865 763872

The Quaker Meeting House, The Parade, Marlborough, SN8 1NE
Meeting for Worship held on Sunday at 10:30 am
Tel. 01672 562344        http://www.marlboroughquakers.org.uk


Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW
Meeting for Worship held on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Children’s class on Sunday at 11.0 a.m.
Tel. 01865 557373

Friends Meeting House, 79 Eastcott Hill, Swindon, SN1 3JF
Meeting for Worship held on Sunday at 10:30 am (with children’s class usually)
Tel. 01793 826691  email here

The Wesley Cenetre, High Street Methodist Church, Witney, OX28 6AB
Meeting for Worship held on Sunday at 10:30 am (10 am for the first Sunday of each month). Children’s Meeting on 2nd Sunday.
Tel. 01993 702518
Now with disabled access, toilets, and children’s rota.

Other nearby meetings

Friends Meeting House, Horn Hill Road, West Adderbury, OX17 3EW
Meeting for Worship held on the third Sunday of every month at 2:30 pm

Friends Meeting House, Horse Fair, Banbury, OX16 0AH
Meeting for Worship held on Sundays at 10:30 am (with children’s class)
Tel. 01491 834397

Friends Meeting House, Sibford Gower, OX15 5RY
Meeting for Worship held on most Sundays at 10:30 am

Friends Meeting House, 13 Castle Street, Wallingford, OX10 8DL
Meeting for Worship held on Sundays at 10:30 am (with provision for children)
Tel. 01491 834397

For more Meetings, see the web site for Britain Yearly Meeting.

Further information

The email addresses associated with our Area Meeting are:


The registered office of the Oxford and Swindon Area Quaker Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain is at 43 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW. The company is limited by Guarantee Registered in England (Company Number 06947426), and is registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales (Charity Number 1137897). Our Employers Liability Insurance certificate is available.