Meetings for Worship during Lockdown 2

For the period of lockdown starting on 5th November, 43 St Giles will be closed for in-person Meetings for Worship. All our regular Meetings for Worship will be continuing as usual  via Zoom. For times and information on accessing Zoom, please visit Meetings for Worship During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Quaker contribution to Oxford’s Remembrance Day commemoration 2020

Local faith groups have prepared videos for Oxford’s Remembrance Day service on Sunday 8th November. The videos include one produced by our own Meeting, featuring one of the children talking about Quakers and war. We understand from the Oxford City Council civic office that the videos will be broadcast at 11am on the City Council website.Continue reading “Quaker contribution to Oxford’s Remembrance Day commemoration 2020”

New additions to the Library

Friends may be interested to learn of some new acquisitions by the Meeting House library, a number of which are particularly timely in Black History Month. The full list is: Christianity: Bayfield, Tony: Deep calls to deep: transforming conversations between Jews and Christians Quaker History: Pares, Susan: Displaced by war: Gertrude Powicke Pearce, Cyril: CommunitiesContinue reading “New additions to the Library”

Introducing ‘blended’ Meetings for Worship

Friends will be pleased to learn that, as a place of worship, the Meeting House is exempt from the Government’s new ‘rule of six.’ Our recently reinstated in-house meetings can therefore continue. Also on the ‘good news’ theme, we now have technology installed in the Meeting House to enable Friends attending in person to worshipContinue reading “Introducing ‘blended’ Meetings for Worship”

A Quaker Chaplain at St Hilda’s College

On 20th August St Hilda’s College announced that Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci, a member of Oxford Meeting, has been appointed as College Chaplain and the inaugural Director of the College multi-faith space. Earlier this year the College’s Governing Body took the decision to move from providing a specifically Christian chapel to creating a multi-faith room,Continue reading “A Quaker Chaplain at St Hilda’s College”

Quakers and silence: a short talk by Deb Arrowsmith

Deb recently recorded a short (3 minutes) introductory talk about Quakers and silence for Radio Oxford. It offers thoughtful listening even if you are a longstanding Friend. When you click the ‘Listen…’ link below, a new tab will open in your browser. If the talk doesn’t start automatically, click the ‘play’ icon. When the talkContinue reading “Quakers and silence: a short talk by Deb Arrowsmith”