In-house Meetings for Worship have restarted

In-house Meetings for Worship have restarted, with both Sunday meetings and weekday meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you are planning to come to any meeting, please note the following: You will need to book in advance: see below. We will be keeping doors and windows open, so please remember to bring extra clothing.Continue reading “In-house Meetings for Worship have restarted”

Plans for re-opening the Meeting House are under way

Chris White writes on behalf of Elders: We are writing to share with you the planning process for the re-opening of 43 for Meetings for Worship, especially in the light of the news from the Government that places of worship can re-open from July 4th.  Before we can re-open we will need to have in place measures that enableContinue reading “Plans for re-opening the Meeting House are under way”

Zoom into Friday with Friends and Enquirers’ Meetings

Two of our popular regular events are moving online while the coronavirus lockdown is in force. The Zoom URLs and codes are the same as for Sunday morning Meetings for Worship. If you don’t already have the codes, please email Friday with Friends Friday 17th April at 7pmSpirituality & Mathematics: Participants will be invited toContinue reading “Zoom into Friday with Friends and Enquirers’ Meetings”

Online Quaker resources to explore during the lockdown

Friends will have recently received a forwarded email from Tabitha Driver and David Irwin, Librarians at Friends’ House. The message provides links to a treasure-house of Quaker – and non-Quaker – resources for us to explore while meeting houses and their libraries are closed. The list is extensive, even daunting, and many sites are definitelyContinue reading “Online Quaker resources to explore during the lockdown”

Forty-Three: April 2020 issue now online + copy date for May

The coronavirus outbreak means that April’s issue of Forty-Three has been published in digital format only. Friends who normally receive their issue by email will have done so; a copy is also available on the Forty-Three Newsletter page. We are aware that some Friends don’t have internet access, so if you know someone who wouldContinue reading “Forty-Three: April 2020 issue now online + copy date for May”

Worshipping at home, including via Zoom

On 18th March Elders sent the following message to Oxford Friends: “Although all Meetings for Worship at Oxford Meeting House are currently suspended, Elders still intend to sit, at home, in worshipful silence at the usual times of our regular Meetings for Worship. We would like to encourage Friends to join us at the same time inContinue reading “Worshipping at home, including via Zoom”

Coronavirus: Meetings for Worship suspended

Chris White, Co-Clerk to Elders of Oxford Friends’ Meeting, has sent the following email to Friends. We reproduce it here for general information: In the light of the advice from the Government on Monday 16th March, Elders have come to the conclusion that we need to immediately suspend having all further Meetings for Worship inContinue reading “Coronavirus: Meetings for Worship suspended”