Once again, 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 also publishing the Community Noticeboard on the website for the first time. From now on, the noticeboard will be updated monthlyContinue reading “Forty-Three: May issue + Community Noticeboard”
Chris White, Co-Clerk of Elders, writes: Elders are pleased to report that our Friends’ Meeting House will soon re-open for in-person Meetings for Worship; our current Meetings for Worship on Zoom will continue. In-person Meetings will begin on Sunday 14th March, starting with our Meeting for Worship at 9.30 and followed by our Meeting forContinue reading “43 St Giles to Reopen for In-Person Meetings for Worship from 14th March”
Following guidance from Britain Yearly Meeting, Oxford Meeting set up a “Covid Group” at the first lockdown in March 2020. This group of Friends includes our Convenor of Elders, a Clerk of the Meeting, Clerk of Premises and Finance and the office staff. They consult and review decisions affecting the holding and running of MeetingsContinue reading “Suspension of Meetings for Worship at 43 St Giles from January 2021 onwards”
Nothing to do on Tuesdays? Then join in ‘Living in Spirit,’ our refreshing spiritual conversations on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month throughout 2021. The conversations are held at two times on each day, so you can choose which one suits you better (or attend both!): 4-5pm and 7-8pm. Zoom links for theContinue reading “‘Living in Spirit’ Conversations in 2021”
Chris White, Clerk to Elders, writes: Elders are pleased to report that our Friends Meeting House has now re-opened for in-person Meetings for Worship, combining with our current Meetings for Worship already occurring on Zoom. For our two Meetings on a Sunday, the Friends in the Meeting House will continue to greet those worshipping atContinue reading “Arrangements from 7th December 2020”
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.
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”
If you are new to Oxford Quaker Meeting for the first time, and your first meeting will be via Zoom, we invite you to read our page First Time at Meeting via Zoom?. You will find out what happens when you enter the Zoom meeting, and how the meeting will unfold (it’s very much likeContinue reading “Attending a Meeting via Zoom: information for newcomers”
In-house Meetings for Worship have restarted alongside our Zoom meetings, with both Sunday meetings and weekday meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For further information, please visit Meetings for Worship During the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Quaker bookworms will be pleased to learn that it is once again possible to borrow books and pamphlets from the Library at no. 43. It will not be possible for you to go in and browse, so we have published the ‘handlists’ – categorised lists of the holdings – online on the Using our LibraryContinue reading “Meeting House Library re-opens for borrowing”