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”

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”

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”

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”