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. The issue is packed with poems, prayers and reflections on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak; we trust that Friends will find solace, comfort andContinue reading “Forty-Three: May issue now online”
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 email@example.com Friday with Friends Friday 17th April at 7pmSpirituality & Mathematics: Participants will be invited toContinue reading “Zoom into Friday with Friends and Enquirers’ Meetings”
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”
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”
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”
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”
In light of the current of the Covid-19 outbreak, regular Tuesday soup lunches (normally 12:30-1:30) have been suspended for the time being. We’ll let Friends know when normal service resumes.
As coronavirus is hitting the headlines, we wanted to reassure you, our visitors and customers, that we take measures to protect you and your group members and delegates. Our cleaning team follows strict procedures and always aims to ensure that we achieve high levels of hygiene and cleanliness in our meeting rooms, kitchen, toilets and public areas.Continue reading “Oxford Friends Meeting House: Coronavirus”
If you are looking to start something new, do consider coming along to a Quaker Meeting or broswing our Groups page and see if there is something happening at the Meeting House which may appeal. We also have a notice board in the foyer at 43 St Giles with information about local groups.
Felt Connections between Quaker and Butoh Practice As the novelist E.M. Forster once wrote, ‘Only connect’. This inspiring injunction has meant a lot to me throughout my life, and even become something of a habit. Today I would like to share with you some of the connections I see between my practice as a QuakerContinue reading “December 43 Newsletter”