Meetings for Worship and Other Meetings During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Week by week my Quaker community has granted me a broad and intimate space to be silent and still in worship. A moment to breathe easy. A sense that I am held by something greater than the sum of all of us. That things lost are only out of sight; that life is for and means something.

Alistair Fuller

In-house Meetings for Worship have resumed in conjunction with the ongoing Meetings on Zoom. Limited meetings for other groups have also resumed. For further information, and for guidance on visiting us, please see Masks and social distancing at the Meeting House following the lifting of Covid restrictions.

Online Meetings for Worship

Meetings for Worship continue to be held at the usual times. Friends are able to worship in the following ways:

  • Online or via your telephone, using Zoom
  • In the quiet of your own home at the normal meeting times, but without connecting to Zoom
  • Online meetings for worship organised by Woodbrooke

If you are new both to Oxford Quakers and to Zoom, you may find the page First Time at Oxford Meeting? helpful.

The Zoom codes and telephone numbers are:

Note that the codes for ‘Afterword’ gatherings on Sunday mornings are different: see ‘Afterword’ and other meetings below.

The Zoom room is open during the following periods:

Sunday: both Meetings (also business meetings on 1st Sunday)9:00am onwards
Monday: Young Adult Friends 7:45-9:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: early Meetings7:00-9:00am
Wednesday: lunchtime Meeting11:45am onwards*
* Temporarily from 11:15am onwards

‘Afterword’ and other meetings

A separate set of Zoom codes is used for the ‘Afterword’ gathering from 10.15–12.45 on Sundays and for all other meetings, e.g. Poems in the Library and Open Office. These codes are:

The quotation by Alistair Fuller is taken from his blog post ‘Connection, belonging and meaning in lockdown on the Quakers in Britain website.