February 2022: Calendar & Noticeboard

These diary dates are in addition to our regular Sunday Meetings for Worship. Where Meetings take place on Zoom, the meeting IDs are usually the same as for Afterword gatherings on Zoom.

Calendar

DateTimeEvent (and venue where applicable)
Wed 2nd7-9pmPremises and Finance
Zoom
Wed 2nd7-8.30pmOSAM-wide Living in the Spirit
Zoom
Sun 6th10:30-11:30amSingle combined Meeting for Worship
 12.15-2pmBusiness Meeting
Tues 8th4-5pmLiving in the Spirit
Zoom
Wed 9th7-9pmElders Group Zoom
MfW Zoom
Mon 21st10:30am-12:30pmOX1 Monthly Meeting
Garden Room
Tues 22nd4-5pmLiving in the Spirit
Zoom
Mon 28th4-6pmPoems in the Library: ‘Buds and budding, buddies’
Hopefully blended: Meeting House & Zoom

Noticeboard

January 2022: Calendar & Noticeboard

Calendar

These diary dates are in addition to our regular Sunday Meetings for Worship. Where Meetings take place on Zoom, the meeting IDs are usually the same as for Afterword gatherings on Zoom.

DateTimeEvent (and venue where applicable)
Sun 2nd10:30amSingle combined Meeting for Worship (1st Sunday)
Note: No Business Meeting this month
Wed 5th7pmOSAM-wide “Living in the Spirit” 
OSAM Zoom (TBA)
Tues 11th4pm“Living in the Spirit”
Afterword Zoom
Wed 12th5.30pmOSAM-wide: Communications 
Afterword Zoom
Wed 12th7pmElders Group Zoom
M4W Zoom
Mon 17th10:30amOX1 Monthly Meeting
Garden Room
Sat 15th10–4pmOSAM Area Meeting
Zoom only: details TBA
Wed 19th5.30pmOSAM-wide: Outreach
Afterword Zoom
Mon 24th4–6pmPoems in the Library: “Place”
Hopefully blended: Meeting House and Afterword Zoom
Wed 26th5.30pmOSAM-wide: Premises
Afterword Zoom
Tues 25th4pm“Living in the Spirit”                               Afterword Zoom

Noticeboard

Important Minute from the Covid Safety Group

The Covid Safety Group met over Zoom on Friday 17th December and published the following minute:

We have considered a range of possible responses to the current situation. We have heard that levels of Omicron in the Oxford region are high, and that the advice of the Chief Medical Officer is that we should be cautious about social contact and prioritise the occasions on which we meet others. We remind Friends that opportunities for meeting for worship will continue to be available on Zoom.

We think it is reasonable currently to continue to offer in-person meetings, but these should be made as safe as possible for all those attending, and we will need to monitor how infection rates develop.

We are grateful for the purchase of a CO2 monitor for use on the premises, and we ask that this be used in all meetings, and ventilation increased (i.e. by opening more windows or doors) if the monitor indicates more than 800 parts per million of CO2.

The official requirement for places of worship is that those attending should wear face masks (i.e. fitted face masks, not simply visors) unless they have a medical exemption, and we ask Friends to maintain this practice in all parts of the building including the lobby. We encourage Friends to do lateral flow tests before attending meeting, and to remember that we need to show high levels of care for the most vulnerable members of our community.

We agree that the screen at the back of the meeting house should be opened and left open for the time being, to improve the ventilation in the meeting house and allow for social distancing.

We ask that tea and coffee should only be served on the verandah; Friends can then choose if they wish to drink it inside or outside.

If Friends wish to attend the meeting on Christmas Day, we ask that the meeting and lunch should be held in the meeting house and the CO2 monitor used. We ask Friends to do a lateral flow test before deciding whether to attend.

We ask Elders to remind Friends of appropriate precautions, including wearing masks, and maintaining social distancing as part of their welcome to meeting. We remind all Friends that every choice we each make has repercussions, for ourselves and for others; we need to be vigilant and understand that the guidance may change as the situation develops.

Lis Burch

December 2021: Calendar & Noticeboard

Calendar, including Meetings for Worship during Christmas week

These diary dates are in addition to our regular Sunday Meetings for Worship. However, this month we have also included Meetings for Worship during Christmas week (26th December onwards), which we hope you will find helpful. Where events take place on Zoom, the meeting IDs are usually the same as for Afterword gatherings on Zoom.

DateTimeEvent
(and venue where applicable)
Sun 5th10am-noonKindness Café
No. 43
 10:30amSingle combined Meeting for Worship
Meeting House
 12-2pmBusiness Meeting
Meeting House
Tues 14th4-5pm‘Living in the Spirit’
Zoom
Mon 20th10:30-12:30OX1 Monthly Meeting
Garden Room
 4-6pm‘Poems that influenced me most’
Meeting House
Sat 25th10.30-11.15amMeeting for Worship followed by bring & share lunch                            
Sun 26th9:30am
11am
Meetings for Worship
Meeting House
Tues 28th7:30amMeeting for Worship
Garden Room
Wed 29th11.30amMeeting for Worship
Garden Room

Noticeboard

Silent Vigil on Remembrance Sunday

Oxford Quakers will be holding their silent vigil for peace outside the Meeting House at 10.30am on 14th November, Remembrance Sunday. This year, we are pleased to be represented in the service at theWar Memorial by Elizabeth Salisbury. 

Please come if you can, for as long or as short a time as you are able.  We’ll be running our Kindness café to help sustain you!g a silent vigil for peace outside the Meeting House.