October 2021: 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)
Sun 3rd10:30amSingle combined all-age Meeting for Worship
12:15pmMeeting for Worship for Business
Tues 5th7-9pmFirst Tuesday Group
Fri 8th7-9pmFriday with Friends: Reflection on the Swarthmore Lecture 2021 with other Meetings in OSAM
Blended meeting at the Meeting House and on Zoom
Tues 12th4-5pm“Living in the Spirit:” a spirit-led small-group conversation
Wed 13th7-9pmElders’ meeting
Zoom
Fri 15th7-9pmFriday with Friends: Threshing the Garden Room!
Blended meeting at the Meeting House and on Zoom
Sat 16th2-4pmSaturday Afternoon Threshing the Garden Room!
Blended meeting at the Meeting House and on Zoom
Mon 18th4-6pmPoems in the Library on Zoom: “Free form”
Tues 26th4-5pm“Living in the Spirit:” a spirit-led small-group conversation
Sat 30th10am-4pmRetreat: “Where the Divine meets the Human”
Mon 1st Nov5:30-7:30pmCo-ordinating Group

Noticeboard

September 2021: Calendar & Noticeboard

Calendar

These diary dates are in addition to our regular Sunday Meetings for Worship. Unless otherwise stated, all meetings are on Zoom. Meeting IDs are usually the same as for Afterword gatherings on Zoom.

DateTimeEvent
(and venue where applicable)
Fri 3rd7-9pmFriday with Friends: Threshing the Garden Room!
Two separate meetings: one on Zoom and one at the Meeting House
See “Where Next for the Garden Room Project” in this month’s Forty-Three.
Sat 4th2-4pmSaturday afternoon: Threshing the Garden Room!
Two separate meetings: one on Zoom and one at the Meeting House
See “Where Next for the Garden Room Project” in this month’s Forty-Three.
Sun 5th 10:30-11:30amSingle combined Meeting for Worship
12:15-2pmMeeting for Worship for Business
Sat 11th9am-5pmOpen Doors weekend and Ride and Stride
Sun 12th2-5pmOpen Doors weekend and Ride and Stride
Tues 14th4-5pm“Living in the Spirit:” a spirit-led small-group conversation
Sat 18th10:30am-12:30pmOSAM Area Meeting
Baptist Church Hall, Ock St, Abingdon
1:30-3:30pmOSAM Spiritual Nurture Session: Snapshot Survey
Baptist Church Hall, Ock St, Abingdon
Mon 20th4-6pmPoems in the Library on Zoom: “Wit”
See “Poems in the Meeting House” in this month’s Forty-Three
Mon 27th5:30-7pmCo-ordinating Group
Tues 28th4-5pm“Living in the Spirit:” a spirit-led small-group conversation

Community Noticeboard

August 2021: Calendar & Noticeboard

Calendar

These diary dates are in addition to our regular Sunday Meetings for Worship. Unless otherwise stated, all meetings are on Zoom. Meeting IDs are usually the same as for Afterword gatherings on Zoom.

DateTimeEvent
(and venue where applicable)
Sun 1stReminder: No Meeting for Worship for Business this month
Mon 2nd16:00-18:00Poems in the Library (i.e. on Zoom):
‘Freestyle’
Sat 7th 14:00Memorial Meeting for Deborah Filgate, followed by refreshments
A “blended” meeting: both in-person at 43 St Giles’ and online via Zoom; use the Zoom codes for Meeting for Worship (not Afterwords)
Tues 10th 16:00-17:00“Living in the Spirit” conversation
Fri 13th19:00-21:00“Friday with Friends” snapshot survey conversation
A “blended” meeting: both in-person at 43 St Giles’ and online via Zoom
Wed 18th 18:30-19:30Finance Team
Sun 22nd12:30Headington Quakers’ Bring & Share Lunch
Old Headington Village Hall, Dunstan Road
RSVP by Fri 20th to headington.quakers@gmail.com
Tues 24th16:00-17:00“Living in the Spirit” conversation
Mon 30th17:30-19:00Coordinating Group

Community Noticeboard

Masks and social distancing at the Meeting House following the lifting of Covid restrictions

The Meeting’s Covid Safety Group writes:

Following the lifting of Covid restrictions on 19th July, we encourage anyone attending our Meetings for Worship in person at 43 St Giles to continue taking care of others in our community, by wearing a face mask indoors if possible and maintaining physical distancing.

We ask everyone who can to check into the venue on their smartpone using the QR code displayed in the entrance lobby. We have wall-mounted hand sanitisers in each room, and we encourage hand-washing or sanitising, and ventilating spaces between meetings. Cleaning materials are available in rooms and additional cleaning is carried out according to usage of rooms.

July 2021: Calendar & Noticeboard

Calendar

These diary dates are in addition to our regular Sunday Meetings for Worship. Unless otherwise stated, all meetings are on Zoom. Meeting IDs are usually the same as for Afterword gatherings on Zoom.

DateTimeEvent
(and venue where applicable)
Sun 4th12:15–14:00Meeting for Worship for Business
Tues 6th19:00First Tuesday group
Sat 10th10:30-12:30Area Meeting AGM
(NB no afternoon spiritual nurture session)
Mon 12th16:00–18:00Poems in the Library (i.e. on Zoom):
‘work and play’
Tues 13th 16:00-17:00“Living in the Spirit” conversation
Wed 14th 19:00–21:00Elders’ meeting
NB This uses the Meeting ID for Sunday MfW
Wed 21st 18:30–19:30Finance Team
Mon 26th 17:30–19:00Coordinating Group
Tues 27th16:00-17:00“Living in the Spirit” conversation

Community Noticeboard

June 2021: Calendar & Noticeboard

Calendar

These diary dates are in addition to our regular Sunday Meetings for Worship. Unless otherwise stated, all meetings are on Zoom. Meeting IDs are usually the same as for Afterword gatherings on Zoom.

DateTimeEvent
(and venue where applicable)
Sun 6th12:15–14:00Meeting for Worship for Business
Tues 8th 16:00 and
19:00
“Living in the Spirit” conversation
Weds 9th 19:00–21:00Elders’ meetings
NB This uses the Meeting ID for Sunday MfW
Sat 12th–
Sun 13th
All DayOSAM E’s and O’s Weekend,
Charney Manor
Mon 14th 16:00–18:00Poems in the Library (i.e. on Zoom)
Weds 16th 18:30–19:30Finance Team
Tues 22nd 16:00 and
19:00
“Living in the Spirit” conversation
Mon 28th 17:30–19:00Coordinating Group

Community Noticeboard

Forty-Three Goes Online

The editors of Forty-Three are pleased to offer the newsletter in a new online version, which you can access via News->’Forty-Three’ Newsletter in the menu bar above. 

Forty-Three was originally designed for printing, but many Friends now read it on mobile devices. However, this can lead to tedious scrolling, with print sometimes so small it is difficult to read. The online version adapts to different viewing devices, and you can easily adjust the print size. The new format also allows us to make use of a broad range of electronic features. For example, we can incorporate high-resolution images, audio tracks and videos. Also, as a reader, you can comment on individual articles.

Forty-Three continues to be available in its traditional format, both as a PDF which can be downloaded from the Home page of the new online version, and as a printed document (available from the Office).

The Calendar and Community Noticeboard are now published on the Calendar, News & Events page.

Keeping You Safe at the Meeting House and No. 43

A message from the Office…

As Covid pandemic restrictions begin to ease, this is let you know how recent changes affect us at the Meeting House and 43 St Giles. We are also drawing your attention ways of keeping all safe and secure.

Meetings for Worship

We are open for all our Meetings for Worship through the week, both in-person and on Zoom: see Meetings for Worship During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

We are still limited on numbers by room capacity and social distancing. We will increase the level of cleaning in all rooms as the building use increases.

Please follow these simple guidelines when visiting us:

  • Use the hand sanitiser on arrival and departure.
  • Wear a mask in the building.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • If you use the NHS smartphone app, scan the QR code displayed in the lobby of 43 to comply with Test and Trace regulations.
  • Give your name and contact details to welcomers who monitor numbers and record details for Test and Trace.

Other meetings

  • We are open for support groups meeting indoors, subject to social distancing and room capacity.
  • Our garden spaces can be booked for groups of 6 people meeting socially distanced.

It’s important to book a slot with staff, as we need to know who is in the building or gardens at any one time. Simply email the office and we can put you in the diary. Note that the office staff continue to be part-time furloughed, so it’s important to make bookings on email and, please, give us some notice.

Looking ahead (subject to confirmation by HM Government)… 

On Monday 17th May, in addition to the above:

  • We will be open for all groups of up to 6 people indoors, subject to social distancing and room capacity.
  • Our garden spaces can be booked for groups of up to 30 people meeting socially distanced.

Regarding bookings, see the notes above.

On Monday 21st June, we expect to be fully open for all groups again without restrictions on numbers.