Roles and Responsibilities in the Meeting

As a local Quaker Meeting, we are a worshipping community where we each and all have a role in keeping the Meeting and its activities functioning.

Most jobs within the Meeting are undertaken by a Friend or Friends for a limited term of service (usually 3 years), therefore meaning that the Meeting often needs to find people to fill posts.

Oxford Meeting has a clerking team for business meetings as well as a number of committees which arrange particular aspects of the Meeting’s work, including: looking after the building and finances; equipping the library; working with children and young people; and serving and representing the Meeting in a variety of other ways.

Committees & Roles

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Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee meets regularly to consider the posts which the Meeting needs to fill and to seek, with God’s guidance, the right person for each task. Names are considered prayerfully and tested within the committee.

One of the rewarding aspects of being on the Nominations Committee is the sense of holding the Meeting and all its jobs in the Light while celebrating and upholding the sometimes-unexpected gifts that Friends demonstrate in their service to the Meeting.

I pin my hopes to quiet processes and small circles, in which vital and transforming events take place.

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We try to avoid a situation in which Friends suggest themselves for particular jobs and rely instead on a system which may take a little longer but in which all Friends’ talents and gifts (whether known or unknown, active or latent) are considered in an atmosphere of worship.

The Nominations Committee does not make the appointments but rather forwards suggested names to the regular Business Meeting for appointment.

Our Nominations Committee is currently staffed by: Ursula Howard, Robert Spencer, Dinah Lintott, Becky Riddell, Anthea Richards, Ruth Kim and Elisabeth Salisbury.

Current Vacancies 

Please do consider whether you know anyone who would be willing and able to take on any of the following roles. We are currently looking for:

Please put a note in the Nominations Pigeonhole at 43 St. Giles’ registering your interest in holding a role in our Meeting OR click the following link to fill in a questionnaire to express such an interest and email this to: Becky Riddell –