Note: During the current Coronavirus pandemic a number of our community groups have temporarily suspended their meetings at 43 St Giles’. Please contact a group directly for up-to-date information about its arrangements.
Our premises provide a home for a diverse range of friendly community groups that meet here on a regular basis. Some, but not all, groups are listed below (as described by their coordinators).
If you would like more information about a particular group, please get in contact with its coordinator(s) directly. If you are making a special journey to Oxford Quaker Meeting House for a class or event, do check the details with the group concerned.
If you run or wish to start a group and would like to use rooms at the Quaker Centre, please get in contact.
Fossil Free Oxfordshire
Fossil Free Oxfordshire is a group of citizens calling on our local government to move investments out of companies that extract and explore for fossil fuels—to move money away from the cause of climate change and into solutions.
Meets: Every other Monday from 5.30pm to 7pm. Please email for up-to-date information.
Further information: https://fossilfreeoxon.wordpress.com/
Oxford Thich Nhat Hanh Sangha
We are a friendly group that practises mindfulness and meditation together in Oxford as taught by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Everyone is welcome.
Meets: Thursday evenings during term time, 7pm to 9pm. Check Facebook, Daily Info, or email for exact dates. (We have other meetings in other venues & times.)
Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre
Throughout the year, we offer free meditation courses in which people are welcome to come and learn about meditation and meditate with us.
Meets: No regular dates. Please phone for details.
Contact: Tejvan 07952 419874
Further information: www.oxfordmeditation.co.uk
Clear Space for Me Decluttering Workshop
Small -group discussion of individual members’ experiences of independent decluttering.
Creative Writing: Fictional Narrative
Whatever kind of writing you do, you share with all writers the same key challenges. By focusing on a single skill set, it is possible to isolate a range of techniques that you can adapt to foster your own aims and your own voice—regardless of your style or subject.
Meets: Once per month during full term.
Oxford Friends of the Earth
Oxford Friends of the Earth is a voluntary group of local residents working to promote a healthy and sustainable environment.
This Rinzai Zen group works with nature and local communities—in particular, to maintain, develop, and create green spaces.
Oxford Insight Meditation Monday Sitting Group
A drop-in group rooted in the traditions of Mindfulness and Buddhist Insight Meditation. Meditation, teaching, and discussion, usually teacher-led. All welcome.
Meets: Monday evenings 7pm to 8.30pm
Further information: http://www.oxfordinsightmeditation.org/meditation-groups
Oxford Evangelical Presbyterian Church
We meet for traditional Christian worship, including hymns, psalms, Bible readings, prayer, and Bible teaching, always followed by tea, coffee, and biscuits! All are welcome.
Meets: 6:30-7:30pm every Sunday evening
Contact: Rev. Andy Young at
Further information: http://www.oxfordpres.co.uk