Community Groups & Partners


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.
Contact: fossilfreeoxon@gmail.com
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.)
Contact: ordtnhsangha@gmail.com
Further information:
https://www.facebook.com/OxfordTNHSangha/
https://www.plumvillage.uk/group/oxford-sangha/


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.

Meets: No regular dates. Please phone or email for details
Contact:
07876 197485
catriona@clearspaceforme.co.uk
Further information:
www.clearspaceforme.co.uk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnjj4L9xCB8


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.
Contact: john.ballam@conted.ox.ac.uk


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.

Meets: Second Wednesday of each month (except August) from 7.30pm to 9.00 pm
Contact: info@oxfoe.co.uk
Further information: www.oxfoe.co.uk


Zen Space

This Rinzai Zen group works with nature and local communities—in particular, to maintain, develop, and create green spaces.

Meets: Weekly evening zazen (meditation); one day and longer retreats; and drop-in sessions.
Contact: jikai7@pm.me
Further information: http://www.zenspace.org.uk/


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
Contact: mondaysittinggroup@gmail.com
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
07963 139683
andy@oxfordpres.co.uk
Further information: http://www.oxfordpres.co.uk