Room Hire: Overview & Terms

Note: Our rooms are not available for hire during the current coronavirus pandemic. However, you are welcome to look through these pages in order to find out about the facilities that we offer in normal times. We look forward to receiving your booking once we are able to re-open.

The Oxford Quaker Meeting House and gardens offer a distinctive, peaceful venue right in the heart of the city—just a 15-minute walk from the Rail Station and a 10-minute walk from the Bus Station.

The Meeting House, set within our large gardens, and our meeting rooms at 43 St. Giles’ are hired for regular and occasional bookings by a wide variety of groups and individuals whose activities are in sympathy with Quaker values.

Details of our various rooms can be found on their specific pages here on the website. For further information about booking with us, please see our 2019 Terms and Conditions of Hire, which includes our room rates. Contact the office team of Deb Arrowsmith or Jacqui Mansfield on or phone them on 01865 557373 to discuss any further queries or your requirements.

*In view of the upcoming Garden Room & Quaker Centre renovations (learn more about the project here!) and any associated disruptions to the first floor spaces for hire in 43, we are renting out the rooms of our top flat. For more information, please contact us at and ask about the top flat.

General Information

Our rooms are suitable for presentations, lectures, seminars, and training days. Included in the room hire are use of a flipchart, projector, and screen. Hirers must provide laptops and attaching cables.

Wi-fi is available throughout the buildings. There is a hearing loop in the Meeting House with microphone and stands. A film-quality sound system is also available. The whole ground floor, including toilet facilities, is fully wheelchair accessible.

Our two kitchens (one in the Meeting House and one in 43 St. Giles’) are well equipped with crockery and cutlery, hot water urns, etc. Additional tables are available to be used around the buildings and in the gardens. Groups may cater for themselves and outside caterers are also welcome.

As Quakers, we have a commitment to reduce food waste and encourage as much recycling as possible. We provide bags and bins accordingly and ask large groups to take their waste home.

School Groups

School groups are welcome! We offer hospitality to school visits in the form of a place to have a picnic lunch while visiting Oxford. We are also happy to host groups wanting to discover more about the Quaker movement as part of religious studies lessons. Please get in touch for any questions or bookings.