“The aim is to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, to create conditions conducive to worship and to offer a service to the community… We appear to offer our facilities but in fact we offer our love.”
–Quaker Faith and Practice 13: 33/4
The Quaker Meeting House and gardens offer a distinctive, peaceful venue right in the heart of the city—a 15-minute walk from the Rail Station and a 10-minute walk from the Bus Station (see Directions). 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.
School groups are welcome—we offer hospitality to school visits in the form of a place to have a picnic lunch while visiting Oxford or to groups wanting to discover more about the Quaker movement as part of religious studies lessons.
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 (see Terms and Conditions of Hire).
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 are well equipped with crockery and cutlery, hot water urns, etc. and additional tables are available to be used around the buildings and in the garden. 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.
Contact the office team of Deb Arrowsmith or Jacqui Mansfield on email@example.com or phone them on 01865 557373 to discuss your requirements.