Adderbury Gathering: Organising Communities

We invite you to the Adderbury Gathering, our annual public talk, at 3pm on Sunday 18th June 2017 at the Adderbury Meeting House, followed by afternoon tea. All are welcome - there is no charge.

Tom Bulman is a community organiser for Citizens UK – he will be talking about the approach Citizens UK take, and their exciting and engaging campaigns in Milton Keynes. Come and learn about Living Wage campaign (including special Tea Bags) and Weaving Trust amongst other activities across the community. Citizens UK is an alliance of diverse communities taking action for a thriving, more inclusive and fairer UK.

The title of Gwithian’s talk will be Eye-witness stories from the West Bank and Israel. She will speak to us about daily life lived under military occupation, non-violence, the work of the Israeli peace movement and what we can all do to promote a just peace in the region.

This Quaker Meeting House is one of the oldest in the country - built in 1675 - and a very special place. It's off Horn Hill Road in West Adderbury - on the path to the Adderbury Parish Cemetery. (SatNav OX17 3EW).


Bus: S4 - there are just a few Sunday buses between Oxford and Banbury.

On foot: there is a guided walk if you are interested in walking from Banbury - for details call Paul Mobbs on 01295 261864 or see

We hope you will come and join us for this event.

You may download a poster for display.

The Adderbury Gathering is an annual event attended by Quakers from across the country with a presentation each year by a recognised expert on a topic of wider concern. Recent topics have included:

  • eye-witness stories from the West Bank and Israel
  • Positive Money - how money works in the economy
  • a celebration of Quaker Music, Poetry and Prose and display of arts and crafts
  • the Simple Future Beyond Oil
  • Ramallah and Brummanna: Quaker Schools in the Middle East
  • the anti-slavery movement
  • the Quaker UN office in Geneva
  • Circles of Support and Accountability
  • the local Katherine House hospice & the hospice movement