We met on Good Friday at the Kidneys nature reserve in Oxford and as we walked we found spots to stop to read from the stations of the cross texts and do some singing. As an improvisation to engage with Jesus crucified we each took a flower to represent the beauty of Jesus the person and destroyed it. We dropped the petal remnants on the ground, and it fell in the dirt and some charcoal from a long-cold fire. Before we left we kneeled around it, like the women at the cross reaching up in sorrow.
mayBe is made up of a couple of dozen people in and around Oxford reaching for community through sharing meals, prayers, thoughts, Eucharists and creative acts.
We have a monthly cycle of events, starting with a Soup and Soul lunch (Fridays) and including a couple of Sunday worship gatherings, and a community meal and faith discussion (Thurs eve). See what we do for deets and just drop us a line/call/tweet if you'd like to come along to anything. See our story for more on who we are and our ten year journey so far.
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Tom and Abbie are organising our times together during the next two months, here's the dates:
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:03pm
The theme will be HABITUS - the idea of lived theology embodied in our habits. We will consider our existing habits, good and bad, and consider cultivating new habits collectively and individually. A sort of new year's resolution for the soul!
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 4:12pm
Dates in December:
- Thurs 8th Dec - Les Robineau's house - community meal 8pm - Area Dean, Rev Tim Stead is joining us. He would like to catchup with us regarding the future and aspirations of mayBe.
- Sun 11th Dec - we joined in with St. James' Christingle
- Sun 18th Dec - afternoon walk, beverages and carols at Debs' and Ali's
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:29pm
This month we're looking at singing, music and rhythm.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:39am
- Thursday 20 October: community evening meal with some spiritual nourishment too at Tilly and Richard's
- Thursday 27 October 1:30pm (in half term) some of us are planning to join with Dorchester Abbey's interactive all-age Narnia exhibition with craft activities, café and a walk (if weather's nice).
- Monday 7 November, community evening meal at the Lotts' with Ian Adams joining us.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 7:50pm