Community Gossip

Gossip? In Old English, a “godsibb” was a godmother or godfather, from “god” plus “sib,” meaning “relative” (related to our modern “sibling”). It was later used to refer to companions in childbirth – people from the community who were there in difficult and celebratory times.

Here you'll find a list of things we've been doing/thinking/reading.

• Thank you all for your company on a wonderful weekend and thanks to all of you for sharing the journey and telling what you know.  I'm very glad of the opportunity to spend some time "letting go of the God I don't believe in and getting to know the God who believes in me." I'm feeling a bit flat today in reaction to the specialness of the weekend.  Trying hard, but not very successfully,  to carry it into the everyday... Moira [16.10.07]

leaf mountain @mayBe Eucharist on South Park 14 Oct 07

• here's our mountain that we made out of leaves on sunday:) John [15.10.07]

Kate and Gaym

• At Sunday's Eucharist we gave thanks for the life of Gaym - here's Kate's obituary for Gaym in the Guardian's other lives section.
• This may be of interest to those of you who work for homeless charities and may benefit from their service- providing food, whilst combatting food waste and excess CO2 emissions. FareShare is the national organisation that works with over 100 food businesses to minimise food waste by providing practical solutions to help ensure that the maximum amount of 'fit for purpose' food is consumed wherever possible. In 2005 2,000 tonnes of food was saved from being wasted, helping business reduced C02 emissions by 13,000 tonnes.
• If, like me, you are concerned about the recent goings on in Burma, but feel a bit like "what can I do?" there's two online petitions at Burma campaign smiles, Rich [26.9.07]
Hello, I’m sorry, I know everyone has better things to do but this apparently real message left on a pastors answering machine made me giggle. Especially the megamix version! butt wiggling I’m sure Ian gets lots of messages like this. Can we hear them please? Jim [14.9.07]

saturday night fire at weekend away

• GUYS: Very many thanks again for a lovely weekend.... brilliantly organised, even down to the weather!  Please convey our gratitude to all involved. Now back on the treadmill! love+hugs Steve B [18.6.07] • Really enjoyed the weekend! Thanks all! Jon x [18.6.07]
• Hope all is well with you! I’ve just been reading the resources for this week and it reminded me about a link I was sent a few weeks ago. You might want to have a look at free hugs and watch the video story... [friend of mayBe Diane 6.6.07]
• It was very good to have colleagues from mayBe with us [at the Cathedral on Sunday]. It really added to the force of the sermon to have their contribution within it. Please pass on my thanks and those of the cathedral as a whole both for their presence here and their part in the occasion. And do make sure they realise that they are always welcome here whenever they wish to come and share in the worship or other events. Archdeacon Julian Hubbard [1.5.07]

first pic of Ariane Lois born 25 April 07 to Sam and Dave

• Thanks for all your support guys... Ariane looks forward to meeting you all. Fab! Dave x [26.4.07]
We were really chuffed to have Si Smith's brilliant comic strip meditation 40 on Christ in the wilderness on our website throughout Lent last year. CD copies [PC-only at this stage] are now available to purchase for a very reasonable £5.50.