Community Gossip from 2016

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.

Photo of some of mayBe

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!

Photos of our angels with music in their wings made at our retreat this year.

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
  • 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.



Photo from Northumbria Community chappel at Bridge House

Welcome back after the long holidays!

  • Sunday 11th @10.30 - Wee worship in Florence Park, meet at the bandstand.
  • Thursday 22nd @ 8pm - Community meal at the Kentishs'
  • Saturday 24th 10.30am - 1.30pm - Community gathering including lunch (venue tbc)  
artwork depicting sheep divided

La famille Robineau are doing July. Our theme, "Solidarity" - in part thinking about standing side by side with affected peoples post referendum - but also thinking about great and moving acts of Solidarity past and present.

Raven? at Bridge House

We're joining in with 30 Days Wild by the Wildlife Trusts encouraging us to do something to connect us to the wonderful wild world that God created us to be part of.

Here's a diary of events for the month:

Walls for division or protection?
  • Sunday 10th April. 11am. Little Sunday. Oatlands park off Botley road.
  • Sunday 24th April. 11am. Big Sunday. Venue TBC.
  • Thursday 28th April. 8pm. Communtiy meal at Tillly & Richard's.

To find out more about Christian Peacemaking, check out the charity called CHIPS

Us at sunrise atop Shotover!
  • Thursday 10th. Community meal at Tom and Abbie's. We'll be talking about areas in our life where we have gone stale. 
  • Sunday 13th we went to the lambing at the Earth Trust.
  • Saturday 19th 2pm: Rosa's Christening New LIFE!  Cowley St James Church. MayBe type service but with more friends. Then afternoon tea at Norham gardens till 5pm. Please say if you're okay to bring some food.


Here's our pencilled in dates for Feb. Will update with details as soon as they're set. Please do get in touch if you'd like to come along.

  • Friday 5 Feb TBC - Soup and Soul
  • Sunday 14 Feb - BIG Sunday, venue TBC
  • Thursday 25 February - Community meal, 8pm, chez John n Emma's
  • Sunday 28 February, 8pm - Little Sunday  at Bethlehem Chapel (venue TBC).
Photo of Ari holding the star

"What good is it to me If Mary gave birth To the Son of God, And I do not also give birth to him In my time and culture?" Meister Eckhart (1260-1327)