In Memory of Eileen

Eileen Phillips, a faithful member of St Chrysostom’s Church died earlier this year.

Donations given in her memory have been used to buy an icon of St John Chrysostom. It will be blessed and placed in church on Sunday 24th October 2010.

A tribute to Eileen.

Eileen was a kind, caring lady and a joy to be around. She had a smile and a conversation for everyone. She was also smart and knew what she wanted. Her appearance was very important to her, everything had to co-ordinate. Eileen was a very independent lady and kept her independence and dignity to the end. Everyone at Swallow Street loved working with her and she taught us a good few things along the way! Eileen was a typical ‘lady’ and we all miss her dearly.

Laura tells of the fits of giggles they were in when she found Eileen reading her book upside down. Eileen had three questions she always asked:  ‘What’s your name?’ ‘Are you married?’ ‘Have you got any brother or sisters?’ Eileen had a love of pink flowers and it was very special that we had pink gerbera flowers at the funeral.

Christine speaks of Eileen as ‘a good friend, a lovely lady, well all miss you.’

Tracy Charnock

Assistant priest at St Chrysostom’s Church.

The icon of St John Chrysostom
is a reproduction of a 20th century
icon at Holy Transfiguration Monastery,
Boston, Massachusetts.
It is placed in the South aisle in Church,
at the entrance to the Anson Chapel.

About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester, UK. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community rejoicing in our Anglo Catholic tradition, where people of many differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at
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