Praying for the parish

St Chrysostom’s delights to be a parish church. As a Church of England parish church we seek to serve our parish and local community in whatever way we can. Our Advent Posada reminds us of the huge variety found in our area.

An important way we serve our community and area is through prayer. Day by day in Church, and in the chapel of the CHN Sisters at the Longsight end of the parish, prayers are offered for and on behalf of all in the parish. Candles are lit as a sign of prayer.

Prayer requests are often left in Church and we offer them in weekday prayers. We also bring to God in our daily prayers the people and places we have visited, and as we give thanks for them we also pray. In Advent this takes a special part in our daily prayer as we pray for the places our Posada figures visit. A candle burns in church continuously in Advent as a sign of our prayer for the parish.

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This prayer, based on a Prayer of St Edmund of Abingdon, is often prayed in Church:

We make our prayers to you, O Lord, 
on behalf of our parish and its people, 
our families and friends,  
all folk rightly believing, 
and any who need your pity and protection…
Light us with your holy grace 
and suffer us never to be separated from you, 
O Lord in Trinity, God everlasting.


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