We love the place, O Lord

Conyngh rd 2St Chrysostom’s Church is loved by many people, not only by regular worshippers but also by visitors, those with connections here, and people of our community. As we approach the day when we thank God for our church building and celebrate its ‘birthday’ here is a selection of Haiku five different people have written about St Chrysostom’s:

 
 
Within these stone walls
The Architect of my soul
Quietly visits me
 
Our house: the roof is thick
Within, the fire and family
That draw us back
 
Look at the windows
Look how colourful they are
Go on, see yourself
  
Benn 2
 
On days when the world
Has been brusque with me, and cold
Here, a sanctuary
 
 
In this green parish
Urban pilgrims can find peace.
All are welcome here.

 

These haiku come from ‘A selection of haiku for St Chrysostom’s Church’ available from Church.

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About stchrysostoms

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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2364267899/
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