We’re a wonderfully varied people at St C’s and that’s expressed in lots of different ways, not least in the choice of favourite churches. It’s wonderful to think of the many links we have with brother and sister Christians around the world.
We’re inviting members of St Chrysostom’s who come from beyond and within the UK to tell us of a favourite church, and we’ll share many of the answers here on our church blog. Previous choices are here and here. Sometimes the choice is made because of beauty or special location. More often it is because of personal association.
Admos and Grace, and Robert choose favourite churches from their home countries in Africa, and tell us of their connection with these churches.
Admos writes: For Grace and I, our favourite church in Zimbabwe is St Philips Parish Church in the Midlands city of Gweru in the Diocese of Central Zimbabwe. This church was built from scratch by local parishioners.
As a young server I participated in the construction of the church (as a server). Later Grace and I had our wedding there and both Petronella and Shaun were baptised here.
From Gweru, Zimbabwe we travel over 1330 miles to Kampala in Uganda.
Robert tells us: My favourite church in Uganda is Rubaga Cathedral, Kampala. I was confirmed there. It is a beautiful and holy building, treasured by many in Uganda. It is also the burial place of the much revered Ugandan Archbishop Joseph Kiwanuka and many go to his tomb and receive a blessing there.