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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

The Chi Rho Movement at St C’s

A new movement for lay people is being planned and developed in the Church of England and beyond and we are delighted that St Chrysostom’s will be one of the pilot parishes to help pioneer this encouraging initiative. The Chi … Continue reading

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Spiritual Communion

Sometimes we are not able to be at Church to receive Holy Communion. There may be very good reasons for this. We may be travelling, ill, weather conditions may prevent us, or we may have another good reason for being … Continue reading

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Valentine thoughts

Who was St Valentine? There’s some confusion about that but we can probably say he was a priest of that name martyred in Rome at the time of the Emperor Claudius. (3rd century) This young priest was subversive and went … Continue reading

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Our Statement on Radical Inclusion

The Bishops of the Church of England recently made an untimely and insensitive statement about civil partnerships, sex, and same gender marriages. Since issuing it the bishops have apologised for the timing, whilst not withdrawing the statement itself. A small … Continue reading

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Blessed Lincoln Wainwright

In 1933 ‘The Revd Clement Humilis M.A.’ published a Supplement to the Missal … in commemoration of the 39 Beati of the Anglican Communion. It is an oscure but none the less interesting work, albeit somewhat dated. The author chooses … Continue reading

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Bakhita: a shining advocate

Josephine Bakhita (feast day 8th February) was born around 1869 in Darfur, Western Sudan.  She came from a respectable and reasonably affluent loving family.  At the age of seven she was captured by slave traders and sold into slavery a … Continue reading

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Patron Saint of Breast Cancer Patients

St Agatha (feast day 5th February) has always been a popular saint among Christians. She was an early Christian saint and martyr. Agatha dedicated her life to God and resisted any men who wanted to marry her or have sex … Continue reading

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