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

Giving Thanks for Alan

We gathered on Saturday 15th January to give thanks for the life and inspiring example of Alan Beck, our much loved churchwarden. Despite the Covid restrictions many people travelled to be there and there was a lovely atmosphere in Church. … Continue reading

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Venerable Elizabeth Prout – Mother Mary Joseph CP

We are pleased that our ‘Bakhita Project’ from St C’s is developing. The project is the name we give to our community outreach work, and includes our work for the trafficked, the homeless etc. We call the project ‘Bakhita’ after … Continue reading

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Tutufication of the Church

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has left a wonderful legacy to the Church. It’s a spirit of courage and joy, a boldness in proclaiming the Gospel especially in the face of injustice, and a tempering of this with good humour and love. … Continue reading

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The Announcement of Easter & the Moveable Feasts 2022

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2022 Veni Creator Spiritus: God Knows!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  In 1939 the then Princess Elizabeth gave to her father, King George VI, a copy of a poem. It became famous when the King quoted it in his 1939 Christmas Broadcast. The poem,  God Knows is by … Continue reading

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Te Deum Laudamus! The past year

So often the news seems to be worrying or even upsetting, this has been so true in 2021.   It’s hardly surprising that many end the year tired and perhaps a little bewildered. The blight of the Coronavirus has affected … Continue reading

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Desmond Tutu: South Africa and the Church’s Moral Campus

Desmond Mpilo Tutu who died in Cape Town at the age of 90 on Boxing Day 2021 was retired Archbishop of Cape Town and a prominent social justice campaigner. He won the 1984 Nobel Prize for Peace for his non-violet … Continue reading

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The Private and Intimate friend of Christ

The Apostle and Evangelist St John (feast day 27th December) is called in John’s Gospel simply, “the one Jesus loved”. We honour him greatly in the Church and he encourages us and prays for to come close to Jesus, and … Continue reading

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Ice and Rainbows at Christmas

The Rev Francis Kilvert wrote in his diary for Christmas Day 1870 in the village of Draycot Cerne, Wiltshire. That morning was so cold that Kilvert had an unusual bath. ‘As I lay awake praying in the early morning I … Continue reading

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Lines from Carols: A Quiz

A little quiz for a Christmastime evening. We’ve been looking at the Christmas section of our hymn book (New English Hymnal) and from a selection of the carols there we’ve chosen some lines. Can you say which carols the following … Continue reading

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