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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/

God among us: The Baptism of Christ

Through baptism, Jesus surely found a deeper assurance of His Father’s presence and power, giving Him a calm confidence, a vocation to mission and service. Something sorely needed for what was to come. Words from Paul Pritchard’s sermon at High … Continue reading

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Compassion easier than Justice …

I am a keen follower of social media and although frustrating, it serves the purpose of keeping me in touch with what people say. There is much discussion about foodbanks, charity, the ‘do-gooders’ who dole out charity to the poor … Continue reading

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Kalendar 2020

Each year we produce a Calendar (or to us the old church spelling ‘Kalendar’) at St Chrysostom’s Church listing the feasts and festivals we will be keeping and other observances. We feel it is important to have our own local … Continue reading

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Honour Christ’s baptism and celebrate the feast

Nestled in the corner of the Anson (side) Chapel in St Chrysostom’s Church we find a stained glass window of the Baptism of Our Lord. The window, part of the lovely sequence of stained glass windows in church, is between … Continue reading

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Praying for a departed family member or friend

When we hear of the news of a family member, friend or acquaintance who has died we are naturally sad. We may wish to pause on hearing the news and think and pray for the person. Later in the day, … Continue reading

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Nollaig na mBan – a very simple celebration

Learning from Irish women …. Some of the most stressful events in life are also times of celebration. Holidays, family events, and even Christmas. In some ways it’s hardly surprising. We make extensive preparations, involving others, sometimes costly financially and … Continue reading

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20 + C + M + B + 20 Bless our homes!

  At the beginning of a new year our thoughts and prayers understandably focus on the future. For many it is also a period of holiday and rest when we also think about our families and homes. Very appropriately, then, … Continue reading

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