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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

Cycling and Singing the distance for MIND

5 singers, 5 Bikes, 1,000 miles, 14 concerts – and tonight’s concert was at St Chrysostom’s. We were delighted to welcome the Song Cyclists – five young men who are cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 14 days, … Continue reading

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Take care, Tutivillus may be about.

Who knows – who cares… Where can you find the proper texts for the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in the Divine Office? This tantalising question was asked by one of the priests on the coach during our … Continue reading

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Pray Vespers at 5pm with us!

Wherever you are this Summer, at 5pm (or about that time) we invite you to join us in Vespers. We invite you, if you wish, to choose a specific day or days when you will say vespers on our rota … Continue reading

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An interest in the Saviour’s Blood

At a recent wedding at St Chrysostom’s a black African pastor enthusiastically prayed that the couple may be covered in the blood of Jesus. It was an uncomfortable image for  me, and one very rarely used at St Chrysostom’s. However, … Continue reading

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Welcome, Fr Sydwell

Welcome to Fr Sydwell Isaac, our new curate! Sydwell was born in Elliot in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa and grew up in Cape Town. He is the fourth of his parents’ nine children – Sydwell has seven brothers and … Continue reading

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“There can be little doubt that the man was deranged.” So ends the brief biography of St Heimrad (feast day 28th June) in Sabine Baring Gould’s monumental sixteen volume Lives of the Saints.  Undoubtedly Heimrad was a challenging man, an eccentric … Continue reading

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To that heart draw nigh

The word ‘heart’ often refers to the innermost centre. We talk of ‘the heart of the matter,’ or describe a person’s nature as ‘warm hearted’ or even ‘cold hearted.’ So when we talk of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the … Continue reading

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