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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

Though parted now, by tempests tossed

Which part of the Eucharist do you appreciate the most? Michael, a University Chaplain asked this of a group of students many years ago. I was one of the students. Hannah, a fellow student, surprised me by saying that she … Continue reading

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St Óscar Romero—God among us in suffering and injustice

For many people the assassination of Archbishop Romero on 24th March 1980 is no doubt still in living memory. Forty years have passed since his assassination, but his example and witness continue to inspire and transform lives and faith. He … Continue reading

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5 things to do in this time of crisis

For several years the NHS has recommended the ‘five simple things’ as a way of maintaining good mental health. They were not derived from the Christian faith but certainly do not contradict it. For more information see NHS Based on … Continue reading

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Sleeping St Joseph

I was very pleased to receive recently an unusual statue as a gift. It is of sleeping St Joseph (feast day March 19th). I first came across this statue in the chapel of the SMA fathers near St Chrysostom’s Church. … Continue reading

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Pray Vespers at 5pm with us!

While St Chrysostom’s is closed for public worship because of the Coronavirus we invite you to join us in Vespers, wherever you are. We’ve developed this lovely ‘Pray Vespers’ tradition at St Chrysostom’s over the years. We invite friends to … Continue reading

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Making a Spiritual Communion

Churches are temporarily closing in some parts of the world as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. In South Korea and Hong Kong, for example, most churches have felt it wise not to have Sunday worship at present. It is … Continue reading

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Land Acknowledgement and Colonialism

We would like to acknowledge the Indigenous Peoples of, what we now know as, the United States of America, the traditional Custodians of the land of which we speak today. May we celebrate the perseverance of these people and recognize … Continue reading

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