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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

O Sacred Heart!

The first time as a newly ordained priest that I concelebrated Mass was on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, at St James, Darlington. The principal celebrant was the then Vicar, Fr Dennis Smith. The preacher was the Bishop of … Continue reading

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Sharing the Light!

Let your light shine! This Eastertide we’ve been piloting a new initiative at St Chrysostom’s – Sharing the Light. We light the Easter candle at the Easter Vigil, and there we share the light with one another as we light … Continue reading

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Inspired by Ramadan

What an inspiring assembly at St John’s School about the Muslim holy month of Ramadan!  Year 6 children, the majority of whom are Muslims, had prepared so well and delivered it with joyful aplomb. Not only was I impressed, I … Continue reading

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Two favourite churches

Which is your favourite Church? In 2015 we asked people to tell us of a favourite church. In about 100 words or so we invited people to name the church, and tell us about their choice. It may be somewhere … Continue reading

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Exploring hidden parts of our Church

Each day the church bell is rung to signify the time for people to gather for worship and prayer. The ringing of bells has become a deep tradition for the church. Here at St Chrysostom’s, our church bell is rung … Continue reading

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Auf Wiedersehen, Anne

We said Goodbye to Anne, yesterday, at Church. Anne has been with us as a parish assistant since August last year, and now she returns to her home in Bremen to begin preparations for going to university in October. Before … Continue reading

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Confirming in hope and joy

I don’t think I’ve confirmed an Angel, before Bishop Mark remarked. Well at St Chrysostom’s Church he did confirm Angel, along with Amelinda, Hao, Jamila, Nathan and Romario, at this year’s fantastic confirmation from St Chrysostom’s School. First of all Bishop … Continue reading

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