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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

Dr Noel Preston, 1922 – 2017

We were very sad to learn of  the death of a much respected and much loved member of our congregation, Dr Noel Preston. Noel died peacefully at home on April 21st 2017, surrounded by the love and prayers of Valerie, … Continue reading

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Praying for Priests at Ars-sur-Formans

An appropriate place for a priest to visit and renew priestly commitment is undoubtedly Ars-sur-Formans, near Lyon, in eastern France. In 1818 John-Baptist Vianney (the Curé  d’Ars) was sent to what was then a neglected and isolated small village. He … Continue reading

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Asylum for Robert

Robert, from Uganda, has been granted asylum. This is great news. Robert has thanked the many christian and other organisations which have helped him. St Chrysostom’s has had a part in this. Robert writes saying “Huge thanks to all members … Continue reading

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Postcard from Bukovina

It’s cold here in Suceava , in Northern Romania, unseasonably cold, so cold that this evening I wore socks as gloves. I am visiting the Carpathian Mountains to fulfill a long held ambition to see the painted monasteries of Bucovina. … Continue reading

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A Postcard from Buliisa

I have just spent 2 weeks with a group of students on a field trip to Uganda, Admos Chimhowu writes. Many of the students want to work in developing countries after they graduate. Trips like this help them to see … Continue reading

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Now that Lent is over…

Give up to go up Kevin, one of our young adults at St Chrysostom’s shares this lovely personal reflection on Lent and Easter: During Lent, I decided to go on a vegetarian diet and gave up playing my favourite computer … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 50 days

Alleluia! Christ is Risen Easter isn’t just one day – it’s a season of 50 days Campaign for a real Eastertide! Christians make a lot of Lent – giving up things, fasting, praying, and other worthy things – some of … Continue reading

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