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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/

Biblical Women: Hannah

Hannah took her pain and her longing directly to God “deeply distressed, she prayed to God, weeping bitterly.” Primarily Hannah’s story is testament to the power of God, the ability of God to overcome the obstacles of our human world, to hear … Continue reading

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Embracing Inclusion

Inclusion is in the DNA of St Chrysostom’s. From it’s earliest days St Chrysostom’s church has served a parish of wide and constantly changing variety. The church has welcomed people from different backgrounds, countries and ethnicities. St Chrysostom’s was one … Continue reading

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Only at St Chrysostom’s 4. A Protestant Gremlin

One of the frustrations of day to day ministry and worship at St Chrysostom’s is when, at the last moment there is a ‘hiccup,’ something goes wrong at the wrong time. Why does it happen? These annoying little events often … Continue reading

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Only at St Chrysostom’s 3. A Censation

What is the collective noun for a group of thuribles? Worship at St Chrysostom’s is well known for our use of incense. One of our regular worshippers who has been coming to church since she was a little girl recently … Continue reading

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Only at St Chrysostom’s: 2. The Book of Uncommon Prayer

From time to time we are given unusual church worship books at St Chrysostom’s. We have quite a collection. Some we occasionally put in small auctions on eBay for church charities. Others we pass on to interested folk. Some we … Continue reading

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Only at St Chrysostom’s: 1. The Church Bookstall

For years I had been on the look out for a certain book. Then I hesitated about buying it. Finally I did. You may be intrigued to know which book. I have to admit it was Studies in Church Dedications, or, … Continue reading

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Biblical women: Naomi

Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. These words of Ruth to her Mother-in-Law Naomi are perhaps some of the most moving in the … Continue reading

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