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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

Films for lockdown

At a recent church Sunday Zoom meeting, Alan asked what films St Chrysostom’s people have been watching during lockdown. Some commented that they had found it rather difficult to concentrate at the moment, not surprisingly. Here are some of the … Continue reading

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Echoes of Easter

I look back, back through Eastertide, back through the appearances of the Risen Christ– in a quiet garden, in a tucked-away room, on the road to Emmaus, in breaking of bread, the sharing of wine and at the water’s edge. … Continue reading

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Rise again, yes, Rise again

The Resurrection, by Gustav Mahler, was the choice Kenson Li made for a poem about Easter to be read at Vespers in Eastertide. Kenson remarks: This poem concludes Mahler’s monumental  2nd Symphony, “The Resurrection”. (Listen to the symphony here:, … Continue reading

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See the land, her Easter keeping

Easter Week, by Charles Kingsley was the choice Sandra Palmer made for a poem about Easter to be read at Vespers in Eastertide. Sandra remarks: It was a strange Easter Day. No communal triumphal joyful singing of Jesus Christ is … Continue reading

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Today I saw Mary among us

An unusual thing happened to me today. Paul, from Church, asked people to send to him images of Mary which they liked. He is preparing a presentation showing different representations. I’ve visited several Marian shrines and at some I’ve bought … Continue reading

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The Risen Christ in the ‘Indian Way’

This striking painting by the Indian artist Frank Wesley (1923 – 2002) shows the Resurrection appearance of Christ to the fishermen, as described in St John’s Gospel. (John 21). Wesley was born in India and studied art in Lucknow, and … Continue reading

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Around the world in the Coronavirus: A wide world at home

Lots of people are posting photos from their daily walks on their Facebook pages . I love to see the trees in blossom, the open fields and my favourite beach in Sydney. It reminds me that there is a wide … Continue reading

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