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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

Pademelon, Frogmouth and Platypus: Praise be!

Pademelon, Frogmouth, Platypus – not words from Hogwarts but words on a postcard the e-postman has recently delivered to us at St Chrysostom’s My sister first caught sight of the peculiar  bird sitting pretending to be a piece of bark … Continue reading

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An Ignatius Quiz

What is the full name of the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories? That was Question 6 of a light hearted St Ignatius (of Antioch) Quiz, written by Fr Ian for a gathering of the Manchester Chapter of the Society … Continue reading

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Insights from Inside

Inside – an exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall, gathers art from prisoners’ entries for the Koestler Awards for works of art by people in the UK’s criminal justice system. For this year’s awards participants were asked to respond to … Continue reading

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Celebrating 140 Years

We’re coming up to St Chrysostom’s Church’s birthday, so here’s some information about  the consecration itself By the 1870s Victoria Park and the local area had grown so much that it was decided it needed its own church. The site … Continue reading

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Vida Dutton Scudder

 Women, and especially lesbian women with partners are sadly rare in churches’ calendars of saints and holy ones. Here’s a woman to honour, from the Calendar of the Episcopal Church of the US. Vida Dutton Scudder (feast day 10th October) … Continue reading

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Entomology and my Faith

Entomology (noun): The Scientific Study of Insects – and faith. Since I was a little girl I have always loved being outside among growing things, helping in my grandparents’ garden or playing wildly imaginative games with my cousins in the … Continue reading

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Insights from Iran

We welcome a wonderfully wide variety of people to St Chrysostom’s. Hospitality is a centrepoint of our church life. Today it was a delight to welcome Persian friends to church today, for a special gathering. Dr Soroush Dabbagh, an Iranian … Continue reading

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