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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/

The Announcement of Easter & the Moveable Feasts 2022

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2022 Veni Creator Spiritus: God Knows!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  In 1939 the then Princess Elizabeth gave to her father, King George VI, a copy of a poem. It became famous when the King quoted it in his 1939 Christmas Broadcast. The poem,  God Knows is by … Continue reading

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Te Deum Laudamus! The past year

So often the news seems to be worrying or even upsetting, this has been so true in 2021.   It’s hardly surprising that many end the year tired and perhaps a little bewildered. The blight of the Coronavirus has affected … Continue reading

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Desmond Tutu: South Africa and the Church’s Moral Campus

Desmond Mpilo Tutu who died in Cape Town at the age of 90 on Boxing Day 2021 was retired Archbishop of Cape Town and a prominent social justice campaigner. He won the 1984 Nobel Prize for Peace for his non-violet … Continue reading

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The Private and Intimate friend of Christ

The Apostle and Evangelist St John (feast day 27th December) is called in John’s Gospel simply, “the one Jesus loved”. We honour him greatly in the Church and he encourages us and prays for to come close to Jesus, and … Continue reading

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Ice and Rainbows at Christmas

The Rev Francis Kilvert wrote in his diary for Christmas Day 1870 in the village of Draycot Cerne, Wiltshire. That morning was so cold that Kilvert had an unusual bath. ‘As I lay awake praying in the early morning I … Continue reading

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Lines from Carols: A Quiz

A little quiz for a Christmastime evening. We’ve been looking at the Christmas section of our hymn book (New English Hymnal) and from a selection of the carols there we’ve chosen some lines. Can you say which carols the following … Continue reading

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An inclusive nativity set

Here’s a preview of our St Chrysostom’s Church Nativity Set, recently refurbished by Wayne, a member of our congregation. We are so impressed by the outstanding work he has done. Over this Christmastime we’ll look at the figures one by … Continue reading

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Who is this?

Who is this? People weren’t always sure about Jesus. When he entered Jerusalem, the holy city, the crowds asked ‘Who is this?’ and later they asked ‘What kind of person is this?’ Now there are many people in our country … Continue reading

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A Requiem for Alan

St Chrysostom’s People have been saddened by the death of their much loved churchwarden, Alan Beck. On Monday evening we held a quiet requiem mass to mourn Alan’s passing. A Mass of Thanksgiving for Alan is planned for January. At … Continue reading

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