Category Archives: Anglican

Watching for the Kingfisher at Easter Benediction

Here is an edited summary of the address given by Fr Ian at Benediction on Easter Day at the end of the Easter Triduum, St Chrysostom’s 2019 In my late teens I stood at the Abbey Bridge, Barnard Castle, looking … Continue reading

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Sorrow Fear Wonder Joy

Here is the text of the sermon preached by Fr Ian at the Easter Day Mass at St Chrysostom’s, 2019. The first Easter Sunday began with sorrow, the sorrow of mourners visiting the grave of a friend – and more … Continue reading

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Dearly, dearly has he loved

Here is the text of the sermon Fr Ian preached at the Good Friday Liturgy at St Chrysostom’s 2019. It’s the 1850s, and a young Belgian lad, Joseph de Veuster, is working on his father’s farm.   His family are devout … Continue reading

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Three commandments of the Lord

Here is the text of Fr Ian’s sermon given at the Mass of the Last Supper at St Chrysostom’s on Maundy Thursday 2019 As far as I know, people in Our Lord’s day didn’t leave wills as we tend to … Continue reading

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Look for the signs

‘You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that testify on my behalf.  Yet you refuse to come to me to have life.’ – a part of the Gospel reading … Continue reading

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Living with God

In our Lent series of Bible reflections Paul Pritchard, one of our parish ordinands at St Chrysostom’s, reflects on the Gospel for the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent. Paul answered a few questions on the passage (John 5. … Continue reading

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Healing on the Sabbath: Disobedience and the tradition

Jesus heals on the Sabbath in our Gospel. Sarah, a member of our congregation is a Masters student studying Electroacoustic composition at the University of Manchester. Here she reflects on the Gospel for the Tuesday of the Fourth Week of … Continue reading

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