Category Archives: Anglican

My Mother, My Role Model

Here’s a lovely little contribution for our series on black lives which influence us. Thank you so much to Alison George for helping is look to our own congregation and our own homes for inspiration! The older I get, the … Continue reading

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Mpho Tutu van Furth: A call to equality and inclusiveness

“I do not know the words to describe my grief”.  This is the final line of Mpho Tutu van Furth’s essay ‘Speaking Love to Power’ in The Book Of Queer Prophets published this year. The grief of which she speaks … Continue reading

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Music to raise the spirits – the clergy choose

The Roman Catholic Poor Clares sisters of Arundel in the south of England have produced a CD of spiritually uplifting music to share in the pandemic. What a lovely and kind thing to do. I thought about this and thought … Continue reading

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Why Mary, Mother of Hope?

Our statue of Mary at St Chrysostom’s is a beautiful focus for prayer. After Sunday Mass we have a particular focus of prayer as we turn to the statue and remember Mary’s ‘Yes’ as we sing the Angelus. Many people … Continue reading

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An Act of Kindness

What do you see here? I see an elderly gentleman doing an act of kindness to another man who is sitting on the ground. The man sitting seems in great need. The scene is gentle and has something of the … Continue reading

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Welcoming Fr Admos, our new Deacon at St C’s

Many congratulations to Admos who was ordained Deacon on September 23rd, to serve in our parish. Admos and his family have worshipped with us since arriving in the UK from Zimbabwe, and Admos has had a significant part in shaping … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Walsingham: A US interpretation

Here is a challenging and beautiful  image of Our Lady of Walsingham. (Feast day 24th September). We’re delighted to have the artist’s permission to reproduce it, and even more pleased that the artist tells us about her work. The artist … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mary’s Birth

Mary’s birthday is celebrated on September 8th. Christians have kept this happy day for centuries, initially in Syria and Jeruslaem around the sixth century and gradually it spread through the whole church. September 8th seems to be have chosen because … Continue reading

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Our way of being God’s Rainbow People

Saturday 4th July 1998 was a very significant day for me as it was the day I attended my first gay pride in London. It was the first time I felt a true sense of freedom. Marching through London on … Continue reading

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The Martyrs of Nowogrodek

The Marytrs of Nowogrodek – Blessed Mary Stella and Her Ten Companions (commemorated on September 3rd) –   were nuns of the order of the Holy Family of Nazareth who arrived in Nowogrodek in September 1929. Nowogrodek is a small town … Continue reading

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