Category Archives: Anglican

Challenging indifference to modern slavery

Hundreds of victims of human trafficking (modern slaves) have come through the doors of St Chrysostom’s in the past two years. Our language classes set up to serve such victims, in partnership with the Medaille Trust, have grown and developed … Continue reading

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Scenes from Ladyewell 2017

Each year for the last ten years people from St Chrysostom’s have joined friends from St Peter’s, Oughtrington, for a day pilgrimage to the lovely shrine at Ladyewell near Preston. The pilgrimages are always joyful and special. This year, for … Continue reading

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A weekend in a parish assistant’s work – Ye-Haw!

Have you ever wondered what exactly the Parish Assistants do? Hannah writes about a busy weekend… Besides making the perfect cuppa tea after worship and serving during mass, our duties vary each week. Every week we prepare and serve at … Continue reading

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There was a wedding…

The guests arrived on a lovely red old London bus. The Bride arrived to a fanfare (Prelude from Charpentier’s Te Deum) from trumpet and organ. Lucy – Fr Ian’s eldest daughter’s wedding had begun! Fr Ian spoke later, at the … Continue reading

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We are all meant to be mothers of God

“I know Mary lived two thousand years ago, but I have actually seen her” – As we begin May, Mary’s month here is a thought provoking blog entry the first of a short series for May this year. We are … Continue reading

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Dr Noel Preston, 1922 – 2017

We were very sad to learn of  the death of a much respected and much loved member of our congregation, Dr Noel Preston. Noel died peacefully at home on April 21st 2017, surrounded by the love and prayers of Valerie, … Continue reading

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Praying for Priests at Ars-sur-Formans

An appropriate place for a priest to visit and renew priestly commitment is undoubtedly Ars-sur-Formans, near Lyon, in eastern France. In 1818 John-Baptist Vianney (the Curé  d’Ars, feast day 4th August) was sent to what was then a neglected and … Continue reading

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