Category Archives: Anglican

Four Rs for Advent

I want to offer you four simple Advent words and to make life easy, they all begin with the letter ‘R’. The first is Repent.    That’s the theme of the Advent prayer, ‘Give us grace to cast away the works … Continue reading

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Naming Mary’s animal companion

Can you help us please? Mary, Joseph and their donkey journey around our local community during Advent visiting many different places in our wonderfully varied area. They get back to Church at Christmas to celebrate Jesus’ birth. The figures are … Continue reading

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Nativities!

Wonderful work was done in preparation for the Nativities! display in church. The enthusiasm, creativity and hard work by children and staff at St Chrysostom’s and St John’s schools is simply outstanding. The project has clearly grasped the imagination and … Continue reading

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Highly commended work

Over two hundred people of about fifteen different nationalities have attended our church language classes, held two or three times each week at Church. The classes are principally, but not exclusively, for victims of human trafficking. Many are men, all … Continue reading

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Creating cribs

Cribs and nativity scenes are a special part of Christmas. Many of us have our favourites. The ones we remember may not be artistically beautiful. Often it is an association we have with a particular nativity that makes it special. … Continue reading

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Elsie Wilkes, an ordinary person and an inspiration

“Look at what ordinary people are up to in parishes, it’s really heartening..” writes Madeline Davies of The Church Times. Rachel Mann, Vicar of St Nicholas, Burnage, in response talked of the need for ‘reminders of the glory in the dust’. As … Continue reading

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Catholic or Protestant … biscuits?

Two Irishmen were sitting in St Chrysostom’s church having a cup of tea (no – it’s not a joke coming – it’s a true story!). One of the men, from County Down, had the Protestant Ascendancy in his background. The … Continue reading

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