Category Archives: Anglo Catholic

Mother Mary’s home

I cannot help but think of my mother, Mary, when I come to Walsingham. She loved the companionship, the fun, the quiz evenings and the variety of our pilgrimages here. She loved the worship and beauty of this place. As … Continue reading

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Pronouncing Chrysostom

We all like to hear our names pronounced correctly, and we are pleased when an effort is made to get the pronunciation right. So how do we pronounce our patron saint’s name? Chrysostom is a special word, coming from the … Continue reading

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Take care, Tutivillus may be about.

Who knows – who cares… Where can you find the proper texts for the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in the Divine Office? This tantalising question was asked by one of the priests on the coach during our … Continue reading

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Pray Vespers at 5pm with us!

Wherever you are this Summer (23rd July to September 1st), at 5pm (or about that time) we invite you to join us in Vespers.  We’ve developed this lovely ‘Pray vespers’ tradition at St Chrysostom’s over the years. At two different … Continue reading

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An interest in the Saviour’s Blood

At a recent wedding at St Chrysostom’s a black African pastor enthusiastically prayed that the couple may be covered in the blood of Jesus. It was an uncomfortable image for  me, and one very rarely used at St Chrysostom’s. However, … Continue reading

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To that heart draw nigh

The word ‘heart’ often refers to the innermost centre. We talk of ‘the heart of the matter,’ or describe a person’s nature as ‘warm hearted’ or even ‘cold hearted.’ So when we talk of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the … Continue reading

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Happy, Blessed and Confirmed

Joy, prayer and enthusiasm surrounded us as  we celebrated the confirmation of seven children from St Chrysostom’s School.  Following a tour of the school, and a school dinner, Bishop Mark led the children of Yrs 4 and 5 from school … Continue reading

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