Category Archives: Anglo Catholic

That Pink Candle

In the middle of the 1982 Falklands conflict a series of letters in The Times debated the pronunciation of the name of the southernmost, uninhabited, icy island of the South Sandwich Islands, Thule, far away in the South Atlantic, yet a … Continue reading

Posted in Anglo Catholic, Catholic, Christianity | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Anglican, Anglo Catholic | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Anglican, Anglo Catholic | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Anglican, Anglo Catholic, Christian, Manchester | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Anglican, Anglo Catholic, Art | Tagged | Leave a comment

Celebrating 140 Years

We’re coming up to St Chrysostom’s Church’s birthday, so here’s some information about  the consecration itself By the 1870s Victoria Park and the local area had grown so much that it was decided it needed its own church. The site … Continue reading

Posted in Anglican, Anglo Catholic, Christianity, Manchester, Prayer, Saints, St John Chrysostom | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

An Angel Quiz

For several years Fr Ian has prepared a quiz on the theme of angels for a priests’ gathering at Michaelmas. Here is a recent one.  At the quiz itself points are given for humorous, if wrong, answers, as well as … Continue reading

Posted in Anglican, Anglo Catholic, Art, Catholic, Christianity, Prayer, Saints, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment