Category Archives: Anglo Catholic

O Sacred Heart!

The first time as a newly ordained priest that I concelebrated Mass was on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, at St James, Darlington. The principal celebrant was the then Vicar, Fr Dennis Smith. The preacher was the Bishop of … Continue reading

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Sharing the Light!

Let your light shine! This Eastertide we’ve been piloting a new initiative at St Chrysostom’s – Sharing the Light. We light the Easter candle at the Easter Vigil, and there we share the light with one another as we light … Continue reading

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Confirming in hope and joy

I don’t think I’ve confirmed an Angel, before Bishop Mark remarked. Well at St Chrysostom’s Church he did confirm Angel, along with Amelinda, Hao, Jamila, Nathan and Romario, at this year’s fantastic confirmation from St Chrysostom’s School. First of all Bishop … Continue reading

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Love, tolerance and genuine spiritual fellowship

This evening is predominantly a social event, there is a lot of cheese to get through and some wine … a few people have kindly agreed to read and sing and there is even a short part of a film, all … Continue reading

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Called to be a nun

Sr Jean CHN tells us how she first experienced her call to be a nun: I was only in my early teens when the thought first came to me that I was called to be a nun  and I dismissed … Continue reading

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The table will be wide: Come, all are welcome

When I reflect on my Easter faith, communion is a distinctive feature. Preaching in the ‘My Easter Faith’ series at St Chrysostom’s my sermon was a reflection on communion outside of the church and how it is a way we … Continue reading

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Mary for Today

2000 years ago a young peasant Jewish girl  faced a dilemma.  An angel appeared, told her she was thought highly of by God and would become the mother of the Saviour of the world if she said Yes. That for … Continue reading

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