Category Archives: Anglo Catholic

Mapping Naughty Ritualists

Lighted candles, ringing bells, wearing coloured robes… and more have been subjects of great controversy in the Church of England. Just over a hundred years ago some campaigning Protestant bodies sent out spies to see what Anglo Catholic churches were … Continue reading

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Announcing Adorate!

Each year during Corpus Christitide at St Chrysostom’s we have a special time of silent prayer and worship as we give thanks for Holy Communion. The Mass is central to our life and worship at St Chrysostom’s so it’s really … Continue reading

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The exotic and the baroque Mary

A parish in my own diocese has…advertised a Mass for ‘the maintenance of Catholic Faith and Order in the Church of England’ complete with a ‘procession to the crowned statue of our Lady Queen of Heaven’ and ‘veneration of the … Continue reading

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Mary’s welcome in Anglican Churches

In recent years many churches of the Church of England have been opening their doors more often for occasional callers to find peace and quiet. The churches are encouraging a message of welcome to all, and in some cases a … Continue reading

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Ladyewell Pilgrimage 2019

We enjoyed a pilgrimage day of joy, peace and prayer at Ladyewell. Each year in May, Mary’s month we go on pilgrimage to Ladyewell from St Chrysostom’s and meet with other pilgrims as part of our pilgrimage. This year we … Continue reading

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A young woman joyfully embracing the task

In November 2000 the Prince of Wales unveiled a striking statue of Mary high above the altar in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral. The sculpture, in Portland stone is the work of the renowned British sculptor David Wynne (1926 … Continue reading

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Special moments of Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week and Easter Day were wonderful this year at St Chrysostom’s and on Easter Day Fr Ian thanks everyone who had worked so well to make it so. We showed ourselves, and others, a wonderful example of Christian team … Continue reading

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