Category Archives: Anglo Catholic

Scenes from Ladyewell 2017

Each year for the last ten years people from St Chrysostom’s have joined friends from St Peter’s, Oughtrington, for a day pilgrimage to the lovely shrine at Ladyewell near Preston. The pilgrimages are always joyful and special. This year, for … Continue reading

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A weekend in a parish assistant’s work – Ye-Haw!

Have you ever wondered what exactly the Parish Assistants do? Hannah writes about a busy weekend… Besides making the perfect cuppa tea after worship and serving during mass, our duties vary each week. Every week we prepare and serve at … Continue reading

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We are all meant to be mothers of God

“I know Mary lived two thousand years ago, but I have actually seen her” – As we begin May, Mary’s month here is a thought provoking blog entry the first of a short series for May this year. We are … Continue reading

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Praying for Priests at Ars-sur-Formans

An appropriate place for a priest to visit and renew priestly commitment is undoubtedly Ars-sur-Formans, near Lyon, in eastern France. In 1818 John-Baptist Vianney (the Curé  d’Ars, feast day 4th August) was sent to what was then a neglected and … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 50 days

Alleluia! Christ is Risen Easter isn’t just one day – it’s a season of 50 days Campaign for a real Eastertide! Christians make a lot of Lent – giving up things, fasting, praying, and other worthy things – some of … Continue reading

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The Angel sat on it

The Angel rolled back the stone and sat on it… (Matthew 28.2) Every Easter I remember the time when, as an undergraduate student, I went to Benediction on Easter Day at St Alban’s, Conybeare Street in Birmingham. A great and … Continue reading

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Not I, Lord, surely?

One by one the distressed disciples in today’s Gospel reading (Matthew 26.14-25) asked Jesus Not I, Lord, surely? when he told them that one of them was to betray him. They couldn’t believe that they would act in that way. One … Continue reading

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