Category Archives: Anglo Catholic

Mother N and Father M

“Hello, Ian” a voice boomed across St Ann’s Square, in Manchester. I looked round and couldn’t work out who had called to me. Then a large bearded man in a well worn thick coat, selling copies of The Big Issue waved. … Continue reading

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St Galla

St Galla (feast day 5th October) has many similarities with St Olympias, the woman supporter of St John Chrysostom. Like Olympias, Galla was widowed at a young age and like Olympias she formed a community close to, and supportive of, … Continue reading

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Bishops, Poems and Hymns

How wonderful that a Bishop should leave a legacy of  poems and hymns! We recently sang at St Chrysostom’s church the lovely traditional hymn Hark, the sound of holy voices – the words of Bishop Christopher Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln … Continue reading

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Encouraging Inclusion

  Mass at South Creake is a highlight of our parish pilgrimage to Walsingham each year. Fr Clive Wylie SCP, the Rector, is so welcoming and encouraging. We are delighted the encouragement works both ways, as Fr Clive explains: It … Continue reading

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Embracing Inclusion

Inclusion is in the DNA of St Chrysostom’s. From it’s earliest days St Chrysostom’s church has served a parish of wide and constantly changing variety. The church has welcomed people from different backgrounds, countries and ethnicities. St Chrysostom’s was one … Continue reading

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Only at St Chrysostom’s 3. A Censation

What is the collective noun for a group of thuribles? Worship at St Chrysostom’s is well known for our use of incense. One of our regular worshippers who has been coming to church since she was a little girl recently … Continue reading

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A report from the Fr Ignatius Pilgrimage

Joseph Leycester Lyne (1837-1908), Fr Ignatius, was undoubtedly an enthusiastic, colourful and challenging figure. He was also a pioneer in monasticism in the Church of England. A biographer of Fr Ignatius has written “In life much that he did and … Continue reading

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