Category Archives: Anglo Catholic

Happy, Blessed and Confirmed

Joy, prayer and enthusiasm surrounded us as  we celebrated the confirmation of seven children from St Chrysostom’s School.  Following a tour of the school, and a school dinner, Bishop Mark led the children of Yrs 4 and 5 from school … Continue reading

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20 memories, 20 years

I spent two and a half minutes today jotting down quickly twenty special points that came quickly to mind of the twenty years I have been Parish Priest at St Chrysostom’s, and for which I give thanks to God. Here … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to the sisters

In 2009 we were delighted to welcome sisters of the Community of the Holy Name to St John’s Rectory, in the east part of our parish. We welcomed them to help us develop and extend our work in the east … Continue reading

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Image and Welcome at Ladyewell

What wonderful weather and what a varied company of pilgrims we were for this year’s Ladyewell pilgrimage. We were joined by members of the Company of Servers, from Blackburn Chapter who kindly served at the Pilgrimage Mass. As ever we … Continue reading

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Processing at Corpus Christi

Together we are journeying through life. We travel in our lives, many here have made long journeys to be in Manchester. We travel forward through time. We travel as pilgrims with no abiding city, we seek the one that is … Continue reading

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What the Rector does – Prays at 5pm

What does the Rector do? Here’s the fifth and final entry in my short series of blogs offering a few reflections on some of the ministry I’ve been involved with during the week. I’m choosing one aspect of each day, … Continue reading

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What the Rector does – Baptism preparation

What does the Rector do? Here’s the third in my short series of blogs offering a few reflections on some of the ministry I’ve been involved with during the week. I’m choosing one aspect of each day, today… 3. Baptism … Continue reading

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