Category Archives: Art

Valette at St Chrysostom’s

Pierre Valette  has been called a pioneer of Impressionism – the ‘Monet of Manchester.’ Several of his striking paintings are on display at the Manchester City Art gallery. While he often paints a grimy and frequently damp Manchester, he does … Continue reading

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Light from an Anglo Saxon Candlemas

On February 2nd (or a Sunday close to it) we celebrate Candlemas, The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple. This is one of the most ancient of Christian festivals, and a description exists of the feast … Continue reading

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Nativities!

Wonderful work was done in preparation for the Nativities! display in church. The enthusiasm, creativity and hard work by children and staff at St Chrysostom’s and St John’s schools is simply outstanding. The project has clearly grasped the imagination and … Continue reading

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Creating cribs

Cribs and nativity scenes are a special part of Christmas. Many of us have our favourites. The ones we remember may not be artistically beautiful. Often it is an association we have with a particular nativity that makes it special. … Continue reading

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An Angel Quiz

For several years Fr Ian has prepared a quiz on the theme of angels for a priests’ gathering at Michaelmas. Here is a recent one.  At the quiz itself points are given for humorous, if wrong, answers, as well as … Continue reading

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The Madonna of the Village

The Madonna of the Village appears on this year’s poster for the Feast of the Assumption Mass at St Chrysostom’s. The painting by the Jewish artist Marc Chagall is one of his most striking.  During the years of the Jewish … Continue reading

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See the treasures of the Church

One of the most celebrated saints in the history of the Church, St Laurence is honoured on August 10th. His day is, unusually, given a high rank – Feast rather than Memorial – in the Roman Catholic Western calendar. The … Continue reading

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