Category Archives: Catholic

Pray Vespers at 5pm with us!

Wherever you are this Summer (22nd July to 31st August), at 5pm (or about that time) we invite you to join us in Vespers.  We’ve developed this lovely ‘Pray vespers’ tradition at St Chrysostom’s over the years. At two different … Continue reading

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What a debt we owe her! Anglican Archbishops on Mary

Archbishops of Canterbury have spoken or written about Mary. Our series on Mary in the Anglican Tradition continues with words from three different Archbishops of Canterbury, looking at Mary from three differing perspectives. First of all Edward White Benson, Archbishop … 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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Blessèd was the breast that fed thee

The ‘long eighteenth century’ in the Anglican church is sometimes portrayed, incorrectly it should be said, as a time of spiritual dearth. The style of worship, and of church life was often very different from today but there is ample … Continue reading

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Dearly, dearly has he loved

Here is the text of the sermon Fr Ian preached at the Good Friday Liturgy at St Chrysostom’s 2019. It’s the 1850s, and a young Belgian lad, Joseph de Veuster, is working on his father’s farm.   His family are devout … Continue reading

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The Mosque: a playground, a sanctuary, a gathering place.

“A mosque is not simply “a place of worship.” With these words Asma Akbar began a moving, honest and insightful talk at the gathering at Manchester Central Mosque at which people of differing faiths and people of goodwill gathered in … Continue reading

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Prayerways: At the end of the day

We’ve a series on ways to pray that are easy and simple and suitable for all this Lent. In the first of the series Fr Julian reflects on the events of our day to help us shape our prayer lives … Continue reading

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