Category Archives: Catholic

Serving Jesus generously in the Mass

Altar servers play such an important part at Mass at St Chrysostom’s. We are proud to have recruited a very varied team – different ages, ethnicities and outlooks.  And now a few words on altar servers from Pope Benedict XVI … Continue reading

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The Angelus: Stop, pause and pray

Just over 100 years ago Jean-Francois Millet’s painting L’Angélus was one of the most popular paintings in Western Europe and the United States. Painted in 1857 Millet’s depiction of two French peasants praying rapidly became an icon of Catholic identity. A … Continue reading

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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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