Category Archives: Catholic

Pray Vespers at 5pm with us!

While St Chrysostom’s is closed for public worship because of the Coronavirus we invite you to join us in Vespers, wherever you are. We’ve developed this lovely ‘Pray Vespers’ tradition at St Chrysostom’s over the years. We invite friends to … Continue reading

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Called to Trust

Imagine you are a well-educated, 22-year-old of high standing. Your societal needs and wants could be met without question. Now imagine the love you have for your child; still breastfeeding, this young human is dependent upon you and your connection. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Communion

Sometimes we are not able to be at Church to receive Holy Communion. There may be very good reasons for this. We may be travelling, ill, weather conditions may prevent us, or we may have another good reason for being … Continue reading

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Sunbeam Day

Blue Monday, in January, is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. Late January days are gloomy, the festivities of Christmas and New Year are over. This all contributes to a gloomy feeling which, it is said, … Continue reading

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Creating the Kalendar 2020

Each year we produce a Calendar (or to us the old church spelling ‘Kalendar’) at St Chrysostom’s Church listing the feasts and festivals we will be keeping and other observances. We feel it is important to have our own local … Continue reading

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Honour Christ’s baptism and celebrate the feast

Nestled in the corner of the Anson (side) Chapel in St Chrysostom’s Church we find a stained glass window of the Baptism of Our Lord. The window, part of the lovely sequence of stained glass windows in church, is between … Continue reading

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Nollaig na mBan – a very simple celebration

Learning from Irish women …. Some of the most stressful events in life are also times of celebration. Holidays, family events, and even Christmas. In some ways it’s hardly surprising. We make extensive preparations, involving others, sometimes costly financially and … Continue reading

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