Category Archives: Christian

Merry Christmas from Bremen

Merry Christmas from the medieval German city of Bremen, home of the famous animal musicians in a fairy tale, and of Anne Noltenius, one of our parish assistants 2016-2017. The city was bombed heavily in the Second World War and … Continue reading

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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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Highly commended work

Over two hundred people of about fifteen different nationalities have attended our church language classes, held two or three times each week at Church. The classes are principally, but not exclusively, for victims of human trafficking. Many are men, all … Continue reading

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Elsie Wilkes, an ordinary person and an inspiration

“Look at what ordinary people are up to in parishes, it’s really heartening..” writes Madeline Davies of The Church Times. Rachel Mann, Vicar of St Nicholas, Burnage, in response talked of the need for ‘reminders of the glory in the dust’. As … Continue reading

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How to show care to someone you know in prison

You have heard that someone you know is in prison. What can you do? England has the highest imprisonment rate in Western Europe. Most  prisoners (over 70%) have committed a non-violent offence, almost half of those in prison are serving … Continue reading

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Family History and my faith

Looking at our family history can enrich and challenge our faith outlook and our understanding of why we believe what we do. Graham Naylor, a keen family historian, continues our series of how our studies influence our faith. I was … Continue reading

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Entomology and my Faith

Entomology (noun): The Scientific Study of Insects – and faith. Since I was a little girl I have always loved being outside among growing things, helping in my grandparents’ garden or playing wildly imaginative games with my cousins in the … Continue reading

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