Category Archives: Christian

Quietly dropped verses

A friend of Fr Ian kindly suggested a second round in Fr Ian’s quiz about hymns. (The first round of the quiz is here). For this round the questions is – From which hymns have the following verses been quietly … Continue reading

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Sharing smiles on World Smile Day

  World Smile Day may seem a bit ‘tacky’ or superficial to many, and I guess in some ways it is. However in our parish for World Smile Day we’ve developed a lovely tradition of going around our schools and … Continue reading

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Embracing Inclusion

Inclusion is in the DNA of St Chrysostom’s. From it’s earliest days St Chrysostom’s church has served a parish of wide and constantly changing variety. The church has welcomed people from different backgrounds, countries and ethnicities. St Chrysostom’s was one … Continue reading

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A report from the Fr Ignatius Pilgrimage

Joseph Leycester Lyne (1837-1908), Fr Ignatius, was undoubtedly an enthusiastic, colourful and challenging figure. He was also a pioneer in monasticism in the Church of England. A biographer of Fr Ignatius has written “In life much that he did and … Continue reading

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Golf and my Faith

Here’s a Summer contribution to our blog series on how our studies influence our faith. For the Summer Fr Ian invited his University Chaplain of many years ago, the Venerable John Duncan, for a blog post in the series, knowing … Continue reading

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Pray Vespers at 5pm with us!

Wherever you are this Summer (23rd July to September 1st), 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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Extra moments of Confirmation

When we meet for worship at St Chrysostom’s there are often unexpected moments which inspire, enrich or challenge us. They can be times of beauty and faith which inspire, sometimes they can be moments which challenge and enlarge our outlook … Continue reading

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