Category Archives: Christian

Anglican Stars: Two Dorothys

Who has inspired you in your faith? Most of us can give examples of people who have encouraged and inspired us. Some may be great names, some may be people we have met and talked to. In some cases the … Continue reading

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The Ox and the Ass – inclusive nativities

Watching school nativity plays is one of the pleasures of being a school governor. I’ve seen a fair number these past years- stories about the sleepiest shepherd, the lost angel, the grumpy innkeeper, a fox come in from the woods, … Continue reading

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#Posada2018 Seeing God

At the beginning of their Gospels Matthew and Luke tell us through simple beautiful words of the coming of God into the confusion and muddle of our world in Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem. The stories of Jesus’ birth in … Continue reading

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A bold and courageous woman of the Church

Growing up near Whitby, I feel a close connection to St Hilda of Whitby (feast day 19th November). The connection is both geographical and spiritual. Hilda was the Abbess of Hartlepool and later in 649 Abbess at Whitby. Hilda put … Continue reading

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Clothing an International Mass

  What we wear says a great deal about us. Clothing identifies, and connects us. It’s lovely on special occasions at Mass at St Chrysostom’s that several of our church members, coming from a wide variety of cultures celebrate their … Continue reading

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Thanks for the contribution of LGBT people to St Chrysostom’s

Thanks for the contribution LGBT people have made, and continue to make, at St Chrysostom’s, was the theme of our Evening Oasis worship held at the end of October. Paul Pritchard led the worship and here are the prayers which … Continue reading

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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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