Category Archives: Christian

#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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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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