Category Archives: Christian

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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Paul Brown nominated for Bishop in the Church of England

We are delighted at the news that Paul Brown has been nominated for the post of bishop in the Church of England. Brown has had a wonderfully rich and varied ministry so far. He has worked in Cobhole in Essex, … Continue reading

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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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Nativities!

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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