Category Archives: Christianity

Spiritual Communion

Sometimes we are not able to be at Church to receive Holy Communion. There may be very good reasons for this. We may be travelling, ill, weather conditions may prevent us, or we may have another good reason for being … Continue reading

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Guide #FollowTheStar

It seems that we rarely need to ask the way to strange places these days because of modern technology. In earlier times the compass was used. Often guides for spirituality are suggested too. Fr Chris comments in the #FollowTheStar series … Continue reading

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2020 Veni Creator Spiritus: God Knows!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  In 1939 the then Princess Elizabeth gave to her father, King George VI, a copy of a poem. It became famous when the King quoted it in his 1939 Christmas Broadcast. The poem,  God Knows is by, … Continue reading

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#soapbox Please revise the Church’s Agenda!

A prison contacted me recently about a prisoner whom I know. He is in utter despair and they fear he will take his life. Could I please visit, I was asked. In the grounds of church two homeless people have … Continue reading

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United by the Christmas Story

The first words spoken in our Carol Service are words of welcome, and encouragement. The words form what is called ‘The Preface’ of the service, and it’s our custom to vary the words slightly each year. Here is what was … 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 candle for Winnie, A candle for Keith

18th August, is the anniversary of the death in 2012 of Winnie Johnson. Winnie was known throughout England as the mother of Keith Bennett, the child victim of the moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. Despite extensive searching Keith’s … Continue reading

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