Category Archives: Christianity

3 words, 2 seconds, 1 moment

  O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever. 1 Chronicles 16.34 “Thank you.”  Two short words that speak volumes.  An acknowledgement of how much we depend on each other at nearly every … Continue reading

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2018 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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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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That Pink Candle

In the middle of the 1982 Falklands conflict a series of letters in The Times debated the pronunciation of the name of the southernmost, uninhabited, icy island of the South Sandwich Islands, Thule, far away in the South Atlantic, yet a … Continue reading

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Physical Chemistry and my faith

My research as a physical chemist involves the analysis of new and advanced materials using a technique called NMR spectroscopy. NMR stands for nuclear magnetic resonance, and is very closely related to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which has become a … Continue reading

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Celebrating 140 Years

We’re coming up to St Chrysostom’s Church’s birthday, so here’s some information about  the consecration itself By the 1870s Victoria Park and the local area had grown so much that it was decided it needed its own church. The site … Continue reading

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An Angel Quiz

For several years Fr Ian has prepared a quiz on the theme of angels for a priests’ gathering at Michaelmas. Here is a recent one.  At the quiz itself points are given for humorous, if wrong, answers, as well as … Continue reading

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