Category Archives: Chrysostoms People

Though parted now, by tempests tossed

Which part of the Eucharist do you appreciate the most? Michael, a University Chaplain asked this of a group of students many years ago. I was one of the students. Hannah, a fellow student, surprised me by saying that she … Continue reading

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What the Bishop says …. about St Chrysostom’s People

Watching members of St Chrysostom’s Church play the parts of their predecessors at the recent anniversary service proved a deeply encouraging experience. Not least because this is a church prepared to define its history not via a series of photographs … Continue reading

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St Chrysostom’s People: Tommy Moore

Why is there a carving of a large bird outside Church? That is a special carving in memory of Tommy. Who was Tommy, was he famous? Tommy was a local man he lived near church all his life. He was … Continue reading

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St Chrysostom’s People: Carmen Allen

This photo is of my Granny Carmen Allen. Carmen, my mother in law, accepted the invitation to come to the ‘mother country’ from Jamaica. People were told they were needed. She arrived in England in 1960. She trained for three … Continue reading

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St Chrysostom’s People: Louise da Cocodia

We speak of Louise da Cocodia, began Edna, to which Desmond responded… A remarkable and much loved woman and member of our congregation here at St Chrysostom’s. She was ever bright, and like a star, always transmitting energy to those … Continue reading

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St Chrysostom’s People: Phoebe Sen

‘Be Prepared’      I speak as Phoebe Sen, Guider at St Chrysostom’s, and my daughter Sheila, Sheila Biddle, who worships here has written these words: I did not attend worship at St Chrysostom’s, although my children were baptised and I took … Continue reading

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50 St Chrysostom’s people, and more…

A church history with a difference. Not a history of a building, not a history of the priests … instead stories of people who have made our church community what it is today. We recently had a splendid evening at … Continue reading

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