Category Archives: Faith

Dr Noel Preston, 1922 – 2017

We were very sad to learn of  the death of a much respected and much loved member of our congregation, Dr Noel Preston. Noel died peacefully at home on April 21st 2017, surrounded by the love and prayers of Valerie, … Continue reading

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Praying for Priests at Ars-sur-Formans

An appropriate place for a priest to visit and renew priestly commitment is undoubtedly Ars-sur-Formans, near Lyon, in eastern France. In 1818 John-Baptist Vianney (the Curé  d’Ars, feast day 4th August) was sent to what was then a neglected and … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 50 days

Alleluia! Christ is Risen Easter isn’t just one day – it’s a season of 50 days Campaign for a real Eastertide! Christians make a lot of Lent – giving up things, fasting, praying, and other worthy things – some of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Easter Light

It is hard to miss the Easter Candle at our Church.  The stand alone, brightly coloured, is about 1.5m tall.  The Candle extends that by another 75cm.  It reigns supreme in the Sanctuary, and during the great 50 days of … Continue reading

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2017 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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Bishops’ choices of funeral hymns

In 1901 Archbishop Randall Davidson successfully vetoed the request made by the Royal Family that the Russian Kontakion for the departed should be sung at Queen Victoria’s funeral. He was concerned that it would give approval to what he saw … Continue reading

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Giving mystery space

Following a recent conversation with Hector, a member of congregation, Fr Ian invited him to write a blog reflection on why he travels to St Chrysostom’s: On a Sunday morning when I was living in Crieff in Scotland I regularly travelled … Continue reading

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