Category Archives: LGBT

Our Statement on Radical Inclusion

The Bishops of the Church of England recently made an untimely and insensitive statement about civil partnerships, sex, and same gender marriages. Since issuing it the bishops have apologised for the timing, whilst not withdrawing the statement itself. A small … Continue reading

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Thanks for the contribution of LGBT people to St Chrysostom’s

Thanks for the contribution LGBT people have made, and continue to make, at St Chrysostom’s, was the theme of our Evening Oasis worship held at the end of October. Paul Pritchard led the worship and here are the prayers which … 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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LGBT+ people and human rights

LGBT+ issues and human rights was the topic of an inspiring gathering at Church recently. Fr Chris and Prossy Kakooza lead the discussion. Fr Chris opened with an interesting whistle stop tour of the legal position of LGBT + people … Continue reading

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Be a kingdom builder

We welcomed Nick Campbell, recently made a Reader in our diocese, to speak at our monthly Open Table service recently. Thank you to Nick for speaking, and for this summary of the talk: The Kingdom of God isn’t easy to … Continue reading

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Sharing the Light!

Let your light shine! This Eastertide we’ve been piloting a new initiative at St Chrysostom’s – Sharing the Light. We light the Easter candle at the Easter Vigil, and there we share the light with one another as we light … Continue reading

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Love, tolerance and genuine spiritual fellowship

This evening is predominantly a social event, there is a lot of cheese to get through and some wine … a few people have kindly agreed to read and sing and there is even a short part of a film, all … Continue reading

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Asylum for Robert

Robert, from Uganda, has been granted asylum. This is great news. Robert has thanked the many christian and other organisations which have helped him. St Chrysostom’s has had a part in this. Robert writes saying “Huge thanks to all members … Continue reading

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Oh when the (80% male?) saints…

Saints inspire and encourage. They are good examples. The ‘great cloud of witnesses,’ saints and holy ones encourage us by their lives, examples and prayers. “O blest communion, fellowship divine!’ The Church of England’s Exciting Holiness gives an authorized modern calendar … Continue reading

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St Chrysostom’s Open Table and the House of Commons

A question has been asked in Parliament about whether the Church of England is doing enough in the pastoral care of LGBT people. It’s a very good question, although sad that it needs to be asked. The Church certainly seems … Continue reading

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