Category Archives: Manchester

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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Te Deum Laudamus! The past year

So often the news seems to be disturbing or even upsetting, this has been so true in 2020.   It’s hardly surprising that some people wish this year to end. The blight of the Coronavirus has affected us all. However, … Continue reading

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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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St Chrysostom’s People: Walter Carroll

Maurice Duruflé‘s choral setting of Ubi Caritas was wonderfully performed, and filled St Chrysostom’s Church with glorious music during our celebration of St Chrysostom’s People. Euan Au conducted the singers, The Renaissance Consort, and when the piece came to an end he … Continue reading

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First of the witnesses

First of the witnesses, You met the Risen Lord, You were sent first with the News, Meeting incredulous men, Who dismissed you As bearer of women’s tales. Ann Lewin’s poem, Mary of Magdala, invites us to move our focus when … Continue reading

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Confirmed in celebration and joy

“I look forward to this day every year” said the Bishop! Which day? Which Bishop? The day was the day when children from St Chrysostom’s School come to church to be confirmed. They are encouraged and supported by their friends, … 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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An award from the Bishop

For the second year in a row St Chrysostom’s has been given a ‘Church for a Different World Award’ by the Bishop of Manchester.  The awards celebrate how churches across the Diocese of Manchester are innovating to meet the needs … Continue reading

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1837 plans for a Victoria Park Church

The idea for having a church on the site of St Chrysostom’s came long before our church building. Dr Bosdin Leech, a noted local resident and historian of the area, wrote to the St Chrysostom’s Monthly Magazine in 1938 about … 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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