Category Archives: Manchester

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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A candle for Winnie, A candle for Keith

Today, 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 … Continue reading

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Deities at the Bottom of the Garden

Central Library, Manchester, has a lovely little exhibition at present, Deities at the Bottom of the Garden. The contemporary Sheffield artist Richard Bartle has constructed twelve scaled down garden sheds each with an interior modelled on the worship place of a … Continue reading

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Inspired by Ramadan

What an inspiring assembly at St John’s School about the Muslim holy month of Ramadan!  Year 6 children, the majority of whom are Muslims, had prepared so well and delivered it with joyful aplomb. Not only was I impressed, I … 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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Running together for Mary’s Meals

Over forty people, of Christian, Muslim and other faith backgrounds gathered together in our local Birchfields Park on Sunday at 1pm to have a short fun run to draw attention to the wonderful work Mary’s Meals do for children in … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Homelessness Week

Fr Chris offers this reflection for Homelessness week (18-25 February) During this last week I was struck by the story of a woman who is now homeless on the streets of Manchester – some may have glimpsed the story on television. … Continue reading

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