Category Archives: Manchester

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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Highly commended work

Over two hundred people of about fifteen different nationalities have attended our church language classes, held two or three times each week at Church. The classes are principally, but not exclusively, for victims of human trafficking. Many are men, all … Continue reading

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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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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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