Category Archives: Muslim

The Mosque: a playground, a sanctuary, a gathering place.

“A mosque is not simply “a place of worship.” With these words Asma Akbar began a moving, honest and insightful talk at the gathering at Manchester Central Mosque at which people of differing faiths and people of goodwill gathered in … Continue reading

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We stand together … with Muslim sisters and brothers

We stand together in the face of acts of terrorism. People of St Chrysostom’s walked after Sunday Mass to Manchester Central Mosque and joined a vigil at the mosque in solidarity with our Muslim friends mourning the horrific massacre in … Continue reading

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Insights from Iran

We welcome a wonderfully wide variety of people to St Chrysostom’s. Hospitality is a centrepoint of our church life. Today it was a delight to welcome Persian friends to church today, for a special gathering. Dr Soroush Dabbagh, an Iranian … 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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Remembering Manchester

This has been a week of deep emotion, tragedy, and concern in Manchester. It has also been a week when we have seen courageous bravery, working together, and praying together. It has been a week when people from all around … 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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Encouraging Interfaith encounters

A young Muslim lady, a social inclusivity campaigner, spoke from the pulpit a while ago at an act of worship in one of the great churches of the United Kingdom. At the service, during the prayers, prayer was offered by … Continue reading

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