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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Our community celebrating Christmas hope together

What a wonderful Carol Service! So lovely to see our community so well represented in its diversity, and to be joined by the story of Christ’s coming at Christmas. Here are some comments of people who came: For me something … Continue reading

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Helpful Insights from Ramadan

For our Muslim neighbours the holy month of Ramadan has begun. The recently elected Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has said Ramadan is a ‘great opportunity… to break down the mystique and suspicion around Islam.’ During Ramadan we will have two or … Continue reading

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Flowers of different colours

At the Victoria Park Carol Service at St Chrysostom’s we are delighted to welcome a huge variety of people and we are so pleased to welcome people of differing world faiths. This year was no exception. We were pleased that … Continue reading

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