Category Archives: Pilgrimage

Lingerie, a wheelbarrow and a frozen lover

The lives of the saints can, at times, seem just a little bit too virtuous and distant from us. This evening, at Vespers, Rosie introduced us to unusual stories told of some saints. She was assisted in this by Richard … Continue reading

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Trinity with beer and chips

Trinity Sunday comes at the end of the church’s celebration of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter, and casts light on the nature of the God we worship. Words and images cannot fully explain God. They can be indicators, guides to … Continue reading

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Mother of Sheshan

We continue our May series of images of Mary from recent times Images of Our Lady often relate to the culture in which they are found, they can also have political significance. The Shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan is … Continue reading

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Celebrating our Faith

We had a fantastic celebration of Easter Faith on Sunday evening (10th May) . Bishop Mark led us with enthusiasm and joy, and in differing ways members of our church ‘stood up for what they believe’ and  we affirmed together … Continue reading

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Mama Mary

A painting from the Philippinnes, Nuestra Senora del Carmen, continues our series of modern images of Mary for Our Lady’s month, May (for the first image see here) Many of the images, and statues of Mary seen in the different … Continue reading

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Our favourite churches

The National Churches Trust has asked 60 famous people to name their favourite Church. We thought we’d join in! So we’re beginning an occasional series on the blog of ‘Favourite Churches.’ We’re asking a variety of people connected with St … Continue reading

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Eleventh Station – Jesus nailed to the cross for us

We adore you O Christ and we bless you Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world “When they came to the place that is called “The Skull” they crucified Jesus there, with the criminals, one on his … Continue reading

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A Growing Church – our story

One percent decline each year, disproportionately elderly age profile, out of step with the digital world… so the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York recently described some of the stark problems of the Church of England. Undoubtedly these … Continue reading

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Inspiring walking – The Labyrinth at St C’s

We blessed and used our Church labyrinth for the first time on Sunday evening. Rosie, Parish Assistant, writes: Since the idea of having our own labyrinth here at St Chrysostom’s first came about, and then through the process of making … Continue reading

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First steps on our labyrinth

We’ve a special event at Church when our moveable canvas labyrinth is blessed and used for the first time on Sunday. Rosie, Parish Assistant writes: The idea for our own labyrinth first came from Fr Ian, who came across several … Continue reading

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