Category Archives: Prayer

The assistance of the Rosary

Sabine Baring-Gould, a remarkable, and very prolific priest of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, is perhaps best known as the author of the hymn Onward Christian Soldiers. He wrote at least 1,200 other works, including a lovely ‘period piece’ The Golden … Continue reading

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Heman and Jeduthun

With them were Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest of those chosen and expressly named to render thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever. (1 Chronicles 16:41) How wonderful! King David considered thanking God so important that he … 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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Pray Vespers at 5pm with us!

Wherever you are this Summer (23rd July to September 1st), at 5pm (or about that time) we invite you to join us in Vespers.  We’ve developed this lovely ‘Pray vespers’ tradition at St Chrysostom’s over the years. At two different … Continue reading

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What the Rector does – Prays at 5pm

What does the Rector do? Here’s the fifth and final entry in my short series of blogs offering a few reflections on some of the ministry I’ve been involved with during the week. I’m choosing one aspect of each day, … Continue reading

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What the Rector does – Prison Visiting

What does the Rector do? This week in a short series of blogs I’m offering a few reflections on some of the ministry I’ve been involved with during the week: Visiting a prisoner: Visiting the sick, those in hospital and those … Continue reading

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Have a joyful Lent – think outside the box!

Each year you give us this joyful season  – says one of the prayers at Mass in Lent. Really, joyful? Well, for many people Lent  seems to be about giving up chocolate, gin or bacon sandwiches. Many Christians try a … Continue reading

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