Category Archives: Prayer

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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Light from an Anglo Saxon Candlemas

On February 2nd (or a Sunday close to it) we celebrate Candlemas, The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple. This is one of the most ancient of Christian festivals, and a description exists of the feast … Continue reading

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January 5th: Sent to do good

Friday 5th January: We continue to celebrate Christ’s birth – the miracle of God coming to live with us.  Some words of Scripture to think about The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; … Continue reading

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