Category Archives: Prayer

2020 Veni Creator Spiritus: God Knows!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  In 1939 the then Princess Elizabeth gave to her father, King George VI, a copy of a poem. It became famous when the King quoted it in his 1939 Christmas Broadcast. The poem,  God Knows is by … Continue reading

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Te Deum Laudamus! The past year

So often the news seems to be disturbing or even upsetting, this has been so true in 2020.   It’s hardly surprising that some people wish this year to end. The blight of the Coronavirus has affected us all. However, … Continue reading

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Pray Vespers at 5pm with us!

While St Chrysostom’s is closed for public worship because of the Coronavirus we invite you to join us in Vespers, wherever you are. We’ve developed this lovely ‘Pray Vespers’ tradition at St Chrysostom’s over the years. We invite friends to … Continue reading

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Spiritual Communion

Sometimes we are not able to be at Church to receive Holy Communion. There may be very good reasons for this. We may be travelling, ill, weather conditions may prevent us, or we may have another good reason for being … Continue reading

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From Greenland to Jersey, from Delhi to Lismore

Narsarsuaq, Moscow, St Ouen, Raveningham, Stockport, Brighton, Harrisonburg VA, Walsingham and Manchester… the list could go on…and on. These are some of the places Vespers was prayed at 5pm over the Summer. What a fantastic response we had! First of … Continue reading

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Making a Tree of Prayer

A sign of love, unity and prayer – that’s our prayer tree in Church. Year 6 children and staff from our schools recently made a new prayer tree for us in church. The children are coming to the end of … Continue reading

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Prayerways: Pray with music

Most people find that their worship in church is enhanced by the music they hear and the hymns they sing. – Canon Alma Servant writes in our Lent Prayerways series. Music calms the mind and feelings when people are praying, … Continue reading

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Prayerways: Pray as you are

A lot of the time when we pray we think about different things, it is difficult not to be distracted. In our ‘Second Cup’ Lent Prayerways series Mtr. Kim reminded us to be mindful of our simple physical actions throughout … Continue reading

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Prayerways: At the end of the day

We’ve a series on ways to pray that are easy and simple and suitable for all this Lent. In the first of the series Fr Julian reflects on the events of our day to help us shape our prayer lives … Continue reading

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Choose Life!

During Lent, on weekdays, we’re inviting people connected with St Chrysostom’s to share their thoughts on a Bible reading set for Mass for the day. On Fridays we will share thoughts on one of the Stations of the Cross. A … Continue reading

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