Category Archives: Prayer

A candle for Winnie, A candle for Keith

Today, 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 … Continue reading

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Pray Vespers at 5pm with us!

Fr Chris writes: It’s always lovely when we hear from so many people over the year as they visit different parts of the world – and especially so over the summer. Everyone is welcome to join in with St Chrysostom’s … Continue reading

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Scenes from Ladyewell 2017

Each year for the last ten years people from St Chrysostom’s have joined friends from St Peter’s, Oughtrington, for a day pilgrimage to the lovely shrine at Ladyewell near Preston. The pilgrimages are always joyful and special. This year, for … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 50 days

Alleluia! Christ is Risen Easter isn’t just one day – it’s a season of 50 days Campaign for a real Eastertide! Christians make a lot of Lent – giving up things, fasting, praying, and other worthy things – some of … Continue reading

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The Heart in Pilgrimage

“Can you recommend a good book of prayers?” I’ve been asked this by a farmer in Teesdale, a long term prisoner, an asylum seeker from the Middle East and a University student, and many more people during my ministry. Of … Continue reading

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Why Ash?

Ash Wednesday– most of us have heard the name, and many of us know the tradition of a priest “imposing” or putting ash on people’s foreheads.  Why do we do it? Fr Chris continues our series about why we do … Continue reading

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Teaspoon Prayer

How a teaspoon can help us pray – Hannah, parish assistant tells us about a helpful aid to prayer Last week Anne and I were at a Time for God retreat in Wales. We spent the week reflecting on our … Continue reading

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