Category Archives: Saints

Kalendar 2020

Each year we produce a Calendar (or to us the old church spelling ‘Kalendar’) at St Chrysostom’s Church listing the feasts and festivals we will be keeping and other observances. We feel it is important to have our own local … Continue reading

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Te Deum Laudamus! Give thanks for the past year

So often the news seems to be disturbing or even upsetting.   It’s hardly surprising that some people wish a year to end. However, let’s be careful in case we slip into being too negative. We’d not want to be … Continue reading

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Anysius

Supporting another, being a friend, is a calling of many people, if not most. You and I are called to be kind and friends to others. Jesus, in the Gospels, puts a high value of friendship. We are invited to … Continue reading

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Giles: Inspiring holiness

Information about the sin the King had committed, but was too ashamed to confess, was delivered by an angel to St Giles as he stood at the altar celebrating Mass. So relates the legendary life of St Giles. The scene … Continue reading

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Two Godrics

Godric Joseph Cockayne, my mother’s uncle, died of pneumonia aged 18 years, as a result of war injuries, as the First World War ended. Although those of my mother’s generation never knew ‘Uncle Godric’ his tragic death made a lasting … Continue reading

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Anglican Stars: Two Dorothys

Who has inspired you in your faith? Most of us can give examples of people who have encouraged and inspired us. Some may be great names, some may be people we have met and talked to. In some cases the … Continue reading

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A saint of not very appealing appearance

“He was remarkably tough… of short stature, thin, white haired, no teeth and stooped” Who?  Born in 1809 to a poor Dutch family Peter Donders (feast day January 14th) and his brother Martin had a limited education – they had … Continue reading

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