Category Archives: Saints

Celebrating 140 Years

We’re coming up to St Chrysostom’s Church’s birthday, so here’s some information about  the consecration itself By the 1870s Victoria Park and the local area had grown so much that it was decided it needed its own church. The site … Continue reading

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An Angel Quiz

For several years Fr Ian has prepared a quiz on the theme of angels for a priests’ gathering at Michaelmas. Here is a recent one.  At the quiz itself points are given for humorous, if wrong, answers, as well as … Continue reading

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See the treasures of the Church

One of the most celebrated saints in the history of the Church, St Laurence is honoured on August 10th. His day is, unusually, given a high rank – Feast rather than Memorial – in the Roman Catholic Western calendar. The … Continue reading

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A shrine to St Aghill in Lancashire?

An extraordinary devotion to an ancient Christian woman martyr has broken out in a remote English valley – Rossendale in Lancashire. Local residents in the north end of the valley have named an area, and roads, after the saint whom … Continue reading

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Jesus, remember me

Hidden away in the list of saints commemorated on March 25th is the name ‘St Dismas, the Good Thief.’ Poor Dismas, the name usually given to thief crucified with Our Lord,  is especially forgotten on the day as it is … Continue reading

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Caedmon’s Song

A quiet man who loved tending his cows at Whitby in North Yorkshire, Caedmon couldn’t recite poetry because he thought he had no stories to tell. Then after one especially upsetting public event, Caedmon stormed home, fell asleep in the … Continue reading

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Josephine Bakhita

A nine year old girl in a happy family, was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Over a period of fourteen years she was bought and sold five times.  She suffered beatings and horrific indignity, so traumatic was the experience that … Continue reading

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