Category Archives: Spirituality

King of the North – the story

In this first part of a two part blog entry Fred tells us of the life of St Oswald. (Feast day August 5th) Born in 604 with a claim to the mostly pagan Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira (jointly … Continue reading

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An Inspiration to Parish Clergy

When parish priests are welcomed to their parish the words used emphasise the role of the priest to the whole parish. This is also emphasised, usually, in the title of the parish priest, the ‘Vicar of Wilberfoss,’ the ‘Rector of … Continue reading

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Sacred Heart – the ‘Heart of God’

One of the greatest independent Christian thinkers in the twentieth century was undoubtedly the French Scientist and Priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. His writings combine a deep life of prayer and spirituality with vision for the future and hope. For … Continue reading

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5 things to do in this time of crisis

For several years the NHS has recommended the ‘five simple things’ as a way of maintaining good mental health. They were not derived from the Christian faith but certainly do not contradict it. For more information see NHS Based on … Continue reading

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The Chi Rho Movement at St C’s

A new movement for lay people is being planned and developed in the Church of England and beyond and we are delighted that St Chrysostom’s will be one of the pilot parishes to help pioneer this encouraging initiative. The Chi … 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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Rules for living

Do you have rules that you live by? Foundations you have built your life around? Guidelines you try to stay close to in your everyday life? Madison, Parish Assistant, offers thoughts arising from the course Growing Relationships with God which … Continue reading

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Blake’s Jerusalem

Each year at the last night of the proms the orchestra plays, and the people sing, Jerusalem – the words of William Blake set to the memorable music of Hubert Parry. Union Jack flags are waved and a little earlier … Continue reading

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The joy of altar serving

How as an eight year old boy  was I to carry a heavy book on a metal stand from one side of the altar to the other without dropping it? This was my anxiety was about serving Mass for the … Continue reading

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Walsingham – joyful, spiritual, inclusive and fun!

We had a fantastic pilgrimage to Walsingham this year – probably our largest numerically, very inclusive and very varied – and very joyful, spiritual and fun! It is always a delight to meet up with our friends from St Peter’s, … Continue reading

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