Category Archives: St Chrysostoms Church

Mother N and Father M

“Hello, Ian” a voice boomed across St Ann’s Square, in Manchester. I looked round and couldn’t work out who had called to me. Then a large bearded man in a well worn thick coat, selling copies of The Big Issue waved. … Continue reading

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In our day of thanksgiving

We sing this lovely hymn, to the beautiful tune ST CATHERINE’S COURT, on the Feast of Consecration of our Church – our Church’s birthday. (There is a recording made at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral here) In our day of thanksgiving one … Continue reading

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1837 plans for a Victoria Park Church

The idea for having a church on the site of St Chrysostom’s came long before our church building. Dr Bosdin Leech, a noted local resident and historian of the area, wrote to the St Chrysostom’s Monthly Magazine in 1938 about … Continue reading

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Valette at St Chrysostom’s

Pierre Valette  has been called a pioneer of Impressionism – the ‘Monet of Manchester.’ Several of his striking paintings are on display at the Manchester City Art gallery. While he often paints a grimy and frequently damp Manchester, he does … Continue reading

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The Red Queen, Tribal Dance and Nit Picking

‘Well, in our country,’ said Alice, still panting a little, ‘you’d generally get to somewhere else—if you ran very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.’ ‘A slow sort of country!’ said the Queen. ‘Now, here, you see, … Continue reading

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Encouraging Inclusion

  Mass at South Creake is a highlight of our parish pilgrimage to Walsingham each year. Fr Clive Wylie SCP, the Rector, is so welcoming and encouraging. We are delighted the encouragement works both ways, as Fr Clive explains: It … Continue reading

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Only at St Chrysostom’s: 2. The Book of Uncommon Prayer

From time to time we are given unusual church worship books at St Chrysostom’s. We have quite a collection. Some we occasionally put in small auctions on eBay for church charities. Others we pass on to interested folk. Some we … Continue reading

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