Category Archives: St Chrysostoms Church

Pronouncing Chrysostom

We all like to hear our names pronounced correctly, and we are pleased when an effort is made to get the pronunciation right. So how do we pronounce our patron saint’s name? Chrysostom is a special word, coming from the … Continue reading

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Pray Vespers at 5pm with us!

Wherever you are this Summer (23rd July to September 1st), at 5pm (or about that time) we invite you to join us in Vespers.  We’ve developed this lovely ‘Pray vespers’ tradition at St Chrysostom’s over the years. At two different … Continue reading

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Welcome, Fr Sydwell

Welcome to Fr Sydwell Isaac, our new curate! Sydwell was born in Elliot in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa and grew up in Cape Town. He is the fourth of his parents’ nine children – Sydwell has seven brothers and … Continue reading

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Happy, Blessed and Confirmed

Joy, prayer and enthusiasm surrounded us as  we celebrated the confirmation of seven children from St Chrysostom’s School.  Following a tour of the school, and a school dinner, Bishop Mark led the children of Yrs 4 and 5 from school … Continue reading

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20 memories, 20 years

I spent two and a half minutes today jotting down quickly twenty special points that came quickly to mind of the twenty years I have been Parish Priest at St Chrysostom’s, and for which I give thanks to God. Here … Continue reading

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What the Rector does – Prays at 5pm

What does the Rector do? Here’s the fifth and final entry in my short series of blogs offering a few reflections on some of the ministry I’ve been involved with during the week. I’m choosing one aspect of each day, … Continue reading

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Extra moments of Confirmation

When we meet for worship at St Chrysostom’s there are often unexpected moments which inspire, enrich or challenge us. They can be times of beauty and faith which inspire, sometimes they can be moments which challenge and enlarge our outlook … Continue reading

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