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Biblical women: Mary Magdalene

  Mary Magdalene was the first in our 2018 Mass series of sermons on Women of the Bible. Alma Servant spoke, and writes here: Mary Magdalene was a faithful disciple of Jesus from the early days of his ministry. Three … Continue reading

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The agents of genuine renewal

Where will genuine renewal of church and society come from? This contribution to our church blog written by Mark Ashcroft, Bishop of Bolton, presents a thoughtful challenge. Isaiah 61 has always and continues to shape my understanding of Christian ministry … Continue reading

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Olympias Books

Child poverty is alarmingly high in the local area around St Chrysostom’s Church. Earlier this year we learned (see here) that the parliamentary constituency in which St Chrysostom’s Church stands has the highest incidence of child poverty outside London. Many … Continue reading

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Cycling and Singing the distance for MIND

5 singers, 5 Bikes, 1,000 miles, 14 concerts – and tonight’s concert was at St Chrysostom’s. We were delighted to welcome the Song Cyclists – five young men who are cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 14 days, … Continue reading

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Funeral Hymns: Royal choices

Which hymns have been chosen for the funerals of Kings and Queens of the United Kingdom? A few months ago here on our church blog we gave some bishops’ choices of funeral hymns, some clergy gave us theirs, and we … Continue reading

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What the Rector does – listens to pastoral concerns

What does the Rector do? Here’s the fourth 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, today… 4.  Listens … Continue reading

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Confirming, celebrating and encouraging Easter faith

So, so special – I felt God’s holiness among us. Lovely confirmation service with Bishop Mark this evening. Spirit filled! Thank you for last night. It was a very special event. Those were three of the comments we received shortly … Continue reading

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