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Praying for a departed family member or friend

When we hear of the news of a family member, friend or acquaintance who has died we are naturally sad. We may wish to pause on hearing the news and think and pray for the person. Later in the day, … Continue reading

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The continuing Epiphany

The glorious Epiphany window faces us in the Anson Chapel, at St Chrysostom’s. The window is part of the outstanding Burlison and Grylls stained glass at St Chrysostom’s. The Epiphany in story and image celebrates the showing of Christ, the … Continue reading

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A developing Carol Service

We’ve looked at the origins of the Carol Service at Truro and how it was popularised through King’s College, Cambridge. Now let’s look at how a Carol service developed in a local parish church – St Chrysostom’s, Manchester! In the … Continue reading

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Waiting for the last Advent

“The Advent season is a season of waiting, but our whole life is an Advent season, that is, a season of waiting for the last Advent, for the time when there will be a new heaven and a new earth … Continue reading

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A wonderfully inclusive service for our local community

Over two hundred people attended our Carol service this year. Cllr Jill Lovecy commented: It was a great pleasure to join you again for this wonderfully inclusive service for our local community, and support the tremendous work St Chrysostom’s does … Continue reading

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Once in Royal David’s City

In candlelight a solo voice sings Once in Royal David’s City. Of course, St Chrysostom’s is not the only church which usually begins their Carol service in this way. The tradition, no doubt, has been popularised from the King’s College … 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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