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Why Advent Candles?

In Advent at church, there is a wreath of three purple, one pink and one white candle placed together in a stand. During Advent as we enjoy our time together after Mass we gather around the Advent wreath to light … Continue reading

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Many Cultures, Many Nativities

Look around St Chrysostom’s church congregation, look around in our schools, and you will see an amazing variety of people, young and old. I recently went to a coffee morning at St Chrysostom’s School. At the table of nine people … Continue reading

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Shoes on the Danube Bank

A poignant memorial in Budapest has been visited by Sandra Palmer recently. She sends us this ‘postcard.’ Here I am on my annual trip to Budapest to visit family, but also places which have become old friends. I have to … Continue reading

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Evie’s christening

On Sunday they came to St Chrysostom’s from Torquay, Winchester, Shropshire… and New Mills. Why?¬† We celebrated Evie’s baptism, and it was a lovely occasion. It was a very special day for Fr Julian and Angela, grandparents – and Fr … Continue reading

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Bishops and their pets

A magnificent swan stands next to Bishop (St) Hugh of Lincoln (feast day 17th November). You can see it in the lovely Burlison and Grylls stained glass window of him in St Chrysostom’s Church. The swan was Hugh’s favourite pet. … Continue reading

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LGBT+ people and human rights

LGBT+ issues and human rights was the topic of an inspiring gathering at Church recently. Fr Chris and Prossy Kakooza lead the discussion. Fr Chris opened with an interesting whistle stop tour of the legal position of LGBT + people … Continue reading

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Pademelon, Frogmouth and Platypus: Praise be!

Pademelon, Frogmouth, Platypus – not words from Hogwarts but words on a postcard the e-postman has recently delivered to us at St Chrysostom’s My sister first caught sight of the peculiar ¬†bird sitting pretending to be a piece of bark … Continue reading

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