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Teachers’ favourites

Books had certainly inspired children and staff at St Chrysostom’s School today. Fr Ian and Hannah, parish assistant, received lovely welcomes as they visited nearly all the classes of the school this morning. They were so impressed by what they … Continue reading

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Spending time with the ancestors at Shaugh Prior

Nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor, not far from Plymouth, is the village of Shaugh Prior. Being a largely rural parish it is possible, for a short time at least, to soak up the rural charm and peace of … Continue reading

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“Truly wondrous is the whole chronicle of the Nativity”

St John Chrysostoms was well known for his remarkable sermons. They gave him his nickname, ‘chhrysostom’ – ‘golden mouth.’ Although preached over 1000 years ago many still speak to us today. At the Geat Easter Vigil at St Chrysostom’s each … Continue reading

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The 1990s: Kwik Save, Princess Di and Poll Tax

Continuing our series on childhoods spent in the different decades of the Queen’s reign we’ve reached the 1990s. Syeda, who works at St John’s School, has told us of her childhood in the 1990s. Syeda was born in Rusholme, and … Continue reading

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Postcard from Berlin

James and Allanah recently went on holiday to Berlin from where they send this ‘postcard’  This August James and I went to Berlin to celebrate both James 30th birthday and our 1st wedding anniversary (hoorah!). We spent 3 days and 4 nights … Continue reading

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Our Assumption

In this striking painting, by the French Symbolist artist Maurice Denis (1870-1943), the artist shows his daughter, ‘Nono’, crowning with flowers her mother, the artist’s wife, Marthe. In the painting, as in much of this artist’s work, the boundary between the sacred … Continue reading

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The 1980s: Barry Manilow, Bangor and Babycham

Moving from the 60’s and 70’s in our fascinating series about childhood memories of different decades we move into the 80’s and thank Mrs Pam Gordon, a teacher at St John’s School for sharing her memories. Pam was born in … Continue reading

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