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I am a fan of Marcus Rashford

I am a great fan of Marcus Rashford. He is quite simply a wonderfully inspiring young man. He comes from a working class family, and was brought up by a single mother who had to do several jobs to raise … Continue reading

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Don’t be shy, say ‘Hello’

#HaveaChat Let’s smile, speak to, and chat with people! We’re encouraging one another to do this here at St Chrysostom’s. We’re not talking here about church people talking to church people, but rather us having small but friendly interactions with … Continue reading

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Smile, wave, #HaveaChat

During lockdown more people in the UK have experienced loneliness than ever before. Loneliness comes at many different ages and places, and in different times. The child going to school, the student going to University, the young mother moving to … Continue reading

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God’s cousin?

“It must be difficult working in a parish where most of the people are not Christian,” commented a person I was talking to recently. The simple comment made me think. I have not particularly thought of this as a particular … Continue reading

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Adoring Christ in Sacrament and Service

Fr Admos spoke at our Corpus Christi Holy Hour, as part of #Adorate2021. Here is the text of his brief homily: We begin our celebration of the solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Most Holy Body and Blood of our Lord. … Continue reading

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Mary’s statue – a living story of love and prayer

I was moved to see this photograph of our statue of Our Lady posted in our Facebook group on May 31st, the final day of Mary’s month. The statue is well known and well loved by our people at St … Continue reading

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A still, small moment of calm

Breathe through the heats of our desireThy coolness and Thy balm;Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,O still, small voice of calm. Moments of calm, times of ‘coolness and balm,’ bring peace and great … Continue reading

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Infant Communion?

Throughout her recent pregnancy a mother at St Chrysostom’s received Holy Communion. Of course she was not alone in this. Pregnant women receive the blessed sacrament. Of course they do. As they do so surely we must argue, the child … Continue reading

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Model of Patience

We are delighted to have blog contributions from women of many different backgrounds who are offering us insights arising from the Litany of Mary of Nazareth. All the contributors are connected in some way with us at St C’s. First … Continue reading

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May Litany of Mary of Nazareth

The earliest authorised form of prayer in the English language was the Litany of 1544. It was composed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, and followed the great tradition of the Church in providing a litany of prayer to … Continue reading

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