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Known in the Breaking of Bread

Here is an abridged version of a talk given by Noel Preston (1922-2017) on May 1st 2011. Noel was a dearly loved member of our Church. Noel was responding here to the invitation to give a short, personal, talk on … Continue reading

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A Farewell Sermon: Keep doing what you do

I have always had a certain sympathy for Thomas – Doubting Thomas, as he is often remembered.  It had been an awful week.  Their Lord had been taken away, tortured and crucified, their friend Judas, took his own life after … Continue reading

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Our Local Churches in lockdown: Signs of community and hope

“The problem with the Church of England, today” said a recent (lay) guest speaker at one of our Zoom discussions, “is not the parishes, or the parish clergy, its the hierarchy and their church officials.” The discussion was around the … Continue reading

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Easter Hope 2021

We had a wonderful Easter at St Chrysostom’s! So many people, those who came to church, and those who joined online have said so. First of all I would like to thanks everyone who worked so hard to make it … Continue reading

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Naming the Cross today

Sandra Palmer reflects with us on recognising the cross in our world today During the past week a number of people  have posted in our Church Facebook group images of crosses they have at home as well as crosses they … Continue reading

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Well done, good and faithful servant #InspiringWomen

Quite often I pass by the churchyard of the former St Saviour’s Church on Upper Brook Street. I rarely walk in. Today, on a lockdown walk, I did. I paused at the grave of Mary Hale. Mary was born Mary … Continue reading

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#seeingthecross

Crosses come in all shapes and sizes. A while ago we invited a group of children to go around our church and photograph the crosses they could find. Some were very obvious – such as the Christus Rex figure behind … Continue reading

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St Joseph: Blood is thicker than water! Or is it?

Mark and I often reflect on what a diverse family our two grandchildren George and Sofia have been born into. They live with their mummy as a tight knit unit of three, but their family is wonderfully so much more … Continue reading

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Joseph accepts Jesus as his son

Joseph Accepts Jesus as his son (Mt. 1:18-25) Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph…she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband was faithful to the law…he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But … Continue reading

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St Joseph, an Inspiration for Refugees

‘If a person shuts a door in someone’s face, this is very difficult. When a door is opened they no longer feel humiliated’…. ‘We ask just for a little bit of sympathy from you’. These are the words of Abdullah … Continue reading

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