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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
What is the full name of the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories? That was Question 6 of a light hearted St Ignatius (of Antioch) Quiz, written by Fr Ian for a gathering of the Manchester Chapter of the Society … Continue reading
Women, and especially lesbian women with partners are sadly rare in churches’ calendars of saints and holy ones. Here’s a woman to honour, from the Calendar of the Episcopal Church of the US. Vida Dutton Scudder (feast day 10th October) … Continue reading
We welcome a wonderfully wide variety of people to St Chrysostom’s. Hospitality is a centrepoint of our church life. Today it was a delight to welcome Persian friends to church today, for a special gathering. Dr Soroush Dabbagh, an Iranian … Continue reading
For several years Fr Ian has prepared a quiz on the theme of angels for a priests’ gathering at Michaelmas. Here is a recent one. At the quiz itself points are given for humorous, if wrong, answers, as well as … Continue reading
What do Chocolate Cake, a Teabag and a Turkey have in common? They were connected by poetry today! This morning, on National Poetry Day, I visited St John’s School and read some poetry in different classes and I asked a … Continue reading