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Barbara Clementine Harris – a woman of immense courage

Mtr Kate contributes to our series on inspirational Black people: Barbara was born in Philadelphia in 1930 to Walter and Beatrice.  She was very musical and also developed an interest in writing and even had a weekly column in a local … Continue reading

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The Patron Saint of Troublemakers

I wish I had known about Saint Mary Mackillop, Australia’s only canonized saint in the RC church,  when I was drawing up a programme for Kharis ( children’s church) on saints  a couple of years ago. Sandra Palmer writes.  I … Continue reading

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Chi Rho at Chrysostom’s

Chi Rho is an exciting new initiative and we’re delighted to begin a branch for our area. Although based at St Chrysostom’s, the branch looks out beyond the local church. Chi Rho launched on August 6th 2020 and is being … Continue reading

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Shrine of Mary, Mother of Welcome and Hope

A shrine is a special place of prayer. We know of some of the great shrine sites in our world, such as Lourdes, Walsingham, or in other world faiths, Mecca, or the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. We also … Continue reading

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Having words about St Chrysostom’s

Isn’t this lovely? At the time of the 143rd Anniversary of our wonderful Church’s consecration we asked people to offer a group of words about our Church. Now, of course, our Church is more than a building it is also … Continue reading

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Be calm, be still

These are stormy and uncertain days. I suspect, like me, you may often ask yourself questions such as: What will happen next? Is it safe to do this? Can I go there? These are questions that show us how uncertain … Continue reading

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Writing a letter

We receive fewer and fewer hand written letters or cards. For many of us social media has become the way to communicate. It has many merits, but I still enjoy receiving a letter from a friend. One friend always sends … Continue reading

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Following the way of Francis

A number of years ago, I decided to have a big declutter of my house.  Previously I’d moved around a lot and relied on house moves to make me clear the clutter.  When I look back, I was shocked at the amount … Continue reading

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Sleepless Nights

You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak. I thought about the former days, the years of long ago; I remembered my songs in the night. My heart meditated and my spirit asked: “Will the Lord … Continue reading

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Seeing Angels?

Have you seen an angel? A group of St Chrysostom’s people thought about this question and exchanged thoughts. That morning one of our members, on the way to church, came across a neighbour unconscious outside, his body quite cold. He … Continue reading

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