Tag Archives: Carols

Rescue a Carol?

When Percy Dearmer and Martin Shaw edited the Oxford Book of Carols in 1928 they declined to include Away in a Manger and Silent Night judging that they were ‘too vulgar’, and ‘unlikely to survive the passage of years.’ Now, of course, very few collections … Continue reading

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Flowers of different colours

At the Victoria Park Carol Service at St Chrysostom’s we are delighted to welcome a huge variety of people and we are so pleased to welcome people of differing world faiths. This year was no exception. We were pleased that … Continue reading

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Memories of Carols

Fr Ian reflects on Christmas Carols and our faith stories: Sergeant Frank Naden of the 6th Cheshire Territorials described how he kept Christmas Eve 1914 in the trenches of northern France.  “On Christmas Eve fireballs went up from the German lines and … Continue reading

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On the First Day of Christmas

Happy Christmas! Members of the St Chrysostom’s ministry team have written short reflections for the twelve days of Christmas. We’ll post one each day. Today, Christmas Day, we begin: For a child has been born for us, a son given … Continue reading

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