Tag Archives: St Chrysostom’s

Creative Connections

You may have noticed a few improvements outside church, with some more to come. The new bench commemorating Gill and Dick Hatch has settled into place next to our new prayer tree and is proving a lovely sunny spot to … Continue reading

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Take with you every blessing you have received here

The end of the academic year often sees student members of our congregation moving on as they complete their studies. This week, Naoko left us to return to Japan. We will miss her kind friendly smile at our mid-week Masses, … Continue reading

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May God hold you in the palm of His hand

Parish assistant John writes: Over Trinity Sunday weekend, I was at a 4-day choir festival in Dublin. Various Voices is an international festival for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender choirs. Over 80 choirs took part from all around the world … Continue reading

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Inflamed by the fire of Christ’s love

Pentecost Sunday 2014. We celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, as tongues of fire at the first Pentecost, and now, today in our lives and world. Here is our joyous congregation after High Mass, grouped on the church steps with carnations … Continue reading

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We’re all going to the zoo, zoo, zoo

Our parish assistants get out a little! John writes: Yesterday, I joined fifty children from the Year 1 and Reception classes at St John’s School for a thrilling day at Blackpool Zoo. We saw lions and elephants… playful penguins… giraffes … Continue reading

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Looking for Luminosity with Mary

To inspire prayer and a sense of fellowship in prayer throughout May, we encouraged people to say part of the Holy Rosary on a particular day and so fill the entire month with thought and prayer based on the rosary. The … Continue reading

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‘Pennydiction’ and Choral Evensong

A wonderful debut from our new Choral Evensong Choir yesterday evening, pictured here in final rehearsal. They presented Thomas Tallis’ Short Service and Edward Elgar’s Ave Verum, and sounded beautiful. It was especially nice to see plenty of familiar faces … Continue reading

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Inspiring Haiku

Archbishop Rowan and the Bishop of Manchester have joined members of St Chrysostom’s church, children of the parish primary schools and others in writing haiku inspired by St Chrysostom’s Church, Victoria Park in Manchester. The haiku is a short three … Continue reading

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Mary for all people

Belligerently beautiful, Queen of all fat women, Defender of the unloved. Penelope Dent’s poem My Fat Virgin, describes and praises the Virgin Mary as  a large, jolly, motherly figure, eating pork pies. Ildelphonsus of Toledo gives a  more traditional reflection of the … Continue reading

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St Chrysostom’s Churches

Visitors often ask about our church’s dedication, and we are pleased to tell them about our patron, St John Chrysostom. Then we are often asked why this dedication for this church? The short answer is that it is probably because … Continue reading

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