Tag Archives: St Chrysostom’s

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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The Church Travellers Directory

As a young man I confess a prize possession was Fr Blagdon-Gamlen’s Church Travellers Directory – or to give it its full title: The Church Travellers Directory: Giving the Names of Anglican Churches in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, where … Continue reading

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St Chrysostom’s does football.

Question: What do you get when you cross 20 people, 2 footballs, 2 nets and a toddler? Answer: A pretty decent game of football! It was a glorious Saturday afternoon on the 1st May and St Chrysostom’s people turned out … Continue reading

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Eunuchs for Christ’s sake!

A few of us met for a discussion on that old Chestnut –  the Bible and gays. Did tempers run high? No –  we’re an inclusive church – but we did have a stimulating conversation. We looked at the usual … Continue reading

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God calling!

Visiting churches in Trafford, Pendleton, Cheetham and Longsight, curry in Rusholme, Benediction at St Chrysostoms, discussing cartoons of the Mothers Union… all were part of an SCP (Society of Catholic Priests)  Vocations Weekend based in Manchester, and staffed from St … Continue reading

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