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Pentecost Novena time

A Novena simply means nine days of prayer.
Pentecost Novenas are held between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday, when many people and churches join together in prayer.
pentecost logoThe Archbishops of Canterbury and York are asking churches to pray for the evangelisation of the nation during the week before Pentecost Sunday.
Premier Christian Radio is praying each day for different groups of people, such as leaders, refugees and young people.
An Ecumenical Pentecost 2016 Novena Prayer Service is being promoted here in the Northampton Diocese, so that prayers are said each day in different churches for the Holy Spirit to renew us, and our church, and our whole world.
More details on the Ecumenical Events page

The  violin music Veni Creator Spiritus is based on a prayer to the Holy Spirit,  first sung in the 9th century at Pentecost.

dove windowRead and reflect more on the Holy Spirit
here on the Prayer page of this website.

Buy the recording of Veni Creator Spiritus
as an mp3 or on the CD In Search of Peace
in the Devine Music online Shop

The website Pray as you go recently featured this music.
Visit www.pray-as-you-go.org to see and hear more.

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Year of Mercy

YEAR OF MERCY and
MUSIC FOR LENT by Teresa Brown

The God of compassion and love awaits
with tenderness to forgive you now.
Come back to him with all your heart
Receive his mercy and love.

Sheet Music for voice, keyboard, guitar and 2 solo instruments
Available from Devine Music

The song was originally written for Ash Wednesday, with this refrain:

From ashes to ashes, from dust to dust,
from life through death to eternal life.
Now is the time to turn from sin,
be faithful once more to your God

 

large Box of Baubles

Christmas Flashmob

Slideshow of first photos from our Christmas flash mob 

  • Christmas baubles & invitations
    Christmas baubles & invitations
  • Security guards!
    Security guards!
  • for a special family
    for a special family
  • 3 kings get ready
    3 kings get ready
  • Donkey meets singers
    Donkey meets singers
  • Singing Little Donkey
    Singing Little Donkey
  • Little donkey joins in!
    Little donkey joins in!
  • Silent Night with Salvation Army
    Silent Night with Salvation Army
  • Reciting the Christmas story
    Reciting the Christmas story
  • 3 Kings arrive in style!
    3 Kings arrive in style!
  • Follow that Star
    Follow that Star
  • We three kings
    We three kings
  • Gift for a King
    Gift for a King
  • All baubles gone
    All baubles gone
  • Invitations read
    Invitations read
  • O come all ye faithful
    O come all ye faithful
  • Hark the herald angels sing
    Hark the herald angels sing
  • Joy to the world
    Joy to the world

Thanks to Gwyn Pritchard and Catherine Mulligan

Link to YouTube here

 

 

christmas tree

Advent & Christmas

Singers from nearby churches are
preparing for a Christmas F
lashmob in the local shopping centre
Giving out Christmas baubles and invitations  to churches celebrating the Birth of Jesus, with  Mary, Joseph and three kings making a special appearance.
Box of Baubles

WHY? To remind shoppers what Christmas is really about, in case they have forgotten, or didn’t know in the first place.
LINK to Christmas Flash mob

 MUSIC FOR  CHRISTMAS by Teresa Brown
Gloria! Gloria! in excelsis Deo!
Sheet Music available now
Contact Devine Music

christmas tree

 But before Christmas, comes ADVENT. Time to prepare!

MUSIC FOR ADVENT   by Teresa Brown
Prepare for the Coming of the Lord

Prepare for the Coming of the Lord
Keep watch through the darkness of the night
Wait in joyful hope for the coming of the King
And the dawn of eternal light

Sheet Music for voice, keyboard, guitar, flute and clarinet
Available from Devine Music

Bill Tamblyn Bedford

Bill Tamblyn workshop

  • Bill and Basses
    Bill and Basses
    Clapping off the beat!

“Sing the Gospel!” workshop led by Bill Tamblyn (www.billtamblyn.co.uk) at Christ the King, Bedford on 14th November was organised by the Northampton Diocesan Liturgy Commission, Music Section. We sang a lot of Gospel music, and learnt a lot about it too. Thanks Bill!

Photos by David Griffiths

 

 

Candles at Walsingham

Pilgrimage and Mission June 2015

road to Slipper Chapel
Road to Slipper Chapel (photo: Trudy Beharry)

The theme of this year’s pilgrimage from Northampton Diocese to Walsingham was Mary. Woman of Silence. There was little time for silence for the musicians except when Bishop Peter invited everyone to be silent for a minute during the Mass. That was a very prayerful moment.

The singers and instrumentalists came from Bedford, Milton Keynes and Wellingborough and joined with others from St Aidan’s, St Gregory’s and the Cathedral Choir in Northampton to lead the singing in the Reconciliation Chapel.
Walsingham musiciansMusic List here
Walsingham 2015

These fantastic musicians all understand music as a ministry, and they led the singing at the two services very beautifully. It made all the preparations and rehearsals worthwhile!

Having been to Walsingham many times over the years, there are now signs that Something Big is happening in Walsingham, with plans for a new retreat centre, Conference centre and a Catholic Media hub as well as completing the restoration of the Slipper Chapel Shrine, all within the next three years. Details here www.walsinghamdevelopment.org

Changes have already begun, and the Holy Ghost Chapel looks completely different now. For the sake of nostalgia, this is what is used to be like.

Holy Ghost Chapel Walsingham
Holy Ghost chapel Walsingham 2014

Perhaps for health and safety reasons, all the candles that used to be lit in this part of the shrine are now reduced down to one candlestand.

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Candlestand Walsingham 2015 (photo: Trudy Beharry)

Next, in Northampton, the Sion Community are leading a mission at Sacred Heart Church. The mission theme is ‘I have called you by your name’ and the music will be led by Gerry Markland, who wrote the song ‘Do not be afraid…. for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are mine.’

Details of the evening services are here Sacred Heart Parish Mission services

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Prayer & Praise for Northampton Feb 2015

Prayer&Praise logoPrayer and Praise for Northampton is held in different churches on the first Monday of the month. Recent photos from the New Testament Church of God and All Nations were taken by Antony Denman.

  • Praise and Worship in different churches
    Praise and Worship in different churches
  • On the first Monday of the month
    On the first Monday of the month
  • Choir at the New Testament Church of God
    Choir at the New Testament Church of God
  • Music group & extra musicians
    Music group & extra musicians
  • Choir at All Nations Church
    Choir at All Nations Church
  • Time to talk to someone you don't know
    Time to talk to someone you don't know

Prayer&Praise logoIn December 2014  Helen Boardman spoke about the Force Fire and Faith meeting to be held – with the Police Force, Fire Brigade and Faith leaders – to make Northamptonshire the safest place in England.

Prayer&Praise logoIn January 2015 Nick Amis came from the Cinnamon Trust to speak about the Faith Audit which is now being carried out, to inform the government of the many good works done by all churches in the county.

Prayer&Praise logoIn February, Robert Chirgwin spoke about the Prayer Call of 1784, in which it was said that:
The grand object in prayer is to be, that the Holy Spirit may be poured down on our ministers and churches, that sinners may be converted, the saints edified, the interest of religion revived, and the Name of God glorified.
Over 200 years ago, meetings began on the first Monday of the month. . .  sounds familiar.

Autumn dates & updates

Marty Haugen Music Workshop
15th November 10.30 – 3.30
St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, Grange Road Northampton NN3 2AX
Full details here


Filling in the Sandwich Workshop
18th October 10.30-4.30
St Peter & Pauls Church, Northfields W13 9QZ
More details here  


Prayer and Praise for Northampton
6 October St Francis C of E, Duston
3 November Northampton Jesus Centre
1 December New Testament Church of God
DownloadP&Pposter pdf


850th Anniversary of the trial of Thomas Becket at Northampton Castle
10th October 2014    7.30pm Mass
Bishop Peter Doyle, Northampton Cathedral
Music list for 850th anniv mass


 

 

 

 

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Faith Concerts

Musicians who write Christian songs and music need opportunities to perform their work and also to share their faith with an audience. It is a simple way of evangelising and that is something Pope Francis calls us all to do.

wheatMusic speaks to the heart in a way that words cannot, and God can touch people deeply through the sounds of this special gift. It is a joy, a challenge and a responsibility.

Teresa has continued to share her faith for over ten years through In Search of Peace concerts . She is now looking for opportunities to encourage other musicians and parishes to host concerts which include their own music and stories of faith, in response to that call.

Music Concerts / in Search of Peace

For more information use the Contact page

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