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Candles Walsingham

Free Music for Schools

candles Walsingham smDay by Day Thanks
is a setting of the Prayer of Richard of Chichester 
written for schools during the
Year of Prayer and Vocation
in the Diocese of Northampton

For a Free download of the sheet music
Please click on this link:
Day by Day Thanks – SHEET MUSIC pdf

To listen to the song
click the arrow on the left of the Audio Player:

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FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of this song
Please use the Contact Form
link here

Audio produced & engineered by Jason Ducker


Sing for Peace


the UN International Day of Peace
and it’s not too late to join in.

one-day-one-choir-peace   have lots of ideas
for schools and choirs around the world.

On Peace Day September 21st   here in Northampton
Schools could sing for peace at lunch time:
Make me a channel of your peace

Choirs could sing in the evening in different venues:
Dona nobis pacem. Here is the score

Add prayers for peace from Devine Music
here  and here
and any other songs and prayers from around the world.








Let us know if you plan to join in. Contact Devine Music




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.
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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 to see and hear more.

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

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.

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

Welcome to St Giles

Prayer & Praise for Northampton March 2015

Hosted by St Giles Church.

  • Welcome to P&P at St Giles
    Welcome to P&P at St Giles
  • Steve Kelly welcomes all
    Steve Kelly welcomes all
  • School Pastor Karen
    School Pastor Karen
  • Adam Eakins
    Adam Eakins
  • Joe Story
    Joe Story
  • Adding churches to the cross
    Adding churches to the cross
  • May they all be one
    May they all be one

School Pastor Karen had news of a second school taking part, Adam Eakins talked of the success of AHoF in the park, Joe Story shared some plans for a really useful charity shop – no wonder he looks happy! Steve challenged everyone  with John 17… so that the world may believe; we added the names of churches to the cross and prayed “may they all be one”.

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Songs and Prayers 2

HOLY SPIRIT A REFLECTION in Music and Prayer “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NRSV) Where in my life do I need the help of the Holy Spirit? As I listen to the song Show me your way I pray for the help that I need. (Click on the arrow at the top left of the audio player.) “Holy…

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Music and Prayers 2

FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD A REFLECTION in Music and Prayer: Since 9/11, the need to pray for peace in the world has become more and more urgent. Think of the countries where there is no peace. Think of the places that are in the news today because there is no peace. As you listen to the music of In Search of Peace, imagine walking through those streets with Jesus. What would his prayer be to his father for these people, those children, their families? (Click…

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Music and Prayers 1

 PEACE A REFLECTION in Music and Prayer: Lord, make me a channel of your peace… but how can I say that, if there is someone I am not at peace with? I think of them now, and ask God to bless them. As I listen to the music of The Watermark, can I continue to think of them and slowly pray the Prayer of St Francis? (Click on the arrow at the top left of this audio player) Lord, make me a channel of your peace, that…

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Songs and Prayers 1

TRUST IN GOD A REFLECTION in Words and Music:     “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NRSV) Read the following psalm verses slowly as you listen to the music of Galilee on the audio player below. (Click on the arrow at the top left of the player) “Trust in the Lord and do good, so you will live in the land…

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