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.
The 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.
Read 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