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.
AnEcumenical Pentecost 2016 Novena Prayer Serviceis 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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Singers from nearby churches are
preparing for a Christmas Flashmob 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.
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 CHRISTMASby Teresa Brown Gloria! Gloria! in excelsis Deo! Sheet Music available now
Contact Devine Music
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