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



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



Bill Tamblyn Bedford

Bill Tamblyn workshop

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

“Sing the Gospel!” workshop led by Bill Tamblyn ( 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

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”.

All Nations All flags

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





Devine Music – new website

Devine Music – a place for Music and Prayer.

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New website completed and launched in July 2014,
Feasts of St James, apostle, and Saints Joachim and Anne.

Website desgned and created by
Teresa Brown and Paul Wellicome.
Graphics are from the windows of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hayes, Middx.
Thanks to Carol Little for additional photos
and for this icon of St Michael, Archangel.

Icon Michael Archangel

Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil..
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you,
O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God
cast down into hell Satan and all the wicked spirits
who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.

What’s New?


Getting ready for the diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham.
30 singers from Northampton Beford and Milton Keynes
will meet up at the RC Shrine for the gathering service and
Mass with Bishop Peter on Saturday.

Praying for fine weather, can’t take these things for granted!


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