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. 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…

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Holy door

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…

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Advent & Christmas

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  CHRISTMAS by Teresa Brown Gloria! Gloria! in excelsis Deo! Sheet Music available now Contact Devine Music  But before Christmas, comes ADVENT. Time to prepare! MUSIC FOR…

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Candles at Walsingham

Pilgrimage and Mission June 2015

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. Music List here Walsingham 2015…

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Welcome to St Giles

Prayer & Praise for Northampton March 2015

Hosted by St Giles Church. 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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All Nations All flags

Prayer & Praise for Northampton Feb 2015

Prayer 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. In 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. In January 2015 Nick Amis came from the Cinnamon Trust to speak about the Faith Audit…

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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…

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