09 February 2016

In 2006 we packed Westminster Cathedral with the landmark 10th Anniversary performance of Born for This. What a night that was. We can still remember the sight of people queuing all around the Cathedral Piazza waiting to get in.

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You don’t need to be a maths genius to work out that in 2016 we now mark our twentieth anniversary. How did we get to be so old!? And where on earth did that last decade go? Continue Reading…

30 January 2016

Lent is a wonderful season for singing and praying the Psalms. They are so rich in the language of mercy.

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On Ash Wednesday and the first Sunday of Lent, the psalm texts seem to speak more of our need for God’s mercy. The remaining Sunday’s of Year C, as we hear Luke’s account of the Transfiguration and other texts from Luke about conversion, the psalms invite us to “see the goodness of the Lord.

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09 January 2016

This episode features a reply of Mass for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C. It was broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship in January 2013, and it was our last public event with Mike Stanley before he died.

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This year, 2016, Year C comes round again. And it’s also the 20th anniversary of CJM MUSIC. As we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord this weekend, it seemed a wonderful opportunity to revisit this broadcast, 3 years on.

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21 December 2015

Back in the Summer of 2012 our administrative team dwindled from 5 to 3. We moved out of our office base in Coleshill, and opted for the more cost-effective 21st century concept of “working from home“.

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Modern technology made it possible for us to have meetings online, share files in the cloud and retain our telephone number, which now rings in at least 3 different locations more than 10 miles apart from each other. Continue Reading…

18 December 2015

On Saturday 30th January Jo Boyce and the talented Collective head up to Liverpool once again, for a concert to celebrate the end of the Walton festival of HOPE. The concert will mark the end of series of events throughout January 2016 hosted by the Churches Together in Walton and Alsop High School.

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The aim of this wonderful ecumenical initiative, is to focus on our hope in Christ, praying for the community, telling stories of life together and hearing the stories of inspirational people. Continue Reading…

08 December 2015

On 8th December 2015, the feast of the ‪‎Immaculate Conception‬, we begin the Holy Jubilee ‪Year of Mercy‬. May this Jubilee year it be a blessed time of renewal and Grace for us all…  “Let us henceforth entrust this Year of Mercy to the ‪#‎MotherofMercy‬, that she turn her gaze upon us and watch over our journey” {Pope Francis}

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Salve, Regína, mater misericórdiæ
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy

01 December 2015

To mark the Year of Mercy, our friends at Fisherman Music have released a special 7 track EP and accompanying CD-Rom resource for schools and parishes, featuring songs by Mike Stanley, Andy Ross and Yvonne Stanley.

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Inspired by Pope Francis’ call to make this year of mercy a penitential journey that helps us to rediscover God’s mercy, the songs include a setting of the Act of Contrition and The Jesus Prayer. As well as a lively setting of psalm 50(51) Have Mercy On Me. 

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23 November 2015

The season of Advent is a wonderful time of preparation – not just for the great festival of the Incarnation, but also for the awe-inspiring Second Coming itself. The responsorial psalms really help to capture the “already but not yet” essence of the season.

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The Word became flesh and already dwells in our midst, yet we await and long for his coming in glory and the fullness of his presence with us.

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09 November 2015

More than 60 singers, musicians and dancers gathered in November 2014 to remember the music and ministry of Mike Stanley (1964 – 2013). It was a moving and fitting tribute to the memory of a talented musician and friend.

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By Mike Stanley & Andy Ross © Fisherman UK Music

This poignant final song of the evening’s programme was written as a song of remembrance for those who paid the ultimate price of war. It is impossible to Continue Reading…