11 January 2017

Born for this is a powerful presentation of the Stations of the Cross in word, music and drama. Over the past 20 years, our team of narrators, singers, musicians and even dancers have shared Born for This in every possible setting.

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We’ve presented Born for This as part of Parish missions, with just 2 readers, 2 musicians and slides of the Stations of the Cross. We’ve presented in a girls’ school with an all-female cast, and only half a day’s rehearsal.  At the other end of the spectrum, we’ve presented with an ensemble of more that 20 musicians, 6 narrators and a 60-voice chorus Continue Reading…

03 January 2017

The weeks of Ordinary Time between Christmastide and the beginning of Lent are all about Jesus’ early ministry. In Year A, after John the Baptist’s declaration that Jesus is the “Chosen One of God(2nd Sunday), we follow Jesus through Matthew’s Gospel as he begins his preaching.

The responsorial psalms in these early weeks of Ordinary Time, Year A, follow this wonderful thread of Jesus’ early teaching and Galilee, up to the Sermon on the Mount. Continue Reading…

30 December 2016

After four weeks of Advent, it can sometimes be difficult to sustain the 12 Days of Christmas all the way through to the great feast of The Epiphany on 6th January. Party because the Christmas songs and carols start LONG before Christmas day actually arrives.

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We thought we’d help keep the spirit of Christmas alive by sharing our 12 Days of Christmas playlist. We’ve got a special song for each day to keep our hearts focused during these days of the great festival of the Incarnation.

DAY 1. A King Is Born – Jo Boyce & Friends

For a King is born to save us
And this King, he is called Emmanuel. Continue Reading…

25 November 2016

Jo Boyce’s soulful setting of the Magnificat is a firm favourite for many, often heard in Lourdes and in schools and parished across the UK and beyond.

In this video tutorial Jo shares a few useful guitar tips and techniques.
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17 November 2016

Advent is more than a season of waiting – it is a season of prayerful expectation and anticipation. Through the four weeks of Advent the readings and psalms express the two-fold nature of this profound sense of expectation.

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Firstly we anticipate, with joyful hope, the second coming of Jesus. Secondly, we anticipate the joy-filled feast of the Nativity, when we celebrate the give thanks for the first coming of Jesus. Continue Reading…

14 November 2016

This year, our Prepare the Way Advent & Christmas Concerts will take Jo Boyce and the band to three new venues in Liverpool, Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton.

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With this being our 20th anniversary year, we can’t help but be a little nostalgic, looking back over how our Christmas show has evolved over the last two decades. Continue Reading…

17 October 2016

The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy draws to a close. But the call to be merciful as the Father is merciful will continue to echo in our lives.

 

“Teach us to be merciful
As Father, you are merciful.
Lead us by your Grace, so that we
may be the face of your mercy

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15 September 2016

Mary’s willingness to surrender to God’s will and become the Mother of our Saviour makes her a model of faith for us all. More than that, by God’s Grace, she is our Mother too, always leading us to her Son.

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Given our devotion to Mary, it comes as no surprise that there is an abundance of Marian Solemnities, Feasts of Our Lady and (optional) memorials of the Blessed Virgin Mary in our liturgical calendar. We also have May, which considered the “month of Mary“, Continue Reading…

19 August 2016

It’s taken FIVE years for the How Can We Keep From Singing? Volume 3 Digital Songbook on CDROM to see the light of day. The main reason is that our small team just has too many projects on the go at the same time, while also trying to keep up with a hectic ministry diary.

hcwkfs3-release-Feature ImagesThis project also has particular significance, because it was what we were working on when Mike Stanley was diagnosed with bowel cancer in December 2010. We’d finished recording the songs for the CD, so in her new role of attempting to do the work of two people, Continue Reading…