November 2016

‘Prepare the Way’ – New venues for CJM Music Advent Concerts


In their 20th anniversary your, CJM Music will take their Advent concert out to venues in three new areas – Liverpool, Wolverhampton and Sutton Coldfield.

The first of concert was held in Birmingham in 1996, and the mission is the same two decades on – to move and inspire us with the longing and expectation of Advent, and the joy of the incarnation.


Sat 3 Dec, 7:00pm // LIVERPOOL
St Francis Xaviers Catholic Church

Fri 9 Dec, 8:00pm // SUTTON COLDFIELD
Holy Cross & St Francis Catholic Church, Walmley

Sat 10 Dec, 7:30pm // WOLVERHAMPTON
Ss Peter & Paul’s Catholic Church

TICKETS: £8.00  (£6 concessions in advance)
TEL: 01675 466 254 or Book online at
NB: Concessions are not available on the door – book in advance



Advent Resources Update 2016


We’ve updated our  round-up of the best resources we’ve found, and will keep adding to it as more are published, but if you’ve found something reat we’ve not mentioned, or would like to share your own resources, let us know!

To see all of our Advent Resources, do head to our Advent/Christmas resource page here.

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Advent Assemblies for secondary & youth groups from Missio


Missio have crafted Advent assemblies for secondary and youth groups. Each presentation includes scripture, prayer, opportunity for reflection, and links the key themes of Advent with our call to be missionaries of God’s love throughout the year.

Download these and Epiphany and Baptism of the Lord assemblies on the Missio website



Assemblies for primary & secondary schools to conclude Year of Mercy


On December 8th 2015, Pope Francis initiated a Jubilee Year of Mercy. This special year concludes on 20 November 2016.

To mark this, Missio, the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission, and its children’s branch Mission Together, have produced Primary and Secondary versions of the assembly Our Mission; To Be Merciful. These assemblies focus on the key themes of the Jubilee, help explain mercy and mission, and emphasize the ongoing call to act mercifully.  Our Mission; To Be Merciful can be downloaded free from our respective websites: and