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Free Advent and Christmas podcasts from CJM
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 The popular band CJM Music in association with the Archdiocese of Birmingham have just released eight downloadable musical podcasts to guide worshippers through Advent and into the Christmas Season.

'Walk with Me' is a weekly series for Advent 2008, introduced by the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Birmingham and featuring music from Joanne Boyce and Mike Stanley of CJM Music. These eight podcasts, one for each of seven weeks from Advent through to Jesus' baptism along with an introduction, are designed to help people pray through Advent and Christmastime. They are free of charge and can be used alongside the 'Walk with Me' journey of prayer booklets for Advent 2008, which are published and available from Alive Publishing telephone: 01782 745 600, or as a stand alone pause for prayer and reflection in this busy time of the year.

Each weekly podcast is intended to create a space for contemplation and prayer. Using Scripture, music and reflection, themes from the Sunday scripture are developed alongside the teaching given by Pope Benedict during World Youth Day earlier in the year. They also draw heavily on a Christmas retreat given by Archbishop Joseph Ratzinger back in 1977, whose style and the pattern of thought are very much the same as those of the Pope.

Archbishop Vincent said: "In choosing the overall theme of 'Building a house for the Lord' we introduce each week a consideration of the tasks which face us, we must be preparing ourselves and our world for the coming of Christ, that new creation that is seen is his resurrection from the dead."

To download the podcasts visit:

For further information please call Mike Stanley 07801 375138

There's a chance to see Joanne Boyce and Mike Stanley soon. They are playing on the following dates:

Fri 19 December

Holy Name of Jesus RC Church, Great Barr, BIRMINGHAM - 8pm

Tickets £8.50 (£6.00 conc. in advance)

Sat 20 December

St Thomas More RC Church, Styvechale COVENTRY Matinee - 2pm

Tickets £7.00 (£5 conc. in advance)

Sat 20 December

St Thomas More RC Church, Styvechale COVENTRY - 7:30pm

Tickets £8.50 (£6 conc. in advance)

Sun 21 December

Our Lady & St Joseph's RC Church, WALLASEY - 6:30pm

Tickets £8.50 (£6 conc. in advance)

Tickets are available from their website or by ringing the office 01675 466254

BBC 'Good Morning Sunday' with Aled Jones will be featuring some of the music contained in the Walk with me podcasts in the run up to and during the Christmas period.

CJM Music have just released a fiv track EP on December 2nd entitled 'Born in Bethlehem' featured tracks include: O Holy Night, Children go where I send thee, This Promise is for you, O little town of Bethlehem and I Want (2008). To buy a cope see:


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