Enriching Christian worship through music and the arts

Inter-church choirs in Ipswich,

Bury St Edmunds and Colchester

Video resources for online worship

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Suffolk Coast Iona

In the summer of 2020 a group of singers and musicians from Cantus Firmus collaborated with the Pilgrims Together Lightwave Community to create an online service using words and music from the Iona Community, with a Suffolk Coast flavour.

The service was broadcast by St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

Complete service

ALL THE WONDER THAT SURROUNDS US

Words that consider the beauty of God's creation, set to the familair Welsh tune Ar Hyd Y Nos, arranged for voices with flute and piano.

THE PEACE OF THE EARTH

A Guatemalan blessing in an arrangement for voices and harp.

BE STILL AND KNOW

A short sung response, suitable for use in prayers and intercessions.

BEHOLD, I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW

A short, bright proclamation that can be used at the start of a service, or, as in the Iona service, as a form of absolution after the confession.

JESUS CHRIST IS WAITING

A poignant text that describes Jesus identifying with many aspects of everyday life, and calling us to join his journey. Sung to a popular French carol melody.

LISTEN TO THE WORD

This round from Canada can be used before the bible reading, and implores us to "listen even if you don't understand".

SING FOR GOD'S GLORY

A song that colourfully celebrates God's creation and his power to change lives, in a lively and rhythmic setting of a German melody more often associated with another hymn.

SISTERS AND BROTHERS

A brisk alternative setting of a hymn melody, with new words that challenge us to confirm our calling and rejoice.

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