West Yorkshire Network of Pastoral Musicians



Previous Events

Repertoire sharing afternoon on Sunday 7th April 2013 at the Newman Centre, (St. Theresa's), Cross Gates

The topic was 'Psalms'. We sang a number of psalms, and enjoyed the refreshments hospitalably provided by St Teresa's

"Please, not 'Take our Bread' again!!"
Repertoire sharing afternoon, Sunday 7th October 2012

Venue: St Joseph's Catholic Church, Pudsey
The main focus was alternative hymns to 'old favourites' for Offertory and the Eucharist. We surveyed the Mass settings our parishes used, and here is a list, with links so you can hear them on YouTube (or wherever), and find more information/where to buy etc. A report of the afternoon is here

19/02/12: Lent & Easter Music
St Peter & Paul's, Wakefield.
We had refreshments, then singing/playing and an informal report back on progress of the musical settings of the new Missal texts. A report of the afternoon is here

18/09/11 'Songs of Glory!'
English Martyrs Church, Wakefield
An exploration of hymns glorifying God, including some of the new Gloria settings.

19/03/11 "Washing the Feet of the World"
Leeds University Catholic Chaplaincy

An afternoon exploring the music
and spirituality of the Iona Community with
Philip Jakob

Report of the afternoon

17/10/10     a) 'Sharing repertoire ideas for Advent'
Assumption of Our Lady Catholic Church, Leeds

A link to a report of the afternoon, and the music we played, is here
An Alleluia for Advent by Brian Hamill is here

b) 'Using the internet as a resource for church musicians'

Here's an html version of Joe Burns's presentation

31/01/10     Music for Lent & Easter
St Austin's R.C. Church, Wakefield
The music we played is here
A lovely setting by John Ainslie of Psalm 21 (Passion Sunday) is here

18/10/09     Music for Advent
St Benedict's R.C. Church, Garforth

The music we played is here
A report from the Catholic Post (Nov 2009) is here


Next WYNPM Event

'Singing for Peace' Marty Haugen Workshop

Venue: St Benedict's Church, Aberford Road, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1PX
When: 7.30pm Thursday 20th November 2014
Tickets: £5/(£3 concessions), pay on entrance. All welcome!

Download the flyer here

Directions: Download map & information here

Marty Haugen is a composer of liturgical music for both Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations, whose works include the well known hymns "All Are Welcome", "Gather Us In" and "Eye Has Not Seen", and the popular "Mass of Creation" and "Storrington Mass" settings.

He presents workshops and concerts across North America and in Europe, the Pacific Rim, Asia and Central America for church musicians and anyone interested in the renewal of worship.

His latest CD, "Sing for Peace" focuses on themes of peace-making, earth-keeping and social concerns.