Faith through music
“He who sings prays twice,” Saint Augustine is reputed to have said.
St Mary’s Attleborough has launched Attleborough Music Project to become a centre for sacred and secular music. Music has a long history of bringing people to faith, like Darius who came to St Mary’s aged seven due to an interest in singing and music.
Believing followed belonging and Darius, now a teenager says, “I found my faith through music, and faith is one of the main reasons I continue to push on every day, even when things are tough or situations are challenging, but most of all it gives me a community, a sense of safety and belonging.” Darius was confirmed at St Mary’s and as well as singing there now plays the organ at the churches nearby in Eccles and Hargham. “Music brought me to faith as it was my way of talking to the Lord.”
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