The Sound of Silence
Our CD was produced to enable us to share the serenity and beauty of our ancient church, which encourage and enable prayer, mediation or just quiet reflection.
Following a brief introduction by our own sound specialist, Robin Yarnton, and some words from Father Andrew Mayes, the Rector, half an hour is spent in the church, with only the ambient sounds of its sacred space making slight intrusions into the silence.
To help visualise the scene a photo gallery of the church buildings can be found on this website.
We now have a short YouTube video in which Father Andrew and Roger Bing
explain the CD's inspiration and intention. Click HERE to see it.
Our CD has now been reinterpreted as a DVD, with images of the church and churchyard complementing the silence.
We have been gratified, although slightly bemused, by the interest shown in this project. Some of the reporting has been a little off beam, but almost without exception it has been positive. An array of the online sites, that have featured it, is shown below. As time goes by some of the links will be dropped in favour of more recent news and so may no longer connect.
As a small scale project to inspire people to enjoy our sacred space and launched at our open day in October 2012, it has exceeded our expectations. We have been asking for a donation of £5 to cover production costs and a further £2 for (UK) postage and package. If you wish to buy one, please contact Maggie Jakeman at email@example.com.
If you would like to hear it for yourself, it has just been uploaded to a 'cloud' site at
You may listen to it free-of-charge, by clicking on the line above, but it is not available to download.
This was the sales stand at the open day.
The following list of websites is now almost a year old, so many may well have dropped their coverage by now.
To kick off our list of websites that have featured the CD, here is the link to the BBCs online report on The Sound of Silence CD:
The Church Times 26th October issue ran the story and illustrated it with a cartoon:
Newspapers and other websites ran the story and it featured on Vanessa Feltz BBC programme
This site led me to the six above:
We have now gone international!
28.1.2013 In a resurgence of interest the following have items about the CD currently on their web pages:
We are a local newspaper in Rheine/Westfalia in Germany. As I read about you CD "Sound of silence" I wrote about it in my weekly column. Then I noticed you collect links about this CD on your homepage. And here it is:
Yours Jörg Homering Editor
Please note that the web pages at the other end of these links may have limited lifespans and so may disappear.