Hayes, Pamela


b London 1933, d Roehampton, SW London 2001. Joining the RC Community of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, then at Woldingham, nr Caterham, Surrey, in 1954, she became a fully professed member (RSCJ) in 1962. As Sister Pamela Hayes she was a remarkably gifted teacher and writer, who died of cancer at the age of 68. The community became part of Digby Stuart College, now within the Univ of Surrey. PH contributed several articles to educational journals and in 1976 wrote Teaching World Religions in Church Schools, and in 1995, The Heart is a Sacred Space. She was also the author of several devotional texts, including one ‘quieter’ lyric from the 1990s which Praise! (together with some Kevin Mayhew publications which feature more of her work) is one of the first main hymn-books to include. She was the first to invite Margaret Rizza (see Composers’ index) to write some music as an introduction to prayer at an international conference. No.535.

Hymns and songs by Hayes, Pamela

Number Hymn Name
535 Silent, surrendered, calm and still