John Newton Exhibition & 30 March Events

The John Newton Project website has updated information on the John Newton exhibition available to view throughout March at St Andrew by the Wardrobe, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Mon-Fri. www.standrewbythewardrobe.net The exhibition includes additional material on Newton’s links with previous rectors of this church – William Romaine and William Goode – and on the Eclectic Society and CMS (which …

Hymn Writers Workshop

Please see below details of a Hymn Writers Workshop being organized by Jubilate. This Day may be of interest to both aspiring and established Hymn Writers and composers, especially those living in, or around, or within easy access to London. It will be a day of insight, practical training and fellowship for lyricists and composers alike. In addition to the main …

Annual Conference 2017

Conference begins on Tuesday 18th July with Registration from 2:00 pm and tea at 3:00 pm. It concludes with lunch on Friday 21st July. Accommodation is all en-suite with single and a few twin-bedded rooms available. The Conference Pack, including the Conference Programme, a list of those attending, and other papers, will be sent out at the end if June. …

Secretary’s Newsletter 71 Winter 2017

Hitherto, the opportunity to nominate and vote for members of our Executive Committee has taken place at our Annual Conference and has therefore been limited to those attending Conference. Under the new arrangements agreed at our St Andrews AGM last year the procedure has changed to afford this opportunity to all members. With this mailing you will find enclosed a …

John Crothers News

Executive Committee member, John Crothers, on French radio, recording the annual programme that introduces French-speaking listeners to English-language Christmas hymns and carols. The programme, ‘Magazine anglican’, is beamed to the US and Canada via the Episcopal network, as well as to Francophone countries around the world, including much of Africa. It can be listened in to on Christmas Eve at …

New look website launched

We have just launched our new look website that incorporates our Facebook and Twitter feeds (see panel on the right) to coincide with the 80th Anniversary of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland. As you will see, there are sections for the Secretary’s Newsletters, the past Treasures from the Bulletin and Short Guides that can be printed out …

Secretary’s Newsletter 70 Autumn 2016

Extract from the first entry in the Minute Book of The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland: ‘A Conference of those interested in the Study of Hymnody was held in Room A of Westminster Central Hall on Monday October 5th 1936 to consider the question of forming a Society for that purpose…Rev. Canon G. W. Briggs, Worcester, was called …

Our 80th Anniversary Radio Broadcast

Extract from the first entry in the Minute Book of The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland: ‘A Conference of those interested in the Study of Hymnody was held in Room A of Westminster Central Hall on Monday October 5th 1936 to consider the question of forming a Society for that purpose…Rev. Canon G. W. Briggs, Worcester, was called …

Secretary’s Newsletter 69 Summer 2016

The third aim of The Hymn Society is ‘Encouraging the discerning use of hymns and songs in worship’. Sunday Morning Worship a few weeks’ ago (19th June) came from the chapel of St John’s College, Durham. The Revd Professor David Wilkinson was speaking about the interface and interaction between science and faith in an academic environment. Back from walking the …