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The Hymn Society of
Great Britain and Ireland

Interactive Bulletin index now available on the website

Latest News from the website:

We have just created an interactive index for the Bulletin which covers almost every issue since 1937 (it will eventually cover all issues).

The index is comprised of seven categories which are searchable, downloadable and printable and will be made available to everyone visiting the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland website. For members there is an added advantage, each entry will be linked to its relevant article within an issue, opening the article and scrolling to it when logged into the website. Non logged in members will have the option of logging in, non members will have the option of becoming a member to view the content.

Volumes XX and XXI are linked within the indexes and Volume XIX has started to be digitised with issues 260 – 269 (Nos. 3 – 12) now linked in the indexes. All of these issues are available to our members to read.

The new page can be found here: https://hymnsocietygbi.org.uk/resources/interactive-bulletin-indexes/

If you are a member of the society but do not have a user name or password for the new site (previous user names and passwords will not work on this new site), please message us and we will message you back.

We hope you find this new resource useful.

The Executive of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland

...encouraging study and research in Hymnody; promoting good standards of hymn-singing; encouraging the discerning use of hymns and songs in worship; sponsoring relevant publications.

Hymn Society Conference 2018

Our Annual Conference this year will be another three-day occasion from Tuesday, July 24th - Friday, July 27th 2018. The venue will be the delightful setting of Bishop Burton College. It is a pleasantly situated land-based college offering courses as diverse as agriculture, floristry, equine, art and design, and engineering! Located just outside the town of Beverley with its minster, York is also not too distant. Booking Form is available here.

For the latest information, please click here.

Delegates from our 2017 Conference in Carmarthen

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What is The Hymn Society?

It is a diverse group of people, all sharing an interest in hymns. There are about 450 individual members (and over 50 subscribing libraries and other institutions). Some have a special interest in words and/or music, there are hymn writers, composers, hymn book editors; many members are responsible for the choice of hymns in worship, others are hymn enthusiasts or simply enjoy singing hymns.


Short Guides

A number of brief papers on different aspects of hymnody which may be of interest and use to anyone with a love of hymns

The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland

For anyone who enjoys, sings, plays, chooses, introduces, studies, teaches or writes hymns…

Go to the Short Guides

80 Treasures

A carefully selected collection of Treasured articles from the past 80 years of the Hymn Society of Great Britain & Ireland's Bulletins

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