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The Hymn Society of
Great Britain and Ireland

Bulletin Volumes XX and XXI now available on the website

Available to members only, Volumes XX and XXI (covering Winter 2012 to Autumn 2017) are now complete and ready to read online or download as PDF’s. The Bulletin contains a variety of articles and reviews relating to the world of Hymnody and is published by the Society quarterly, with twelve issues completing a volume. To see what is available within each of the Bulletins please see here. During the coming year more volumes will be digitized and added to the online library.

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...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 next 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. Please reserve the dates now!

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…

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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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