The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.74: Autumn 2017

Secretary’s Newsletter 74 Autumn 2017

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.74: Autumn 2017 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Phone: 017687 78054 Email: Please see our Contact page This Quarter’s mailing: Occasional Paper instead of Festival of Hymns booklet. Normally, at this time of year, we circulate the Festival of Hymns booklet from our recently held Conference Festival together with its …

Annual Conference 2017 – Carmarthen

30 minute Sectionals including: ‘Hymns and healing, a new hymn collection’ by Andrew Pratt and Jan Berry; ‘Looking for a Voice, a hymnological Autobiography by Caryl Micklem and Alison Micklem’ presented by Alison Micklem; ‘You Can’t Keep a Good Song down’ presented by Ruthie Thomas. Short Metre: Short presentations by any member of the Society attending Conference lasting a maximum …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.73: Summer 2017

Secretary’s Newsletter 73 Summer 2017

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.73: Summer 2017 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Phone: 017687 78054 Email: Please see our Contact page This has turned out to be a Congratulatory Newsletter And none the worse for that! It is good to have the opportunity to share news of our members when their contributions to Worship …

300th Anniversary of the Birth of Williams Pantycelyn Celebrated

A book which is being published to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the birth of Williams Pantycelyn, will celebrate the contribution of the two most notable hymn-writers in Welsh history. Flame in the Mountains draws together Professor H. A. Hodges’ published work on Williams Pantycelyn, Ann Griffiths and the Welsh hymn, together with his notes on Ann’s hymns and …

“Lift Up a Living Nation”: Community and Nation, Socialism and Religion in The English Hymnal, 1906

This article uses the editorial work of Percy Dearmer and Ralph Vaughan Williams on The English Hymnal (1906) to argue that at the turn of the twentieth century, evocations of the past, of national and of folk culture were not necessarily nostalgic or conservative, but were often used by those on the left to make strongly political statements about the …

Singing Welcome

The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada is pleased to announce the release of Singing Welcome: Hymns and Songs of Hospitality to Refugees and Immigrants, a collection of 46 hymns and songs available for free download from The Hymn Society’s website www.thehymnsociety.org/singingwelcome. For nearly 100 years, the work of The Hymn Society of the United States and Canada …

Hymns for Hope and Healing

The outcome of a fruitful collaboration of theologians, writers and musicians working at the retreat and therapeutic centre of Holy Rood House in Yorkshire, this new collection articulates the needs of a contemporary ministry of healing through the agency of hymns, the church’s most resonant and expressive form of worship. Hymns of Hope and Healing is the product of many …