Book launch in York


Another event, on this occasion for those of you who live in York, its environs, or within easy travelling distance. Also the opportunity of a new book!

The book launch of Looking for a Voice: A Hymnological Biography by Caryl Micklem and Alison Micklem will take place on Saturday 8th April at 2.30 pm

Venue: St Columba’s United Reformed Church
Priory Street, YORK Y01 6EX

All are invited.

For more information contact Alison Micklem
Phone: 01904 488291

Caryl Micklem was a gifted hymn writer and composer, he was also Chair of The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland from 1993-1999.  A minister of the United Reformed Church, formerly Congregational, he was a member of the original committee for the Methodist hymn book, Hymns and Psalms 1983, He also served on the editorial committee and was Convener of the music advisory sub-committee for Rejoice and Sing 1991. Caryl retired with his wife, Ruth, to the village of Pocklington on the outskirts of York, where he died in 2003. Caryl’s daughter, Alison, a URC minister now serving in York, who is also a member of The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland has, with information from Caryl, compiled Looking for a Voice: A Hymnological Autobiography. The book tells the story of Caryl’s life through his work and is illustrated throughout with the full text and tunes of his hymns; a book to look forward to!

Details as follows:

Title: Looking for a Voice: A Hymnological Autobiography by Caryl Micklem and Alison Micklem
ISBN NO; 978-1-326-96818-2
Cost: £15.00

Available to order through your local bookshop
or Online from (it will appear in their listings shortly)

In addition, there will be a special spiral bound version, much better for music desks, but for some reason these do not have an ISBN number.

If you are unable to attend the launch on April 8th there will, for those attending our Carmarthen Conference in July, be another opportunity to hear Alison when she will be presenting a Sectional about the book and, hopefully, copies will be available.