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Secretary’s Newsletter 82 Autumn 2019

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.82: Autumn 2019 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Phone: 017687 78054 Email: Please see our Contact page The Hymn Society Website: www.hymnsocietygbi.org.uk Core Hymnody: At the Canterbury conference our Executive Vice-President, Martin Leckebusch, used a Sectional to launch a project exploring what hymns we think should be “core” hymnody. Martin’s …

Echoes of a Distant Music, by John Crothers

Book Launch – Save The Date! If you happen to be anywhere near Belfast, N Ireland, on 22nd November, feel free to pop into the Cathedral in Donegall Street for 7.30pm. And tell your friends who may not be on Facebook! The Official Launch of “Echoes of a Distant Music, a Biography of Ronnie Lee (1929-1992)” by John Crothers, with …

Vintage hymns

Vintage Hymns

If you live within travelling distance of Sudbury, Suffolk, there is a Hymn Festival taking place next Saturday, 5th October 2019 at St Gregory’s Church, Sudbury CO10 1BA between 2.00 and 5.00 pm. Whilst not a Hymn Society event, it is organized by two of our members, Philip J. Price and Nicholas Markwell. “Vintage Hymns” is an event designed to …

American Church Paris Hymn Festival

Hymn Festival – American Church, Paris

There was a unique opportunity on 11 May 2019 for everyone in the Paris area, plus day visitors from abroad, to encounter and sing new and older hymns and hear the fascinating story of how they came to be written. Led by well-known hymnologist Revd James Dickinson, with the participation of a section of the Royal School of Church Music …

Secretary’s Newsletter 80 Spring 2019

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.80: Spring 2019 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Phone: 017687 78054 Email: Please see our Contact page The Hymn Society Website: www.hymnsocietygbi.org.uk Hymn Society Canterbury Annual Conference Tuesday, July 23rd to Thursday, July 25th 2019 It is not too late to register for this year’s annual Conference. This year’s two-day …

Notre Dame on fire by John Crothers

Notre Dame on Fire – hymn

A sad conflagration, now Paris is grieving, the fire crews have struggled to dowse and control, so much has been ruined, yet memory still rises, God’s grace will enliven rebuilding its soul. For hundreds of years generations have worshipped, the river has flowed near where people have prayed. Now voices are silent, the hearts of the people are rending at …

Keynes College

Annual Conference 2019 – Canterbury

The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland Annual Conference – Canterbury Our 2019 two-day Conference was held on the Keynes College Campus of the University of Kent, on the edge of Canterbury, looking down towards the City and its Cathedral. There is ample parking for cars. The nearest train station is Canterbury where taxis are available. The campus is …

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Secretary’s Newsletter 79 Winter 2019

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.79: Winter 2019 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Phone: 017687 78054 Email: Please see our Contact page The Hymn Society Website: www.hymnsocietygbi.org.uk New Year, new logo Well not really, this revised logo was first used during our 80th Anniversary Year (2016-2017), bearing an appropriate strapline high-lighting the occasion, and it …

Singing Welcome II

In May, 2017, The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada released Singing Welcome: Hymns and Songs of Hospitality to Refugees and Immigrants, a free, downloadable compilation of over 40 congregational songs for worship.  The collection has been downloaded more than one thousand times and has found usage in a wide variety of churches. In the 18 months since …