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 …

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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 …

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Annual Conference 2019 – Canterbury

The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland Annual Conference – Canterbury Our 2019 two-day Conference will be 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 …

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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 …

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Secretary’s Newsletter 78 Autumn 2018

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.78: Autumn 2018 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Phone: 017687 78054 Email: Please see our Contact page The Hymn Society’s Canterbury 2019 Conference Next year’s Conference will be a 2 Day Conference held from mid-day Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th July 2019 at the University of Kent’s Canterbury Campus which …

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Hymnology Collections

Hymnology Collections – Libraries containing hymn-related resources Around the UK and Ireland are libraries that hold hymnology collections in their archives. Here we list some with their location and further information about what is contained, who to contact and opening times. The executive wish to extend our thanks to Christine Purcell who works with the Pratt Green Library in Durham …

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Hymns of Peace – the winner!

The winner of Jubilate’s Hymns of Peace competiton is Hope for the World’s Despair by Ally Barrett. A flagship recording of the winning hymn, featuring Jonathan Veira and the All Souls Orchestra conducted by Noël Tredinnick, is now available, along with a reflective, animated video that could be used in church services and other events. It forms part of a collection of ten new …

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Secretary’s Newsletter 77 Summer 2018

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.77: Summer 2018 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Phone: 017687 78054 Email: Please see our Contact page GDPR Consent Forms 200 of our members have returned their GDPR Consent forms – thank you to all 200! If you haven’t returned your form yet, please do so. Please Note: there are …