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 …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.76: Spring 2018

Secretary’s Newsletter 76 Spring 2018

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.76: Spring 2018 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Phone: 017687 78054 Email: Please see our Contact page GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Enclosed with this mailing is a paper with information about GDPR on one side and a Consent Form for completion on the other. This is a new legal …

New interactive Bulletin index

Latest News from the website: We have just created an interactive index for the Bulletin which covers almost every issue since 1937 (it will eventually cover all issues). The index is comprised of seven categories which are searchable, downloadable and printable and will be made available to everyone visiting the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland website. For members …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.75: Winter 2018

Secretary’s Newsletter 75 Winter 2018

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.75: Winter 2018 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: With this mailing you will find enclosed the 2017 Festival of Hymns booklet from our Carmarthen Conference which was deferred from our Autumn (October) 2017 mailing. The accompanying Commentary to …

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Annual Conference 2018 – Bishop Burton College

Our Annual Conference this year was another three-day occasion from Tuesday, July 24th – Friday, July 27th 2018. The venue? 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 …

Hymns of Peace

Hymns of Peace 2018. Jubilate have announced a new hymn competition in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day: November 2018 will mark 100 years since Armistice Day and the end of the First World War, Jubilate are launching a national competition, ‘Hymns of Peace’, to find a new hymn of peace for the churches to sing at Remembrance …

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 …