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 …

Secretary’s Newsletter 73 Summer 2017

And none the worse for that! It is good to have the opportunity to share news of our members when their contributions to Worship and Hymnody, various and varied as they are, are recognised. But first… Revd John Waddington-Feather (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) Malcolm has asked me to point out a mistake in his 2016 lecture at St Andrews. He said that …

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 …