Secretary’s Newsletter 71 Winter 2017

Hitherto, the opportunity to nominate and vote for members of our Executive Committee has taken place at our Annual Conference and has therefore been limited to those attending Conference. Under the new arrangements agreed at our St Andrews AGM last year the procedure has changed to afford this opportunity to all members. With this mailing you will find enclosed a …

John Crothers News

Executive Committee member, John Crothers, on French radio, recording the annual programme that introduces French-speaking listeners to English-language Christmas hymns and carols. The programme, ‘Magazine anglican’, is beamed to the US and Canada via the Episcopal network, as well as to Francophone countries around the world, including much of Africa. It can be listened in to on Christmas Eve at …

New look website launched

We have just launched our new look website that incorporates our Facebook and Twitter feeds (see panel on the right) to coincide with the 80th Anniversary of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland. As you will see, there are sections for the Secretary’s Newsletters, the past Treasures from the Bulletin and Short Guides that can be printed out …

Secretary’s Newsletter 70 Autumn 2016

Extract from the first entry in the Minute Book of The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland: ‘A Conference of those interested in the Study of Hymnody was held in Room A of Westminster Central Hall on Monday October 5th 1936 to consider the question of forming a Society for that purpose…Rev. Canon G. W. Briggs, Worcester, was called …

Our 80th Anniversary Radio Broadcast

Extract from the first entry in the Minute Book of The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland: ‘A Conference of those interested in the Study of Hymnody was held in Room A of Westminster Central Hall on Monday October 5th 1936 to consider the question of forming a Society for that purpose…Rev. Canon G. W. Briggs, Worcester, was called …

Secretary’s Newsletter 69 Summer 2016

The third aim of The Hymn Society is ‘Encouraging the discerning use of hymns and songs in worship’. Sunday Morning Worship a few weeks’ ago (19th June) came from the chapel of St John’s College, Durham. The Revd Professor David Wilkinson was speaking about the interface and interaction between science and faith in an academic environment. Back from walking the …

Secretary’s Newsletter 68 Spring 2016

Bookings are coming in well for this year’s Conference which is being held from Tuesday, 26th July to Thursday, 28th July 2016. Although the deadline given in the Application Form leaflet is 30th April we can still accept bookings, so please do not hesitate to apply. We have an excellent and varied line-up of six lecturers, plus the ever popular …

Secretary’s Newsletter 67 Winter 2016

This year’s Conference is being held from Tuesday, 26th July to Thursday, 28th July 2016. The international flavour of last year’s Conference is to some extent being sustained with lecture contributions from South Africa, USA, Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as from England. You will find more details in the enclosed booking form. Although we will be located in …

Secretary’s Newsletter 66 Autumn 2015

On behalf of everyone who attended this year’s spectacularly successful International Conference in Cambridge we would like to thank all those who helped to make it such a memorable and inspiring occasion. We cannot mention each person by name, but in particular we wish to express our deep appreciation to Robert and Jenny Canham and to Michael Garland. They gave …