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 …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.69: Summer 2016

Secretary’s Newsletter 69 Summer 2016

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.69: Summer 2016 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship 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 …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.68: Spring 2016

Secretary’s Newsletter 68 Spring 2016

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.68: Spring 2016 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page Please see below for important information about Risk Assessment, Investments and Reserves and the Structure and Future of the Executive. ******* Annual Conference, St Andrews, Fife Bookings are coming in well for this year’s Conference which …

Secretary’s Newsletter 67 Winter 2016

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.67: Winter 2016 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page Annual Conference, St Andrews, Fife 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 …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.66: Autumn 2015

Secretary’s Newsletter 66 Autumn 2015

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.66: Autumn 2015 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page A Note From Our Executive President and Executive Vice-President 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 …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.65: Summer 2015

Secretary’s Newsletter 65 Summer 2015

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.65: Summer 2015 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page Cambridge 2015 International Hymn Conference The International Conference is now little more than days away. A few facts and figures: about 170 people are coming with 46 people from the Inter-nationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Hymnologie (IAH), 42 …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.64: Spring 2015

Secretary’s Newsletter 64 Spring 2015

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.64: Spring 2015 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page Cambridge 2015 International Hymn Conference Hymns in Liturgy and Life from Sunday 26th July – Saturday 1st August We are delighted to report an encouraging response to our Cambridge International Conference. We anticipate over 150 attendees …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: Winter

Secretary’s Newsletter 63 Winter 2015

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.63: Winter 2015 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page Cambridge 2015 International Hymn Conference Hymns in Liturgy and Life from Sunday 26th July – Saturday 1st August The application form for our Cambridge Conference was circulated with our Bulletin mailing last November and a further …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.62: Autumn 2014

Secretary’s Newsletter 62 Autumn 2014

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.62: Autumn 2014 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page Honorary Vice-President The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland, at its AGM at Cirencester, was delighted and honoured to welcome the Revd Canon Alan Luff as an Honorary Vice-President of the Society in recognition of …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.61: Summer 2014

Secretary’s Newsletter 61 Summer 2014

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.61: Summer 2014 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page 2014 Cirencester Conference This year’s Conference is almost upon us and, with around 100 attendees signed up, and a varied programme, it is shaping up into what we hope will be another informative and enjoyable occasion. …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.60: Spring 2014

Secretary’s Newsletter 60 Spring 2014

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.60: Spring 2014 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page Booking for our 2014 Cirencester Conference Our 2014 Conference at Cirencester Agricultural University begins on Wednesday 30th July, concluding Friday August 1st. Application Forms were sent out with the previous mailing. If you would like to …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.59: Winter 2014

Secretary’s Newsletter 59 Winter 2014

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.59: Winter 2014 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology was launched in Bristol on 19th/20th October 2013. It is the result of ten years’ work initiated by Prof. J. R. (Dick) Watson, one of our Honorary Vice-Presidents. The monumental nature …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.58: Autumn 2013

Secretary’s Newsletter 58 Autumn 2013

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.58: Autumn 2013 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page Sunday Half-Hour When Radio 2’s Sunday Half-Hour was moved from its 8.30 pm time to 6.00 pm on Sunday morning (albeit doubled in length and being renamed Sunday Hour) there were many protests, including from The …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.57: Summer 2013

Secretary’s Newsletter 57 Summer 2013

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.57: Summer 2013 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page Honorary Presidency of The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland We are delighted and honoured that the Rt Revd and Rt Hon. Baron Williams of Oystermouth has accepted our invitation to continue in office as …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.56: Spring 2013

Secretary’s Newsletter 56 Spring 2013

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.56: Spring 2013 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page Hymn Society Conference ~ 23rd–26th July 2013 With the last mailing you should have received your Booking Form for our 2013 bumper 3-Day Conference at Swanwick Christian Conference Centre. Although the deadline is 30th April there …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.55: Winter 2013

Secretary’s Newsletter 55 Winter 2013

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.55: Winter 2013 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page Your Society Needs YOU! Please forgive the picture of Lord Kitchener! However, this well-known poster which has been used in many places, even football clubs, sprang to mind thinking about the Society. We have recently been …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.54: Autumn 2012

Secretary’s Newsletter 54 Autumn 2012

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.54: Autumn 2012 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page A message from our Executive President, Dr Ian Sharp Christmas is approaching, followed by the New Year! The recently published Praying Thrice booklet would make an excellent Christmas gift for your hymn-loving friends! (see elsewhere in …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.53: Summer 2012

Secretary’s Newsletter 53 Summer 2012

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.53: Summer 2012 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page Treasurer’s new address Our Treasurer, James Dickinson, has recently moved house and his new contact details are as follows: 90 Brooke Drive Brimington CHESTERFIELD Derbyshire S43 1PG Phone: 01246 235315 Email (unchanged): jamesbd@btinternet.com Would you please …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.52: Spring 2012

Secretary’s Newsletter 52 Spring 2012

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.52: Spring 2012 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Email: Please see the Contact page Subscription Renewals Renewal of subscriptions were due on 1st January 2012 at the revised rates agreed at the 2010 AGM. The new rates are as follows: Single UK Membership £17.50 Couples UK £22.50 For those who …

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.51: January 2012

Secretary’s Newsletter 51 January 2012

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.51: January 2012 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham 99 Barton Road LANCASTER LA1 4EN Dr Bernard S. Massey It is with much sadness that we record the death of one of our Honorary Vice-Presidents, Dr Bernard S. Massey, on Friday, October 28th 2011, following a short illness. Bernard remained active to the last and those …