Members' Registration

You will need to register first to become a member or make a purchase from the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

To purchase a Membership subscription please fill in the form below first with your chosen user name, password and other details. If you are an existing member of the Society you will also need to fill in the registration form to access members' exclusive content on this website. In the drop down selection box after name and address please use either the 'Existing Member' if you wish to continue with your current payment method or 'Membership Renewal via website' if you wish to pay via PayPal in future.

After completing registration you will be automatically logged in and taken to our registered customers' page which includes a link to the page for purchasing your membership through PayPal or bank transfer. For existing members you will receive membership status once your current subscription is confirmed with the Treasurer.

If you wish to review membership costs, please see the bottom of the page.

Thank you.

Setting up username and password

Once you have chosen a username it cannot be changed, so please choose wisely. You will automatically be informed if the username you choose is available or taken already. It is also acceptable to use your email address as your username.

Please choose a secure password. A secure password is 8 or more characters and contains at least one uppercase letter, one number and one special character, thank you. For the sake of all members' security a secure password is required for this site. Please keep your password safe.

Should you lose or forget your password you may reset it using the 'Forgot Password' link on the login page. This generates a random 12 character password and a personalised link to login.

Most modern browsers provide the option to save usernames and passwords for sites but it is good practice to keep your own record of these. There are free apps that can do this for you which can be installed in all your devices to save all your usernames and passwords - they will also generate unique passwords for you and also have the ability to automatically fill in online forms. These remember your various login details for you in the cloud and can be made accessible wherever you are logging in from, whichever device you are using, all you need to remember is your master password.

Two that come highly recommended are LastPass and Dashlane. Both have free and premium options.

Thank you.


Please complete your registration details

  • Please note all fields marked with an asterisk (*) are compulsory


  • Registration
  • If you will be applying for Joint Membership please enter the other person's title, name and email address in the box below. We will need to contact them regarding setting up their personal website membership account, thank you.

  • GDPR Consent

    By selecting from the options below you are consenting to The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland holding your personal data.

    1. The following relates to items of your personal data which you make available to HSGBI and your granting of consent to HSGBI to hold and to process that data.

    2. To maintain your membership of HSGBI, we need your name and contact postal address (for which a PO Box is acceptable). If you take up membership through the website, we also need your email address. These details will be held for the duration of your membership and an administrative period of up to two years afterwards.

    3. You may provide us with the following, with your agreement to store and use them: one or more telephone numbers; an email address (if not already provided); your bank account details (if used to set up a standing order for payment of membership fees). These details will be held for the duration of your membership and an administrative period of up to two years afterwards.

    4. A list of members is produced for circulation to the membership from time to time; this is not normally provided to members with addresses outside the EU, nor to institutional members (e.g. libraries). With your consent, your contact details will be included in this list; if you do not provide consent, they will be excluded.

    5. You may also choose joint membership with other societies (which will be named, with an indication if they are based overseas); if you choose this option, the personal details you have provided will be shared with those societies.

    6. If we need to make financial payments to you (e.g. to reimburse expenses incurred on HSGBI’s behalf) and you wish this to be by bank transfer, then we will need your bank details. These will be retained for no longer than one year. If you prefer, you may receive these payments by cheque.

    7. If you wish to withdraw any consent you previously granted as above, you may do so by contacting the Secretary, either in writing or via the “contact” section of the website.

    Further details can be found in our Data Policy and Privacy Notice on the website.

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If you have any problems please use the contact us form regarding the website and online members' access and we will help you to complete your registration. Thank you


Membership costs

UK Subscriptions mailed to a UK address
Annual subscription
Single Membership£ 22.00
Couples£ 27.00
Students£ 10.00
5 Year subscription
Single£ 100.00
Couples£ 125.00
10 year subscription
Single£ 200.00
Couples£ 250.00
Overseas Rates (Mainland Europe including Republic of Ireland)
Single Membership£ 25.00
Couples£ 30.00
Overseas Rates (Worldwide)
Single Membership£ 30.00
Couples£ 35.00
Joint Membership Rates
Members of the Society may also subscribe to IAH (our sister Society in Europe) and/or The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at special rates.
Members of HSGBI who wish to include membership of IAH£ 10.00
Members of HSGBI who wish to include membership of HSUSC£ 20.00
Library Rates
UK£ 30.00
Europe and Worldwide£ 55.00