The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology

The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology is the public launch of the ‘impossible task’ – the replacement for the Dictionary of Hymnology produced by John Julian in 1892, with a supplement in 1907.

The Dictionary is the result of ten years’ research by a team of editors headed by Professor J.R. Watson, University of Durham, UK, and Dr Emma Hornby, University of Bristol, UK.

It is an essential reference resource for scholars of global hymnody, with information on the hymns of many countries and languages, and a strong emphasis on the historical as well as the contemporary. It will be of interest to literary scholars, musicians, church historians, and theologians, and a delight for those who love the hymn as an art form.

Members of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland have been given free access to this great resource. If you are a member, please login and then access our private page where you will be able to login to the Cantebury Dictionary of Hymnology. Not a member, then please do consider joining us.