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 …

Book launch in York

  Another event, on this occasion for those of you who live in York, its environs, or within easy travelling distance. Also the opportunity of a new book! The book launch of Looking for a Voice: A Hymnological Biography by Caryl Micklem and Alison Micklem will take place on Saturday 8th April at 2.30 pm All are invited. Caryl Micklem …

John Newton Exhibition & 30 March Events

The John Newton Project website has updated information on the John Newton exhibition available to view throughout March at St Andrew by the Wardrobe, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Mon-Fri. www.standrewbythewardrobe.net The exhibition includes additional material on Newton’s links with previous rectors of this church – William Romaine and William Goode – and on the Eclectic Society and CMS (which …

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 …

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 …