Short Sessions about hymns – on line from the Hymn Society

We are looking forward to “seeing” you all at our first Virtual Conference which will run on Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th November. Please join us from 11.00 – 12.00 on all three days – or even for just one or two! Each session will consist of our usual Short Metre presentations of 10 minutes (familiar to those who attend our annual Conferences), with plenty of time for you all to contribute to the discussion via the chat.

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Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th November

Black, Gay, Christian, Queer: the church and the famine of grace – Book by Jarel Robinson-Brown – reviewed by Brunel James

If this book is as insightful as the review suggests then it ought to, not simply make us think but, change our ways within the church. The only condition I add is that I have not read the book. The review in itself ought to be recommended reading.

Read the review here


Singing the Faith plus has been updated and is accepting new material to its web-site for consideration for publication.

Open for hymn submissions
After a period of looking at how we receive new hymns and songs for possible publication on StF+, we’re now open for business again.   We do have a number of texts and tunes received during our ‘moratorium’ period and, more recently, via our new online form. We’re working through these and authors will be contacted once our new, expanded submissions team has had a chance to make its assessments.   If you are thinking of sending us a new hymn, please take time to read through our refreshed criteria. The are quite detailed but have been thought through with care and give the best sense of what kind of material is most likely to catch our attention.   All you need to know is on the StF Submitting hymns page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Conditions for submission are available here.

New hymns on the site can be seen here.

Suggestions of hymns for the Lectionary can be seen here.