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The Society maintains links with
The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada

International Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Hymnologie



The Next Hymn Society Conference is:

St Andrews, Fife
July 26th July 28th 2016

The Hymn Society was founded in 1936 for the purpose of:

- encouraging study and research in the field of hymnody;
- promoting good standards of hymn-singing;
- encouraging the discerning use of hymns in worship; and
- sponsoring relevant publications

Secretary's newsletter


The Hymn Society Bulletin is published four times a year. Longer articles are issued separately as Occasional Papers

Newly published Occasional Paper:

Cambridge Hymns and Carols:
Town and Gown in Liturgy and Life

Interested in finding out more about hymns and
hymn singing?

Read our short guides
Free to download in PDF format

Back Numbers of all issues and separate Index booklets covering Volumes 1-19 are available from the Secretary. The Society publishes and supports other publications.