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

International Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Hymnologie

The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland is
hosting the international gathering of Hymn Societies in Cambridge in 2015.
Hymns in Liturgy and Life
Kirchenlieder in Liturgie und Leben
Sunday 26th July to Saturday 1st August 2015
Robinson College, University of Cambridge

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:

Worshipping Caretakers: the Creation and our Stewardship of it in Hymnody by Alan Hall

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.