Tag Archives: Hymns

Funeral hymn choices: Twitter responses

More on funeral hymns. At present we’re putting a ‘Question for the week’ on Twitter. We particularly invite recent followers of @StChrys to think of their answer to the question. We recently asked: At this moment what would be your … Continue reading

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Funeral Hymns: Royal choices

Which hymns have been chosen for the funerals of Kings and Queens of the United Kingdom? A few months ago here on our church blog we gave some bishops’ choices of funeral hymns, some clergy gave us theirs, and we … Continue reading

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One priest’s choice of funeral hymns

For the third blog post on choices of funeral hymns we look at one person’s choice in detail. We’ve had some choices from clergy and some of bishops now we focus, with a little more detail on one priest’s choice. The … Continue reading

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Bishops’ choices of funeral hymns

In 1901 Archbishop Randall Davidson successfully vetoed the request made by the Royal Family that the Russian Kontakion for the departed should be sung at Queen Victoria’s funeral. He was concerned that it would give approval to what he saw … Continue reading

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Two favourite Creation hymns

Dr Noel Preston continues his series on hymns – this time he was asked to write a few words about a Creation hymn… My immediate thoughts went back to school assembly, when we regularly sang the imaginative poetry of Joseph … Continue reading

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Block a Hymn

Recently at St C’s we invited members of our church community to nominate a hymn for worship which they liked and hadn’t heard for a while. We’d a lovely wide selection including All for Jesus, Come my way, my truth, my … Continue reading

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Tried, trusted and traditional hymns

Malcolm Hicks reflects on traditional hymns Hymns play a large part in our worship at Church, and we all, I am sure, have our preferences. I must confess to being an unrepentant traditionalist: I delight to see piles of the … Continue reading

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