Tag Archives: Hymns

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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What’s your favourite Advent hymn?

The words and music of the hymns of the beautiful season of Advent are frequently inspiring and haunting. We asked some members of our church about their favourite Advent hymn. (Click on the hymn title for more information) Fliss writes … Continue reading

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Fr Mark Dalby’s Priority Hymns

This coming Saturday (20th April) there will be a Mass of the Resurrection with thanksgiving for the life of Fr Mark Dalby, former Archdeacon of Rochdale,  a dear friend of Fr Ian and a supporter of our work at St … Continue reading

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