Singing the Faith, telling the story

A website is offering a new insight into the story behind the new Methodist hymn collection, Singing the Faith.

Anyone can also now take advantage of the pre-publication discounts on Singing the Faith. These include a saving of £5 on the full music edition of the collection, £2.50 on the words edition and £5 on the electronic words edition. Discounts are available when people order Singing the Faith from Methodist Publishing -, 01733 235962.

Visitors to, can read about the journey from the initial proposal for a new collection through to the work now being done to launch the final Singing the Faith collection in 2011. This section of the website will expand as the story continues to grow, and people will soon be able to read about the many talents that have gone into the making of this definitive collection.

Revd Barbara Bircumshaw, Chair of the Music Resources Group, said: "This whole process has been a real labour of love, involving many people who have given freely of their time and talents. It's been a long road, but we're really excited about Singing the Faith and are pleased to be able to share our story."

Visitors to, can also take a peek inside the collection at the full list of hymns and songs, check out the online Users Guide and read John Wesley's Rules for Singing.

People can also pre-order the free Singing the Faith sampler, which will be published in February 2011.

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