Singing the Faith: Enabled by Braille and Accompanied by Piano

Singing the Faith has extended its range with two new editions,making the words and music more accessible to a wider range ofcongregations and individuals.

On behalf of the Methodist Church, the Torch Trusthas produced and published a Braille edition of Singing the Faith.Sheila Armstrong, Braille Transcription Co-ordinator at TorchTrust, project managed the transcribing of the Braille edition,dedicating over a year to the project.

Users can purchase the complete collection or choose individualhymns and songs as electronic Braille-coded files for embossinglocally.

Coinciding with the publication of the Braille edition is acomplete set of piano accompaniments for every hymn and song inSinging the Faith, performed by the Central Hall organist andBirmingham Conservatoire graduate, Alex Norman. The project wasoverseen by Revd Paul Wood and Revd Ian Worsfold, from the Coventryand Nuneaton Circuit. Inspired and dedicated through a commitmentto 'be more outward focused' through equipping the Connexion, theymanaged the production of 32 CDs suitable for any CD player, aswell as an extra CD containing Midi files.

Revd Paul Wood said: "From the beginning of our involvement inthe project, Ian and I believed thatSinging the Faithwould be agreat resource to offer the whole Connexion, but we were also awarethat many churches struggle to find musicians. To twist thescriptures:'How can they sing the Lord's song - if they don't knowthe tune!' And so we embarked on recording every hymn, songand alternative tune contained in the new book."

Together these two new editions of Singing the Faith will helpenable further inclusivity and outreach to both individuals andcongregations.


To order Braille Edition, contact the Torch Trust on:

Tel: 01858 438260 Email: info@torchtrust.org

Web: http://www.torchtrust.org/modules/ResourceCat/cataloguedetail.php?BookID=8032

Note: This is a print-on-demand item. Please allow up to threeweeks for this when placing your order.

Piano Accompaniment CDs:

Available to order from Methodist Publishing (0845 0178220 or www.methodistpublishing.org.uk).