Making the most of hymns
A starter's guide to choosing hymns
Why do we sing hymns? Why use hymn books? Which hymn books do we use? How do the indices help?
Celebrating Singing the Faith
A Service of Thanksgiving order of service and other prayers for use when celebrating and introducing Singing the Faith.
Choosing hymns – more than picking our favourites
The science of hymns and older people explored by Margaret Goodall
Hymn metre - how it works
The Revd Ian Worsfold explains the ins and outs of hymn metre - and how to find the tune that works best for you.
Hymns to build worship around
Using hymns as a starting point for planning worship
In praise of bands
More resources for praise bands and leaders of contemporary worship
Let the children sing
Hymns to sing with children and younger people - some tips and suggestions
Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord): A Eucharistic Prayer
A prayer for Holy Communion written around "Lord Jesus Christ" (StF 594)
Making a hymn - how to go about it
Hints and rules for hymn writers - the Revd Anne Sardeson walks us through the writing of her Palm Sunday hymn, "This week"
Making musical partnerships
Ideas for "bolting together" groups of hymns and songs, especially in band-led worship
New words, familiar tunes
The Revd Ally Barrett explores the benefits and pitfalls of setting new words to familiar tunes
On writing hymns – three thoughts from Martin Leckebusch
Hymn writing issues to think about and discuss
Singing unaccompanied – six tips
A few simple suggestions for getting started with singing unaccompanied