Image for November 2021: Hymns Ancient and Modern announces further expansion of digital resources and additions to online events programme

November 2021: Hymns Ancient and Modern announces further expansion of digital resources and additions to online events programme

Christian charity and publisher, bookseller and distributor, Hymns A&M announced a new partnership with Church House for the St John’s Timeline videos. This is a series of around 150 films from leading theologians and biblical scholars for study, research, ministry, and discipleship. Started in 2009 by Tim Hull of St John’s Nottingham, the series now has a new management board and a commitment to new films especially those that will broaden diversity and inclusivity. Highlights include Paula Gooder on the Gospel of Mark, Tom Wright on the Atonement debate and Rowan Williams on the new atheists. Introductions to all films are on You Tube. The films will be available free of charge to staff and students on the Church of England’s Common Awards programme through the Moodle Hub. Hymns A&M will provide subscription services to an international institutional and individual audience. Commenting on the move, Michael Addison, HA&M sales and marketing director said: ‘We are delighted to announce this further partnership with Church House and build on our partnership via Church House Publishing, our app programme, Crockford’s Clerical Directory and more. Increasingly we are operating in a visual world, and we will be delighted to see this resource reach a new worldwide audience.’

Further development in the A&M apps programme is also announced with the launch of the new Preachers Companion app – for IOS, Android and web. Here, preachers can find Lectionary readings,  browse over 1500 sermons in the Canterbury Preacher’s Companion collection, and write your own sermons on the go. A hymnal app is also due to launch later in the year based on the 2013 best-selling Hymns A&M hymnal, Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship. A Church Times app for Android – to complement the existing IOS version – will arrive in 2022. Commenting, Dominic Vaughan, Hymns A&M CEO commented: ‘It is wonderful to see our apps programme expand. We carefully select projects that we hope will support and encourage all in their faith. With 670,000 downloads overall, I am delighted that so many find them essential in their prayer, devotional, and church life.’

Hymns A&M, today also announced further online events building on its successful programme of over 50 events throughout 2020-21 and watched by tens of thousands of viewers. An online event on Monday 22nd November with Church House Bookshop will feature several authors discussing and reading from their Advent books and will be hosted by Ayla Lepine, priest and fellow at the National Gallery, London. In addition, a Church Times /Church House Bookshop Advent Retreat will be held online on Saturday 27th November 2021. Featuring Esther de Waal, Gregory Cameron and others, this will be an ideal retreat for those looking for reflection and nourishment prior to Advent.

Further information: Michael Addison  Hymns A&M   / 0207 776 7551




Notes for editors


Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd is the commercial arm of the Christian charity. Via book and newspaper publishing, bookselling and distribution, it generates funds in order to fulfil its charitable purpose of making grants to churches and Christian organisations. It publishes around 100 books per annum in print and digital formats via imprints SCM Press, Canterbury Press, Church House Publishing (under arrangement with the Archbishops Council) and Saint Andrew Press (under arrangement with the Church of Scotland). It also publishes the Church Times and other periodicals, runs an events programme including the Festival of Preaching, and owns leading religious bookshop Church House Bookshop and distribution centre Norwich Books and Music. Hymns A&M employ 65 staff in London and Norwich.


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