“Thanks & Praise”, a new supplement to the Church Hymnal containing 227 hymns and songs for use during worship, is being published next September.
An informal ‘Come and Sing’ event was held in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork on Monday 8th June which was an opportunity to hear and sing some of the contents, to find out about the size and feel of the book, and to ask questions. Over forty people gathered in the Deans’ Chapel, a group representative of choir members, organists, clergy, parishioners, students and children, and were expertly guided through some of the new material by the Revd Dr Peter Thompson who is the musical editor of the new book and a member of the Liturgical Advisory Committee. He also circulated details of a special discount offer for those who pre-order copies before the end of June, which has been circulated to all clergy in the Church of Ireland.
In thanking Dr Thompson for making the journey to Cork the Dean of Cork, the Very Revd Nigel Dunne, said that it was good to see interest in the hymnal supplement from such a wide age group who attended, not least the enthusiasm shown by a large contingent of third level students from UCC.