On Wednesday 17th June a 'Come and Sing' event took place in St Macartin's Cathedral, Enniskillen to show-case the new 'Thanks & Praise' supplement to the Church Hymnal. Many people attended to hear some of the contents and thoroughly enjoyed the singing!
This new supplement contains 227 hymns, songs and liturgical settings reflecting the best of church music to emerge since the compilation of the most recent edition of the Church Hymnal. The selection, which is authorised by the General Synod, includes many hymns and songs, plus new settings for the Eucharist, short songs, and chants - alleluias, eyries, blessings, etc., a number of items in the Irish language, music from the world church and some completely new compositions and arrangements.
Two years in preparation, the selection has been overseen by a team of parish and cathedral musicians and clergy and has been tested in local parishes.