Soloists and choirs combine with congregation for Big Hymn Sing


Donagh Choir singing at the Big Hymn Sing.

St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen resounded to the voices of hundreds of people on Sunday evening as they took part in the Clogher Diocesan Mothers’ Union Big Hymn Sing.

The event was organised by Clogher Mothers’ Union in conjunction with parishes and choirs across the diocese.
Many of the popular hymns were aired, starting off with “Be Thou My Vision” and “O Lord my God!”

Judith Anderson and Ellen Bloomfield singing a duet.

The welcome and opening prayer was by Dean Kenneth Hall and the introduction was given by Mrs Heather Ellis, MU Diocesan President.

The reading was by Mrs June Butler, MU All-Ireland President, the collects were read by the Curate at St. Macartin’s, the Revd Dr. Edwin Aiken and the prayers were led by Mrs Valerie McMorris, Diocesan MU Unit Coordinator - Faith and Policy.

Other congregational hymns included “Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,” “Amazing grace how sweet the sound;” “How deep the Father’s love for us;” “Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine;” and “What a friend we have in Jesus.” The organist and accompanist was Mr. Glenn Moore.

Other singers and groups taking part included the Donagh Choir, Lynnea Hardy, Judith Anderson with Ellen Bloomfield, Clogher Diocesan Mothers’ Union Trustee Choir accompanied by Mrs Diane Simpson; Revd William Jeffrey, flautist playing the Londonderry Air and soloist Jane McKinley.

During the evening, Revd Rebecca Guildea, Rector of Garrison, Slavin, Belleek and Kiltyclogher spoke about the Mums in May Project and the collection was taken up in aid of the Mums in May Project.

Bishop Ian Ellis gave a reflection before the Processional Hymn.

There has been a very positive reaction to the event and a recording of the Big Hymn Sing can be watched on the Enniskillen Cathedral’s website;

The Clogher Mothers' Union Trustees singing.

Revd William Jeffrey playing the Londonderry Air.