Singing our Faith – the Ministers’ Meeting Hymn Sing

Over 30 Midlands Unitarians gathered at Kingswood Meeting House on a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon, to join with Rev. Ant Howe and the talented choir and organist from Kingswood, to learn some hymns from the new purple hymn book, Sing Your Faith. The gathering had been organised by the Warwickshire & Neighbouring Counties Monthly Meeting of Protestant Dissenting Ministers, known to its friends as the Ministers’ Meeting, to encourage Midlands congregations to give the new hymn book a try.

Ant and his helpers took us through nine new hymns, some of which were quite easy to sing, some of which were a bit trickier. We all enjoyed the words of the new hymns, by talented contemporary Unitarians, and did our best to sing our faith loud and clear.

Then after a short break for tea and delicious cakes provided by the Kingswood congregation, Ant led us in a short service, using three of the hymns we had learned. All in all, it was an inspirational afternoon, and we left full of plans to use the new hymn book as soon as possible.