Happy to have had my first official day on an interesting new contract: with the UK Methodist Church again but this time coordinating content for a new website – Singing the Faith Plus.
Singing the Faith is a new Methodist hymnbook – a major publication, some six years in the making. The “plus” will be a web-based resource to both encourage use of the hymnbook and also to support the exploration of music in worship – through debate, suggestions, articles, forming networks and, of course, publicising new material.
To my knowledge, no other major hymnal has been published with the intention of being open-ended in the way Singing the Faith is being – which is why Singing the Faith Plus is so integral to the overall strategy.
There’s much to say about what is possible – but I certainly hope that our net can be spread very wide indeed: drawing in the experience, cultures and experiments of writers and musicians from around the world, and offering support to the widest possible number of people, those with a particular faith commitment and those passing through.