about the center
for congregational song

The Center for Congregational Song is the resource and outreach arm of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization seeking to encourage, promote, and enliven congregational singing. We are ecumenical, which means we work with folk from a variety of traditions and denominations to build deep and meaningful conversation, create useful resources, and help practitioners, poets, and composers build their skills.

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Introduction Video

Hear from our director and some of our early supporters on what makes The Center for Congregational Song so special.

Connecting you to resources, creating meaningful conversation,

and supporting hymn/song-writers.

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Our upcoming events

Hymn Society Conference

July 16, 2023 MO United States

The Hymn Society’s Annual Conference is the premier conference focusing exclusively on congregational song in the U.S. and Canada. Each year it features top scholars from the U.S. and Canada

Writing the Church’s Song 2023

November 08, 2023 2209 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23223 United States

Register Here Invitation For those who work for the church week in and week out, time away to rest, reflect, and re-inspire is important. Writing the Church’s Song is a

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