St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford Park

St Michael & All Angels: Organ and Parish Rooms Appeal

Sponsored Hymnathon
February 24th & 25th 2012

The Hymnathon Top 50 - February 28th 2014
Back to Organ and Parish Rooms Appeal page

Choirs and congregationCongratulations to Oliver West & Jonathan Dods and St Michael & All Angels Choir (and thanks to everyone else who joined in) on a magnificent and very moving achievement. We completed the entire New English Hymnal in 30 and a half hours and then sang the two hymns that raised most money from sponsors. In a flurry of last-minute donations, O Praise Ye The Lord and Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer tied for the No 1 spot. This is the final Hymnathon Top Ten.

Watch St Michael & All Angels' Hymnathon - The Film by Alan Paul and Kelvin Murray.

Jonathan and OliverYou can add your congratulations and make a donation on the Hymnathon JustGiving page which will stay open for a while longer. Or simply fill in one of the Gift Aid envelopes in the church - where you could also have bought a souvenir mug (below right). One month on, we have received over £39,500: when Gift Aid is added, it brings the total to over £51,000 - with more money still coming in.

Thank you to all our individual sponsors: See more than 675 names listed so far.
Thank you too to the Hymnathon singers: See 200 listed so far (out of more than 330)
Hymnathon mugsThank you too to all our business supporters.

See a slideshow of Hymnathon 2012 by Andrea Liu.
See a slideshow of Hymnathon 2012 by David Beresford.
See a slideshow of Hymnathon 2012 by James Cox here.
Read Richard Broke's blog
Read Scott Gronmark's blog
Read reports by Sarah Lenton and Christabel Ames-Lewis in the Parish Magazines
The first Hymnathon - 25 years ago

We still have much more money to raise for our new Organ and Parish Rooms Appeal - and we'll be starting a longterm 'Pay for a Pipe or Buy a Brick' scheme very shortly. There'll also be other fundraising events, including a gala performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's Trial by Jury on Saturday April 28th.

But for the moment, let's celebrate a wonderful achievement.