St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford Park

St Michael & All Angels: Organ and Parish Rooms Appeal

Be an Angel - make a cup of tea! The Hymnathon Top 50
Friday February 28th 2014

Back to Organ and Parish Rooms Appeal page

Thanks for helping us choose
the order of the Top 50

You can see how the Hymnathon Top 50 event went, with pictures and the No 1 hymn, here.

Thanks to everyone who has already made Hymnathon donations in cash or by cheque or on our JustGiving page: You may continue to do so for some weeks to come.

This is the latest Hymnathon Top_50, as at the end of the event on February 28th 2014.
The Top 50 updates since February 2nd 2014
Unsung Heroes: Hymns that came close
The Childrens' Hymnathon: see the hymns that were sung by schools at lunchtime on February 28th

Relive The 2012 Hymnathon

Choirs and congregationTwo years ago, we sang all 542 hymns in the New English Hymnal (right). The Hymnathon took over 30 hours, right through the night, and raised over £50,000 for St Michael's Organ & Parish Rooms Appeal. Relive the highlights below

Now that our magnificent Pipe Organ is installed, we’re going to hold a Mini Hymnathon, singing the Top 50 hymns – as decided by your donations. It will last around three hours.

At the finale of the last Hymnathon, we sang the two hymns that raised most money from donors. O Praise Ye The Lord and Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer tied for the No 1 spot. You can see the final Hymnathon Top Ten here and the final Hymnathon_Top_50 here (with £50 added to the top hymn to start the ball rolling!).

That was our starting point for this year's Hymnathon Top 50. The difference this time was that you could help decide which 50 hymns will be sung, by pledging money for your own favourite hymn(s) - and you can still influence their placing. Look out for our Hymnathon Gift Aid envelopes or bid on our new JustGiving page:

And it’s not too late to sponsor an organ pipe if you'd like to support the Appeal in a more permanent way. Donations range from £50 for a small pipe to £2,500 for the very largest, or from £14 a month spread over three years - read more about our Pipe Up! scheme, which will close at the end of February.

Watch St Michael & All Angels' Hymnathon - The Film

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

St Michael & All Angels held its first Hymnathon in 1987.
The first Hymnathon - 25 years ago