Hymnathon 2017 – 31 hours, 450 singers, 542 hymns!

Thank you to those who donated so generously and left lovely messages on our JustGiving, Facebook and Twitter pages!
We raised the money to complete our Organ Fund and help our three charities for 2017:
– The Upper Room, which helps the needy in Shepherds Bush;
– Msaada, which helps Rwanda’s forgotten genocide survivors; and
– The Amber Trust, which brings music to blind and partially sighted children.

In our Hymnathon, we sang all 542 hymns in the New English Hymnal: it took almost 31 hours, ending just before 7pm on Saturday March 4th. Thank you to all who sang, played the organ, donated, sponsored hymns or singers, or made cakes, sandwiches, breakfast, tea and coffee!
Enjoy Hymnathon 2017: The Film by Kelvin Murray (above, with still frames below) and the photos in our Hymnathon Photo Gallery and our Facebook Hymnathon Gallery.

In the Grand Finale, we sang God Is Love, the hymn which raised most money – over £2,700!
This was the final Top Ten showing which hymns got the most support.

Great Success For The 30-hour Sponsored Hymnathon’ – ChiswickW4.com
‘Hymnathon raises the rafters’ video, with local schools, on Chiswickbuzz.net.

See who sang in the Hymnathon
See who sponsored the Hymnathon
See ways you can contribute
See when the hymns were sung, 
Hour by Hour

‘Hymns are the poems of the people’ – John Betjeman.
Read All the Words and All the Tunes.

The first Hymnathon was 30 years ago in February 1987, raising money for charities.
The second Hymnathon was five years ago in February 2012, raising money for the Organ & Parish Rooms Appeal.
Hymnathon 2012: The Film