The Pratt Green Trust was founded by hymnwriter Rev’d Fred Pratt Green in 1984 to further the cause of excellence in hymnody. For 40 years it has sponsored many projects in the field of Christian hymnody (including HymnQuest, an early frontrunner in the field of online resources) and individual hymn writers, composers and practitioners. In this 40th anniversary year, the trust is holding a Hymn Competition, public seminar and launching new websites. NNPM is proud to be a partner organisation. Please click on the logo to visit their website.

Our 2024 Conference ...

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Keynote speakers

Saturday 27th July 2024

John Bell

Jesus, be our Way

Work I've done on hymnody indicates a dearth of much regarding the life of Jesus. There are

reasons for this; you can neither sing about the birth or death (of which there are songs aplenty) unless you know what the life was like which we are called to emulate and which resulted in his crucifixion. I will take a few angles on it, some lightly theological, some biblical, and some musical.

Sunday 28th July 2024

Tina Beattie

The Dark Night and
The Flickering Light

I will explore questions of how liturgical worship, including music, might allow space for those struggling with faith and those on the margins, either because they are seeking meaning or because they are alienated by their experiences of church.

PLUS - worship & workshops throughout the weekend - or come for the day on Saturday.

To reserve a place and/or, if you wish, put down a deposit contact Jennifer Burridge

Who we are

The National Network of Pastoral Musicians is an organisation consisting of people around the UK who are committed in some way to church music. It is totally ecumenical and open to all. Our patrons are Archbishop Michael Bowen, Bishop Thomas McMahon & John L. Bell.

What we do

There are Area Secretaries in different locations who will facilitate the passing of information for anyone wishing to know of liturgical events in their region and in some cases the secretaries will organise events themselves. We have a national conference every two years in July, where it is possible to meet church composers, sing new music and take part in workshops that offer a different perspective on worship.

How we communicate

The NNPM magazine Accord is published three times a year and includes information on all the events which are happening around the country for all denominations. All subscribers to the NNPM (£15 for two years) receive Accord free of charge while they are members.

Regional Events are also listed on this website and regularly updated.

To join the NNPM please email
Vicky Dearing, the membership secretary,

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