Welcome to the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust
We publish contemporary hymns, songs and carols by New Zealand writers and composers
The New Zealand Hymnbook Trust was founded in 1978 by the Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian Churches and the Associated Churches of Christ.
In 1982, in collaboration with the Australian Hymn Book Committee and Collins Liturgical, it published With One Voice with New Zealand Supplement.
Since then it has pioneered the publication of New Zealand hymns and songs, sung by a growing number of churches throughout New Zealand and also overseas - USA, Canada, the UK and especially Australia.
All the songs are ecumenical, contemporary in language and imagery and are created by New Zealanders.
Published and distributed by
The New Zealand Hymnbook Trust Inc
PO Box 4142, Manawatu Mail Centre, Palmerston North
Tel (06) 3569681 Fax (06) 3569687
Email: info@hymns.org.nz


NZ Hymnbook Trust Seeks Manager
The New Zealand Hymnbook Trust seeks a Manager or Management Team.
Tasks include publishing/promotion/ advocacy, finances etc. It does not include retail/sales which will be handled by another party.
The position is a voluntary one with honorarium payable. The Trust is seeking a person, or persons, who have a commitm ent to the Trust policy of publishing hymns and songs with new words and new tunes, that are ecumenical, contemporary and of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Applicants will be familiar with the hymns found in the four published hymnbooks: Alleluia Aotearoa (1993), Carol our Christmas (1996), Faith Forever Singing (2000) and Hope is our Song (2009), which have built a strong foundation for an indigenous hymnody in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Those interested in further information should contact the Trust c/o email info@hymns.org.nz or postal c/o PO Box 4142, Manawatu Mail Centre 4442. This call for an expression of interest remains open for the remainder of 2013.
The Progressive Christian Network of Victoria
invites you to

“The NZ Hymnwriters and a Progressive Theology”


Gillian and John Thornley

Co-managers of the NZ Hymnbook Trust

Bruce Steele AM,

Music Director, North Balwyn Uniting Church
A workshop with collective singing using a takeaway handout ofsong words, listening to music, and discussion

WHEN: Sunday 30 March 20143.00pm to 4.30pm

WHERE: North Balwyn Uniting Church,

17 – 21 Duggan Street, North BalwynMelway Map 46 F3. Parking in church grounds and the street.
A 21st century church needs contemporary hymns, songs and carols that
address a secular world. NZ hymnwriters and musicians give expressionto a ‘progressive theology’ in their four books:
Hope is our Song – 156 hymns, songs, carolsFaith Forever Singing – 80 hymns, songsAlleluia Aotearoa – 163 hymns and songsCarol our Christmas – 54 carols
The workshop introduces this rich source of words and music (focusing on
“Hope is our Song” the latest collection) with opportunities to sing a selection of
about 17 songs and talk about their use. Copies of the publications and relatedCDs will be available for purchase at the workshop.
Workshop cost is $7 ($5 for members)