Archive for May 2011

An A-Z of Hymnwriters: Timothy Dudley-Smith

May 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Sermons

Sermon at Saint Mark’s Church, Borris-in-Ossory on Wednesday, 1st June 2011

Timothy Dudley-Smith will be 85 on Saint Stephen’s Day.  He would have been in his late 60s when I met him in the foyer of a Belfast hotel one Saturday morning.  He was immaculately turned out in his purple bishop’s shirt and smart grey suit.  He was speaking at a conference on hymns and church music later that day and had agreed to an interview on his favourite subject of hymn writing.

He was warm and gracious and smiling …