Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives

For full details of the Conference and the latest Conference Programme please click here.

How to Book

Until the 5th April, bookings will only be accepted from those presenting papers.

Residential Delegates

The residential package covers accommodation on-site at Ripon college and includes all conference meals. Dinner on Thursday 1st August is excluded as delegates will be on an afternoon/evening excursion to Oxford city centre. 

Please note: There are only 30 rooms available at Ripon College, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please also be aware that the majority of college accommodation consists of single bedrooms and shared bathroom facilities. All bed linen and towels are provided.

To book and pay for a residential place click here.

Only if awarded: To book and pay for a residential bursary place click here.

Non-Residential Delegates

The non-residential package includes all conference meals except breakfasts. Dinner on Thursday 1st August is also excluded as delegates will be on an afternoon/evening excursion to Oxford city centre. It does not cover overnight accommodation. Transport by mini-bus to and from Oxford is included in the price for non-residential delegates. Follow this link for some suggestions about local accommodation options.

Conference registration is 9.30 - 10.30am on Tuesday 30th July and the conference closes at 5.30pm on Friday 2nd August. Non-residential delegates are responsible for making their own bed & breakfast arrangements.

To book and pay for a non-residential place click here.

Only if awarded:To book and pay for a non-residential bursary place click here.

Day Delegates

The day delegate package covers conference attendance for one day only. It includes all meals in the conference programme, except breakfast and does not cover overnight accommodation. On Thursday 1st August delegates will be on an afternoon/evening excursion to Oxford city centre and dinner is not included.

Please remember to specify in the booking form which day of the conference you will be attending.

To book and pay for day delegate packages, click here.

Workshops and Roundtables: Tuesday 30th July

Each participant can sign up for one morning and one afternoon event. 

Please email Gill with your preferred choice of roundtable or workshop at

1A Morning Roundtable: Lift Every Voice and Sing: Congregational Music and the Black Atlantic. Discussion moderated by Dr. Birgitta Johnson.

1B Morning Workshop: Sacred song from the Hasidic Jewish and Sufi Muslim traditions: A musical workshop led by Dr. Abigail Wood and Dr. Sahil Warsi.

2A Afternoon Roundtable: Thinking about Shared and Disparate Practices in Congregational Music: A Discussion Among People of the Book. Discussion moderated by Dr. Abigail Wood.

2B Afternoon Workshop: How We Got Over: Congregational Music from the One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism African American Ecumenical Hymnal. Lecture-demonstration led by Dr. James Abbington.

    Additional Accommodation

    An additional night's bed and breakfast can be booked at a set cost of £40 per night (no dinner is available in the College but the Bat and Ball pub is in close walking distance).

    To book and pay for Bed and Breakfast on Monday 29th July, click here.

    To book and pay for Bed and Breakfast on Friday 2nd August, click here.

    Cancellation Policy and Refunds

    Please note the College’s policy on cancellations and refunds: 

    • Cancellation before 1 May 2019 - full refund, less £15 admin charge
    • Cancellation before 16 June 2019 - 50% refund
    • Cancellation after 16 June 2019 - There will be no refund if less than a month’s notice of cancellation is given.



    We are grateful to Hymns Ancient and Modern for a grant towards the costs of the Christian Congregational Music Conference plus goody bags.