Jubilate Group

The Jubilate Group


Michael Baughen

Country of origin
United Kingdom

Headquarters location
Torquay, Devon, England

Official website

The Jubilate Group is a Christian publishing house, which administers copyright for more than sixty composers and writers. The group was founded by Michael Baughen in the 1960s. The group’s first production was Youth Praise. In 1982, Jubilate published Hymns for Today’s Church, one of the first hymn books with completely modernised language. In 1999, Sing Glory, Jubilate’s most recent major hymn book, was published.


1 Chairmen of Jubilate
2 History

2.1 Founding
2.2 In the United States
2.3 Later work

3 Styles of work
4 Makeup and functions
5 Board of directors
6 References
7 External links

Chairmen of Jubilate[edit]


Michael Baughen
1980 to 1999

Michael Saward
1999 to 2001

Steve James
2001 to 2014 (?)

Noel Tredinnick
2014 (?) to present

In the early 1960s, the Reverend Michael Baughen (who later became Anglican Bishop of Chester) was concerned about the declining popularity of traditional hymns, and brought together a few friends to see what might be done about it. Some were composers, others lyricists. Over a long period this group worked together and wrote a collection of 150 new songs, entitled Youth Praise. The Church Pastoral Aid Society (a long-established English home missionary society) accepted Youth Praise and, in March 1966, published it. Within a short time it became a best-seller among its kind. Three years later the CPAS published Youth Praise 2.
By 1966 the central group comprised Michael Baughen, Richard Bewes, Christopher Collins, Christopher Idle, Edward Shirras, Michael Saward, James Seddon, Norman Warren, David Wilson and Michael Perry.
In 1980, the group became a limited liability company with the title Jubilate Hymns Ltd.[1]
In the United States[edit]
George Shorney of Hope Publishing in Carol Stream, Illinois, enlisted the independent cooperation, first of Timothy Dudley-Smith and then of the extended group. As a result of his effort The Jubilate Group and its works have found their way into the American hymnals Worship, Rejoice in the Lord, The Hymnal 1982, Psalter Hymnal, The Worshiping Church, The Baptist Hymnal, Christian Worship, Trinity Hymnal and others. Similarly, many American hymns have emerged in Jubilate Group publications.
Later work[edit]
The Jubilate Group considered