“Raise the Roof”

On Saturday 7 May 2022 we enjoyed an evening of modern hymns to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee — plus the United Reformed Church’s 50th Anniversary and Portholme Church’s own 10th birthday. All the hymns had been written since Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in 1952.

A big “THANK YOU” goes to everyone who voted for their three favourite modern hymns which enabled us to compile a very worthy “Top Ten”

Raise the Roof — voting summary
Rank HYMNS Year
1 The Lord’s my Shepherd (I will trust in you alone) 1996
2 In Christ Alone 2001
3 Lord, the Light of your Love is Shining 1987
4 From heaven You came (The Servant King) 1983
5 Let us build a house where love can dwell 1994
6 Hear the call of the kingdom 2006
7 Give to me Lord a thankful heart 1975
8 O God, you search me and you know me 1992
9 Ten thousand reasons (Bless the Lord) 2011
10 All I once held dear 1993

If you’d like to see where your personal favourites ended up in the full list of 63 nominations, please email us: info@portholmechurch.org.uk.