Rees, Bryn Austin


b Chelsea, W London 1911, d Epping, Essex 1983. His family moved to the manse at Neath, S Wales, in 1912, so he attended Neath Grammar Sch; then trained for the Congregational ministry at Hackney and New College, N London. He was ordained in 1935, and ministered in churches at Sawbridgeworth (Herts, 1935–40), Ipswich (Suffolk, 1940–45), Felixstowe (Suffolk, 1945–50), then Muswell Hill (N London, 1950–62), Woodford Green (Essex, 1962–72) and Epping (1972–76), where he remained active in retirement. He was also an RAF chaplain. Among his writing was a cantata, The Saviour. Rejoice and Sing includes 3 of his hymns, two of which (with a 3rd) are in Praise!; Of these, 672 and 758 (the latter appearing in Congregational Praise 1951 and GH etc) have come into wide use. Nos.380, 672, 758.

Hymns and songs by Rees, Bryn Austin

Number Hymn Name
380 The God we seek, beyond all thought
672 The kingdom of God
758 Have faith in God, my heart