A warm welcome to the website of The Ivor Gurney Society.

Since its inauguration in 1995, the society has initiated the dedication of a memorial window to Ivor Gurney at St Mary de Lode Church in Gloucester, erected a new memorial stone in the churchyard at Twigworth, supported the publication of two volumes of Gurney songs, a volume of piano music and a bibliography, and undertaken extensive work in cataloguing and conserving the Gurney archive. The society produces a substantial annual journal (free to members – see the publications page). We have also organised and facilitated a number of recordings on the Somm and Naxos recording labels.

Society events are normally held each spring, where talks and recitals enable members to explore Gurney’s verse and music. A Newsletter is circulated, free to members, at intervals throughout the year.

Latest News:

 Society Patrons

Sir Andrew Motion · Ian Partridge CBE · Sarah Connolly CBE


Group Captain Anthony Boden


Adrian Partington


General Committee

Rolf Jordan (Chairman)
Colin Brookes (Treasurer)
Philip Richardson (Secretary)
Eleanor Rawling (Newsletter Editor)
Richard Carder
Bruce Child (Sales)
Roderic Dunnett
April Frederick (Journal Editor)
John Phillips
Kelsey Thornton (Journal Editor)
Ian Venables