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The history of The Sign

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The Sign has a long and illustrious history. The magazine was first published by A R Mowbray & Co. in 1905. It was then taken over by Hymns Ancient & Modern in 1989.

The magazine today also includes Homewords, a parish magazine founded by Charles Bullock, Rector of St Nicholas, Worcester, in 1871. It merged with The Sign in 2009.

The Sign was relaunched in January 2015 with a complete redesign, new content and a new website. 


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