In the current, disrupted world, the work of the Royal School of Church Music is more important now than at any time in the 93 years of our history.

The RSCM is an educational charity, whose mission is to ‘promote the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship.’

We are supporting churches and church communities of all kinds, by ensuring that they have the support resources to sustain them through this challenging period of dislocation and disconnection – a new section of our website is HERE – and we are continuing to work to help musicians plan and develop skills for when a return to a more normal life is possible.

Psallam spiritu et mente
I will sing with the spirit and with the understanding also
(1 Corinthians 14:15)

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Latest News

New guidance from the Government regarding singing

Updated - Friday 14 August New guidance has been issued by the Government regards singing and performing arts; we hope that you will find this encouraging.  The full guidance can be ... Read More.

We Are Recruiting Two New Regional Managers

We are seeking to appoint two new Regional Managers: South of England (0.5FTE) France and North West Europe (0.2FTE) We are concluding a far reaching re-visioning project ... Read More.

An Update Note from the Bishop of Exeter, Chair of the Church of England Liturgical Commission

Hugh Morris,  RSCM’s Director, has been involved with the meetings mentioned below;  and we are pleased to be able to share this note from The Right Reverend Robert Atwell. ‘O sing ... Read More.

Latest Government Guidance on Singing, Chanting & The Use of Musical Instruments (as of 17.07.20)

Singing, chanting and the use of musical instruments Led devotions There should be no group singing inside places of worship when worshippers are present. Outside only, small ... Read More.

How To Use Music in Worship When We Cannot Sing – The Revd Helen Bent

RSCM Head of Ministerial Training, The Revd Helen Bent, explains how to use music in worship in the current climate where we can't sing.   You can view a snippet of the video here.  ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Annual Festival and Awards Service

Birmingham Cathedral, Colmore Row
Cost: £6 participants, £4.50 award winners to include book

Lichfield Area Annual Massed Choirs Festival ‘God’s Church for God’s World’

Lichfield Cathedral
Cost: Donations asked for help with tea costs, books will be purchased through the online shop.

Lift Up your Voice (and your instrument!)

Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, Stroud (next to the hospital)
Cost: £15