The Royal School of Church Music is an educational charity committed to promoting the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship. We are an open, lifelong learning organisation, offering face-to-face and distance education and training through its programmes, published resources, courses and activities.

The RSCM supports a world-wide membership of churches, schools and individuals, and is sustained by thousands of donors and volunteers worldwide. Founded by Sir Sydney Nicholson in 1927, the RSCM’s original emphases were English and choral. Now, in a diverse international context, the RSCM’s work is far broader and more varied, and we aim to make all our work ecumenical in purpose, nature and content.

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

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Welcome to the RSCM
an introduction by
Hugh Morris, RSCM Director

Latest News

RSCM Digital Resources and Support to Help in the Current Climate

In the absence of all of the usual routines of life, we have put together a whole range of initiatives, which we hope will help to hold everyone together: we can still work on fulfilling ... Read More.

Hymn of the Day

As part of our offering in the current situation, we are encouraging everyone to join us in singing our Hymn of the Day. The words will appear on screen as the music plays. For ... Read More.

Live Streaming of Church Services…

In these extraordinary times, many churches are looking at streaming services to their congregations. If music is involved, unless all the music is in the public domain written (both ... Read More.

RSCM Hymns and Songs Festival (in association with Hymns Ancient and Modern)

Hymns, in all their guises, play a very significant role in the worshipping life of the church. We are really excited to be working in association with Hymns Ancient and Modern to hold a ... Read More.

RSCM statement on Coronavirus

Tuesday 17 March 2020 This is a fast-moving situation and it is impossible for the RSCM to have detailed responses to every circumstance and situation. Our overall position, based on ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Singing Afternoon for Junior and Young Adult Choristers (aged 18 and under)

St Mark, Westmoreland Road, Bromley
Cost: £5 per chorister

Diocesan Choirs Festival 2020

Chichester Cathedral
Cost: £6 entry fee to include the price of the Festival Service Book

Music for Mission and Ministry

St Andrew, Penrith
Cost: TBC