The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) enables the flourishing of church music. We celebrate our rich heritage and 95 years of history; we encourage and resource churches, musicians, and church communities of all kinds, ensuring that they have access to relevant support, training and education resources to sustain them in the present; and we work to inspire the church musicians of the future.

Across the UK, Ireland and worldwide, our network of thousands of affiliated churches, schools and other institutions, together with thousands more individual members, supporters and volunteers help us achieve our vision of Bringing people closer to God through music

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


We hold to the core Christian belief that each person has value and dignity which comes directly from God’s creation of humanity in His own likeness. Among other things, this implies a duty to value each person as someone who bears the image of God and is loved equally by God, and therefore should be protected from harm.

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Latest News

RSCM Honorary Awards

Each year the RSCM Council confers Honorary Awards on those who have made outstanding contributions to church music  Fellows of The Royal School of Church Music (FRSCM) Awarded ... Read More.

Sing Joyfully! A Choral Celebration – Bathwick, Saturday 27 August

Our famous week-long summer training course for choristers aged 8-21 takes place in Bath every year. This showcase concert is a new part of the course for 2022, and in a varied programme ... Read More.

Could you be the Project Manager for our exciting, new initiative – Hymnpact!®

Are you passionate about the power of singing to bring people together through music?  Hymnpact! is an exciting new project which provides new, high quality, flexible hymn resources to ... Read More.

In Every Corner Sing – Celebrating Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Contribution to Church Music

We are delighted to be working in partnership with The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, and the publishers of the Revised English Hymnal in a special initiative in this, Vaughan ... Read More.

Announcing this year’s Annual Lecture

Parry’s I was glad: the reinvention, ritual and pageantry of a modern coronation  Thursday 14 July 6.30pm (BST) Holy Sepulchre, London – The National Musicians’ Church -  and ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Meet the Director

Leominster Priory, Church Street, Leominster
Cost: Free of charge - donations welcome

Durham Area Festival Launch

St Mary the Virgin, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees
Cost: £2.00. Festival books available for purchase (at slight markup) on the day, though participants encouraged to order themselves and bring along.

VfL Bronze/Silver/Gold Award Examinations

St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Chingford
Cost: Bronze = £28, Silver = £35, Gold = £83

Sussex Area Meet the Director / Voice For Life Session

St Nicholas, Arundel
Cost: Donations

VfL Bronze/Silver/Gold Award Examinations Wimbledon

Kings College School, Wimbledon
Cost: Bronze = £28, Silver = £35, Gold = £83