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)

Latest News

NEW Music in Worship Days – Sarum College, Salisbury

We are delighted to announce that we are partnering with Sarum College, an ecumenical centre for Christian study and research, for three Music in Worship Days at Sarum College, ... Read More.

International Summer School 2019 – Music Development Scholarships

5 - 11 August 2019, Norfolk.   Thanks to a generous gift, we are delighted to be able to offer up to three full scholarships to people in positions of musical and/or spiritual ... Read More.

Gordon Appleton Memorial Composition Competition

In memorial to the late Gordon Appleton, we invite submissions of new, previously un-submitted and unpublished settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. An independent, professional ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Advent Carol Service

Buckfast Abbey, Devon
Cost: £5 adults, £1 children

Strengthen for Service Lite

St Georges Church, St Georges Square, Portsea
Cost: £10.00 (includes ‘lite’ refreshments)