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)


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.

For more information click here, or contact Jane Fisher, RSCM Safeguarding Officer, on 07908 469587 or jfisher@rscm.com

view our Safeguarding Policy

Latest News

RSCM Carols for Sopranos, Altos, and Unison Lower Voices

42 carols for Advent and Christmas, written during lockdown, selected and edited by David Ogden, with rehearsal and back tracks available on demand  This superb new collection of 42 ... Read More.

In conversation with Bob Chilcott – Saturday 9 October

Saturday 9 October 11:00am – 12:00pm Elvet Methodist Church, Durham and Online £10 In-person — £5 Online Bob Chilcott is known all over the world as one of the finest composers ... Read More.

We are Recruiting . . ..

Know that you can make an impact, and want the opportunity to show what you can do?  The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) wishes to appoint a Development Officer, who will play a ... Read More.

Providing an Improved Telephone Experience for our Members and Supporters

We are delighted to announce that we have upgraded our telephone system to provide a more efficient service to our Members.  Our main telephone number has not changed, it is ... Read More.


We are delighted to have become a member of IT4Arts. This will help enable us as an organisation to continue to develop our IT in helpful and productive ways which support both our mission, ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Rehearsal (Abingdon) for Thames Valley Area Annual Choirs Festival

St Helen, St Helen’s Court, Abingdon, Oxon
Cost: No charge

Chester Area Festival Rehearsal (Wirral)

Parish Church of St Saviour, Bidston Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside
Cost: £2 per singer

Winchester Area Annual Festival – Workshop

St Thomas, 47-48 St Thomas’ Street, Lymington
Cost: Donations

Guildford Area Member Support Event: Meet the Team and Events for 2022 and 2023 – what would be useful?

via Zoom
Cost: Free of charge

Chester Area Festival Rehearsal (Sale)

St Paul, Springfield Road, Sale
Cost: £2 per singer