The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) enables the flourishing of church music. We encourage and resource churches, musicians, and church communities of all kinds to ensure 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)

Latest News

Church Choir Awards now open

Applications are now open for the Church Choir Award 2024, in partnership with the Cathedral Music Trust. Your choir can apply for up to £10,000 for a specific, innovative project that ... Read More.

Livestreaming Tickets for Festival of Faith and Music

We are pleased to announce that livestreaming tickets are now available for the Festival of Faith and Music taking place in York at the end of April. Your ticket will include many of the ... Read More.

Podcast by a Pom!

RSCM’s Director Hugh Morris continued his Down Under adventure with a busy fortnight of activity in Australia. As part of this, in Adelaide he recorded an interview for Life FM, hosted ... Read More.

Festival of Faith and Music

Have you seen the programme for the Church Times and RSCM Festival of Faith in York on the last weekend of April? The Royal School of Church Music is the curator of the content for what ... Read More.

International Women’s Day and Woman Composer Sunday

Today is International Women’s Day and we look forward to Woman Composer Sunday at the weekend. The RSCM is proud to publish the works of many female composers. We look forward to the ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Regional Conference of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Union Chapel, 19b Compton Terrace, London
Cost: £10 payable on the day (cash or cheque only)

VfL Award Examinations ** FULLY BOOKED **

St Peter and St Paul, The Green, Chingford
Cost: Bronze £39, Silver £51, Gold £95

Festival of Faith and Music – York – April 2024

Cost: See booking page

VfL Award Examinations ** Limited Space Please Enquire **

St Andrew's Church, Kimbolton Road, Bedford
Cost: Bronze £39, Silver £51, Gold £95

RSCM Young Voices Festival – York

St Luke's Church and Hall, York
Cost: £5


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