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

Exciting Come & Sing Opportunity in Coventry

We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Coventry Cathedral to put on an unmissable opportunity to join in with singing the beautiful service of Choral Evensong in the equally ... Read More.

RSCM Stanford Singing Break

At one o’clock on Friday 12 July, a steady stream of enthusiastic singers arrived at the chapel of Queens’ College, Cambridge for a weekend of singing choral music by Charles Villiers ... Read More.

Welcome to our new Hymnpact! Project Officer

A very warm welcome to Clodagh Stamp, who has joined the RSCM this week as Hymnpact! Project Officer. Clodagh has just completed a music degree at Royal Holloway, University of London, ... Read More.

RSCM and CMT Announce the 2024 Church Choir Awards

The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) and the Cathedral Music Trust (CMT) are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Church Choir Awards. The Church Choir Award, a ... Read More.

John Bell to give this year’s Annual Lecture

We are delighted that John Bell will be giving this year's annual lecture. John, a Fellow of the RSCM, will focus on The Limitless resources of local church music. In church music, there ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

RSCM Residentiary Choir 2024

Guildford Cathedral

Member Event – Introducing New Music to Your Congregation

Cost: Free for Members | £10 for Non-Members

Bath Course 2024

Kingswood School, Bath
Cost: See page for details

MYC Summer 2024

Norwich Cathedral

An Evening with John Bell – Annual Lecture 2024

St Thomas's Church, Salisbury
Cost: £15 in advance, £18 on the door, or £10 for online


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