The work of the Royal School of Church Music is more important now than at any time in the 94 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, musicians, and church communities of all kinds, by ensuring that they have access to the relevant support, training resources to sustain them now and into the future.

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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

Web-shop Improvements

The Church musicians’ fees document for 2022 is now available for RSCM Members to download from our web-shop here.Following customer feedback, we have simplified several processes on the ... Read More.

RSCM Bath Course 2022 is Back!

We are delighted to open bookings for the 2022 Bath Course, which takes place at Kingswood School next August,  (Monday 22 – Sunday 28 August), led by RSCM Director, Hugh Morris. Open ... Read More.

RSCM Music Sunday – Save the Date 12 June 2022

This is a great way not only to celebrate the role of church music but to reach out to the community and to raise funds both for your own church and the RSCM. Look out for an article in ... Read More.

RSCM Membership Conference 2022 – 2 April 2022, Rugby School

Make sure your diaries are marked for 2 April 2022, when the Membership Conference 2022 will take place in the exquisite and historic surroundings of Rugby School. Whether you are a ... Read More.

NEW – The Chorister’s Pocket Prayer Book

It was reputedly St Augustine who said that anyone who sings, prays twice. As choristers we pray at least twice, before and after the service as well as within it. This new collection of ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

An Advent Journey

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury Saint Edmunds
Cost: Admission free. Retiring offering for the work of RSCM Suffolk.

VfL Bronze/Silver/Gold Award Examinations

St. John the Baptist Church, Camphill Road, West Byfleet
Cost: Bronze £28, Silver £35, Gold £83

Thames Valley Area Epiphany Festival Service

Christ Church Cathedral, St Aldate’s, Oxford
Cost: £5 (music supplied and tea included if Covid rules allow)

VfL Bronze, Silver and Gold Examination (Chelmsford)

Chelmsford Cathedral (Song School)
Cost: Bronze £28, Silver £35, Gold £83

VfL Bronze/Silver/Gold Examinations Farnham

St. Thomas on the Bourne Church, Farnham
Cost: Bronze £28, Silver £35, Gold £83