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)

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Latest News

Update from the Scottish Government (2 July 2020)

The Scottish Government responded to the letter to which RSCM was a signatory with a detailed reply which includes the following encouraging sections: "The Scottish Government looks ... Read More.

Church of England Guidance Issued 30 June 2020

Below is an extract from the Church of England guidance issued on 30 June 2020 related to Advice on the Conducts of Public Worship.  Please note this is guidance from the Church of England ... Read More.

The Big Music Sunday Service

On Sunday 14 June at  6.00pm (BST) just under 2,000 joined together in the RSCM Big Music Sunday Service through our YouTube channel. The service provided an opportunity to celebrate ... Read More.

A UK-wide Coordinated Approach to Preparing for a Safe Re-starting of Choral Activity

RSCM is a member of Singing Network UK, which is chaired by Making Music. With 27 other organisations in the UK involved in singing and choirs, we have submitted representations to the ... Read More.

This Is My Story – UCB2 Radio Interview

In case you missed our Director, Hugh Morris, being interviewed on UCB2 you can hear it here. Hugh talks about the history of the RSCM, resources we have in place to support churches in ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Annual Festival and Awards Service

Birmingham Cathedral, Colmore Row
Cost: £6 participants, £4.50 award winners to include book

Lichfield Area Annual Massed Choirs Festival ‘God’s Church for God’s World’

Lichfield Cathedral
Cost: Donations asked for help with tea costs, books will be purchased through the online shop.

Lift Up your Voice (and your instrument!)

Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, Stroud (next to the hospital)
Cost: £15