The Royal School of Church Music is an educational charity committed to promoting the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship. We are an open, lifelong learning organisation, offering face-to-face and distance education and training through its programmes, published resources, courses and activities.

The RSCM supports a world-wide membership of churches, schools and individuals, and is sustained by thousands of donors and volunteers worldwide. Founded by Sir Sydney Nicholson in 1927, the RSCM’s original emphases were English and choral. Now, in a diverse international context, the RSCM’s work is far broader and more varied, and we aim to make all our work ecumenical in purpose, nature and content.

Psallam spiritu et mente
I will sing with the spirit and with the understanding also
(1 Corinthians 14:15)

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Welcome to the RSCM
an introduction by
Hugh Morris, RSCM Director

Latest News

Exciting news! We have launched a new web-shop  

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Royal School of Church Music’s brand-new web-shop.  The web-shop address hasn't changed, it remains www.rscmshop.com. If you are having ... Read More.

Farewell Ian …

Ian Church attended his last meeting of RSCM’s governing Council in September, after 12 years of outstanding service. Holding the post of Vice-Chair of Council for most of that time, Ian ... Read More.

RSCM Celebration Day, 5 October 2019

This year's Celebration Day took place on 5 October 2019 at Salisbury Cathedral. Many heartfelt congratulations to all those who received an RSCM Honorary Award this year as detailed ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Come and Sing a Celebration for Candlemas

St James the Great, Flockton, West Yorkshire
Cost: No charge, retiring collection

Come & Sing Requiems by Charpentier & Fauré

Beaulieu Abbey Church
Cost: No charge

Dunblane Singing Day

Dunblane Cathedral
Cost: No charge