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)


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.

For more information click here, or contact Jane Fisher, RSCM Safeguarding Officer, on 07908 469587 or jfisher@rscm.com

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Latest News

The RSCM welcomes a new Assistant Director

We are delighted to announce Dr Paul Hedley as our new Assistant Director (Finance and Operations). Paul has a background in the charity sector, having been Chief Executive of Three ... Read More.

International Chorister Day – Get Involved…

International Chorister Day on Sunday 19 September is a new initiative from the RSCM to celebrate the opportunities and experiences available to choristers at all levels from grand ... Read More.

Summer Singing Courses: Monday 23 August – Thursday 26 August

Although we are not able to host a full programme of residential courses as normal this summer, we are delighted to be running several parallel singing courses for young people (aged 8-18) ... Read More.

New FAQs and Guidance for Post 19th July

New FAQs and guidance for post-19th July are now available here on our website...as ever, done in close consultation with the Church of England. Other parts of the UK also have ... Read More.

Welcome To Our New Trustees

We are delighted to welcome three new trustees to RSCM’s governing Council;   Margaret Greenwood Julia Mixter Susan Pope   Between them they will bring HR, ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

VfL Bronze/Silver Award Examinations

Chelmsford Cathedral Song School
Cost: Bronze £22; Silver £28

Meet the Durham Area Team

St Hilda, Hartlepool
Cost: No charge

Meet the New RSCM Awards Syllabus

Cost: Free

VfL Bronze/Silver Award Examinations

St. Nicholas church, Harpenden
Cost: Bronze = £22; Silver = £28

Summer Singing Courses for Young People

Cost: £135 and £90 for additional siblings