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)

Latest News

RSCM announces the next Chair of Council

The RSCM is pleased to announce that the next Chair of Council will be The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster. Council are delighted with this appointment, and Dr Hall will ... Read More.

Strengthen for Service Lite – A hands-on course for lay and ordained ministers and musicians

Over the next few months, Revd Helen Bent, (RSCM Head of Ministerial Training), will be leading six Strengthen for Service Lite courses across the country, thanks to generous funding from ... Read More.

International Summer School 2019 – Booking Now Open

We are excited to announce that we are now opening booking for our highly esteemed and popular International Summer School. Date: Monday 5 – Sunday 11 August 2019 Venue: Belsey ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Regional Rehearsal for Diocesan Choir Festival: Bristol

Bristol Cathedral
Cost: None

Dunblane Singing Day

Dunblane Cathedral
Cost: Donation to RSCM Scotland