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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Latest News

Welcome on board Ian

We are delighted to announce our new Volunteer Team Leader for RSCM Scotland. Ian Munro joins the RSCM on Monday 19th August, and will be working closely with our volunteers in Scotland. ... Read More.

New trustees for RSCM Council    

Following an extensive selection process earlier this year, which yielded almost 40 expressions of interest, we are delighted to announce the appointment of five new trustees: Chris ... Read More.

RSCM Music Sunday

This year our annual event to celebrate the powerful role of music in Christian worship, Music Sunday, coincided with Trinity Sunday, 16 June 2019. Churches up and down the land, whether ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Devon Area Festival Rehearsal

Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral
Cost: No charge

Devon Area Festival Rehearsal

Theatre, Kingsley School, Bideford
Cost: No charge