The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) enables the flourishing of church music. We celebrate our rich heritage and 95 years of history; we encourage and resource churches, musicians, and church communities of all kinds, ensuring that they have access to relevant support, training and education resources to sustain them in the present; and we work to inspire the church musicians of the future.

Across the UK, Ireland and worldwide, our network of thousands of affiliated churches, schools and other institutions, together with thousands more individual members, supporters and volunteers help us achieve our vision of Bringing people closer to God through music

Scroll down for the latest news, and to sign up for our free newsletter, Notes from the Director.  Explore the rich content of this website through the menu at the top right; and we warmly welcome new Members, Friends and other supporters.

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

view our Safeguarding Policy

Latest News

Choirs across the Commonwealth Sing In Our Service (Suitable for Cathedral and Church Choirs, Choral Societies, Chamber Choirs, Community Choirs, Schools, Congregations and More!)

In our Service, by Thomas Hewitt Jones, is a 4-minute anthem with themes of service and dedication, celebrating the RSCM’s Royal Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The text has a ... Read More.

Emerging Leaders – an opportunity for budding choir trainers!

We are looking for aspiring choral directors to join the staff teams of our summer courses for young people. Emerging Leaders work with other staff to deliver an inspiring, high-quality ... Read More.

Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Sing under the Direction of Brian Kay in a Jubilee Come & Sing!

Join us for a joyous Jubilee Come and Sing! Windsor Parish Church Saturday 14 May, 10.30am – 4.00pm This fabulous day will be led by the irrepressible Brian Kay, conductor, ... Read More.

Introducing the Church Choir Award in Association with Cathedral Music Trust

The RSCM and the Cathedral Music Trust are both deeply aware of the vital role that church choirs play in developing the UK’s rich choral music heritage through their music-making and ... Read More.

Music Sunday Made Easy – Sunday 12 June

We know that lots of people want to join us in celebrating church music for Music Sunday but can often be overwhelmed by ideas for their events. If that applies to you, why not try this ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

London Area Festival Rehearsal

St Mary-at-Finchley Church, Hendon Lane, Finchley, London
Cost: Rehearsal free; Festival £8 adults, £5 under 18s. Participants will also need to bring their own copy of the RSCM festival book In our Service.

London Area Festival Rehearsal

Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, London
Cost: Rehearsal free; Festival £8 adults, £5 under 18s. Participants will also need to bring their own copy of the RSCM festival book In Our Service.

Rejoice and Sing – Choral Day

St Mel’s Cathedral, Deanscurragh, Longford, Co Westmeath, Ireland
Cost: €12 RSCM members, €15 non-members

Area Festival Rehearsal

St. Peter and St. Paul church Fakenham
Cost: £2

Recruiting and Retaining Choristers, and preparing for Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards **CANCELLED**

St George, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead (church and hall)
Cost: Full day - £20 adults, £2 juniors (under 18), Half day - £10 adults, £2 juniors (under 18). Payment in advance required.