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

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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.

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Latest News

RSCM Celebration Day Lecture – From Hedgerow to Pew: Vaughan Williams & the English Hymnal: In Person & Online Tickets Available

In person: Saturday 8 October: 11.00am – 12.15pm BST The Wessex Centre, Winchester Cathedral Online: Monday 10 October: 7.30pm – 8.45pm BST As part of our celebrations of the 150th ... Read More.

Do You Enjoy Evensong? Fabulous Ways to Join With Us on RSCM Celebration Day – Saturday 8 October

There are several ways to join our RSCM Celebration Day Evensong which will be taking place at Winchester Cathedral at 5.30pm BST on Saturday 8 October. If you enjoy singing Evensong, ... Read More.

The passing of Martin How, Long-Time RSCM Staff Member and Supporter

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Martin How, long-time RSCM staff member and supporter. Often referred to as the best Cathedral Organist this country never had, ... Read More.

RSCM Member Surgeries – A Great NEW Membership Benefit!

Are you a Member of the RSCM, or involved in one of our Affiliated churches? Would you like support in your own work to support the flourishing of church music? How can we serve you ... Read More.

What Might Your Church Do to Mark RSCM International Chorister Day on 9 October?

RSCM International Chorister Day is a celebration of the amazing opportunities that being a chorister provides, at all levels from our great cathedrals to small parish churches. We know ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Bath Course 2022

Kingswood School, Bath
Cost: Various – See page

VfL Award Examinations **FULLY BOOKED**

Kingswood School
Cost: Bronze = £35, Silver = £44. Gold = £87

Sing Joyfully – A Choral Celebration Concert

St Mary's Church Bathwick, Bath
Cost: £15* or £7.50* – online booking fees apply

Scotland Area Member Support Event for Stirling

Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Albert Place, Stirling
Cost: Free

Wise and Confident Hymn Choosing

Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Albert Place, Stirling
Cost: £8 members, £10 non-members