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

International Summer School 2019 – Music Development Scholarships

5 - 11 August 2019, Norfolk.   Thanks to a generous gift, we are delighted to be able to offer up to three full scholarships to people in positions of musical and/or spiritual ... Read More.

How can churches best use music to enhance worship and mission? A Panel Discussion at CRE – 18 October 2018

We are delighted to be hosting a panel discussion on how churches can best use music to enhance worship and mission at Christian Resources Exhibition, CRE, on Thursday 18 October. We will ... Read More.

We are recruiting for a Development Manager – Grants and Major Donors

This role exists to raise income from new and existing major donors and trusts; and is an opportunity to play a key part in both shaping and delivering the success of the RSCM’s ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Advent Carol Service

Buckfast Abbey, Devon
Cost: £5 adults, £1 children

Strengthen for Service Lite

St Georges Church, St Georges Square, Portsea
Cost: £10.00 (includes ‘lite’ refreshments)