In the current, disrupted world, the work of the Royal School of Church Music is more important now than at any time in the 93 years of our history.

The RSCM is an educational charity, whose mission is to ‘promote the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship.’

We are supporting churches and church communities of all kinds, by ensuring that they have the support resources to sustain them through this challenging period of dislocation and disconnection – a new section of our website is HERE – and we are continuing to work to help musicians plan and develop skills for when a return to a more normal life is possible.

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

Come and Sing Compline in Lent (Starting 24 February 2021)…

During Lent the RSCM will be holding Night Prayer services every Wednesday, starting on 24 February at 8.00pm (GMT) and we would love you to join us!  Every service will be ... Read More.

RSCM Council Members (Trustees) – HR, Finance and Business Skills

To support us in our mission to sustain music within churches and communities we now invite expressions of interest, either directly or by recommendation, for key roles on our Board of ... Read More.

Singing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land: Resourcing Lent, Holy Week and Easter – Wednesday 3 March, 6pm (GMT)

Lent, Holy Week and Easter are inevitably going to be different this year, as we continue to navigate our way through the pandemic, but there are many possibilities for marking the seasons ... Read More.

The Way of the Cross — Holy Week and Easter 2021

With Holy Week and Easter being so different this year, and many choirs still unable to sing, this participative online course is a great opportunity to gather, learn and perform seasonal ... Read More.

Did you miss any of our RSCM Lunchtime Lectures?

Focused on a variety of aspects of sacred music, our second series of hour-long sessions were delivered by experts in their respective fields and included short interactive Q&A sessions ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Lift Up your Voice (and your instrument!)

Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, Stroud (next to the hospital)
Cost: £15

Small is beautiful, too!

St Nicolas, Cranleigh
Cost: £10 adults, u18s free

Area Choirs Festival Evensong and Presentation of Awards

Guildford Cathedral
Cost: £10 to include music, £5 under 18s (award winners free)