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)

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Latest News

We are recruiting a Safeguarding Assistant and Administrator

Safeguarding is of fundamental importance to the work of the RSCM at every level, so this is a vital role which involves working collaboratively with staff and volunteers across the UK to ... Read More.

COVID-19: Guidance for Safely Resuming Group Music-Making in Church

We have today (25 August 2020) updated our FAQ's to help you plan to resume group-led music making in church, including choirs. To view the FAQ's and Risk Assessment Templates click here. Read More.

New Guidance from the Government Regarding Singing – Updated 17 August

Below is the latest update from Government regarding singing: There should be no group singing by worshippers. Places of worship should take account of the Performing Arts guidance. ... Read More.

An Update Note from the Bishop of Exeter, Chair of the Church of England Liturgical Commission

Hugh Morris,  RSCM’s Director, has been involved with the meetings mentioned below;  and we are pleased to be able to share this note from The Right Reverend Robert Atwell. ‘O sing ... Read More.

Latest Government Guidance on Singing, Chanting & The Use of Musical Instruments (as of 17.07.20)

Singing, chanting and the use of musical instruments Led devotions There should be no group singing inside places of worship when worshippers are present. Outside only, small ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Voice for Life Bronze/Silver Examinations

St John’s Church, Spittlegate, Grantham
Cost: Bronze £22, Silver £28

Annual Festival and Awards Service

Birmingham Cathedral, Colmore Row
Cost: £6 participants, £4.50 award winners to include book

Lichfield Area Annual Massed Choirs Festival ‘God’s Church for God’s World’

Lichfield Cathedral
Cost: Donations asked for help with tea costs, books will be purchased through the online shop.