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)

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Welcome to the RSCM
an introduction by
Hugh Morris, RSCM Director

Latest News

RSCM Membership Conference – NEW!

We are very excited to announce that RSCM Members can now book their place online for our Membership Conference in March of next year. All the senior RSCM teaching staff will be present, as ... Read More.

RSCM Head of Ministerial Training, The Revd Helen Bent, Shares Her Thoughts on ‘Music for Worship’

Listen to our Head of Ministerial Training being interviewed on Praise - the programme that connects faith and daily life. Helen shares her thoughts on music in worship  from the ... Read More.

NEW – Members’ Music eBook

We are delighted to release our next Members’ Music eBook, available to download for all our Affiliated and Individual Members. It contains a varied selection of Christmas music, ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

Come and Sing a Celebration for Candlemas

St James the Great, Flockton, West Yorkshire
Cost: No charge, retiring collection

Diocesan Choirs Festival 2020

Chichester Cathedral
Cost: £4 adults, £2 under-18s. Service booklet £5.45

Music for Mission and Ministry

St Andrew, Penrith
Cost: TBC