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

How To Use Music in Worship When We Cannot Sing – The Revd Helen Bent

RSCM Head of Ministerial Training, The Revd Helen Bent, explains how to use music in worship in the current climate where we can't sing.   You can view a snippet of the video here.  ... Read More.

Guidance for Churches/Choirs/Singers (Updated 10 July, 8.30am BST)

This information is supplied as what is intended to be a helpful digest of the latest Government advice. Please refer to the direct web pages quoted below for the full text. Wales, ... Read More.

Update from the Scottish Government (2 July 2020)

The Scottish Government responded to the letter to which RSCM was a signatory with a detailed reply which includes the following encouraging sections: "The Scottish Government looks ... Read More.

A UK-wide Coordinated Approach to Preparing for a Safe Re-starting of Choral Activity

RSCM is a member of Singing Network UK, which is chaired by Making Music. With 27 other organisations in the UK involved in singing and choirs, we have submitted representations to the ... Read More.

Recording Your Choir by Andrew Moodie,Ronny Krippner, Nicolas Moodie and Sachin Gunga

At the present time, the only way to have your choir singing together is by making a video or audio recording. You have probably seen a number of these on social media, one of which was the ... Read More.

Upcoming Events

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.

Lift Up your Voice (and your instrument!)

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