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The government’s response to the petition on amateur choir singing


The government has responded to the petition to allow non-professional singing in groups of more than six indoors. However, their explanation for the restrictions still refers to studies ...

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Government Guidance on Singing – Update 1 June


Please see update as of 1 June 2021: There is another joint industry letter gone to Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer, and copied to Dr Jenny Harries OBE at Public Health ...

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COVID-19: Guidance for Safe Group Music-Making in Church


Further to the Westminster Government announcements on 26 March and 7 April, the guidance covering England is much more permissive. You can view our latest FAQ's here.  

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Helping Churches to Start Singing Again…


We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new flexible Communion setting, the Kilcreggan Mass which we commissioned as part of our support to help churches to start singing again, ...

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Draft Roadmap for the Resumption of Singing


The RSCM and COA (Cathedral Organists’ Association) are working to advocate a safe resumption of music in worship, within the context of a gradual easing of the lockdowns across the UK. ...

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Covid-19 Resources for Churches


Following the latest government and church guidance, the RSCM has made a number of supporting documents available for churches to use as they plan how to incorporate music into their ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.  ...

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