Music Sunday – 16th June 2019
Join the Celebration

There is still time to join Music Sunday on 16th June (or another day to suit you), by adapting a service, organising an event or joining something near you. Some of those we have already heard about include;

  • A jazz workshop and Evensong led by Alexander L’Estrange at Derby Cathedral which will include his newly composed canticles
  • A family service at Great Gransden in which choir members will take on all the lay roles in the service
  • A community Songs of Praise event in Sedburgh led by the town band
  • A Young People’s Music Afternoon in Taunton
  • A variety of other special services including a Flower Festival concluding with a Music Sunday Evensong, the Merseyside Celebrates Festival Evensong, and our own Northern Cathedral Singers at Selby Abbey
  • Tenby Male Choir giving a concert at St Mary’s Church, Pembroke

Whatever you do, from remembering the role of church music in worship and the RSCM in your prayers, to holding a concert, let us know by registering here, emailing development@rscm.com or calling Fiona Wright on 01722 424848

How to get involved

  • • Commit to joining Music Sunday & spread the word
  • • Plan your event & register it with us (see below)
  • • Publicise your event widely and creatively. Why not use the downloadable publicity resources below?
  • • Enjoy!
  • • Send us 50% of the proceeds if you are an organisation, 100% if you are an individual
  • • Share your story with us and your community

Music spreads joy, something in short supply in our national life at the moment. Music brings a sense of togetherness and harmony (ditto). This year’s Music Sunday is more important than ever. Let’s make our churches a focus of everything that unites us as humans, turning neighbours into friends. Your event could make a difference!” John Rutter FRSCM

Register your event today!

Top 5 Suggested Activities

Learn the new piece specially commissioned by the RSCM for Music Sunday 2019

God the Holy Trinity by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange is now available exclusively to RSCM members as a free download, and to members and non-members as printed copies for purchase.

Find Out More Here

Plan an extended service

Here you will find a bespoke service put together by Revd Anna Macham, RSCM Council member and Parish Priest of St Philip’s, Avondale Square, London.

Download the materials

Hold a Songs of Praise event

Join with other local churches and come together to sing a variety of hymns, possibly from different traditions. These could be interspersed with speakers, readings or prayers.

Plan a concert

Stick with an old favourite or try something new!

Click here for ideas on how to maximise income

Afternoon Tea

A Sunday afternoon in June is a splendid time for Afternoon Tea. See our guide below for other events combining refreshments into your event.

Further Information

General Resources
Liturgical and Musical Resources
Publicity Resources
Next Steps Resources

General Resources

+Register your event

Please register your event as soon as possible using the online registration form or click here for a downloadable form.

+Feedback Form

After your event please complete the online booking form or click here for a downloadable form. We would be grateful for feedback from all participants. In particular it will help us claim Gift Aid where possible

+Additional Ideas

Click here for a list of other fundraising ideas.

+Advice on Event Planning

It can be daunting deciding to plan an event, however our guide will take you through the stages to make your event a success. Click here to read more.

Download Advice on Event Planning

+Sponsorship Forms

If you have decided to hold a sponsored event, this generic sponsorship form may suit your requirements.

Download Sponsorship Form

+Logos

Please use the Music Sunday logo in your communications and publicity. Make sure you pick the right one; Music Sunday 50:50 campaign if you are organising an event on behalf of a church or other organisation Music Sunday if you are organising an event as an individual.

Music Sunday 50:50 Logos (for organisations)

Music Sunday Non 50:50 Logos (for individuals)

+Gift Aid

Gift Aid can be claimed at any gathering where donations are collected.
One way for us to claim Gift Aid on donations is by individual donors completing Gift Aid envelopes which you are able to request on the booking form. These must be sent to us with the donations.

However, it may also be possible for us to collect Gift Aid on donations via small collections. The information that we require will be the date, venue and nature of the event (which we will have from your registration form) as well as the approximate number of attendees. Please include this in your feedback form.

Publicity

For all templates, please ensure that you use the correct one according to whether you are planning an event on behalf of an organisation (50:50 Campaign) or as an individual.

+Poster templates
+Ticket templates

Click the link to download:

Ticket templates

+Social media guidance and templates

Click the link to download:

Social Media Guidance

+Press release templates

Click the link to download:

Press Release Template

Next Steps

We are sure that churches and other organisations will want to capitalise on their event and have included these editable resources to allow you to reach out to your audience or congregations.

Service Times cards

Find out more cards – choir

Find out more cards – music groups

Register your event today!