Our Mission

The Royal School of Church Music strives to broaden the church music landscape by making it more inclusive, active and by enabling the flourishing of church music. 

Mindful of our forthcoming centenary in 2027, we wish to ensure that our priorities enable us to be able to celebrate 100 successful years of supporting church music.

Our Strategic Plan (2022 – 2027) actively demonstrates the five key support elements that are critical to the success of our charity and mission.

RSCM Strategic Plan 2022 – 2027

How does the RSCM deliver its work?

Internationally, through our core programmes:

  • Voice for Life, a comprehensive training programme for choral singers of all ages and abilities
  • Church Music Skills, a range of practical training schemes and awards in essential skills

Centrally, through:

  • our member magazine, Church Music Quarterly
  • our quarterly guide to choosing music for worship, Sunday by Sunday
  • the RSCM Press, publishing music and training resources
  • our website
  • our national youth choir – the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir
  • our training choirs – RSCM Voices and Cathedral Singers
  • our courses for singers, organists, instrumentalists and worship leaders

Regionally, through the work of our volunteers, who organize events and training including:

  • festivals
  • local courses, summer schools, workshops and training days
  • singing award schemes

In partnership with others:

  • consulting with the churches nationally and locally
  • collaborating with other church, music, and educational organizations

Please click below to view the latest Trustees’ Annual Report

RSCM Trustees’ Annual Report 2021

Working with children and young people

The RSCM is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone involved in our courses and events.

Our current safeguarding policy can be downloaded below:

Safeguarding Policy

RSCM Safeguarding Policy May 2020


The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM), holds to the core Christian belief that each person has value and dignity which comes directly from God’s creation of humanity in His own likeness.  Among other things, this implies a duty to value each person as someone who bears the image of God and is loved equally by God, and therefore should be protected from harm.

The RSCM is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of our life and ministry. Safeguarding is about the action we take to promote a safer culture. This means we will: 

  • Work to prevent abuse from occurring
  • Seek to protect, respond well and care pastorally for those that have been abused
  • Identify where a person may pose a risk to others and assess what level of involvement is possible whilst taking steps to mitigate such risk
  • Promote a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruit and support all those with any role or responsibility related to children and adults at risk of harm within the life of the RSCM
  • Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation

We have safeguarding policies and procedures which assist us in protecting and safeguarding all who participate in any RSCM activity.

Any concerns, or for further information, ring Jane Fisher, RSCM Safeguarding Officer, on 07908 469587 or email jfisher@rscm.com

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