The Royal School of Church Music supports a world-wide network of 8,500 churches, schools and individuals. We are committed to achieving the best use of good music in worship – whatever the resources, whatever the styles. Through education, training, publications, advice and encouragement, we aim to support church music today and to invest in church music for the future.


RSCM NZ and Australia Winter School – Sydney July 2019

SYDNEY is the venue for the 2019 Australia and NZ Winter School. Running from 6 to 14 July – a winter school instead of a summer one…that will beat Sydney’s heat! Start preparing! For fuller information read the article below!

A core RSCM educational programme to support and promote singing in churches, schools and other communities. More information
RSCM Music Direct

Order all your music and choir training supplies online from the RSCM Online Shop.

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Sunday, 16 June, 2019

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An education programme designed to help practising church musicians to develop the skills they need for the role. More information
Sunday by Sunday

 An essential week-by-week church music guide for every Sunday and major festival of the Church’s year. More information


Sir Sydney's Sydney Inspiration

"Sydney inSpires", the Winter Choir School in Sydney New South Wales, Australia, 6 to 14 July 2019, will be a fitting commemoration event of the now named world-wide Royal School of Church Music (RSCM), founded as the School of English Church Music (SECM) in 1927 by Sydney Holland (later Sir Sydney). ...

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Sydney about to start

St Paul's

July’s 2019 RSCM combined Australia/NZ Winter Choir School “SYDNEY inSPIRES” is getting closer and now is the time to register your intentions about participation (for early booking advantages).

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President Ellis honoured

Paul Ellis, MNZM, FRSCM

RSCMNZ President Paul V Ellis has been recognised in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list by The Queen for his countless years of service to the world of music as a teacher, choir director, organist, mentor for young advancing students...

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New Zealand honours

RSCM Council grants Awards to people who have made significant contributions to church music and through related activities which generally enhance the work of the RSCM.  They range from Fellowship (FRSCM), Associateship (ARSCM), Honorary Membership (HonRSCM) to Certificates of Special Service. There are only a few honours conferred in any one year or period. NZ recipients...

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Christchurch Bishop

Right Revd. Dr Peter Carrell

Anglicans from far and wide gathered together with a 125 -strong Diocesan Choir at 11.00am Saturday 9 February 2019 in Christchurch Boys' High School auditorium for the Episcopal Ordination of Reverend Dr Peter Carrell, the Diocese's...

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New leaders for RSCM

New Chairman for RSCM

On 27 July 2018, RSCM UK announced that The Very Reverdend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster Abbey would succeed retired Lord Brian Gill as Chairman of Council for the worldwide Royal School of Church Music (RSCM). He commences duties in the Autumn...

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