Friends of the RSCM

What does Church Music mean to you?

Church music inspires us – it enriches our lives and brings us closer to God. Will you support an organisation which upholds our church music heritage while encouraging the creation of the traditions of tomorrow?

You may already be aware of the Royal School of Church Music. Perhaps you picked up this brochure at an RSCM Festival or Area Event, or at one of our many courses for church musicians; or your church may be affiliated.  But do you know what the RSCM actually does?  Did you know that the RSCM is the only truly international, non-denominational organisation supporting church music, regardless of style or tradition?

Around the world at any given time, music for Christian worship is being taught, composed, rehearsed, performed, directed and planned.  It is a never-ending task which the Royal School of Church Music encourages and assists with professionalism, commitment and passion, day after day, year after year, and generation after generation.


How do we do this?

  • Our Regional Music Adviser project enables skilled musicians to make visits to places of worship struggling to provide music.  They also offer vital support to the hundreds of volunteers who make up the RSCM Area Committees, which serve the whole of the UK.  The demand for visits from our Regional Music Advisers is increasing all the time but, until we raise more funds to appoint and train more advisers, many churches will have to wait for their help.
  • We offer training through our Foundation Degree and Church Music Skills courses and our Voice for Life programme.  We co-ordinate international summer schools, and organise regional conferences for our expert volunteers throughout the UK, Ireland and North-West Europe.
  • We enable young people without sufficient funds of their own to attend our Cathedral Courses by offering bursaries which help them to benefit from these inspirational training days.
  • We organise and fund our very popular regional RSCM Voices choirs, bringing to amateur singers the opportunity for professional training in the most inspiring surroundings.


Where does the money come from?

The RSCM receives no official financial support from any church or government body.  Subscriptions from affiliated churches and individuals cover only about one-third of what is needed to run the RSCM year by year.  We rely entirely on gifts and grants to provide the funding for the rest of our work and, specifically, for our Regional Music Adviser project.

Only the charitable giving of people like you, who understand our aims and benefit from our work, can sustain the RSCM into the future. Your ongoing support will enable our network to expand to meet the growing demand from churches which are doing their best, often with minimal resources, to maintain the standard of music in their worship.


Will you be a Friend of the RSCM?

For a minimum annual donation of £30, you can become a Friend of the RSCM, for which you will receive a free subscription to our journal, Church Music Quarterly, and The Network, our guide to RSCM events across the UK.  But, much more than that, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting the work of the RSCM and the future of church music, both in the UK and throughout the world.

Music written for the Glory of God is an inspiration.  Become a Friend of the RSCM today, and help us to inspire the generations of the future.


What do I do next?

Visit our website and make a secure gift online at

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The Royal School of Church Music is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England
Company registration number 00250031
Registered charity number 312828

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