Sunday by Sunday magazine

SbyS_coversSunday by Sunday is the RSCM’s quarterly resource for church musicians, clergy and all who plan and lead worship. At its core is a week-by-week guide for every Sunday and major festival of the Church’s year.

Sunday by Sunday also includes feature articles, helpful training material and printed music reviews.

The full version of Sunday by Sunday is available only in print, to subscribing Individual and Affiliate Members of the RSCM, but some seasonal listings and music suggestions for special services from Sunday by Sunday are available free.

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Introduction to Sunday by Sunday

SbyS_spread_smallSunday by Sunday is an worship planning resource which follows the readings in the Common Worship lectionary, Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) and Roman Lectionary (RL).

The readings are presented with a brief summary and a commentary on the Gospel reading to provoke reflection on the theme of the day. When the lectionaries differ we provide for that too.

Sunday by Sunday lists suggested music for each Sunday and festival, in accordance with the themes and moods of the readings:

  • Singing the Psalm of the day
  • Hymns and songs from a wide range of styles and traditions
  • Anthems and vocal music, including World Music and music from Iona and Taizé
  • Organ music
  • Music for children

For each piece you will find composers, details of sources and publishers, suggestions for liturgical use, and difficulty levels for organ and choral pieces.

We draw on the music and spirituality of a wide range of traditions, making Sunday by Sunday a genuinely ecumenical resources.

To supplement the weekly pages of the planner, each issue includes general worship planning resources (often related to the season), printed music reviews, and training articles for musicians and worship leaders.

What readers say…

‘A first-rate publication that I find enormously helpful’
‘A lifeline when I’m all out of ideas (usually quite frequently!)’
‘The most important thing of all that you do. I couldn’t operate without it!’
‘SbS is exceptional’
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