Membership in the UK

The RSCM offers a wide range of benefits to members, to help you and the other musicians in your worshipping community make the best music possible.

See below for information on RSCM Memberships and benefits in the UK (including Northern Ireland), the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. For ways in which you can support the RSCM, even if you are not active in church music, please click here. We are very grateful for every donation, of any size, which goes towards the RSCM’s work in supporting and training church musicians.

Special offer for new RSCM UK members

From 1 January – 31st December 2017 we are offering a specially discounted rate to new RSCM members in the UK and Ireland when they attend an RSCM course or event. The offer is a 25% discount on a first year’s membership and is available to any new individual or affiliate member, or anyone who has not been a member since 31 December 2012.

To qualify for the offer, a discount voucher and application form will need to be obtained by those attending an RSCM national or local Area event from the event leader. So please do support the events in your Area and invite a friend to join you! This offer is available in the UK and Ireland only. For further advice contact membership@rscm.com or 01722 424848.

Affiliate Membership

Churches, schools and community choirs are invited to affiliate to the RSCM. This type of membership is for organisations who wish to play an active part in our work.

An Affiliate membership provides the following benefits:

  • Free subscription to two copies of Church Music Quarterly every quarter, the magazine dedicated to church musicians, offering a mix of news, features, recommendations and reviews, and the latest news from the RSCM
  • Free subscription to two copies every quarter of Sunday by Sunday, the RSCM Worship Planner, which gives week-by-week guidance on choosing music and liturgy throughout the year
  • Recommended fees for church musicians – updated annually (available online from RSCM Music Direct for Members Only).
  • Discount on classified adverts in Church Music Quarterly
  • The Network – information on locally organised events and courses (many are discounted to RSCM members)
  • Free subscription to the RSCM email newsletter, with news of the RSCM and the world of church music (optional)
  • 25% discount on copies of RSCM publications bought through RSCM Music Direct
  • Discount for places on all nationally organised RSCM courses
  • The eligibility to enter singers for RSCM Voice For Life awards
  • Discount on choir robes from J Wippell & Co, and Watts & Company
  • Guidance and support from the RSCM Office

Large parishes, teams or benefices may purchase supplementary copies of the quarterly magazines (“Affiliate Plus” membership).

Affiliate Subscription – 2017  
Affiliation for one year (UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man) £106.00
Supplementary copy of quarterly publications, per addressee (Affiliate Plus) £33.00

 

Fees are current until the end of December each year, and are renewable annually. We operate four renewal periods (January to December, April – March, July – June, October – September). When you apply to join you will be added into the nearest period.

How to join as an Affiliate Member (UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)

Download application form & Download Direct Debit mandate (if paying by Direct Debit. This reduces our administrative costs and this saving is passed on to you as a £5 discount on your affiliate subscription)

To request further copies of quarterly publications (Affiliate Plus membership) please use the continuation sheet for additional recipients and send with your application form.

Individual Membership

As an individual you may wish to join the RSCM and play a full and active part in our work.

An Individual membership provides the following benefits:

  • Free subscription to a single copy of Church Music Quarterly every quarter, the magazine dedicated to church musicians, offering a mix of news, features, recommendations and reviews, and the latest news from the RSCM
  • Free subscription to a single copy every quarter of Sunday by Sunday, the RSCM liturgy planner, which gives week-by-week guidance on choosing music throughout the year
  • Recommended fees for church musicians – updated annually (available online from RSCM Music Direct for Members Only).
  • Discount on classified adverts in Church Music Quarterly
  • The Network– information on locally organised events and courses (most are discounted to RSCM members)
  • Free subscription to the RSCM email newsletter, with news of the RSCM and the world of church music (optional)
  • 12.5% discount on copies of RSCM publications bought through RSCM Music Direct
  • Discount for single places on all nationally organised RSCM courses
  • The eligibility to enter for RSCM Voice For Life awards
  • Guidance and support from the RSCM Office
Individual Membership Subscription – 2017  
Individual Membership for one year (UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man) £66.00

 

Fees are current until the end of December each year, and are renewable annually. We operate four renewal periods (January to December, April – March, July – June, October – September). When you apply to join you will be added into the nearest period.

How to join as an Individual Member (UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)

Download application form & Download Direct Debit mandate (if paying by Direct Debit as this reduces our administrative costs and this saving is passed on to you as a £4 discount on your membership subscription)

Gift Aid on donations from Individual Members

If you are a UK taxpayer, we can reclaim basic-rate income tax on donations from Individual Members (excluding the membership fee itself), if you complete a Gift Aid Declaration. This does not cost you any more but it means that each £30.00 donated is currently worth £37.50 to the RSCM. You can download a Gift Aid form below. Please notify the RSCM if you:

  • want to cancel the Gift Aid Declaration at any time
  • change your name or home address
  • no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HMRC to adjust your tax code. Download Gift Aid Form

Student Membership

Student membership is available in the UK at a substantially reduced rate, for those under 18 years of age or for adults in full-time education.

A Student membership provides the following benefits:

  • Free subscription to a single copy of Church Music Quarterly every quarter, the magazine dedicated to church musicians, offering a mix of news, features, recommendations and reviews, and the latest news from the RSCM
  • The Network– information on locally organised events and courses (most are discounted to RSCM members)
  • 12.5% discount on copies of RSCM publications bought through RSCM Music Direct
  • Discount for single places on all nationally organised RSCM courses
  • The eligibility to enter for RSCM Voice For Life awards
  • Guidance and support from the RSCM Office
Student Membership Subscription – 2017  
Student Membership for one year (UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man) £16.00

 

Fees are current until the end of December each year, and are renewable annually. We operate four renewal periods (January to December, April – March, July – June, October – September). When you apply to join you will be added into the nearest period.

How to join as a Student Member (UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)

Download application form & Download Direct Debit mandate (if paying by Direct Debit as this reduces our administrative costs)

Gift Membership

An Individual Member or Student Member subscription to the RSCM makes an ideal gift for anyone who is interested in church music and would like to support the organisation. To apply, please complete the relevant application form, but also provide us with the name and contact details of the person to whom you would like to give the subscription.

Friend of the RSCM

If you wish to make a charitable gift to the RSCM of £30 or more annually, you may become a Friend of the RSCM. Find more about becoming a Friend here

Any questions?

If you have any questions please email us at membership@rscm.com or call us on +44 (0)1722 424841.