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Adapting church music for the near future

by Michael Ford last modified 21 May, 2020 10:55 AM

The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) hosts a FREE webinar on Friday afternoon, with a panel of high profile guests to support churches as they plan for a changing future.

The webinar, titled ‘What next for the Ministry of Music in our Parishes and Dioceses?’ goes on Friday 22nd May at 2pm, chaired by the Very Revd Dr John Hall (RSCM Chair of Council), and will cover:

  • Church thinking on next steps
  • Medical/ scientific thinking and understanding
  • Implications for church services, music and musicians

Aimed at all worship leaders (lay and ordained), Musical Directors of choirs/bands/groups and organists, the Panel includes:

  • The Rt Revd Christopher Foster (The Bishop of Portsmouth)
  • His Grace, the Archbishop of Cardiff, the Most Reverend George Stack
  • Dr Matthew Salisbury (National Liturgy and Worship Adviser for the Church of England)
  • Dr Charlie Bell (National Clinical Fellow at the Health and Social Care Committee of the House of Commons. Fellow and Lecturer, Girton College, Cambridge)
  • Canon Sal McDougall, (RSCM Deputy Director, Education and Mission Delivery)
  • Dr Noël Tredinnick (All Souls, Langham Place, London)
  • Tom Daggett (St Paul’s Cathedral Outreach Department)
  • Dr David Price (Director of Music, Portsmouth Cathedral)

RSCM Director Hugh Morris says:

“One of our main priorities at the current time is helping people to be able to discuss and prepare for the future. This special webinar has been put together with a panel of highly respected guests who will be able to offer their expertise. A donation to the RSCM has made it possible to offer this webinar free to the church community”.

Places are limited, so please book in advance for this webinar by visiting

The RSCM is the heart and home of church music: an educational charity that promotes the best use of music in worship, church life, and the wider community. The charity also publishes music and training resources and organises courses, short workshops, and other activities. RSCM is an international network, with over 8,500 affiliates, members and friends in over 40 countries, supported by over 650 volunteers and a small team of staff based throughout the UK.

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