The Church Music Society

Registered Charity No. 290309


The CMS exists to promote the use of church music of the highest quality for the diverse needs of the Christian Church.

We seek to enable performers and worship leaders, composers and scholars, by publishing church music, new and old, not otherwise accessible in suitable form, and by providing a platform for research and educational material.

Please read our Membership page and consider taking up the benefits of becoming a member of the Society.

Please visit our Catalogue through which you can order our titles from our publishers, Oxford University Press, or from Banks Music Publications (with 25% discount from Banks if a Society member).

Front cover image of SavageNew Publications

Our latest titles include appealing and varied works for Christmas: the earliest known anthem composed by an English woman, Jane Savage's charming Whilst shepherds watch'd their flocks for high voices; Gounod's stirring Noël (in two editions, for high voices and SATB); and John Sheppard's brilliant respond Verbum caro. Please click here for full details.

Resources for Returning to Singing and for Christmastide

We offer critically-acclaimed, flexible and highly adaptable resources for singers and choirs planning a careful return to singing as Coronavirus restrictions are lifted, and for the Christmas season.

Click HERE for recommendations from our catalogue.  And please return for updates on our publications now being prepared with the current situation in mind.

Patrick Russill
Chairman of the Church Music Society


Royal School of Church Music (RSCM)

Oxford University Press Music Department

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