The Church Music Society

Registered Charity No. 290309

President: The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham

Membership of the Society

You are warmly invited to join the Church Music Society.

Founded in 1906 to publish and encourage the performance of good, but unavailable, church music, the CMS affirms the importance of music in worship, supports the use of music appropriate to liturgical use, and strives to sustain the Church’s wonderful musical heritage. In its publishing activities it works closely with the music department of Oxford University Press, through which all its new editions are published. Recent publications range from modern editions of well-known (but sometimes neglected) items to music by living composers designed specifically for small congregations to sing and value; the Society also recognises and seeks to meet the constant demand for fine congregational music in a modern idiom.

Members are kept fully up-to-date with the Society’s work through its newsletters, annual reports and complimentary copies of new publications – also at the Annual General Meeting each year. One of the major benefits of membership is that, under present arrangements, any member may buy in one year, at the current rate of trade discount (currently 25%), an unlimited number of copies of any of the Society’s publications in sheet music form.

The current subscription rates are:

  1. Ordinary members (personal or corporate) £25
  2. Retired members (subscribing members of seven years standing who are aged 65 or over) £15
  3. Student members (pursuing a full-time course of Further or Higher Education) £15

Members are warmly encouraged to take advantage of subscription payment under direct debit arrangements, for which a discount of £2 will be applied.

Please contact the Treasurer for all membership and subscription matters:

John Roch
CMS Treasurer
39 Pine Croft  
S35 1EB

For further information about membership, please email

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