The Church Music Society

Registered Charity No. 1200306

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.

Subscription rates:

From 1st January 2024, the subscription rates and structure are as follows:

Free Associate membership confers all benefits of Full membership but without voting rights. Prospective Associate Members declare their date of birth when applying.  In the Associate’s 30th  year (after they turn 29) they are advised that they need to pay the Full Member’s subscription at the start of the year following their 30th birthday, and therefore become a Full Member.  Full membership is of course an option for persons under the age of 30.

Please contact the Administrator for all membership and subscription matters:

Kim Gilbert
Kent's House
49 High Street
PE28 4TQ

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