The Guild of Church Musicians
The Guild exists to encourage all musicians within the church, whether amateur or professional, to foster the highest attainable standards of music in the worship of Almighty God. The membership is interdenominational, being open to all branches of the Christian Church. Until 1988 it was mainly Anglican, but in that Centenary Year the Archbishop of Canterbury invited the Archbishop of Westminster to become a joint patron.
The membership is international with members in five continents. There is a separate branch of The Guild in Australia.
The membership meets at an Annual Day Conference, which includes the Annual General Meeting, usually held on the Saturday before the first Monday in May. It is held in different parts of England, often as the guests of a cathedral. All members are encouraged to attend and so share in the fellowship of the Guild.
New warden announced
We are delighted to announce that Bishop Graeme Knowles has accepted our invitation to take on the role of Warden, replacing the Revd Canon Jeremy Haselock who is retiring. Bishop Graeme will be formally introduced at the one day conference in London on 1 July 2017. See events for further details.