The Guild of Church Musicians

The Guild was formed in 1888 and exists to encourage all musicians within the Church to attain the highest standards of music in the worship of Almighty God.  Membership is open to anyone interested in church music and whilst the majority of members live in the UK the Guild has members living in all parts of the world. There is a separate branch of The Guild in Australia.

Notice to members

Membership subscriptions are due on 1 January.  As of 31 August 2017 there are still many members who have not paid their subscription for this year.  The next edition of Laudate is due to be published in September and if you haven't received it by the end of the month it is likely that you haven't paid your subscription.  If you wish to continue receiving Laudate, pease contact the membership secretary to check your membership status. 

New for 2017 - Employment of church musicians

The Church of England has produced new guidance on the employment of church musicians, and the Guild of Church Musicians in association with the RCO, ISM and RSCM, and His Honour The Reverend and Worshipful Dr Rupert Bursell QC, has produced a new contract for organists.  

Please see our Help and Advice pages for further information.