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.

New General Secretary

We are delighted to announce that Dr AMDG Walsh has agreed to become General Secretary of the Guild with effect from 27 October 2017.  We are grateful to Mrs June Williams who has been acting General Secretary since the untimely death of John Ewington.  June will continue as Registrar of the Guild. 

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.  

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