Music

These groups each offer a range of musical resources, support and training events.

Royal School of Church Music
They provide a wide number of training courses; advice on payment of Church Musicians and a wide variety of other resources - including ‘Sunday by Sunday’ suggestions for hymns.

Oremus Hymnal
This site has words of thousands of hymns, many linked to midi files so that you can hear the tune. There are also lots of suggestions for the Revised Common Lectionary.

Jubilate Group
The web site of the Jubilate Group, many contemporary hymn texts from the likes of Christopher Idle, Michael Saward, Steve James, etc. A subscription has to be paid for full access to the site but it can be searched for free. It includes many liturgical items as well such as Confessions and Thanksgivings.

Resound Worship is a free resource for churches worldwide, providing fresh worship songs containing strong, Biblical lyrics supported by singable, contemporary music.

Out of the Ark
This is a web site for songs and musical items for Primary Schools. There are things of a secular nature but also good material for Christmas, Easter and Harvest. The songs go with CDs of backing tracks and so are particularly useful for small schools.

Worship Downloads
From Kevin Mayhew - a site from which you can download midi or mp3 files or sheet music and more.