Welcome to Church Music Dublin

Church Music Dublin was set up in 1991 by the Church of Ireland (Anglican) Dublin and Glendalough dioceses to support and provide training for parish church musicians.

We are a group of musicians (see ‘About Us’ for our names) who work in parishes in or near Dublin. Our chair is the Rev’d Jack Kinkead, rector of Wicklow parish.

Underpinning all that we do is our understanding that church music is primarily vocal music — singing of all kinds — that enriches and adds significance to the liturgy. Furthermore, music in Christian worship is at its most effective when appropriate to the context in which it is used.

A three-year course leading to the Archbishop of Dublin’s Certificate in Church Music is our flagship and since 1994, 60 people have completed the course. Many more have studied for one or two years. This website provides details of our activities and programmes, including links to 21 short training videos.

There also is information on a wide range of topics relevant to those involved in the music of worship: congregations, instrumentalists, choir directors, cantors, singers and clergy.

A summary of our activities is on the Annual Reports page.