Dear Friends,

I welcome you to the website of the Guild of Church Musicians in Australia. The Guild, which was founded by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1888, now strives to support and encourage church musicians across all denominations and contexts. The Guild seeks to raise the standard of church music, acknowledging that all aspects of worship should be the best that we are capable of offering to God.

Recognising that church musicians often function essentially as individuals, the Guild provides opportunities for church musicians to develop their skills through a range of courses and professional qualifications. Awards, certificates and diplomas offered by the Guild are designed to focus on the unique contexts of each church musician, and to attempt to build on their strengths, while reocgnising a range of ability levels and available resources.

I invite you to explore the following pages and to contact the Guild if it can support and encourage you in the contribution you make to the music and liturgy of the Church.

With every blessing,

The Reverend Dr Daniel Dries

Warden of the Guild of Church Musicians in Australia

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