Downloadable music from A Church Near You

Published: Tuesday August 4, 2020

The Church of England, working with St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Royal School of Church Music, is delighted to be providing a resource of rights-free music for use on streamed services. Music can be downloaded on this page and up to five new songs and hymns will be added every Thursday evening during the coronavirus pandemic. Due to recording and production schedules, this is the earliest we are able to make the music available each week.

Churches who wish to use this music as part of services via YouTube, Facebook, Zoom or other platforms must hold a CCLI Licence (which most churches already do) and add the streaming option to it. Read more here on how to do this and purchase that license on the CCLI website.

Please note:

• This music is not covered under One License (it is covered by CCLI because it’s the more widely owned licence by CofE churches).

• The licensing agreement governs the repertoire of music that we use.

• The music provided on this page can only be used by Church of England churches.


Are your church’s details up to date on a Church Near You?

A Church Near You is the Church of England’s tool for people to find the nearest church to them with the features that they require. Looking for a church with a foodbank?  After your local Alpha course?  Want a church with beautiful stained glass windows for your wedding? A Church Near You is your go to site. Services that will be streamed can use the ‘live stream’ tag to help people identify them.

But it only works if people in each church are keeping their own church’s entry up to date. Things have been really different in recent months, and lots of people are not sure about how to get in touch with their church, or what the current service pattern is. By keeping your details up to date, you are making yourself available to serve the community and being a reliable and steady point of connection. The vicar of each church can now approve up to five people to edit each profile.

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