The Church of England has released rights-free music for use on streamed services (in conjunction with St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Royal School of Church Music). Up to five hymns are being released each week, which are available for free from the A Church Near You Resource Hub every Thursday evening during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Resource Hub is free and part of AChurchNearYou.com, the Church’s local church finder, and can be accessed by more than 17,000 editors. Details can be found below as to how local churches can register and log in to the website.
Churches who wish to use this music as part of services via YouTube, Facebook, Zoom or other platforms must hold a CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International) licence (which most churches already do) and add the streaming option to it. To find out how to do this and purchase this licence, visit the CCLI website.
NB: The CCLI License is for streaming purposes, not for recorded video.
Visit the Resource Hub to download this week’s choral music here.
How to use the AChurchNearYou Resource Hub
- Incumbents can register to administer their AChurchNearYou.com pages here. Once registered, incumbents can grant up to five users access to both edit their church pages and to use the Resource Hub.
- The Resource Hub was created to provide local churches with a range of free photos, videos, customisable films and other content.
- Click here for the direct link to access the weekly music.
- Find out more about how your church can purchase a CCLI licence with the livestreaming addition.