There has been concern for some time about the number of disagreements arising over church music.
The Guild of Church Musicians has decided to offer a Mediation Service to churches for cases where there are disputes involving church music. The team of mediators includes a former Director of the Royal School of Church Music, a Bishop with particular experience of church music (previously Dean of a major Cathedral), and two lawyers.
No charges are made for this and the service is available to churches of all denominations, whether members of The Guild or not. However, the mediators would expect to be reimbursed any travelling or other essential expenses incurred.
Enquiries about mediation should, in the first instance, be addressed the Registrar of the Guild, June Williams.
Further details are available at:https://gcm.org.uk/