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270716 Organist and Director of Music. The United Benefice of Holy Trinity, Prestwood and St Mary Magdalene, Great Hampden, South Bucks. Flexible 20+ Sundays per year, plus Festivals. Well remunerated weddings, baptisms and funerals. Work with professional classical musicians. Innovative and exciting musical opportunities. See www.htprestwood.org.uk/vacancies or call 01494 866530.
060716 Full time Associate Minister for Music. Bishop Hannington Church is an evangelical Anglican Church in Hove. We are seeking to appoint a full time Associate Minister for Music to grow and develop the music ministry and spiritual life of musicians within our Church.
The successful candidate will be: • A committed classical evangelical Christian wanting to serve the Lord to fulfil the Bishop Hannington Church vision to make Disciples of Christ in Brighton & Hove and for the world • A person who sees the spiritual development of musicians as at least equally important as their musical development and is able to help them in that • A person whose tastes in music equally embrace modern worship songs and traditional church music • A visionary leader with a servant heart • A strong team player able to work with the rest of the staff team and church members.
And have these qualities: • Degree or other qualification in Music or Theology (desirable) • Experience of leading music in a church related setting (voluntary or employed) • Able to demonstrate good musical skills, and competence over a wide range of styles • A quality keyboard player and guitarist with good ensemble skills • Be a gifted and strong vocalist • Able to organise, co-ordinate and motivate musicians and technical team members.
Salary: £24,000 – £29,000 depending on experience. Closing date: Friday 27th May. Interviews: Saturday 2nd July. An enhanced DBS check will be required for this appointment. For a full Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form please contact: David Docherty, Operations Manager, Bishop Hannington Church, Nevill Avenue, Hove, BN3 7NH. Tel: 01273 732965 Email: office@bhmc.org.uk
050716 St Helen’s and St Peter’s, Wheathampstead Herts AL4 8AA requires Organist and Choir Trainer to maintain and develop the music which is central to worship in our thriving church. You will be playing at Sunday Parish Communion plus additional festival services – and running weekly practice for our committed 4-part robed choir. Salary £3,000-5,000pa according to experience (plus opportunities to play at weddings/funerals). Full details at http://sth-stp.org/calendar-2/music/ Contacts Revd Richard Banham 01582 833144 richard@sth-stp.org Susan L’Estrange 01582 831934 susan.lestrange@icloud.com
040716 St Nicholas Church, Guisborough, North Yorkshire, TS14 6BS, seeks to appoint a Director of Music and Organist to maintain, nurture and develop the strong choral tradition of the church while developing greater musical diversity. The 40 strong RSCM affiliated robed choir of youngsters and adults sings at the 9.30am Common Worship Eucharist and 6.15 BCP Evensong, which once per month is fully choral, and the young choristers follow the RSCM Voice for Life Scheme. Choir practice is on Friday evenings.
Remuneration is in accordance with the RSCM guidelines for a Category A church, with additional fees for weddings, funerals and additional services. Enhanced DBS disclosure is required. Further details and application pack are available from the Clergy Secretary, 01287 632131 (9.30am–12.30pm weekdays except Wednesdays): stnicholaschurchguisborough@btconnect.com or from the church’s website at www.guisboroughparishchurch.co.uk. Applications by 12 noon on Friday 22nd April please.
040716 Director of Music for St Anselm’s Church, Kennington, London SE11. Our diverse, friendly, family-orientated, active urban ministry is looking for an excellent organist/choral leader to direct musical content at our Sunday Holy Communion services. Someone with vision to develop a creative yet feasible approach to growing our existing adult, junior and gospel choirs. Services are based in the traditional canon of liturgical music but incorporate other styles (gospel and Taizé, for example.) For details contact: Tetla Goulbourne, 0207 735 3403, anselm.nlp@btconnect.com.
300616 Holy Trinity Church Northwood Middlesex. We require an Organist and choirmaster to join our friendly Church with a fine musical tradition to play the organ for our regular services, weekly choir practice and festivals as well as weddings and funerals by arrangement. Experience of choral training is desirable there is an opportunity to collaborate with other musicians and groups within the Church Community. Organ – built by J. W. Walker Electropneumatic action. 2 Manuals. Annual salary: £6,000. For more information, please contact: The Parish office Tel: 01923 822990 Email: office@htnorthwood.co.uk To discuss further: phone John Spencer 07711 670712
300616 Windrush Benefice, Gloucestershire (Aldsworth, Great & Little Barrington, Sherborne and Windrush parishes). Church Organist. Organist sought to play at two Sunday services per week and festivals in our beautiful country churches. Each has a traditional organ in full working order. RSCM rates plus reasonable mileage. Choir Master/Mistress. Choirmaster/mistress to run small but enthusiastic benefice choir, who practise fortnightly and sing at some regular services and special festivals. Role could be separate or in combination with organist role. RSCM rates plus reasonable mileage. For further details, or an informal discussion, please contact Revd. Nick Fisher telephone 01451 861195 or email: nick@5fishers.co.uk
300616 All Saints Church, Rainford in the Diocese of Liverpool require Organist and Choir Master to: • lead our music in traditional, fresh and creative ways • help develop musical resources for choir and congregation • to play our fine Makin Westmorland 3 Manual Drawstop electronic organ (fully refurbished 2015) • to maintain and develop a three/four part enthusiastic choir. Choir practice being held every Thursday evening • strengthen links with our church primary school and encourage young people to join the choir. Remuneration and fees will be at RSCM rates (6 Sundays holiday per annum; funerals and weddings remuneration extra. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Interested organists familiar with Church music should contact The Rev. Janet Heighton for further information (Tel.01744 886448 or email CV to allsaintsrainford.pa@gmail.com)
170616 Organist/choir trainer required for Runcorn St Michael and All Angels. We have a small RSCM affiliated robed choir and a junior choir club following the RSCM Voice for Life scheme. Sunday 10.00am Holy Communion 3 or 4 Sundays a month, Choral evensong quarterly. Well-maintained organ with two manuals and pedals. We are looking for an enthusiastic organist/choir trainer who will work alongside the assistant organist to develop both the traditional choral worship and to develop more accessible all-age worship. The funerals and weddings will be shared with the assistant organist. We have about 12 weddings and 38 funerals a year. Remuneration at RSCM rates. Application pack from Rev Vicki Schofield vickischofield371@gmail.com
160616 St. Paul’s Church Sketty, Swansea seeks to appoint a suitably qualified Director of Music and Organist from mid June 2016. Currently there are weekly Sunday morning traditional Church in Wales services and two choral evensongs a month. In addition the successful applicant would need to play at weddings (sometimes with choral accompaniment) and funerals. Currently choir practice is held on a Friday evening, with an additional practice prior to choral evensong. There is a keen SATB choir that maintains the traditions of an Anglican Church Choir. The successful applicant should be sympathetic to, and prepared to support, new and modern forms of worship. ORGAN A fine 3 manual Copeman Hart organ. (Assistant organists are available) The person appointed would play an active role in the planning of services and choosing of hymns. Salary at RSCM rate for suitable candidate, plus fees for weddings and funerals. Please email letter of application with CV to Eifion Francis (Church Warden) at eifandjill(at)aol.com
010616 The board of the Music Institute of the Cathedral of St. Bavo (Haarlem, the Netherlands) is accepting applications for the position of: Conductor for approximately 12 hours per week. Original vacancytext to be requested at info@sannenieuwenhuijsen.nl Website: www.koorschoolhaarlem.nl
240516 St Mary’s, Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire. Director of Music/organist sought to develop and encourage our three choirs – a boys’ choir, a girls choir and a mixed adult choir – and to encourage both traditional and contemporary forms of music so that our worship will flourish and our faith grow. We are a friendly village church, connected to the community, with an established musical and choral tradition. We enjoy a wide range of music in our worship and encourage young singers in our choirs and young musicians in our worship band. We seek someone keen to nurture that breadth of expression. For more information contact Rev Alastair Kirk, 01943 863216 or vicar@burleyparishchurch.org.uk Remuneration follows RSCM guidelines.
220516 Applications are invited for Director of Music at St Michael’s church, St Albans. £6,000p.a. + fees. St Michael’s is a thriving all-age parish church and music is vital to our worship and mission. We have a weekly Parish Communion, and monthly Choral Evensong. We have enthusiastic RSCM-affiliated adult and children’s choirs. There is a well-maintained two-manual tracker-action Peter Collins organ. Vacancy from 1st May 2016. Informal enquiries to the Vicar Revd Kenneth Padley kennethpadley@gmail.com 01727 835037. The job description and application details are available on www.stmichaels-parishchurch.org.uk/home.asp Applications deadline: Friday 1st April
080516 Organist and Choirmaster. A vacancy has arisen for an experienced organist to work at St Giles the Abbot, Farnborough, Kent. St. Giles is a Grade II* Listed Building which has a flourishing adult choir (20 members) and junior choir (14 members) affiliated to the RSCM. St. Giles offers Mattins and sung Evensong and a full range of traditional and modern church music and liturgy. We are looking for someone who can: • share services playing at a choice of the 10.00 a.m. service, Mattins and Evensong • rehearse and direct the adult choir (or junior choir if preferred) • work collaboratively with a colleague • play at weddings and funerals (shared between two organists) – approx. 12 weddings and 20 funerals • nurture and encourage new singers • contribute to the overall life and worship of our flourishing Church • prepare special music for Advent, Christmas and Easter. There is a good 2 manual organ with planned future refurbishment. Generous remuneration in excess of RSCM rates. Considerably higher fees for funerals and weddings. Applications by 7 March 2016, please to The Reverend Matthew Hughes (Rector) at jmath@btinternet.com
040816 Enthusiastic Organist sought for St. Margaret’s Betley on the Staffordshire/Cheshire border, to support this vibrant village church in its ministry and to lead music in worship, in collaboration with an existing choirmaster. We are a worshipping community for all ages and traditions, and enjoy celebrating the seasons and festivals in our rural setting. We make full use of our SATB choir of 18 adults and 9 children, our 2 manual traditional tracker action pipe organ and Roland 530 electric piano. Sung Holy Communion and Family Worship alternate weekly at 09.30 with traditional evensong twice per month at 18.30. There are additional special services at Festivals as well as Funerals and Weddings. Choir practices weekly on Friday evenings. Remuneration negotiable based on RSCM rates and experience. Successful applicant subject to enhanced DBS check. If this exciting opportunity interests you please contact:- Revd Peter Chantry; Vicar of Betley and of Madeley 01782 750205 or peterchantry@hotmail.com The Vicarage, Madeley, Crewe CW3 9PQ
180716 St Simon Zelotes. Director of Music. A vibrant church in the heart of Chelsea, committed to faithful Bible teaching combined with a vision for excellent church music, St Simon Zelotes is looking to appoint a new Director of Music. With a strong personal Christian faith, s/he will have excellent proficiency at the organ and keyboard skills, and will be confident in working with professional and amateur musicians across a range of musical styles. The Director of Music takes full responsibility in leading all aspects of music at the Sunday services; a traditional morning service and a more informal and modern evening service. St Simon’s can be flexible for the right candidate, and will offer a competitive salary for approximately two days a week. For more information, contact office@ssz.org.uk or visit www.stsimonzelotes.com for a job description. Closing date: 31 May.
160616 The Church of St Michael the Archangel, Mere, seeks to appoint a Director of Music who will play the organ, lead and develop our choir, which is augmented for special services and festivals, and help our worship to flourish and our faith to grow. We enjoy traditional hymns, sung Communion and anthems. With music encompassing Tallis to Taizé the church offers a wide range of styles and opportunities for worship in the small town of Mere in south Wiltshire. We have a fine 3 manual Makin digital organ (ex the Chapel of St John’s College Cambridge) and, in addition, an 1870s 2-manual pipe organ and two digital pianos. We are also fortunate in having a small group of enthusiastic musicians willing to help share the playing load. Salary in line with RSCM rates, plus wedding and funeral fees. If you are interested, please email an up-to-date CV with a covering letter to Rev’d Carol Wilson-Barker, Priest-in-Charge, at vicar@stmichaelsmere.org.uk
110616 Director of Music – St. Mary’s Church Bromley, Diocese of Rochester. St. Mary’s Church is seeking an inspirational Director of Music to join our team in developing the role of music in our mission to be at the heart of our community. The tradition is broadly central, but a range of styles of worship is used. There are two Sunday services, a Thursday evening choir practice plus occasional midweek services. The right person will cherish and develop the English choral tradition, which is much valued here, be able to recruit and train children and adults and widen our musical horizons, keeping abreast of more contemporary worship styles. We have an experienced choir, an assistant organist and a very effective three manual pipe organ originally built by William Hill. Salary/stipend:£430 per month – some fees. Further details www.stmarys-bromley.org.uk/current-news/vacancy-director-of-music
020616 St Peter’s, Shaftesbury seeks a Director of Music & Organist for our friendly, outward-looking, town-centre church. We have a congregation of about 100 at our main Sunday service and an enthusiastic, capable mixed adult choir of 17. Music is key to our worshipping life and we value the best of contemporary and traditional music. Three Sunday mornings per month, weekly choir rehearsal, additional services through the year, occasional offices. RSCM rates plus fees. For full details go to http://stmin.org.uk Closing date 8th April 2016.
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000000 Competent singers & organists required – Poscimur – small, friendly, robed, adult, SATB Choir, RSCM affiliated – sings in Cathedrals – UK Wide Membership… Contact Catherine Thomas on 020 8857 9375, catherine.thomas@poscimur.co.uk www.poscimur.co.uk
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