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260416 St Andrew’s, Watford seek a musical director to play the organ and rehearse our small but enthusiastic choir. We are a ‘middle of the road’ Anglican parish church with a fine recently refurbished 1883 Brindley & Foster organ with 3 manuals and pedals. We enjoy fairly traditional hymns, sung Communion and anthems, but are open to exploring additional possibilities. Salary in line with RSCM rates. Contact Richard Andersen (warden) for more information on 01923 225894 or email Applications by 28 February 2016 please.
260416 Director of Music and Organist at St Paul’s Church, Herne Hill, London SE24This friendly and flourishing church seeks a Director of Music and Organist from April 2016. There is a Norman & Beard 3 manual organ and Broadwood grand piano. In addition to providing worship music, with the small choir, at Sunday services and festivals, the role involves developing children’s participation and identifying and leading other opportunities for music in worship. RSCM affiliated; remunerated accordingly. For more information and to apply, visit
220416 Organist and Director of Music, St Mary’s, Goudhurst. St Mary’s is a growing village church on the Kent/Sussex border which offers a wide range of opportunities for worship. We are seeking to appoint an Organist and Music Director who will play the organ, lead and develop our choir, help our worship to flourish and our faith to grow. There is a well-maintained two manual pipe organ and a good quality grand piano. A full information and application pack is available on the website or call Rev Hugh Nelson on 01580 211739 for an initial, informal conversation about the role.
050416 St Andrew’s with Holy Trinity, Halstead, Essex are looking for an organist/choirleader, for Sunday services, festivals and occasional other services. We have a small, enthusiastic choir, and an assistant organist to provide support. We are looking for someone who, as well as playing at more traditional services, will enjoy working with the informal worship band which plays at our all-age and informal services, and collaborating with other musicians and groups in the church and community. For more information please contact Revd Katie de Bourcier at
050416 Director of Music – St Mary Magdalene Clitheroe. The successful candidate will be in sympathy with the church’s Vison Statement: “to be a growing community seeking to know and follow Jesus, sharing the Good News”. There is a strong musical tradition. The organ is a fine 4-manual Binns instrument, rebuilt in 2007 and regularly maintained. Mixed SATB choir of 12, at present exclusively adult. Sunday morning choral worship is usually but not exclusively eucharistic. Monthly Choral Evensong and some special choral Festival services. The diverse congregation value a number of different musical styles. The successful candidate will be capable of developing worship that brings together traditional and modern hymns, anthems etc. We seek someone with strong leadership skills who can encourage singers and musicians of varied skills and ages. The successful candidate will be expected to lead worship on most Sunday mornings and at the major festivals as well as monthly evensong, and to rehearse the choir during the week. We have a number of occasional offices. Remuneration negotiable based on RSCM rates and experience. Appointment subject to enhanced DBS check. For further details and how to apply contact The Parish Office, Church Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2DG 01200 422828 admin(at) Closing date March 31st 2016
080316 All Saints’ Parish Church, Banstead, Surrey. Diocese of Guildford. Applications are invited for the post of Organist/Director of Music. Weekly Common Worship Sung Communion, monthly BCP Choral Evensong and Festivals. 3-manual Norwich electronic organ. Enthusiastic loyal robed mixed choir (Friday evening practices). RSCM higher level salary plus wedding and funeral fees. For further details please contact All Saints’ Parish Office Email: Tel: 01737 379289
010316 Blessed Mary, Upham, Hampshire – Director of Music/Organist sought for lovely village church community. Enthusiasm and humour leading keen amateurs important rather than absolute musical skill level. Regular choir 6 to 12 members with weekly practice. Mainly organ led services with some piano and modern hymns/songs. Morning services 11am mostly communion and with Family Service 2nd Sunday. Traditional Evensong and Compline monthly with occasional Matins. Small sweet pipe organ fully restored. Digital piano for other hymns/songs and practice. Paid position at or near RSCM rates. Please contact Revd James Hunt 07570-042916 01489-892618
240216 St Martin’s Church, Brighouse, West Yorkshire. We are seeking to appoint a Director of Music who has a vocation to lead Christian worship. St Martin’s has a committed choir and worship group of both children and adults. The applicant should be a skilled organist and pianist interested in developing worship that brings together traditional and modern hymns, anthems and chants. S/he should be a strong leader able to encourage singers and musicians of varied skills and ages. S/he would be expected to lead worship on most Sunday mornings and the major festivals as well as monthly evensong, and rehearse the choir/worship group during the week. Remuneration negotiable based on RSCM rates and experience. Please contact Rev Paul Webb, on 01484 721689 or
160216 Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, Acton W3 9PP is seeking to appoint a Vocal Coach / Choir Master for January 2016. We are looking for a dynamic and well-qualified Vocal Coach / Choir Master to provide vocal coaching and choir training to support the Singing Strategy of Twyford CE Academies Trust (comprising two schools in West London). Responsibilities include planning and rehearsing Worship Music for Communions and delivering an engaging Singing Strategy for Years 7 & 8 across the Trust. The role is approx. 2 days per week (1 full day and 2 afternoons), plus attendance at services and performances, and would suit a Choir Master, Répétiteur or Voice Coach with keyboard skills. Closing date is 12 noon on Wednesday 25th November 2015 but please check our website as this may be extended. More information and application details are available at The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
050216 The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Crowborough, East Sussex wishes to appoint a Director of Music. The church has a fine Nicholson pipe organ (renovated 2006 and regularly maintained). St. John’s is a dynamic and growing Anglo-Catholic church and has wide appeal to all ages. There is a capable RSCM affiliated adult SATB choir of 18 and a willing children’s choir. St John’s has Sung Mass every Sunday morning, two short “family services” per month, regular choir rehearsals, plus extra services during the year as required. Remuneration negotiable within the RSCM A scale commensurate with experience and scope of role. Position available from December 2015 or to suit. For an informal conversation please contact: Duncan Smith, Churchwarden P: 01892 660159 E:
040216 St Edmundsbury Cathedral Suffolk’s Anglican Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds Parish Music Development Researcher An exciting opportunity has arisen to take up a newly created role and join the Music Department at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. The person appointed to this role will approach and work with parishes and benefices across the diocese to enable them to develop and improve their liturgical music in their local setting. For a full job description and application form please go to: Closing date: 7 December 2015
Interviews: 18 December 2015
020216 Tetbury – Director of Music. St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Magdalen, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. This thriving town-centre church requires a Director of Music, working alongside our Organist, to provide vital leadership that will both enrich our worship, and support our role within the musical life of the area, including hosting the Tetbury Music Festival. Require: proven skills as Choir Director and a passion for the creative use of music within liturgy. Highly desirable: talent for working with children and young people. To start as soon as possible by mutual agreement, remuneration and fees in line with RSCM guidelines for professional musicians. Download full details at or contact the Parish Office for further details on 01666 500088.
220416 Organist Vacancy – St Francis Petts Wood. Greencourt Road, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1QW. St Francis Church, Petts Wood are looking to appoint an organist to succeed the previous incumbent of 22 years. The successful applicant would work alongside the current Choirmaster, and a small Senior Choir. The church also has a separate Junior Choir. The Church is affiliated to the RSCM, and rates of pay are negotiable based on qualification, experience and RSCM recommended rates. The main requirements are to play at the Sung Holy Communion Service at 10:30 each Sunday (Family Service 1st Sunday every month), and weekly Choir practices each Thursday. Additionally there are festival services (such as Holy Week, Nine Lessons & Carols, Midnight mass etc.), and also occasional weddings and funerals, which attract additional fees. The Church has a rebuilt and restored 2 manual Willis organ that is regularly serviced and tuned. Whilst applications are welcomed from any suitable applicant, the position may appeal to a student organist looking for a first post.
Details of our Church can be found on our website: Further details and answers to any queries regarding the position are available from the Vicar and/or Choirmaster (details below) to whom applications should be addressed. There is an initial closing date of 31st March, although we will appoint should a suitable candidate be found prior to that date. Father Robert Lane ( Stephen Martin-Lawrence (Choirmaster) ( 81 Allington Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 8AZ
130216 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Froyle, in the Benefice of Bentley, Binsted & Froyle, Alton, Hampshire seeks to appoint an organist to replace the late Stephen Thomson and our current choir master who steps down after 10 years’ service. These posts could be combined. Our traditional services include monthly sung Evensong, weekly sung prayers and moving special services, i.e. Maundy Thursday and Advent. We are also busy with numerous weddings. Our ambition is to grow our small choir base to reflect our varied and growing village and benefice. Remuneration in line with RSCM guidelines. If you are interested, or have any questions about the post, please contact Church Warden, Sarah Roberts at or call 07831 294852.
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110416 Wanted: 12 copies of Hymns Old & New New Anglican Edition Full Music 1996. Please contact Nigel on 07956 422230. Will pay a reasonable price and costs.
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,
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