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I am glad to say that we have been able to make an appointment after advertising through RSCM.
In fact it was the most productive advertisement that we have ever placed – thank you!
John Everest, Halesowen Parish Church

Within two days of the advert appearing on your website we had a successful application
and the position is now filled!
John Culver, St Uny Church, Lelant

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140415

Director of Music and Organist. The church of St Edward, King & Martyr situated in the centre of Cambridge seeks a Director of Music. The post would suit a musician of proven ability who is familiar with both modern and traditional church music and worship. You’ll also need excellent organisational and communication skills, be reliable and enjoy the challenge of increasing the music repertoire for the church. Sunday services are at 11am and 5pm, with others as required. For a full job description, please email the Music Co-Ordinator. To apply, send current CV and covering letter outlining in no more than 500 words your suitability for the role. Please submit applications to Philippa Pearson, Music Co-Ordinator. Email: philippa(at)philippapearson.co.uk. The closing date for receipt of applications is 6pm, Friday, 30th January 2015. Interviews will be held on Monday, 16th February.

130415

St James Church of England, Lulworth Road, Birkdale, Southport. Applications are invited for the post of organist and music coordinator at this well attended and friendly church. Our main act of worship is a 10.30am Sunday service (alternating Morning Prayer, Communion and Family service) which is preceded at 9.30am by a practice with our small, but enthusiastic choir. We have developed a mixture of traditional and contemporary music and would like to form a music group to take part in family services. Extra services as required, especially at Christmas and Easter. Superb William Hill 3-manual pipe organ well maintained and recently extensively renovated. Remuneration is commensurate with RSCM rates, plus fees for weddings and funerals. Post with effect from February 2015 on a date to be agreed. Closing date Fri 6th Feb. For information about interviews please contact the Parish Secretary on 01704 564907. Please apply in writing, enclosing a C.V. to the Parish Secretary. St James Birkdale, 26 Lulworth Road, Birkdale, Southport PR8 2BQ or by email to stjamesbirkdale(at)gmail.com

150315

St Mary the Virgin, Hayes, Kent. Organist/Choirmaster. We are seeking an experienced church musician to work alongside the Rector to: provide organ/piano accompaniment for our weekly morning and twice-monthly evening services, plus occasional mid-week festival services; select and develop a RSCM affiliated robed choir; lead the ongoing development of our informal instrumental and singing group. Salary negotiable + generous fees. Further details from Mrs Carol Truelove, Church Administrator, on 020 8462 1373. Email: stmarys.hayeskent(at)btinternet.com. Web: www.stmaryshayeskent.co.uk

120315

St Mary's Church Winkfield. Wanted singers in all voices for the 1100 hrs. BCP Sunday services. 1st & 3rd Sundays - Holy Communion, with Introit, Psalm, Anthem and hymns. 2nd Sundays - Family Matins with four hymns. 4th & 5th Sundays - Morning Prayer, with Introit, Psalm, Canticles, Anthem and hymns. Evensong approximately four times a year plus occasional special services. Rehearsals on - Thursdays 1930 - 2030 hrs. in the Church and Sundays 1010 hrs. before the service. It would be wonderful if all singers were able to sing at all services throughout the month but provided a quartet was available for each Sunday then a certain amount of mixing and matching could take place. The existing choir is very small and elderly although there are several "Friends of the Choir" who join with us very regularly. If interested please contact Lesley Philpot, Church Warden, 01344 427561 or lesleyphilpot(at)btinternet.com

100115

Assistant Organist to Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir. We seek an experienced organist for this post, from 1st September 2015, or earlier if possible, for up to four years. This position would suit a recent graduate or a current finalist. The Assistant to the Girls’ Choir is responsible for playing the organ for all cathedral services with the girls (and men), which take place at least twice per week, and for assisting with training the girls and the Sixth Form Choral Scholars, working closely with the Girls’ Choir Director, Sarah MacDonald. The postholder will play a full role in the musical life of the cathedral and the school. Further details and an application form are on the school website, www.kingsely.org, and the cathedral website, www.elycathedral.org. The closing date for applications is Monday 10th November, with interviews on Monday 24th November. King’s Ely is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

270115

Newton Abbot, South Devon. A Church Organist is required at St Bartholomew’s Church, East Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon. One Sunday 10.30am service a week, Morning Prayer alternating with Holy Communion (CW). Single manual & pedalboard tracker organ. Potential for a “job share” with other organists. Friendly and supportive congregation. Salary £30 per Sunday service, £85 for wedding & funerals. Contact: Revd Russell Chamberlain, Parish Office, St Paul’s Church, Devon Square, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN. 01626 368889. Email office(at)ogwol.org.uk.

290415

The Parish Church of Saint George the Martyr, Waterlooville. Organist and choir leader required. RSCM affiliated SATB robed choir. RSCM rates. Details from Fr Mike Sheffield 023 9226 2145 parishpriest(at)stgeorgesnews.org

280415

Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell, Leeds require a new Director of Music. Liberal Catholic Parish. Robed Choir. The Organ is 'a fine J.J.Binns 22- stop pipe organ, 2 manuals and pedals'. Good people skills and a flexible and modern approach required. Parish Eucharist plus some All Age Services using keyboard and singing group. Weekly Choir Practice. 20+ Weddings and about 60 Funerals per year. RSCM Rates. More information from Fr Jeremy Trigg, jeremy.trigg(at)gmail.com, Tel 0113 805 0558

030315

St Andrew’s Church, Reading Street, Broadstairs CT10 3AZ requires an organist with immediate effect, to work with the existing choirmaster, or to take on both roles if desired, to lead a small SATB RSCM affiliated choir. Duties will include playing for Friday practice, 10am Sung Eucharist every Sunday, evensong on the first Sunday each month and weddings and funerals as required. Please contact Simon Kemp, administrator on 01843 609513, or officestandrew(at)aol.com. www.st-andrews-reading-street.org.uk.

190215

Organist, St James the Less, Lancing. The Parish Church of St James the Less is looking for a new organist to accompany us during our regular Sunday morning worship. We want to build on the work of our faithful and committed Anglo Catholic congregation broadening the appeal of our Sunday morning services and offering occasional services to a more diverse group of people. We look for someone who will be able to encourage and grow our choir who are very devoted, but need nurturing. The opportunity to play at other services, including Christenings, Weddings and Funerals will also be available. For more information – including remuneration and service times, please contact: Father Stephen Date, 01903 753212 or stephendate(at)gmail.com.

210215

St Luke’s Church, Maidenhead: Director of Music required for January 2015 (or thereafter). To lead an SATB choir of around 20 people, extras for special services. Sunday morning 10.00 am Parish Communion with anthems at festivals. Some evening services, including BCP Evensong termly. Weekly evening rehearsal. Wide variety of music used in this inclusive church parish. Salary £1543 per year, paid monthly. Details on: www.stlukeschurchmaidenhead.org.uk Applications to: Revd. Sally Lynch: sally514(at)btinternet.com

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St John’s, Chipping Sodbury, near Bristol (Diocese of Gloucester). Director of Music/Organist required. We are seeking to appoint a lively, able and committed musician to lead, inspire and help us to enhance and improve our music and singing. St John’s churchmanship is broad with varied musical styles. We wish to expand our existing RSCM choir (we do have church schools in the Benefice) and to improve our Benefice choir. We also have an instrumental group that plays in some of the services and we hope that the successful applicant will work with and develop this group as well. The person appointed would be expected to attend the weekly choir practice, Sunday morning services (mainly Eucharistic), occasional evening services and major festivals. Remuneration is within RSCM guidelines with additional fees for weddings and funerals. We have a 2-manual, well-maintained pipe organ (tracker action). We are part of a benefice of four churches, and if a suitable candidate wished, the post could include playing in some of the other Benefice churches with suitable remuneration. Further details from The Rector, Canon Jane Kenchington, 01454 313159, jane(at)kenchington.plus.com. www.sodburyvalechurches.wordpress.com

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St Mary the Virgin, Cuddington, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 7HH. We are looking for a competent organist, who is also willing to direct our RSCM affiliated choir. The commitment is for one service every Sunday morning and a weekly evening choir practice, plus seasonal and occasional services. We have a fully restored three manual Father Willis organ and are a welcoming, well-resourced church. Remuneration in line with RSCM fees. For more information please contact Martin Gerrard on 07960 155106 or Andy Cain on 07981 710993.

220115

Organist/Music Director required. The Anglican village church of St Peter’s, Chailey, East Sussex, requires a full time organist/music director to play at their Sunday 10.00am Parish Communion service, and to be available for additional services as required, i.e over the Christmas/Easter season. They would also be responsible for a small but willing choir of 12. For more information please contact Revd John Miller Maskell on 01825 722286 or email stpeterschurch12(at)hotmail.co.uk.

150115

Kendal Parish Church. We are looking for a Music Director with energy, vision, strong choir training skills and a broad musical background to lead and develop our choirs and music group, and gradually develop this role further to enrich the breadth and quality of music across our worship.  Salary £5,000 to £6,500 depending on hours and experience.  For more details and an application form, please contact office(at)kendalparishchurch.co.uk. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to have an initial conversation with the Vicar, the Revd Rob Saner-Haigh, on 07917 030748.  Applications are invited by 7 November 2014.

140115

Milton Abbey School (Co-educational boarding and day school for ages 13-18). Organ Scholar and Resident House Tutor. For the start of Michaelmas Term 2015 we are seeking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic keyboard specialist to join our busy Music Department. The role involves accompanying services and concerts in the glorious 13th century Abbey whilst allowing the successful candidate to develop their own musical portfolio. As a Resident House Tutor, the successful candidate will be fully immersed in the pastoral and extra-curricular life of the School. The successful candidate will be a graduate with prior experience of accompanying choirs in a regular liturgical setting, an accomplished sight-reader, and a pianist/organist of at least grade 8 standard; he/she will be expected to remain resident at Milton Abbey during school term times. A commitment to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of this busy, seven-day-a-week boarding school is essential. Milton Abbey has its own salary scale. Further details may be obtained from our website or from HR on 01258 880484 or email hr(at)miltonabbey.co.uk. Applications must be submitted on the School’s application form. The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 20th February 2015. Milton Abbey School is committed to safe guarding and promoting the welfare of children. The appointment will be the subject of an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. www.miltonabbey.co.uk Registered Charity No 306318

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120315

St Mary's Church Winkfield. Wanted singers in all voices for the 1100 hrs. BCP Sunday services. 1st & 3rd Sundays - Holy Communion, with Introit, Psalm, Anthem and hymns. 2nd Sundays - Family Matins with four hymns. 4th & 5th Sundays - Morning Prayer, with Introit, Psalm, Canticles, Anthem and hymns. Evensong approximately four times a year plus occasional special services. Rehearsals on - Thursdays 1930 - 2030 hrs. in the Church and Sundays 1010 hrs. before the service. It would be wonderful if all singers were able to sing at all services throughout the month but provided a quartet was available for each Sunday then a certain amount of mixing and matching could take place. The existing choir is very small and elderly although there are several "Friends of the Choir" who join with us very regularly. If interested please contact Lesley Philpot, Church Warden, 01344 427561 or lesleyphilpot(at)btinternet.com

Announcements

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Library of about 70 different hymn TUNE books of all periods available FREE to collector from Winchester - Arnoldj51(at)btinternet.com

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Competent singers & organists required
– Poscimur – Small, Friendly, Robed, Adult, SATB Choir, RSCM affiliated – sings in Cathedrals – UK Wide Membership . . . Contact Cathie: 0208 857 4685, mcshore(at)btinternet.com www.poscimur.co.uk