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I am glad to say that we have been able to make an appointment after advertising through RSCM.
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John Everest, Halesowen Parish Church

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John Culver, St Uny Church, Lelant

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Choir leader required. Feckenham Parish Church. St John the Baptist is a friendly, lively 12th century village church located roughly halfway between Droitwich and Alcester (Worcestershire). We are seeking a new Choir Leader to direct an enthusiastic RSCM-affiliated choir comprising 16 adults and 8 juniors. The choir leads sung worship every Sunday (practising before services and occasional weekday evening): 1st Sunday – Eucharist. 2nd Sunday – Family Service (Junior Choir). 3rd Sunday – Evensong (Senior Choir). 4th Sunday – Family Eucharist. A wide variety of music can be sung but with an emphasis on maintaining traditions of an Anglican church choir. We are supported by three experienced organists. Choir Leader’s fees are in line with current RSCM rates. Contact Clare Furey (tel:01527-894849; e-mail:cf(at) for informal chat and for further details.


The Parish Church of St Bartholomew Burwash, East Sussex is seeking a DoM/organist and choir trainer to develop our choir and enhance the musical life of our church. A variety of weekly Sunday services at 10am and Evensong at 6pm once a month. Occasional weddings, funerals and special services. We have a well maintained 2 manual pipe organ. Pay consistent with RSCM rates. Further details and application form contact Rev'd Sally Epps E mail sallyaepps(at) Tel 01435 882301


Director of Music. Auckland Cathedral of the Holy Trinity seeks to appoint a new Director of Music. The successful applicant will have the passion to continue our strong tradition of worship, the ability to lead and conduct the three Cathedral choirs, and a vision for the way ahead in Cathedral music and worship in Aotearoa New Zealand. This is a ¾ time position. For more information and details of how to apply please go to Closing date for applications is Friday 31 July.


Director of Music, Nelson Cathedral, New Zealand Nelson is at the top of the South Island of New Zealand and is one of the most stunning parts of the country. The Cathedral is situated in the centre of the city and its bell-tower is something of an icon. It is a small city by international standards – with a population approximately 65,000 – so the Cathedral is unable to sustain a full-time position as the Director of Music. We would love someone to come and help us build. Ideally this position might suit somebody who is in early years of retirement and would love to spend a couple of years in this beautiful part of the world; or someone just beginning, who wants an adventure in a new country. More details of the position can be gained by contacting either the Dean of Nelson Cathedral: dean(at) or the Diocesan Bishop: bprichard(at) Specifications of the organ can be found on the Cathedral’s website


Director of Music, St John the Baptist Parish Church, Knaresborough, Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. Following a retirement, we are looking for an energetic and creative Director of Music to work alongside our existing music team in developing a wide range of sacred music. The successful applicant will be an experienced organist and choir trainer with proven ability to recruit, train and develop a choir of all ages of over 30 singers. The church choir sings on Sunday mornings and at a monthly Choral Evensong with the usual additional services. The church has a recently restored three manual organ (Harris of Birmingham) and a Bosendorfer Grand Piano. The enthusiastic, robed, RSCM-affiliated choir rehearses on Mondays (children) and Fridays (full) and undertakes three cathedral visits per year. Salary: £6,000 pa plus fees starting January 2016. Closing date for applications: 30 September 2015 with interviews in October 2015. Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required. Please contact the Revd Garry Hinchcliffe, Rector of St.John's (01423 202092; email: garry.hinchcliffe(at) for further information.


Director of Music/Organist. Following the departure of Mr Mark Arstall, after 10 years of dedicated service, we are seeking to appoint a Director of Music/Organist at St John Baptist Church in Berkswell with effect from the 1st September 2015. St John Baptist is a thriving Anglican Church in the Diocese of Coventry, located in the delightful village of Berkswell, around six miles from Coventry city centre and 9 miles from Solihull town centre. It has close links with the local primary school and seeks to serve the whole community. The successful candidate should be a skilled organist, have experience of training choirs, and be willing to explore other musical traditions. The commitment includes the 10am and 6pm (5 p.m. in winter) Sunday services, and, when available, weddings, and funerals. The choir rehearses once a week. The salary offered is negotiable in line with RSCM rates and does not include fees for weddings, baptisms and funerals, which are extra. For further information please contact the Parish Administrator, Mrs Janet Roberts at office(at), or 01676 529123.


Inspirational, Forward thinking and Passionate Choir Director required by St Michael’s Church Sandhurst to foster and develop the well established musical tradition of this church, with good SATB choir (inc. trebles) and organist. Weekly 9.30 am Parish Communion, monthly Choral Evensong plus weddings and other special services. Remuneration based on RSCM rates. Choir practice - Thursday evenings. For details please contact Rev John Castle. Tel 01252 873030


St Mary’s Church, Balcombe, West Sussex: Our Parish Church is an integral part of our rural village community and is seeking to appoint a versatile organist/musician to take overall responsibility for the music in the church including working with and developing our small robed SATB choir (RSCM affiliated) supporting weekly 10am Parish Eucharist with a more informal Family Service once a month, evensong or equivalent once per month (except January-March), extra services for major festivals, weddings and funerals when the choir is augmented by a team of helpers; a weekly choir practice on a Friday evening; looking to develop our repertoire of music (modern and traditional) whilst engaging the whole congregation; organ and piano both available in the church. Expressions of interest accompanied by a CV to Rev Desmond Burton, Priest-in-Charge The Rectory, Haywards Heath Road, Balcombe RH17 6PA desmondandpennie(at) 01444 811249


St Richard’s, Aldwick, a seaside parish between Bognor Regis and Chichester ( is looking for a Director of Music to play our new Makin digital organ at the 10:30 Parish Eucharist and occasional special services and lead weekly choir practices. St Richard's has a modern Catholic tradition (Common Worship/New English Hymnal) and a strong musical history, with an RSCM-affiliated robed choir of children and adults. For further information please contact Fr Lawson Nagel, Email: fatherlawson(at)


Alto and Tenor Choral Scholars sought at St John's Notting Hill, London, from September 2015. £1,200 per annum. More info:


St Philip & St James, Cheltenham is seeking a versatile Director of Music to lead and develop our robed SATB choir and informal music group, to recruit children and adults, and to support music in our worship and outreach through our planned re-ordering and beyond. • Sunday services at 10am and 6pm • Occasional weekday services • Weekly choir practice; monthly music group practice • 3-manual 1895 organ, overhauled in 1980 • Choir with wide repertoire of Anglican choral music • Enthusiastic music group of singers and instrumentalists • Strong commitment to music in church’s Strategic Plan • Good connections with church school • Salary £7,500. Full details from Closing date: 17 June (9am); interviews and auditions daytime and evening 26 June; start date 1 September 2015


Director of Music & Organist – St. Michael’s Church, Stoke, Coventry. CV2 4BG. We are seeking a Director of Music, with immediate effect and also an Organist with effect from July 2015. Sunday Services 9.30am and 11.00am. Practice one evening per week. Remuneration negotiable but based on RSCM guidelines. For more information please see our website Or Rector, William Smith, Tel 02476635731, email wmsmith(at) Administrator, Peter Dronfield, Tel 02476443691, email office(at)


Assistant Organist/Assistant Director of Music required. St. James’ Parish Church, Weybridge is looking for an Assistant Organist/Organ Scholar who will work closely with the current Director of Music. The successful applicant will be a competent musician with an imaginative approach to accompanying choral liturgy. He/she will be able, or willing to learn, to direct a choir of between 30–40 voices in a wide range of sacred music, and will be called upon to sing occasionally. This appointment will be an opportunity to learn all aspects of Musical Directorship in a friendly and supportive environment, under the experienced tutelage of Lindsay Bridgwater. The choir sings at Choral Eucharist every Sunday with additional services at Easter and Christmas, as well as occasional weddings and funerals. A broad range of hymns and songs from New English Hymnal and other collections is used imaginatively. An anthem is sung each Sunday and we offer the successful candidate an opportunity to assist in developing the strong musical tradition here. The church is blessed with a fine 2 manual Peter Collins organ and a Schimmel grand piano, both in excellent working order, and an enthusiastic, robed, RSCM affiliated SATB choir of both adults and children, practising Wednesday evenings. Remuneration will be in line with RSCM rates plus fees from occasional offices plus fees for weddings and funerals and will depend also on the experience, aspiration and enthusiasm of the successful applicant. Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required. We are seeking someone who is available to start as soon as possible by mutual agreement. Please contact the Rev'd. Brian Prothero (Rector of St. James') on 07715 364389 to express an interest.


Director of Music Development and Organist. St James’ & St Basil’s Church, Fenham, Diocese of Newcastle. The new dual role is a key part of our mission to deepen and broaden our musical life and its outreach into our community. You will be expected to work an average of 15 hours a week, including Sundays. Starting in September, this is a 2 year fixed contract with possible extension. Salary is £8,500. For full details including a job profile email B.Shaw(at) or write to Ms B Shaw c/o The Vicarage, Wingrove Road North, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9EJ. Closing date: 8th June 2015 Interviews/Auditions: 25th & 26th June 2015.


Forest School. School Organist and teacher of piano and organ. In addition to the regular accompanying of services and choir rehearsals, the post of School Organist also includes teaching of organ and piano. Chapel services are held every weekday morning, and twice a week there are choral services with anthems sung by one of the three school Chapel choirs. There are also other occasional services such as evensong; Remembrance Sunday and annual Carol Services. Further information and applications forms from Deborah Cleveland-Hurley, Music School Manager, email music(at) Closing dates for application: 12 noon, 15.05.2015 Interview date: 20.05.2015


Vacancy - St Katharine's Southbourne, Bournemouth. Director of Music. Sunday 10.30am Sung Eucharist. Monthly Evensong. Adult and junior choirs. Further details Revd John C White 01202 423986


Durham Cathedral. Vacancy. Assistant Organist. Required from January 2016 to join our existing team of organists, consisting of: Master of the Choristers and Organist, Sub-Organist and Organ Scholar. For more information, please contact: Miss Rebecca Devine, Music Department Administrator, 0191 3744066. For an Application Pack please go to: Closing date: Thursday 3rd September 2015 at 12 noon


Music Director and Organist. St. James’ West End, Southampton We see music as a means of deepening faith, enriching community and furthering mission. We seek a versatile music director who will develop our choral tradition; lead weekly choir rehearsals; introduce a greater variety of music in worship; oversee our instrumental group; and work closely with the ministry team to reach out to the wider community. We have a robed RSCM affiliated Choir, a two manual organ, a listed church building ideal for concerts and a vibrant church community looking to grow. • Sundays, Weddings and Funerals • Remuneration RSCM Band B • Negotiable terms Closing date 15th July; Proposed Interview Date 22nd July Further details from or from Revd Thomas Wharton tgwharton(at) 023 8047 2180


Parish of St. Martin and St. Paul, Canterbury. Organist required to work with our Choir Director and SATB choir • RSCM rates plus fees for extra services • Weekly choir practice at St Paul’s Church (Friday) • Weekly Sunday Sung Parish Eucharist at St. Paul’s Church • Monthly Choral Evensong and/or Seasonal Worship. Auditions and interviews will be held after the closing date. Please apply with a relevant C.V. and details of two referees (one previous employer and another musical referee is preferable) to: The Reverend Canon Noelle Hall The Rectory, 13, Ersham Road, Canterbury CT1 3AR rector(at) by July 4th 2015


Director of Music: Music is integral to Sunday Services at Christ Church, a Grade II listed Victorian Church; fine acoustics. Hymns & choral music is chosen to complement the themes and readings. Will you continue our tradition of musical excellence, work well with Rev’d Mark O’Donoghue and our choir and help us develop ministry opportunities provided by the music at Christ Church? Closing date for applications: Friday 5 June. Email admin(at)


Choir Master/Mistress. All Saints Church, Epping Upland, Essex is looking to appoint a new organist to accompany our weekly Sunday morning service and re-introduce the magic of music to our congregation. We would love to be able to grow and nurture our choir and expand their repertoire. There is also the opportunity to play at Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals as well as building a musical relationship with our church school and using the Church for concerts. For more information – including remuneration and service times, please contact: The Rev Bryony Morrison on 07850 876304. The post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

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Bath & Wells Diocesan Choral Association is looking to dispose of past Choral Festival books (2005-14) to good homes for carriage and donation only. Interested choirs are invited to contact Jerry King: jerry(at) for contents.


Allen Historique Chapel Tm series maximum specification - £10265 new 15 months old - £8000 ono Graham Smith 01273 492101


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Bath & Wells Diocesan Choral Association is looking to dispose of past Choral Festival books (2005-14) to good homes for carriage and donation only. Interested choirs are invited to contact Jerry King: jerry(at) for contents.


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)