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060718

The Parish Church of St Andrew, Colyton

Director of Music/organist, Autumn 2018

With the imminent retirement of the Director of Music, we seek a gifted and collaborative musician to join our ministry team. We wish to enhance our strong choral tradition, maintaining our extensive repertoire and exploring new music and styles of worship.

Our robed choir of 30 adults and children, strong in all four parts and affiliated to the RSCM, is recognized as one of the best in the South West. A bursary fund supports the musical education of the choir, especially younger members. Choristers regularly attend RSCM courses and work towards awards. The organ is a resourceful 3 manual instrument, suitable for teaching.

The musical life of the parish includes Sunday services (Choral Eucharist on 3/4 Sundays each month, Choral Evensong once a month) special services, Mission Community services, concerts, and weekly choir practices (currently Friday evenings), There are about ten weddings and twenty-five funerals each year. Remuneration for this post will be negotiable. The current post-holder has supplemented these responsibilities with school based and private instrumental teaching. A supportive community of local church musicians offers the opportunity for flexibility within this post and for mutual support. There may be the possibility of economical short-term accommodation for the successful candidate.

For more information, please contact: Revd Prebendary Hilary Dawson 01297 553180hilary.dawson2@btinternet.com or David Fouracre (churchwarden) 01297 552915david@thetoolbox.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 6th July 2018

Interviews to take place on: Friday 20th July 2018

240718

Christ Church Epsom Common, Diocese of Guildford

Vacancy for Musical Director

We seek to appoint a talented and versatile musician to lead and develop this lively Anglican Parish with a broad musical tradition. This includes:

  • Competent musicians and good admin support
  • Choir and Music Group
  • Wide repertoire of resources
  • Restored William Hill Organ and Yamaha Clavinola Piano

RSCM rates offered plus Fees. Enhanced DBS required.

For further details please call the Revd. Rosemary Donovan 01372 720302 or see www.christchurchepsom.org.uk

120618

Holy Trinity Church, Lyne and Longcross, near Chertsey (Guildford Diocese)

We are looking for an inspiring and dedicated Organist and Choir Leader to lead our small and enthusiastic robed choir and play the pipe organ for our main Sunday Service at 10:00am. We are of central traditional and our worship is based upon the Eucharist. A monthly informal, all-age service also plays an important part in our communal life life and worship. Working with the Vicar, we would love to see our ministry in music grow and develop further and although rooted in the choral tradition, we have benefitted from a gentle evolution into more contemporary styles of worship. 

The duties are a weekly Sunday morning service and a weekly choir practice (recently changed from a Thursday evening to a Friday but this is negotiable with the choir) and additional services on an occasional basis. An enhanced DBS check will be required. More details are available from Rev’d Laurence Gamlen, 01932 872534 or 07939 094851 lolgamlen@gmail.com. Our website is lyneparish.org.uk

280618

St John the Baptist, Devizes. 

Robes required.  Expanding choir wishes to purchase at least 10 sets of cassocks and surplices, blue (royal), mixed lengths 46” to 56”.  Cassocks: polyester, double front, shoulder fastened, closed collar buttoned up, no belt.  Surplices: poly cotton, full length, gathered at neck.  Please contact Chris Totney: christotney@gmail.com or 07811 629062.

280618

Director of Music and Organist

St Lawrence Eastcote

We are a church with: a  growing congregation of all ages open catholic worship; a choir with all four parts; an active music group; a broad tradition – 358 to 2017 AD

We are looking for someone who is: a committed communicant Christian; who is genuinely open to music old and new; who is able to help us develop our music for worship; and who is willing to strengthen what exists and explore potential

Job Description: Fr Chris Rankine, 020 3665 2029 or chris-eastcote@sky.com

190618

Worplesdon Parish, Guildford

We are a lovely parish on the outskirts of Guildford in Surrey, with two church buildings, committed choir and festival singers, and a small group of instrumentalists ready for new challenges.  We have two manual organs in the parish; one pipe, one electronic.  We are RSCM affiliated.

Director of Musicsuited to an experienced organist, choir leader and teacher, to play at Sunday services and other major festivals, and some special occasions.  Stipend c. £5,000.

Assistant to the Director of Music:ideal for a musician seeking to increase their knowledge and experience, yet confident to take the lead in Sunday services and to deliver a variety of styles of traditional and contemporary music.  Stipend c. £3,000.

For both positions experience and skill in working with children is essential.  Both positions have the opportunity for additional income through teaching, weddings and funerals. We see music as an essential and growing part of our worship, and seek two motivated individuals who are ready to grow with us as we ‘Live in love and move in power’. Please contact: rector@worplesdonparish.com 

170718

Director of Music
The Parish of Winchcombe

We wish to appoint an inspirational Director of Music who will continue to develop the musical life of the parish, lead the choir and play for services.

St Peter’s, Winchcombe has a strong musical tradition. There is an enthusiastic robed choir of over forty members ranging from children to adults. It sings at the parish communion and choral evensong. There is also a music group which leads more contemporary worship.

The Director of Music will primarily be based at St Peter’s, but will also oversee the music of the other churches in the parish including the chapel at Sudeley Castle.

Winchcombe is an ancient Cotswold Town with a strong sense of community and an annual Festival of Music and Arts. The rich cultural life of Cheltenham is just seven miles away.

For more details please contact the Reverend John Paul Hoskins on 01242 603640 or johnpaul@winchcombeparish.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 15 June 2018.

160718

St James, Hampton Hill (Kensington /London Diocese)

St James’s seeks an Organist / Choir Director to support and strengthen our musical worship. The successful candidate will have a vision to sustain, and enrich, our current music -‘Ancient and Modern’.  We are looking for someone who will encourage the congregation’s singing and will play with skill and sensitivity our fine, and ​newly refurbished, 3-manual Bishop’s organ on Sundays during the 9.30 Sung Eucharist. They will also enthuse and develop the willing ​robed choir, which sings monthly and rehearses twice a month.  

The church is affiliated to the RSCM and remuneration will be based on its guidelines. There are approximately 12 weddings and 12 funerals/ memorial services each year.​

Closing Date for applications : Friday 29 June. Further information from Rev Derek Winterburn, the Vicarage, 46 St James’s Road, Hampton Hill, TW12 1DQ. 

Tel:  020 8241 5904; E-mail : vicar@stjames-hamptonhill.org.uk

090718

Organist/ Director of Music at St. Oswald’s Church, Norbury SW16 3SB

We are looking for an inspiring and dedicated Director of Music who will play the organ and lead and develop our small but enthusiastic robed choir, which is augmented for special services and festivals. Working in conjunction with the Vicar, you will further develop and shape the musical life of this vibrant Parish.

This is a rewarding post in a Parish where the contribution of all types of music is greatly appreciated.

Starting from summer 2018.

For further details please see our website: www.stoswalds.org.uk , or contact the Vicar, Rev’d Alison Brunt at rev.alison@outlook.com

030718

United Parish of East Harptree with West Harptree and Hinton Blewett

This United Parish in the Chew Valley near Bristol/Bath/Wells seeks to appoint an Organist and Choirmaster from autumn 2018 when the current postholder leaves to study organ at the Royal Academy of Music. RSCM affiliated four part choir. Sunday morning sung Eucharist (or Family Service) held in each village by rotation. Choral evensong once a month. The choir periodically enjoys cathedral visits. Wide repertoire from Tudor polyphony, through the choral romantic period to contemporary music.

The churches possess two pipe organs (in good condition), an electronic organ, a piano and a keyboard.

We seek an organist and choirmaster who is enthusiastic about enhancing the quality of worship though music and who has a commitment to maintain and further enhance our choral tradition.

Salary at RSCM recommended rates plus fees.

For further information see the Parish Website: http://www.eastharptree.org/church.html

Informal enquiries welcome. Please contact Rev’d Karen Spray unitedparish@revdkaren.org.uk, Tel. 01761 452017 or Dr Andrew Day monksilverdays@gmail.com, Tel. 01761 221500. 

120618

The Parish Church of St Bartholomew, Burwash, East Sussex

We are seeking to appoint a new Director of Music /Organist. We have a variety of Sunday services at 10am and Evensong at 6pm once a month plus occasional special services, weddings and funerals.

Well maintained 2 manual pipe organ, a growing, enthusiastic robed choir.

The church is affiliated to the RSCM and remuneration will be based on its guidelines.

Please contact Rev’d Sally Epps
E mail sallyaepps@btinternet.com
Tel 01435 882301

120618

St Mary’s RC Cathedral, Edinburgh

Organist Vacancy

St Mary’s Cathedral are seeking an experienced organist to support the Director of Music to enrich the musical worship of the Cathedral.

An annual fee of £8,000 is payable and covers attendance at the Saturday Vigil at 6pm, Sunday services at 9am and 12 pm, choir rehearsals and other key services during the year. Wedding and funeral fees would be paid in addition to this as undertaken.

Applications should be made by CV and covering letter outlining musical experience and previous organist roles held. These should be sent to morag.buxel@staned.org.uk

010618

St Francis Church, Keynsham

is seeking a music leader with keyboard skills (piano, and ideally organ) to take overall responsibility for music during worship, including leading and developing the choir. This entails playing on Sundays (one service) and occasionally midweek, e.g., Ash Wednesday, and practising with the choir on a weekly basis.St Francis Church has an enthusiastic choir of 7 adults, many of whom also play instruments, plus a small worship band. The church has an organ scholar who plays two Sundays a month; other deputies are also available.Our music in worship is highly valued by the church, and ranges over a variety of styles. We are seeking a person who shares our enthusiasm and who is able to combine both traditional hymns and modern songs in worship.  We also see music as a means of development and outreach for our church, and would support the creation of a children’s or community choir, and the expansion of the worship band.The church has a small two-manual tracker-action organ with pedals, and an upright piano.  It would be helpful, although not essential, for the music leader to be able to play the organ.Remuneration is £200.00 per month.Job and person descriptions, and an application form, can be found on the parish website https://tinyurl.com/stfrancisdm or contact Sally Burton, email mburton401@yahoo.co.uk, tel. 0117 9839193.

160518

All Saints Church, London, N20 

Seeks to appoint a Director of Music to play the organ as well as develop and lead our choir, which is augmented for special services and festivals. At our principal 10am service, we enjoy traditional and contemporary hymns, and anthems in a sung Eucharistic setting.Our hope is that a new musical leader will inspire us to grow in faith and worship as a congregation. A growing multi-generational community, with many young families, there are possibilities at All Saints for developing the choir, an occasional children’s choir and pop-up music groups.An engaging a flexible community, we are interested in working collaboratively with a new Director of Music. We have another organist who can, on occasion, deputise. Our church is well located near to underground and mainline stations, and bus routes; there is also parking on site. Salary in line with RSCM rates, plus wedding and funeral, and special service fees. Go to www.allsaints.uk.com for more information. Or contact the Vicar, The Revd Dr Gregory Platten gregory@priest.com or 07891124478.

120418

Holy Trinity Church, Northwood, Middlesex

Are seeking an Organist and Choir Director to join our friendly, middle-of-the-road, Church of England with a fine musical tradition, in this leafy London suburb. We have a regular choir practice and a tradition Eucharist service each Sunday. Involvement with weddings and funerals can be by arrangement. Choral training experience is desirable; enthusiasm is essential. We hope you will also collaborate with our modern worship music groups. Our organ was built by J. W. Walker and is well maintained. It has two manuals and electropneumatic action (http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=R01457).For more information: our parish office Tel 01923 822990; email office@htnorthwood.co.uk or from John Spencer on 07711 670712. The church website is http://www.htnorthwood.co.uk

120418

St John the Evangelist, Greenock, Scottish Episcopal Church

Choir Director sought. Very small, but very capable experienced SATB robed choir in need of revitalising for weekly sung Eucharist, occasional Evensong and other sung liturgies; traditional to modern. Organists could be arranged. Organ: fine-sounding 3-manual Mires of Glasgow (restored 2007). Long-term aim to expand choir, include children and working with Rector to create quality inspirational church music ministry. Possibility of some funeral and wedding work. RSCM rates apply. All applicants seriously considered. Respond with CV details to: willinesbitt@gmail.com

120418

St Paul’s Church, Chipperfield

Are you a gifted and inspirational musician looking for a new and exciting opportunity to use your talents and love of music to enhance the worshipping life and outreach of a village church accustomed to a high standard of music?St Paul’s Chipperfield is seeking a Director of Music with a passion for God, music and worship: someone with a desire to see worship flourish and faith to grow. She or he needs to have energy and enthusiasm to inspire our existing small adult choir, be committed to enable and encourage children into a junior choir, be comfortable with developing a varied range of music activities and events with which to attract and engage the local community, and be able to arrange and develop specific choral/musical Christian works as an extension to worship festivals, preferably with local resources. We are a community with a wide spectrum of worship needs including traditional and contemporary with a desire to draw closer to God and deepen our spirituality.An ability to play the organ is desirable and to work collaborativly with the Rector, service leaders and choir is essential.The position is available immediately with the offer of a one year renewable, part-time contract. Remuneration is comparable to RSCM salary rates plus fees from occasional weddings and funerals.For further information please contact our Recotr, Revd Michele du Saire, email: micheledusaire.hcstp@gmail.com. Tel: 01923 265848.

150318

St James, Alveston (Stratford upon Avon)

We are looking for an inspiring and dedicated Director of Music to lead our small and enthusiastic robed choir and play the pipe organ for our services. Working in conjunction with the Vicar, you will further develop and shape the musical life of this vibrant Parish.The duties are a weekly Sunday morning service (mostly a Sung Eucharist), weekly choir practice, and additional services on the major feasts.This is a rewarding post, in a Parish where the contribution of all types of music is greatly appreciated. An enhanced DBS check will be required. More details and job description available from Canon Richard Williams, rickthevic@gmail.com tel: 01789 292777

140318

Organist / Music Director

St Mary’s Church, Storrington (West Sussex)

has a long tradition of music as part of worship. We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced organist to lead music regularly from early 2018. The clergy and congregation are very supportive and enjoy a wide range of styles. The adult choir (of 16) is made up of competent singers – most sing in local choral societies. We have a Johannus D3503 manual organ with full English specification, installed in 2013.Visit our website www.storringtonparishchurch.org.uk/ to find out more about our church.For full details about the vacancy, email Storringtonorganist@talktalk.net

190118 Director of Music St Alban’s North Harrow is seeking a new Director of Music. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced church musician to direct an enthusiastic choir and to help guide our musical direction.This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.Salary in line with RSCM ratesClosing date noon 30th November 2017For further details, please contact Revd Kate Tuckett, kate.a.tuckett@gmail.com or visit http://www.stalbans-nh.org.uk/983165919780.htm.
190118 The Parish of Sketty, Swansea in the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, seeks to appoint a suitably qualified Director of Church music. We have a range of Sunday morning services that follow the Anglican Church in Wales Liturgy, Choral Matins and Evensong. The person appointed would be responsible for directing the choir, leading music worship and planning services. St Paul’s Church has a fine three manual Copeman Hart organ. [If required assistant organists are available]. Salary is dependent on ability and experience. Please e-mail letter of application with Curriculum Vitae to Reverend Robert Davies-Hannen [rdhannen@gmail.com] or telephone 01792 202767 for further information.
050118 Holy Trinity Southport are seeking to appoint a Director of Music. The post is available from 1st January 2018. Holy Trinity is very proud of its strong musical tradition and music plays an important part in the life of the church and its distinctive liturgy and style of worship. The Choirs. The Church Choir has traditionally comprised men and boy singers. The decision has now been taken to introduce female voices into the main body of the choir. Thus one of the first tasks of the new Director of Music will be to recruit and introduce girls (up to 16) into the junior choir and ladies voices (altos & tenors) into the adult section. In addition to the regular weekly services, the Church Choir visits a Cathedral during the summer each year to sing the daily services throughout that week. The venue in 2018 is to be Carlisle Cathedral. Administrative arrangements for this are undertaken by the Choir Chaplain. The Organs are both electronic by J & J Makin, part of Church Organ World. The main instrument has four manuals and 74 speaking stops with a floating west end division. There is also a moveable organ of two manuals with 30 stops. Included in the key responsibilities, the DoM will deliver the music for weekly Sunday morning and Wednesday Choral Evensong services, they will recruit, lead, motivate and train the choir and will deliver the Cathedral Singing Week each summer. For further information and an application pack, contact Bob Ball at june-bob@sky.com or 01704 568001 07773 711 843 or visit www.holytrinitysouthport.org.uk
050118 Music Leader: could this be you (or a friend of yours, perhaps)? St George’s, Tuffley in Gloucester aims to be a worshipping, caring and pioneering community. We work closely with other churches locally to ‘grow the kingdom of God’. We’re now looking for a Music Leader, with: • skills in playing organ and piano/keyboard • ability to develop our singing group • commitment to shaping our worship for the future using a range of music styles. We want someone to work with us enthusiastically to develop worship that’s attractive and relevant across the local community. Talent-spotting and enabling others in playing instruments would also be helpful. If this could be you, please don’t delay – get in touch to find out more … Contact: vicar-Bruce@outlook.com, 01452 520851.
020118 Organist sought for The Parish of Bengeo, Hertford to succeed our current organist on retirement from 1st January, 2018. The parish stands in the Broad (Central) Anglican tradition. The principal Sunday service is the 10am Parish Communion where a small robed choir is in attendance. Essential: The ability to accompany the choir and congregation with sensitivity; The ability to extemporise in liturgy; A reasonable knowledge of organ repertoire; The ability to work as part of a team. Duties: Attendance at the choir rehearsal each Sunday at 9.15am, and playing the Parish Communion at 10am; Playing at services on high days and holy days, notably during Christmas and Easter periods; Optional playing for weddings, funerals and occasional offices (appropriate fees to be paid; currently £100 for a standard service, 10–15 services a year); Being responsible for the maintenance of the Walker organ and Collins organs. Holy Trinity Church (1855) has a two manual Walker organ. St. Leonard’s Church (1120) is a Grade I listed church, open during summer months. It has a new chamber organ built by Peter Collins. An annual contract of £4,000 is offered. To apply please send a CV and covering letter to the Vicar, The Rev’d Robert Thompson by email revrobert@ntlworld.com or phone 01992 413691 with general enquiries.
281217 Christ Church, Echo Square, Gravesend Seeks an Organist and Choir Director/ Organist only. RSCM affiliated and rates. SATB choir with Weekly Choir practice and Weekly service. A range of musical styles including Sung Holy Communion and some BCP Evensong. Approx. 20 weddings and 20 Church Funerals annually. Flexibility/ Job sharing possible. Candidates must be willing to collaborate with leaders of established Music Group and Children’s Choirs. Enhanced DBS disclosure required. For further details, contact Rev’d Sue Brewer 48 Old Road East, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1NR 01474 352643 suec@brewer86.plus.com
261217 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 are aware that a weekly commitment is a lot to expect and we are willing to consider flexible working. We enjoy traditional and contemporary hymns and anthems and a sung Communion. With music ranging from 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 musicians willing to help by playing the organ or piano for services. Salary in line with RSCM rates, plus wedding and funeral fees. Go to www.stmichaelsmere.org.uk for more information. If you are interested, please email an up-to-date CV to Rev’d Carol Wilson-Barker, Priest-in-Charge, at vicar@stmichaelsmere.org.uk
121217 All Saints’ Woodford Wells is a large charismatic evangelical church in North East London. As an integral part of the vision and values of this church, it retains a long tradition of formal choral worship, including a monthly Choral Matins. We are seeking an Organist/Choir Director to lead our committed RSCM affiliated robed choir, currently numbering up to 20, through a weekly evening practice and one sung service every Sunday at 9.30am, plus special services for Christmas and Holy Week. In addition to this, with other singers, the choir usually undertakes a large popular oratorio performance every year. The successful applicant would be required to play the organ at all traditional services, oversee the general administration and artistic direction of the church choir, with the option to promote other classical music events and activities within the church community, such as recitals and possibly teaching. The position is available immediately with the offer of a one year renewable, part time contract. Remuneration is comparable to RSCM salary rates plus fees from occasional weddings, funerals and potentially music lessons. For an application pack or further information: contact@asww.org.uk or phone 020 8504 0266.

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140518 Enthusiastic SATB singer recruitment. Regular single day cathedral evensongs, annual weekend. Andrew Holtan neocantus@hotmail.com
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