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051018

Director of Music/Organist
St Mary’s, West Malling in the Diocese of Rochester

St Mary’s seeks an inspirational Director of Music/Organist to lead the way in developing the role of music in our church. Our Vicar is keen to work with someone who sees themselves as his partner in mission and ministry. The right person will have proven musical ability, cherish and encourage the choral tradition, be keen to widen our musical horizons with the best of contemporary worship, and be able to encourage, recruit and train adults and children to participate in the musical life of our church.

St Mary’s has a small, very experienced Choir which we hope to grow, and a wonderful well-cared for organ built in 1879. Singers and instrumentalists help to lead our monthly all-age services. Church is affiliated to the RSCM and remuneration based on its guidelines. Enhanced DBS check will be required.

Detailed Job Profile and Person Specification available at www.stmaryswestmalling.org.uk or you can contact Rev David Green, 01732 842245 or email vicar@stmaryswestmalling.org.uk. Closing date for applications is Sunday 30 September 2018.

031118

Director of Music, St Peter’s  Church Oadby

St Peter’s Church has an exciting opportunity for a part time Director of Music. The church has a long standing reputation for musical excellence having both a choir and music group.

Salary: £11,250 pa (16 hours a week)

Closing date: 17.00 20/08/18

Interview: 28/08/18

For further information including the job description and person specification see www.oadbyparish.org.uk

031018

Director of Music

St Andrew’s, Backwell (North Somerset)

St Andrew’s is currently between Rectors, therefore the PCC are seeking to appoint a Director of Music for an initial term of 12 months. This may suit a music student, or someone recently retired.

The RSCM-affiliated choir is a good balance of four parts, about 25 people including juniors.  We have a strong musical tradition which we are keen to maintain.  We sing an SATB anthem at weekly Eucharist, often unaccompanied, and weekly BCP sung Evensong.  Our junior choristers follow the “Voice for Life” training scheme.

We sing occasional special services, including yearly Choral Evensong at St Mary Redcliffe. Holy days and major festivals have recently included repertoire such as Faure’s Requiem and Stainer’s Crucifixion.

Stipend negotiable dependant on experience, plus additional fees for weddings and funerals (approx. 5/30 per year).

A more detailed profile is available. Please contact the Parish Office on 01275 463469 or at standback@btconnect.com

Appointment subject to Enhanced DBS.  Closing date 15th October 2018.

The Benefice website is   http://www.backwellchelveybenefice.org.uk/

121018

Organist/choir accompanist. St Helen’s, Wheathampstead.

We are seeking to appoint an organist to play for services and accompany choir practice. We have a thriving and capable choir of adults and children led by our choir director (non-organist) and we sing a wide range of choral music. Willingness to direct the choir and rehearsals on occasion desirable but not essential. Services: Weekly Sunday Eucharist, Monthly Evensong plus special days and festivals. Choir Practice: Friday Evening. The 2 manual Hill, Norman & Beard organ has undergone a recent renovation.

RSCM rates apply and an enhanced DBS check will be required.

For further information please contact Robert Milner, Director of Music: milnerrobert1@aol.com or 07905 314439. Rob Milner, 07540 847599

051018

St Matthew’s Carver Street,

Sheffield are looking for an enthusiastic Organist and Director of Music to revitalise the musical life. They will play the church organ for Sundays and Feast Days, direct and build up our parish choir, seek ways of using music to further the mission and growth of the church, and promote the parish as a place of excellence in music within the local area. Payment: £5000 p/a. For more information, an application pack and form, please visit www.stmatthewscarverstreet.co.uk

Applications by 1st August.

190918

Organist/ Choir Director. St Mary the Virgin, Adderbury, Oxfordshire.

St Mary’s is a magnificent parish church situated in the heart of the village with the building dating back to 13th Century and the beautiful Chancel now celebrating its 600 anniversary.

We are seeking to appoint a friendly, enthusiastic musician to play the organ/piano for a weekly Sunday 10.30am service at our thriving village church and to train and lead a small adult robed choir of 12 to 15 singers. Currently the choir sings for one Sunday service per month, and we have one practice in the preceding week. We use two modern settings of the communion service, and sing a short communion motet, frequently using the OUP Flexible Anthem Book. We also sing for an Advent and a Christmas Carol Service.   Our hope is that the new choir director will expand and develop the choir and will also recruit children back into the choir from Christopher Rawlins C of E primary school.  On the first Sunday of the month we have a Family Service accompanied by a minstrel group of electric piano, violins, cello, guitar and flutes. In addition, there are usually about 6 to10 weddings and funerals per year.

Our organ is a very fine two manual tracker action Walker organ, which has been regularly maintained.

RSCM rates will apply and an enhanced DBS check will be required.  For further information please contact Clare Lester, Parish Administrator: adderburychurch@gmail.com or 01295 812321

270918

The Parish Church of St. Eustachius’, Tavistock, Devon

Director of Music/Organist required.  Enthusiastic SATB adult robed choir of some 25 voices.  Two Sunday services (one Sung Eucharist) plus Festivals, and occasional weekday services.  Weekly choir rehearsal.

Remuneration £5500 per annum.  Approximately 20 weddings and 40 funerals annually with additional payments.

1845 Walker 3 manual organ and Steinway piano.

For information pack, please contact the Parish Office, 01822 616673 or email: parishoffice@tavychurch.eclipse.co.uk

130918

ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

September 2018

Contract: Permanent

Location: Lancashire (Blackburn Diocese)

 St Peter’s Church, Salesbury

With the departure of our current Director of Music at the end of August, we seek a gifted and collaborative musician to join our team here in Salesbury. We wish to develop our strong choral tradition, maintaining and enhancing our repertoire. We also wish to explore new music and styles of worship, currently a keyboard and guitar offer a different musical input.

We have a fine Harrison and Harrison organ, which was restored in 2010, and our robed choir is affiliated to the RSCM.

The musical life of the parish includes Sunday services (Choral Eucharist 2/3 Sundays each month, Family & Parade once a month, and Choral Evensong), special services, concerts, and weekly choir practices (currently Thursday evenings). There are about ten weddings and fifteen funerals each year.

Remuneration for this post will be negotiable. A small group of local church musicians offers the opportunity for flexibility within this post and for mutual support.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For more information, please contact:

Rev’d Martin Duerden on 01254 248072 or at martinduerden@hotmail.com

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

060818

St John’s Wimbledon

Seeks to appoint four Choral Scholars SATB for the academic year 2018-19.

The Choral Scholars, one in each voice-part join our friendly amateur choir, and receive an honorarium of £2,000, plus occasional fees for weddings etc where applicable. There are also opportunities for solos and recitals. Scholarship applications are open to under- and post-graduates at all stages of their careers.

For more information and details of how to apply, please email the Director of Music, Robert Mingay-Smith, music@stjohnswimbledon.co.uk

060818

The Parish of Mickleham, Surrey

We are praying for a gifted and inspiring Organist to lead and enhance the strong musical tradition at our 10am Sunday Service, and to play once a month at 11.30am at Westhumble Chapel, in addition to major festivals, weddings and funerals. The Eucharist is at the heart of our services (Common Worship Order 1) and we are also seeking to develop an informal monthly Family Service. There is a robed SATB choir and the 2-manual pipe organ with pedals has recently been comprehensively rebuilt to a very high standard and generous specification. Working closely with the new Parish Priest, this is an exciting opportunity for a committed leader to develop the musical ministry here. Remuneration negotiable, based on RSCM rates, with additional fees for weddings and funerals. Applications should be made by CV and covering letter, outlining musical experience and previous organist roles held, to Reverend Canon John Harkin at harkin12@btinternet.com.

060818

VACANCY FOR DIRECTOR OF MUSIC/ORGANIST

The South London Parish Church of Lewisham, St Mary the Virgin has a modern Catholic tradition, a lively and diverse congregation and a fine musical tradition.

We are seeking an inspirational and collaborative Director of Music/Organist. Salary in line with RSCM rates, related to qualifications and experience.

Closing date: Monday 2nd July; interview/audition Friday 13th July, afternoon and early evening; to commence mid-October 2018.

For job description and how to apply, please visit: http://www.lewishamparish.com

For any further information email: Fr Steve Hall, Vicar:  vicar@lewishamparish.com Tel: 020 8690 2682.

300718

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

Salary between £4000-£5000 depending upon experience.

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

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.

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

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210918 38 girls/ladies blue choir robes. Excellent condition. Further information hjenkins@cathedral.org.uk
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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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