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Current Vacancies

St Paul’s Mill Hill

Director of Music

St Paul’s Mill Hill is a friendly, Anglican church in North London looking for an experienced Music Director to continue developing the worshipping life of our church.

Playing the organ in our 9.30am service, rehearsing our adult and junior choirs weekly, with the potential to build on our choral tradition with St Paul’s Choral Society.

Salary circa £5,000, depending on qualifications and experience, with additional fees for weddings and funerals. Our two-manual Compton was re-built by George Sixsmith in 2008.

For more information please email, post ideally starting September



for our thriving liberal Anglo-Catholic church. This will include our Sunday sung Eucharist, weekly rehearsals for our senior and junior choirs and additional services for holy days and festivals.

Salary: £7000 plus fees for weddings and funerals

Papers available: on
or contact: Marion Gunning via

01344 459183
Deadline: 30th June 2019

Charity No: 112860

Location: East Berkshire

The Choir of The Queen’s College Oxford has a vacancy for a Tenor Lay Clerk to start October 2019

  • Stipend of £3300, plus funding for singing lessons
  • Three services per week during term-time
  • Concert engagements across the UK
  • Annual international tours (e.g. China, U.S.A., Spain)
  • Broadcasts for BBC Radio and CD recordings
  • Free dinner in the college hall after each service

To apply, please send a CV setting out relevant experience to

Owen Rees (Director of Music),

Closing date: 28 June 2019

Auditions are expected to be held in the week of 8 July

Director of Music and Organist

St John Baptist, Berkswell

Our present Director of Music/Organist is leaving after 4 years of distinguished service and we are seeking to appoint a successor to continue this important ministry.

St John Baptist is a thriving Anglican Church in the Diocese of Coventry, located in the delightful village of Berkswell, around 6 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.

We enjoy and value the contribution music makes to our church and we are looking for someone who is a skilled organist, has experience of training choirs and is willing to explore other musical traditions.

Sunday services are at 10am and 6pm (5pm in winter) and there are regular baptisms, weddings and funerals. The choir rehearses once a week, normally after the Sunday 10am service. The organ is an unaltered Father Willis, which has recently been completely renovated.

The salary offered is negotiable, in line with RSCM rates. Fees for baptisms, weddings and funerals are extra.

Post available from Sunday 1st September.

For further information please contact the Parish Administrator, Mrs Janet Roberts, at, or 01676 529123.

The Parish of Wantage invites applications
for the post of Director of Music.

Salary £5700 – £6600 + pension and fees.

We are seeking a new Director of Music for our parish which sits confidently in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England.

Wantage is a significant and growing market town in south Oxfordshire and is served by two churches across one parish: the imposing medieval Parish Church of SS Peter and Paul, just off the market square, in the centre of the town and the Edwardian church of Holy Trinity Charlton, about one mile away, and which has recently been reordered to a very high standard.

The new Director of Music will need to be adaptive and able to work with a wide range of people, including our excellent RSCM affiliated choir and Assistant Organist. You must therefore be an excellent communicator, and a level headed, common-sense, mature approach is vital. With the Vicar they will need to develop a music strategy for the future of the Parish and must be equally committed to the flourishing of the two churches in our parish.

A key priority is the development of our work among children and families and therefore we are particularly interested to hear from candidates who have experience of developing the role of children in the liturgy and would like to explore how this could be fostered in our context.

For an information pack and application form, please contact the Vicar: Fr Philip Wells
Or visit our website:

Applications should be received by Thursday 27th June.
Interviews will be on Friday 12th July.

United Benefice of Burwash, Burwash Weald & Etchingham

St Bartholomew’s Church, Burwash

We are seeking to appoint an Organist/Director of Music.  Responsibilities include playing for Sunday Morning Services and one BCP Evensong a month plus some additional festivals.  There is also the opportunity to play for weddings and funerals.  Weekly choir practice. We have a well maintained, two manuals, pedals and pipes, organ.

pipe organ and an enthusiastic robed choir.  St Bartholomew’s church, which is situated in a friendly village, is one of the few in the area which still has a sung BCP Matins one Sunday a month.

Rates in accordance with RSCM recommendations + fees.

For more information contact Rev Sally Epps 01435 882301 e mail

Director of Music, St Michael and All Angels, Bassett

We are looking for an excellent musician, choir director and organist to help enhance the church’s worship through the quality of singing and the breadth of repertoire. With both junior and senior choristers, we sing at Sunday morning services and two evensongs per month. We are committed to developing all our singers, though the RCSM Voice for Life scheme as well as providing opportunities for multiple cathedral visits during the year. If you have the qualities we need to maintain and develop our passion for choral-led worship, we would love to hear from you. Salary is commensurate with RSCM Main Town fee range.

Closing date: 10 June

Interview date to be confirmed.

For a role description, and details of how to apply or get more information, please see our website

Director of Music

St. Mary Magdalene’s, Lillington, Warwickshire

  • Do you have a passion for inspiring people in their faith through music?
  • Could you develop the music in our new Sunday morning contemporary worship service?
  • Could you promote the choral tradition g at our morning Eucharist and fortnightly Evensong?
  • Would you love the challenge of a choir aged from 8 to 80?

 We’re looking for a Christian who has experience of working with adults and children in choirs.  They will be enthusiastic for both traditional church/choral music and contemporary worship music and have good singing and keyboard skills.  Starting in September or earlier.

Salary: c. £5,500- 6,500 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries to Rev William, on 07729 043 298.

For job description and application form please visit our website



The parish church of St Peter’s is the largest of the three churches in the vibrant West Sussex parish of Henfield with Shermanbury and Woodmancote. We are seeking an enthusiastic and gifted musician who will work with the organist at Shermanbury and Woodmancote Churches, to make a significant contribution to our worshipping life.  Sung services at St. Peter’s include a Eucharist three Sundays a month, a Non – Eucharistic All Age Service on the first Sunday, some Festivals, and quarterly Choral Evensong, which rotates around the three churches of the parish. In addition, there are a good number of weddings and funerals.

The PCC is keen for the choral tradition to be re-established at St Peter’s church, with an emphasis on developing a children’s and adult choir, and the successful candidate will have the skills to exploit the opportunities for recruitment that our partnership with our Church of England Primary school brings.

 Music is an important part of our life together as a church, and the successful candidate will be someone who can embrace a broad range of musical styles. We are looking for a choir director who can recruit, develop, and encourage singers of all ages. They will develop the musical life of the church and be excited by the opportunities that this post brings. Salary will be based on RSCM guidelines, plus fees. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion, or for a job description please contact. The Revd Paul Doick | 01273 492017 |

Frenchay Parish Church

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Frenchay Parish Church, where
we seek Christian musicians
to fulfil the roles of:

1) Senior (11 – 18’s) & Adult Choir Director,
2) Junior Choir (7 – 11’s) Leader and
3) Organist.

It is possible that some of these roles may  be combined, and we would be interested in discussing options with candidates interested in one or more of these roles.

We are a family friendly church with a robed Senior & Adult choir (RSCM affiliated) and thriving Junior Choir, numbering approx. 25 children and 20 adults. These assist in leading worship at Sunday morning services, including the Sung CW Eucharist and twice monthly at All Age services. Choristers follow the RSCM “Voice for Life” training scheme. In addition the choir enjoy singing at various special occasions during the year, including Choral Evensong, concerts and annual Cantata.

Considerable investment has been made in our music in recent years. Our original pipe organ was replaced in 2013 by a new “combination organ” (pipes and digital) inside the existing organ case, using much of the old pipework with a new detached console. A brand new Roland electric piano has recently been purchased. New choir robes have been provided, and an extensive music library has been built up.

We seek musical leaders with a personal Christian faith and proven musical ability, who are keen to cherish the Anglican choral tradition but also open to wider musical horizons.  You will need to be a team player, able to encourage and train adults and/or children in weekly practices to participate and grow in their faith and musical ability.

Rev. Charles Sugden, our Rector, is keen to work with those who would see themselves as  partners in mission and ministry.

Choir practices are on Fridays during term time at 6.15 – 7pm Junior Choir with Voice for Life 7pm – 7.20pm; 7.30pm – 9pm Senior & Adult Choir.

Please see the church website for further information about choirs and music at Frenchay. Please contact the Churchwarden Mrs Sylvia Perry 0797 996 1815 to enquire further and /or personal profiles and job descriptions.

Director of Music –
All Saints Parish Church, Orpington.

All Saints Parish Church functions as the civic church of Orpington and has a rich and longstanding liturgical and musical tradition. We seek an inspirational Director of Music to provide accompaniment and lead the way in developing the role of music in our church. We have a four-part adult choir and a priority to restart a junior choir. Our Vicar is keen to work with someone who sees him/herself as his partner in mission and ministry. The right person will be able to widen our musical horizons. They will also be able to encourage, recruit and train children and adults.

The church is affiliated to the RSCM and remuneration will be based on its guidelines. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

Detailed Job Profile and Person Specification available at, or by contacting Fr Rob Parker-McGee SR at, 01689 824624

A new Director for Laudamus

Laudamus Chamber Choir deputizes at services in Cathedrals, Priories, Abbeys and Greater Churches when their own choirs are on holiday. It has strong links with Salisbury Cathedral and local churches.
The choir of around 25 rehearses on Monday evenings in term time at St Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge. Due to the relocation of the present holder Laudamus are seeking a new Director to take the choir forward.

For further details see the website at or contact choirlaudamus

St Mary’s Church, Horden, County Durham

(‘The Miners’ Cathedral’) is looking to appoint an enthusiastic ORGANIST. This lively Anglo-Catholic congregation sets high liturgical standards and sees worship as our first duty and greatest joy. The Organist will play our 1913 Harrison and Harrison, seen as ‘an instrument of importance to the national heritage.’ Our worship consists of hymns, sung Mass Settings, Gregorian and Anglican chant, and improvisation. The post includes competitive remuneration based on RSCM guidance. For an information pack, contact Fr Kyle or 07979 784 042. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.


Christ Church, Radyr, Cardiff

We wish to appoint a Director of Music to develop the place of music within worship in the parish; initially to strengthen the existing adult choir and in due course establish a junior choir.  The key requirements of the post are ability/experience in training choirs of both adults and young people, and a knowledge/appreciation of church music.  The appointee will be supported by the existing team of organists but a reasonable level of keyboard skills will be useful.  Attendance will be required at weekly choir practices (currently Thursday evening) and the Sunday morning Eucharist plus special festivals (approximately 3 hours per week).  Remuneration in accordance with RSCM Guidelines.  For an informal conversation or further details please contact Rev Vicki Burrows (tel. 02920 842417 or email


St Peter ad Vincula,  Coggeshall, Essex

seeks a gifted and inspirational musician, with a passion for God, music and worship, to serve as


Closing date 15th August 2019

The successful candidate will develop the worshipping life and outreach of a community accustomed to  high standards of church  music. We have a wide spectrum of worship needs so you will also be willing to explore informal music styles. The church has a programme of lunchtime and evening concerts.

The organ is a three–manual Mander organ rebuilt in 2016 by Village Workshop

Responsibilities include Choir recruitment and training, Sunday services,  holy days and festivals, at monthly Choral Evensong and Occasional Offices.  St Peter’s has a busy wedding season and a good number of funerals in church.

The ability to work collaboratively with the Vicar, Ministry Team and choir is essential.

The position is available from September or as soon as possible thereafter, with the offer of a one year renewable contract. Remuneration is dependent on experience and qualifications.

For details contact the Vicar: Rev’d Canon Chris Davey  01376 56123


Organist/Director of Music

St. Peter & St. Paul, Edenbridge

We wish to appoint an Organist/Director of Music for our friendly and busy traditional Anglican parish with an accomplished SATB and junior choir.

Responsibilities include weekly choir practice, playing for weekly Sunday morning Eucharist and BCP sung Evensong, with an anthem at both services. Additional services at Easter and Christmas and Full Choral Evensong at Festivals.

The recently upgraded 3-manual pipe organ is well-maintained and regularly tuned. It has West and Chancel sections which can be played separately or together.

Remuneration in accordance with RSCM recommendations, plus fees for weddings and funerals.

For more information please contact the Parish Office on 01732 862258 or email:


St Philips and St. Etheldreda Newmarket.

Post of Organist.

We are looking to appoint an organist to play for the 9.30am service each Sunday. Remuneration will be based on RSCM guidelines. The post comes with opportunities for weddings and funerals with fees. A relief organist is available.  Occasional cover is also required for other churches within the parish. For more information email


St John and St Luke, Bilton, Harrogate

Post of Director of Music/Organist

We wish to appoint a Director of Music and Organist to continue our rich and varied musical tradition, centred around our high quality SATB choir. The successful applicant will be expected to share in the ongoing development of worship in our two churches.

Organ: two manual with pedals and a number of beautiful solo stops.

Remuneration will be based on RSCM guidelines. The post comes with opportunities for weddings and funerals with fees

For further details, email For an informal conversation about the post, please call Rev Simon Dowson on 07735 532821.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17th June 2019


St Peter’s Hale Cheshire PCC

is seeking a Director of Music. Our current Director is leaving after 3 years to develop her freelance conducting career. We also seek an Organist; our present organist is leaving to take up a Cambridge Organ scholarship.

St Peter’s is an Anglican Parish Church with a strong choral tradition. Our volunteer adult choir of 16(SATB) sing at our main Sunday morning service each week, two evening services a month and at major festivals. Choir practice currently Thursday evenings. Members of our congregation are keen to support our choir and are appreciative of the choir’s commitment.

The Director of Music is responsible for overseeing and developing the ministry of our choir working alongside our organist to offer high quality accessible church music for our Worship. This requires 6/8 hours per week including Sundays and choir practice currently Thursday evenings. Salary £6,000 pa

Our Organist reports to the Director of Music. This requires 5/6 hours per week including Sundays and choir practice currently Thursday evenings. Our 2 manual pipe organ (electric action) was refurbished in 2005. Salary £5,000 pa

For further information on either position please contact Norma Entwisle -0161 980 3043

To apply please submit CV to above e mail address. Closing date for both positions 15th May, interviews shortly afterwards.


St Stephen’s, Westminster SW1P 1LE

Director of Music & Organist (combined) to involve children with existing SATB choir and occasional instrumental ensemble.

Suitable music done well is highly valued. JJ Binns organ, good library, and support from Organist Emeritus Rosemary Field, (Deputy Director RSCM) to share some duties by negotiation.

Salary £6,000. Email by 17 February.


St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen: Director of Music

 St Andrew’s is the Cathedral Church of the Scottish Episcopal (Anglican) Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney. The congregation encompasses a rich socio-economic and ethnic-cultural diversity with a thriving children’s ministry.  Worship is in the Cathedral Choral Style with Sung Eucharist and Choral Evensong on Sundays during term, Choral Celebrations for major Feast Days and Diocesan Occasions.

The current Director of Music is retiring.  The Cathedral Choir comprises a flourishing top line of trebles and Lay Clerks (voluntary singers), supplemented by six Choral Scholars.  It makes one or two tours annually, usually to sing the daily services at an English Cathedral.  There is a paid position for an Organ Scholar/Assistant Organist.  The organ is a historic instrument dating back to 1818, subsequently significantly enlarged.

Duties and responsibilities:

To report to and work with the Provost, overseeing the provision of music for worship at all sung services.  To be responsible for recruitment and development of the choir and organ scholars/assistant organists.  To represent the Cathedral Music Department, liaising within the Cathedral and maintaining good links with external bodies. To oversee choir administration and maintenance of the organ, pianos, music library and choir robes.


Significant experience of choral conducting and the ability to engage with singers of all ages, qualified to Diploma level in organ playing, a high standard of musicianship, a good understanding of the traditional Anglican liturgy, and ideally, experience of working in a Cathedral environment.

The post is for three years in the first instance, evaluated at 22 hours/week, at an annual salary of £11,100.  Free access to the organ and pianos for private practice and teaching, with encouragement to seek opportunities to supplement income, e.g. by private music tuition, accompanying and examining.

Further information: or contact Cathedral Office:  email:, T: 01224 640119.

Closing date: 30 April 2019.


Parish of Standish St. Wilfrid

Director of Music

St. Wilfrid’s is a large Parish Church in the heart of the village of Standish, which serves and welcomes all members of a growing community.

We incorporate a range of contemporary and traditional hymnody, led on our recently refurbished organ. Our worship is predominately Eucharistic, along with a weekly Choral Evensong. There are a large number of baptisms, weddings and funerals in the parish alongside a number of civic services throughout the year.

We seek a Director of Music to be our principal organist on Sundays and principal Feast Days, to develop our current choir, and to create a Youth Choir in conjunction with our Church School. The Church is affiliated to the RSCM and remuneration would be in line with their guidelines.

For more information please visit
or contact the Rev’d Canon Andrew Holliday
Tel 01257 421396


The Claydon Group of Churches

The Parishes of St Peter, Henley and St Mary, Great Blakenham are looking for a Musical Director.

 We are looking for someone to work with us to:
  • Play piano/organ at 9.30am (Henley) and 11am (Gt Blakenham) services, which include Holy Communion and All Age services.
  • To play with and encourage a benefice music group
  • To possibly create a benefice choir
We would like the successful applicant to be:
  • A talented musician and accomplished pianist/organist
  • Open to new styles of hymns/worship music
  • Enthusiastic and lively
We will provide:
  • Expenses and generous RSCM payment
  • A fun, safe and welcoming church community
  • A modern piano/organ in both churches
  • Funding of training and development
  • Possibility of playing for weddings and funerals (extra fee)

We are looking for someone to commit to a minimum of 2 or 3 Sundays a month, plus festivals and other holy days. We work with an RSCM contract and fees. All applications initially can be made by sending a CV to

The Revd Carl Melville, The Rectory, Back Lane, Claydon, Suffolk, IP6 0EB or email If you wish to discuss the role further, please call Revd Carl on 01473 833542.

All appointments are made subject to DBS checks and Safeguarding Training.

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