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St Mary Merton

Director of Music

St Mary Merton, a thriving all-age parish in south-west London, seeks to appoint a new Director of Music to continue the development of its excellent robed choir of choristers and adults. The choir sings two choral services (Sung Eucharist and Choral Evensong) each week in term-time, and the music department enjoys very strong support from the PCC and wider congregation, which views music as being at the heart of the parish’s worship and community. The volunteer choir includes members of all ages, and the church’s highly successful chorister and choral scholarship programme has seen recent leavers win organ and choral scholarships at Oxford, Cambridge and Durham Universities. Further support includes an Assistant Director of Music (to be recruited in partnership with the new DoM), two teenage organ scholars, and a professional chorister vocal tutor; resources in the church include a fine new Mander organ (2 manuals, 2015), a Boston piano, several additional pianos for teaching and practice across the church site, and a very large and well-equipped music library. Salary £11,700 + fees + opportunity for private teaching.

For more information about the Choir and its work: stmarysmertonchoir.com

For more information and application pack please email vicar@stmarysmerton.org.uk
Closing date: Monday 12 Sept, noon
Interview/auditions: Saturday 8th October
Commence work 13th Jan or earlier by arrangement
Subject to enhanced DBS disclosure

The Oratory of Saint Philip Neri

Director of Sacred Music and Organist

The Oratory of Saint Philip Neri wishes to appoint a Director of Sacred Music and Organist to lead its busy music department in the lively and growing city of Cardiff. Benefits include generous remuneration and strong clergy support for a well-respected musical programme with a tradition of excellence.

Application pack online at https://tinyurl.com/CardiffOratorySacredMusicApp.

Director of Music
St. Peter’s, West Blatchington

We are seeking to appoint a creative, gifted, and inspirational director of music to help develop our ongoing vision of ministry and mission through music.

We hope this will be someone who:

°  Has a sincere desire to be fully committed to using the gift of                  music in our church, to help encourage, uphold and to grow.

°  Has skills in directing a choir, musicians and singers of different ages     and

°  Ready and able to play across the spectrum, from traditional to             contemporary (From Tallis to Townend).

°  Skilled on the organ and piano with a good ear and ability to                  improvise.

°  Availability to play at weddings and funerals (subject to availability).

We are a warm and caring church where the main Sunday service is a Parish Eucharist with a choir. We also have monthly family services and are currently seeking ways to further develop our in-person and online services and ministry.

There is a genuine requirement that this person is a committed Christian.

Remuneration £4160pa + fees and travel expenses

For further information and an application form, please email stpetersadmin@zoho.com

Closing date 9 September. Interviews the week beginning 19 September

St Matthew’s, Carver Street, Sheffield

Are seeking to appoint an ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC to enhance our musical life. They will contribute to the mission of our parish by maintaining and developing our high standards of liturgical worship through excellent musicianship.

They will play the church organ – a 1992 Goetze & Gwynn instrument, 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.

To apply, visit: www.stmatthewscarverstreet.co.uk

Closing date: 27th May, 12noon. 

Organist and Music Director

Holy Saviour Church Hitchin  

We are a thriving Church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition with a warm heart and welcome. We hold a Parish Sung Eucharist every Sunday and an all-age family Eucharist once a month. On the first Sunday of every month there is also a joyous Children’s Praise service. We also host the annual Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival with several thousand visitors and much uplifting Christmas music.

We seek an organist and director of music:

  • To lead and continue to develop our exceptional all age robed SATB choir
  • Who can work across the full spectrum of music from traditional to contemporary
  • Who is gifted and inspiring and can help move our mission forward whilst maintaining the excellence in music for which Holy Saviour is noted

Enthusiasm, inspirational and adaptability will be key requirements for the role. In particular, we seek someone who:

  • Will be someone skilled on the organ and piano/keyboard and is able to improvise and arrange music for various instruments and voices
  • Has knowledge and understanding of the Church of England tradition and is capable of stirring hearts through music so as to further their faith.

The church organ is highly regarded and parts originate from 1865 original Walker organ. The current organ was designed and built in 1987 by John Bailey of Grant, Degens & Bradbeer, Northampton. The organ was fully refurbished in 2017 and is regularly maintained.

Remuneration in line with RSCM rates

For further information see website: https://holysaviourhitchin.org.uk

To discuss this post, and for an informal visit please contact the Church Warden: Debbie.stalkartt@gmail.com

Organist and Choir Director

The Parish of Stokenham, Sherford and Beesands

seeks to recruit an Organist and Director of Music. Situated in the beautiful South Hams, Devon St Michael’s has a 2 manual tracker action Conacher/Peter Collins Organ

The ideal candidate should have a good knowledge of both traditional and modern Church music and understand and be in sympathy with the Anglican liturgy. They should be able to communicate with and inspire people of all ages, expand our robed choir, be able to play the organ, and lead our enthusiastic choir. There is a tradition of a choral Sung Eucharist and Evensong.

Salary c£3000 per annum in line with RSCM recommendations but negotiable. In addition, there are a significant number of occasional offices that require an organist.

Details of the post, Job Description and Person Specification can obtained from the Parish Office 01548 580860.

Applications to the priest in charge Fr M Berrett by CV with a covering letter by email to priest@ssbparish.co.uk or post to:

The Parish Office
The Old Exchange
Stokenham
Kingsbridge
Devon TQ7 2SZ

Closing date for applications 15th July 2022

Worship Pastor – St Barnabas Church, Middlesbrough

We are a lively evangelical Anglican church seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and faith-filled person as worship pastor. The ability to lead a wide range of worship styles would be a significant asset. Half or full-time, dependent on the skillset and experience of the applicant. The salary is £25000 to £30000 per annum full-time.

Details of the post may be found at https://st-barnabas.net/job-opportunity-worship-pastor/

Closing date: 17th April 2022

Please return application form to the church administrator, Barbara Edwards, email: office@st-barnabas.net

The St Ives Bay (Cornwall) Parish of Lelant, St Uny Church

seeks an organist to lead its congregational worship and to encourage music-making in the parish.

One Sunday morning service weekly; small honorarium plus occasional fees; historic (Carnegie Foundation) two-manual organ plus Rogers upright pianoforte; access also to 1999 Content D2600 electronic organ in, and potential joint music-making with, our sister-church in nearby Carbis Bay, St Anta Church.

For details, please contact Rev Etienne van Blerk on 01736 796206 or via our website contact page:

https://carbisbay-lelant-parish.church/contact/

ST MATTHEW’S PARISH CHURCH, REDHILL

Organist and Director of Music

  • The parish church of St Matthew’s, in the centre of the Surrey town of Redhill, is a thriving church in the liberal catholic tradition. We are looking for a Director of Music who will play the organ for Sunday morning Eucharist and monthly evensong, and train and develop the choir.
  • We are keen to expand the range of traditional and contemporary music performed at our Sunday services and seek someone who will nurture that ambition.
  • The church has fine acoustics and has been used every week for nearly 50 years for lunchtime concerts.
  • There is a fine William Hunter organ (three manuals and a pedal), built 1902 and recently refurbished, in excellent working condition.
  • The post is for 36 hours per month and the remuneration is £6,000 per year paid monthly, with more for occasional offices.
  • For more information, please contact Julia Elfred parishadmin@stmatthews-redhill.org.uk
  • Closing date 31st July, although we may appoint earlier if the right candidate come along

St. Michael and All Angels, Headingley, Leeds

ORGANIST AND ASSISTANT CHOIR DIRECTOR

This fluid and diverse congregation seeks an Organist and Assistant Choir Director. We want to explore new ways to expand our robed choir by cherishing our inheritance of traditional choral music and exploring new music and ways of worship.

There is a fine Abbott and Smith Organ rebuilt by John Jackson in good working condition.

More information about the life of St. Michael’s is available on our website: www.st-michaels-headingley.org.uk/

Information about this post please contact the Choir Director, David Walls at the following email address dwallsuk@hotmail.com

Renumeration at RSCM rates plus occasional office fees.

The Parish of Herne Hill

Director of Music

Our Parish is seeking to recruit a Director of Music with relevant experience and vision to work in St Paul’s Church and oversee music worship across the parish. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the broad spectrum of sacred music and be able to communicate with, and inspire people of all ages. S/he would be able to play the organ and lead an enthusiastic SATB choir. S/he would be a Christian in sympathy with our Parish Aim “In God’s strength, to bring Jesus to the centre of our lives and to the heart of our community.” 

Remuneration is £8,100 per annum and the chosen candidate would work 45 hours per month. There is existing support to enable some flexibility in the role.

The parish office is located at St Paul’s Church, Herne Hill, London SE24 9LY.  

PARISH OF ESHER CHORAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

The Parish of Esher (Surrey/SW London borders) has vacancies for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass Choral Scholars with awards tenable from Sept 2022, worth £1k pa each. Flexible commitment, typically one Sunday service at least three times a month plus rehearsals. Scholars will probably be of sixth form/university age, but all types of candidates will be considered. For full details go to www.esherparish.org.uk. All applications and enquiries to Stuart Whatton, Director of Music, via office@esherparish.org.uk/01372 462282.

St Peter’s, Bengeworth

St Peter’s Bengeworth is looking to appoint a new Organist and Choir Director to lead and develop our keen choir at an exciting time in the life of our church.

St Peter’s has a broad range of services which include both traditional and modern styles of worship. Our 8am service is a said BCP eucharist, the 9.15am service is an organ-led eucharist with an experienced choir and our 11.00am service is guitar-led and has a developing band. At various points in the year, we aim to come together as a whole church which presents opportunities for further creativity and collaboration. We are currently looking for an Organist and Choir Director who will play at the 9.15am service, encourage and grow the choir, and collaborate with the incumbent for both regular and seasonal services. St Peter’s also regularly hosts a good number of weddings and funerals. Our organ was built in 1959 by Nicholson’s of Malvern. It is in good condition, is regularly maintained and was renovated in 2016. Remuneration is £4,680 per annum. For a full role description and application form please visit www.stpetersbengeworth.org and go to our vacancies page. If you are able, please also send a 5-minute video performance of a favourite piece to andy@stpetersbengeworth.org.

St. Michael the Archangel, Mere, Wiltshire

seeks to appoint an organist to play for church services and for weddings and funerals subject to availability.  RSCM rates paid per service, plus expenses if appropriate.

We have a fine 3 manual Makin digital organ (ex. the Chapel of St. John’s College Cambridge) and an 1870s 2 manual pipe organ.

For further information please contact Jane Hurd, tel 01747 860 218 or email jane.hurd@hotmail.com

Organist and Choir Director

The Parish Church of All Saints’, Peterborough is seeking to appoint an Organist and Choir Director. The latter can be considered as a separate role.

All Saints’ church has a strong choral tradition and maintains a four-part robed choir containing a mixture of adults and children and is affiliated to the RSCM.

We are seeking to appoint someone with energy and enthusiasm to continue the development of the choir.

Application pack is available here:  https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:20a03f46-579c-3dfb-94f5-28a7799e94bf

For further information, please contact Philip Saunders (Churchwarden)

on 07826 174528 or email: philip.saunders@gbrailfreight.com

St Gregory’s Church, Marnhull, Dorset

seek to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic organist and choir director to develop our church music and small SATB choir for the next generation.  The focus is on church worship with opportunities for community-wide recitals.  RSCM rates are given.  For further information please contact Revd Gaenor Hockey gaenor@protonmail.com 01258 821605.

St Mary’s Church, Chiddingfold, Choral Director & Organist

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic church musician to play for services and direct and train our RSCM affiliated choir. The successful applicant will be paid in accordance with RSCM rates and receive travel expenses, as well as fees for weddings and funerals.  This part-time role is fully supported by an Assistant Organist.  For more information contact stmarysenquiries@outlook.com.