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Organist and Choir Leader

Parish Church of St Andrew, West Tarring (Worthing)

We are an Anglican parish church with an enthusiastic and able choir looking for a skilled musician and teacher with a passion for church music.

We are looking for someone who can play our organ to a high standard and train, nurture and develop our choir. We hope to start a junior choir in the near future.

Salary: £7300 PA

Sessional pay for weddings, funerals and baptisms.

Other possibilities for income can be discussed in due course.

About our organ: https://www.standrewwesttarring.co.uk/test/our-worship-and-services/pieces-written-for-the-church/

All enquiries welcome, contact Fr Steven on rectormaybridgetarring@gmail.com

The Civic and County Church

of St Paul, Bedford

ORGANIST

St Paul’s is a Major Parish Church at the heart of Bedfordshire with an inclusive and modern Anglo-Catholic ethos. We seek an excellent organist to build on a long tradition of liturgical and music excellence, who is:

  • an excellent organist
  • skilled in accompanying and working with an amateur choir, and in encouraging musical activities
  • supportive of the growth of the choir
  • keen to work collaboratively with the Vicar and choir members
  • A committed Christian and sympathetic to our generous and inclusive catholic ethos
  • liturgically aware, committed and flexible

Full details are available online: https://www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk/  or from the Vicar’s PA admin@stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk

For an informal conversation, please contact

the Vicar, the Reverend Canon Kevin Goss vicarbedford@btinternet.com

Applications to be received by

5pm 17th June, 2024  

Auditions and interviews will be held on 29th June, 2024

Appointment subject to Enhanced DBS check

St John’s, Burgess Hill

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC £9,000

Enthusiastic Organist and Choir Director sought for our friendly Grade II* church, situated in the heart of the town – the Parish Church of Burgess Hill.
We are a parish of prayer and praise, faith and fun, love and laughter

Anglo-Catholic worship, but with a rich blend of music – best of the old, and best of the new. Parish Eucharist – Sundays 10.00am, and sung services for Festivals.
Our 3-manual Binns organ has just been restored, and is therefore in pristine condition; robed choir

RSCM rates apply – approx. £9,000 | Closing date for applications: Friday 12th July 2024

Full details from:
vicar@stjohnschurchbh.org.uk –
01444 244340
www.stjohnschurchbh.org.uk

The Priory Church,

Bolton Abbey

seeks an Organist and Choir Master

for this iconic Church on the Devonshire Estate in the Yorkshire Dales

To apply please send CV to Reverend N J Mercer

rector@boltonpriory.org.uk

Director of Music Role Description & Person Specification

Parish of St Patrick’s Church, Salter Street, Earlswood

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Director of Music at St Patrick’s Church in Salter Street, Shirley. We are a beautiful grade II listed rural church of traditional style, enjoying weekly Sunday sung Eucharist. We have a thriving church and music is central to our worship.

The ideal candidate will be keen and able to play for all Sunday services and Occasional Offices when required, be open to exploring fresh ways of using music to enhance worship, and to also lead and direct our choir.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and the PCC of St Patrick’s Church, Salter Street, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are expected to share this commitment. Appointments to this post are subject to pre-appointment checks, including references and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.

This will be a fully employed role, and holiday entitlement will be 6 weeks paid holiday per calendar year, or pro rota when starting through the church year.

We welcome any expressions of interests or applications through Revd Denise Jones, vicar@stpatricksearlswood.org.uk, by close of play on 1st May 2024. Interviews will be held on a date mutually agreed.

Job Description: Director of Music

Organization: Church of the Holy Spirit, Clapham

Location: Clapham, London

Church of the Holy Spirit Clapham (CHS) is a vibrant and welcoming parish known for its enriching worship experience. The music at CHS holds a special place, enhancing the spiritual atmosphere with its inspiring acoustics and the magnificent Hunter organ.

Central to the worship at CHS is the choir which sings most Sundays. This comprises a group of keen amateur singers who sing a wide range of unaccompanied and accompanied sacred repertoire.  We are looking for a Director of Music who is an experienced organist and has experience in directing choirs.

Pay will be in accordance with Musicians Union rates.  For more information please see https://www.holyspirit-clapham.org.uk/vacancies/music-director-2024 and/or email office@holyspirit-clapham.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: As our music director of six years has recently stepped down, we are keen to fill this post asap. Interviews will be arranged as and when applications are received.  Therefore, an early application is recommended.

St Peter & St Paul, Kettering

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

£11k pa for 3 years, renewable subject to finance

St Peter & St Paul is the medieval old parish church of Kettering in the historic heart of the town and a short walk from the railway station. It acts as the civic church for the town and for North Northamptonshire.

We want to appoint someone who will help us as we worship to continue drawing on the Anglican choral tradition along with the very best of more recent church music.  One of our priorities as a church is to create a spiritual home for young families and our music needs to be part of that.

You would be joining our gifted organist, an enthusiastic choir which needs to grow, and a fairly new young choir we are keen to see flourish. We are setting up a Music Panel to increase the support we give to our music, including finding additional funding.

For more information, and to apply, please email enquiries@peterandpaul.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 17 April 2024.

We are holding the afternoon of Sunday 5 May free for shortlisted candidates to spend some time working with our choir, and be interviewed.

St Giles and St Nicholas, Sidmouth

Director of Music

Applications close:  Wednesday 10th April 2024.

Interviews: Wednesday 24th April, or by agreement

We seek a Director of Music with relevant experience, enthusiasm and vision to inspire and enrich our music.  You will nurture our committed SATB choir and develop new and current choir members of all ages. The exact scale and scope of the role is negotiable.

You will help us explore and contribute to a wide range of traditional and contemporary worship with a warm and welcoming congregation and a friendly and dedicated group of singers in a musical area on the beautiful, East Devon coast.

We are keen to work collaboratively with a good communicator who supports our wider mission and ministry, in which music enriches our faith and witness.  We offer the opportunity to play a leading role in a new chapter in our musical life, shaped by our values of inclusivity, hospitality, generosity and faithfulness.

The church has a fine four-manual organ, access to two grand pianos and a good library of choral music.

Salary range in line with RSCM guidelines, adjusted to scope of role, plus wedding and funeral fees.

For an Application pack:

see our website: www.sidvalley.org.uk/directorofmusicjobopportunity.htm

or email: sidmouth.admin@sidvalley.org.uk

Holy Trinity Church Cuckfield

Director of Music and Musical Mission

The vicar, wardens and PCC at Holy Trinity Cuckfield are seeking to appoint a part time Director of Music and Musical Mission at Holy Trinity Church Cuckfield

We offer:

  • A thriving and growing church with an established choral tradition, with music supporting the liturgy.
  • An enthusiastic, trained choir of over 20 voices, including juniors.
  • Supportive senior staff and PCC.
  • A vibrant church community with about 100 worshippers each Sunday.

The person that we are seeking will:

  • Develop and build on the current musical strengths within the parish.
  • Train and develop the choir.
  • Work with the vicar and PCC in developing musical mission initiatives and the financial support for music in the parish.

Salary £13,800 pa contract for service.

For further information and an application form please contact the Parish Administrator, The Church Office, The Old School, Church Street, Cuckfield Haywards Heath RH17 5JZ, 01444 456461 office@holytrinitycuckfield.org.

Closing date: 26th April 2024

The Civic and County Church of St Paul, Bedford

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

St Paul’s is a Major Parish Church at the heart of Bedfordshire with an inclusive and modern Anglo-Catholic ethos. We seek an excellent organist and experienced choir trainer to build on a long tradition of excellence in liturgy and choral music, who is:

• skilled in training an amateur choir, supplemented with Choral Scholars, and developing the singing of the congregation

• a sensitive and inspiring leader and imaginative in growing the choir

• an excellent organist

• able and keen to work collaboratively

• keen to offer music that will engage the whole congregation

· A committed Christian and sympathetic to our generous catholic ethos

• liturgically aware, committed and flexible

Full details are available online:

www.stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk/ or from the Vicar’s PA admin@stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact the Vicar, the Reverend Canon Kevin Goss vicarbedford@btinternet.com

Applications to be received by

5pm Wednesday 20 March 2024

Auditions and interviews will be held on Saturday 6th April 2024

Appointment subject to Enhanced DBS check

St Peter’s Church, Hammersmith, West London, seeks a Director of Music

St Peter’s is a thriving church, rooted in a central Anglican tradition, twenty minutes by tube from central London. The church attracts a diverse and international congregation, including large numbers of children and families. Standards of music are high, and the choir includes two professionals and four young choral scholars, as well as talented amateurs.

We are seeking a Director of Music to rehearse and lead the choir, and play for Sunday morning worship and the occasional choral evensong. Beyond church services, there is considerable scope for a Director of Music to liaise with local choirs, musicians, and schools, to develop St Peter’s at a centre for musical excellence; for which additional renumeration would be payable.

Salary of at least £9000, with six weeks holiday, and additional fees for occasional offices.

Full particulars from St Peter’s Church website at stpetersw6.org/director-of-music/

Closing date for applications (CV and cover letter to office@stpetersw6.org) by Friday March 15th 2024.

Salary of at least £9000, with six weeks holiday, and additional fees for occasional offices.

Full particulars from St Peter’s Church website at stpetersw6.org/director-of-music/

Closing date for applications (CV and cover letter to office@stpetersw6.org) by Friday March 15th 2024.

Church of the Holy Ghost, Balham. Choir Director.

This South London Roman Catholic church seeks an experienced choir director for its SATB choir at the 11.30  Sunday Mass and at major feast of the Church Year. A collaborative spirit and a knowledge of the Catholic liturgy are essential. For details please contact balham@rcaos.org.uk

Vacancy for Organist and Choir Leader

All Saints Parish Church, Old Glossop, Derbyshire is seeking to appoint an Organist and Choir Leader to play for their 10.30am Sunday morning services and special feast days. We have a 2 manual Norman & Beard organ (original 3 manual, modified by Sixsmith) and a small well trained and dedicated choir who sing anthems regularly. We are currently looking for new choir members and are hoping to appoint someone with enthusiasm to grow the choir.  In addition to the organ, a well maintained Steinway grand piano is also available for use.  All Saints Parish Church is in the high Anglican Tradition and is an inclusive and welcoming community.  The successful candidate will be expected to comply with current safeguarding procedures.  Fees will be in line with RSCM recommendations with additional fees paid for weddings and funerals.
Interested candidates should contact Reverend David Mundy,

Choral or organ scholarships

St James, New Malden

The Church of England Parish Church of St James, New Malden seeks to appoint up to four choral scholars to its robed SATB choir. Choral scholars will be experienced singers capable of leading a section of the choir. Applications will also be considered for an organ scholar looking to develop as a church organist and able to sing.

The mixed adult/junior choir sings morning parish communion and choral evensong each Sunday and sings at major church festivals.

The scholarships are for a year, renewable for up to 3 years and provide the opportunity to develop proven musical talent. They may suit 6th form or college students but all applicants will be considered.

£2,000pa scholarship is offered to help with costs of the scholars’ musical development.

Full details are available on our website: https://stjamesmalden.org/ or by contacting the Director of Music, David Pimm, ARCO : music@stjamesmalden.org

St Andrew Alfriston East Sussex

Organist/Choir Leader

A Makin Electronic Organ

Venables 5’6” grand piano

Full robed mixed SATB Choir

Salary £6000

For further Information please contactrector@cuckmerechurches.org.uk

Closing date 26th January 2024.

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St Peter's, Stockbridge

St Peter’s church in Stockbridge is seeking to engage a self-employed organist/Choir leader. To apply for Job and Person specification, please contact the rector, Rev: Philip Bowden on 01264/810810 or e-mail  revphilipbowden@gmail.com  Closing date Thursday the 30th of November.

Director of Music

St Martin of Tours, Epsom, Surrey

A creative and experienced Director of Music is required for this large parish church to enable our strong musical tradition to continue to flourish.  Working with an SATB choir, the FRCO organist and a fine three-manual Norman & Beard organ, sung services regularly include communion, Choral Mattins and Choral Evensong, all of which are livestreamed. The successful candidate will enjoy not only an enthusiastic choir but also a supportive leadership team and congregation.

Salary: £7900 PA

For Job description and further information:  office@stmartinsepsom.org

01372 722567

Closing Date: 17 November 2023

Director of Music/Organist, St Andrew’s, Ham, Richmond, Surrey

Friendly, inclusive Anglican church seeks to appoint Director of Music/Organist to provide music at 10.15am Sunday and special services and lead and develop the SATB choir. Salary up to £7,000pa based on experience.

For details please contact revalicepettit@protonmail.com

St Mary, Barnes

Director of Music and Organist

An exciting opportunity for a talented and energetic musician to continue the development of choral and organ music in this large active church rooted in the liberal catholic tradition of the Church of England. An important element will be developing the musical life of children and young people in the parish.

More information: music@stmarybarnes.org

St Gregory’s Church, Marnhull, Dorset

seek to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic organist and choir director to develop our church music and reestablish our SATB choir for the next generation. The primary focus is on church worship with opportunities for community-wide recitals. RSCM rural rates are given.

For more information please contact Revd Gaenor Hockey (Rector designate) revdgaenor@protonmail.me or 01258 821605.

Assistant Director of Music: Wantage Parish, Oxfordshire

An opportunity for an early-career or more experienced church organist interested in musical education and outreach

Music plays a key role in our worship and we have a highly regarded mixed choir. As well as being the principal organist, the person appointed to this new post will be involved in outreach work in local schools and will help to build up our Junior Choir and establish a Youth Choir. For information about the Parish, see www.wantageparish.com.

You will be an accomplished organist with an enthusiasm for working with children and young people. Salary £5,000-£6,000. Further details from Phil Johnson at music@wantageparish.com.