Current Classified Ads

  • All classified advertisements submitted to Church Music Quarterly receive a listing on this site, included in the price.
  • Current vacancies at the RSCM Centre are advertised here.
  • For details of institutions offering choral and organ scholarships, visit our directory here.

The inclusion of advertising material on this website and in print in RSCM magazines does not imply endorsement, and the RSCM reserves the right to refuse requests for advertising that it judges do not meet the criteria of its advertising policy. The RSCM is not responsible for the content of external websites.

To advertise vacancies, jobs, and items for sale in CMQ and on this website

Go to price information and copy deadline

Current Vacancies

Cathedral Director of Music

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Hours: 35 hours per week – Flexible working including evenings and weekends is essential

Location: Salford Cathedral, 250 Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5LE

Salary: £35,000-40,000 per annum depending upon experience

About:

The Diocese is seeking to recruit a talented and versatile musician with outstanding abilities to help create and deliver the vision for our new Song School located in the heart of Salford.

 What we’re looking for:

The director will lead in the development of the vision to create a Song School of international significance, bringing together local, national and international musicians to create a centre of excellence.

What you’ll need:

  • A professionally recognised music qualification equivalent to at least degree level.
  • A first-class choral director and competent keyboard-player who is committed to the Church’s liturgical vision as set out in the Second Vatican Council.
  • An able and efficient manager and administrator with good communication and IT skills.
  • Committed to the Christian faith, life, liturgy, worship and witness of Salford Cathedral.

This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation. 

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 6th January 2020

For further information on this post, or to request an application pack, please contact:

Hannah Howard, Human Resources Manager – Telephone: 0161-817-2222 – Email: HR@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Salford Roman Catholic Diocesan Trustees Registered Charity

Parish Director of Music

St Barnabas with Christ’s Chapel, Dulwich London SE21

St Barnabas is a large, modern, welcoming and inclusive church that sits in the central

Anglican tradition. We have a strong musical and choral element to our liturgy. Our parish choir, which has a membership of around 70 adults and young people, is at the heart of our collective worship. Christ’s Chapel (c.1616) in the centre of Dulwich Village offers worship using the Book of Common Prayer.

The organ at St Barnabas was built during the construction of the new church between 1992-1996 by Kenneth Tickell & Company. The organ at Christ’s Chapel, built in 1760 by George England, was restored in 2009 by William Drake and remains one of the best

organs in the area.

We are looking to appoint a person of mature and open character, who is resilient and robust and has a good sense of humour.  He or she should be an experienced and professional musician with a vision for music ministry in churches who:

  • is an excellent organist and skilled choir director
  • can work collaboratively and communicate effectively
  • can plan music that engages the whole congregation in worship
  • understands liturgy and is committed and reliable.

Salary: £17,000 (plus fees) Part-time: 15 hours a week

Application deadline: noon 15 January 2020. Interviews: 24 January 2020.

Appointment from 1 May 2020.

For an informal conversation please contact the vicar, Revd John Watson on 020 8693 1524 or email vicar@stbarnabasdulwich.org

Download the candidate pack from www.stbarnabasdulwich.org/vacancies

Organist

St Leonard’s Church, Semley. near Shaftesbury, Wiltshire/Dorset

This well-attended, friendly church is looking for an organist, either a professional musician or a gifted and committed amateur, to play on the first four Sundays of the month, for other occasional services and for a number of weddings, funerals and services of thanksgiving.  Services at St Leonard’s each month include a BCP Holy Communion with hymns, a Common Worship Sung Eucharist, a Family Eucharist with hymns and a BCP Evensong.

 
It is hoped that he/she will wish to become a part of the church community.  There are opportunities for organ recitals and concerts in the church.
 
The congregation is used to singing hymns, psalms and the congregational setting of David Thorne’s Mass of St Thomas. 
 
St Leonard’s Church has a fine, recently-restored Hill organ with two manuals and pedals.
 
Remuneration will be in line with the RSCM’s recommended scale.  The number of weddings and funerals at St Leonard’s provides additional income.
 
Please submit a full cv including your previous experience as a church organist to: The Lady Meston, Friarton, Semley, Shaftesbury, Dorset. SP7 9AU. If you wish to discuss the post before submitting an application, please telephone Lady Meston on 07765 457680.
 
The closing date for applications is 31st January 2020.  The applications will be reviewed in early February with a view to inviting those shortlisted to visit the church and meet members of the PCC in late February 2020.

The Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham, Kent

We wish to appoint a Director of Music/Organist and Choir Director who will be able to further develop the music within worship in the church. We have an enthusiastic RSCM-affiliated SATB Choir which undertakes regular Cathedral visits and a lively Music Group which plays for our more contemporary services. The organ is a 3-manual with pedals instrument by Brown and Sons of Canterbury to the specification of the late Dr Sydney Campbell, organist at Canterbury Cathedral.

The key requirements of the post are sympathy with the Christian faith, experience in training choirs, an enthusiasm for and knowledge of varying styles of church music and the ability to play the organ to a high standard. There is currently a weekly Eucharist with Sung Matins and Choral Evensong monthly, plus other occasional services. The Choir presently rehearses every Friday evening and before each service.

Remuneration will be based on RSCM guidelines. Please visit www.stmaryofcharity.org for further information about our Church and Application details. For informal enquiries about the post, please call The Reverend Simon Rowlands on 01795 532592, or email happyvicar@gmail.com

Closing date for applications: 13 December 2019

St Michael’s, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.

Following the departure of the current post holder after 14 years, a Director of Music is required from January 2020 for St Michael’s Church.

Town centre parish church in the Anglican choral tradition with a fine Walker/Manders organ (rebuilt 2016)

For Job Description and application information see:

https://saintmichaelweb.org.uk/Groups/329840/Vacancies.aspx

or contact church@saintmichaelweb.org.uk

Organist Vacancy – St Francis Petts Wood, Kent

We are looking to appoint a regular organist who would contribute, with the Vicar and others, to all aspects of music in the church. We are affiliated to the RSCM. Rates of pay are negotiable based on qualification, experience and RSCM recommended rates.

Requirements are to play at the 10.30 Sunday Sung Eucharist, and weekly choir practices Thursday evenings. Additionally, there are festival services at Christmas and Easter, as well as occasional weddings and funerals, which attract additional fees.

The Church has a rebuilt and restored two manual Willis organ. Details can be found at https://npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=H00461

Applications are welcomed from all suitable applicants – the position may appeal particularly to a student organist looking for a first post.

Information about our Church can be found on our website: www.stfrancispw.org.uk

Further details and answers to any queries are available from the Vicar to whom applications should be addressed. Informal visits/discussion welcomed.

Closing date for applications January 11

Father Stephen Niechcial

Vicar St. Francis Petts Wood,

60 Willett Way BR5 1QE,

revdstephenn@outlook.com / +44 1689 829971

 

The Parish of Minchinhampton

seeks to appoint a Director of Music

for our modern and liberal Anglo-Catholic church. The successful candidate would enhance the worshipping life of our church, working with our choir for Sunday Eucharists and twice-monthly Evensong. You will also need to work with the Rector to develop our new children’s choir and help raise funds for and develop a specification for the rebuild of our renowned organ. Salary: £9000 plus fees. Closing date: 31 October 2019. Papers available at www.minchchurch.org.uk or from rector@minchchurch.org.uk

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

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

Salary scale £6000 – £7000 + 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
Email: vicar@wantageparish.com
Or visit our website:
www.wantageparish.com

Applications should be received by Friday 11th October.Interviews will be on Friday 1st November.

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 revjoannajames@btinternet.com. Applications by the end of November please.

St Peter’s Church, Limpsfield, East Surrey

Upon retirement of the present post-holder, and with music as a priority in our vision for the future, we are seeking a Choral Director, from January 2020. This is an exciting and fresh opportunity for someone with enthusiasm and skill to work closely with our other leading musicians to inspire our worship and to

    • lead our newly-formed St Peter’s Singers (building on our present choirs)
    • build on our lively present, and significant musical heritage (Delius, Beecham, Beatrice Harrison and friends)
    • shape and grow our future singing for all ages, including opportunities for choral scholarships and community engagement
    • continue to develop and transform St Peter’s as a place of choral excellence

St Peter’s is an Anglican Eucharistic parish church in a vibrant village, offering:

  • Fine organ with excellent organist in post, and concert piano
  • Strong English choral tradition, and enjoyment of a variety of other styles
  • Good transport links by road and rail (lifts available from / to Oxted station if required)
  • One Sunday morning service with rehearsal every week, and occasional Choral Evensong

This is a self-employed position. Remuneration of £75 per Sunday service, including rehearsal (equivalent to £3,150 / year), plus special services, expenses and warm support.

For more information about St Peter’s, please see our website: www.stpeterslimpsfield.org The successful candidate will play a significant role in shaping the next phase of St Peter’s musical life. There is the opportunity for an extended handover in the autumn so please do get in touch if you’re interested.

For an informal conversation, please contact the Team Rector, Rev. James Percival, on 01883 722351, or james.lttm@gmail.com To apply, please send covering letter and CV to Caroline Campbell, Church Coordinator: stpeterschurch.lttm@gmail.com

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

St Bride’s Episcopal Church, Glasgow

We are a friendly Anglo-Catholic Church in Glasgow’s West End, looking to appoint a Director of Music to maintain and develop our rich musical tradition. We have a recently restored 1865 two Manual Hill Organ
and offer a Choral Eucharist every Sunday and for the major feasts.

For further details, visit our website: www.stbride.org.uk
or email the Rector: rev.kevinfrancis@gmail.com

Closing date for applications is 19th August 2019

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), owen.rees@queens.ox.ac.uk

Closing date: 28 June 2019

Auditions are expected to be held in the week of 8 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 sallyaepps@btinternet.com

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 www.nasb.org.uk

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 www.lillingtonparishchurch.org

RSCM ref. VACANCIES
020319

Musical Director – St Mary’s Church, Boxford.

Our beautiful Suffolk church seeks to appoint a Musical Director to provide accompaniment and develop the role of music in the liturgy. We have a decent sized choir and wish to begin building upon it, possibly adding a junior element. Our new Rector has been given a remit for growth and is keen to work with someone who sees him/herself as his partner in mission. The right person will be able to broaden our musical horizons.

An enhanced DBS check will be required.

Detailed Job Profile and Person Specification available at www.boxriverbenefice.com, or by contacting Fr Rob Parker-McGee SR at rparkermcgee@gmail.com, 01787 210434

201219

Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell, Northants

seeks Choir Director and Organist

.

Three Parish Communions & one Choral Evensong per month and a variety of special services. Up to 15 in choir with weekly practice. Pipe organ enhanced and restored by Holmes & Swift in 2013.
Those interested contact Revd Canon John Westwood – revdjohn.westwood@gmail.com
110220

Do you want to make a promotional video about your choir or church

Stuart Robinson, a church musician and experienced producer, has many years’ experience making features and music recordings for radio and television, and internet channels such as YouTube. More info at www.stuartrobinson.org.uk Email stuart@stuartrobinson.org.uk 

201219

St. Peter’s Church, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire.

We seek to appoint a Church Organist and leader of the SATB Choir.

An exciting opportunity to provide organ accompaniment for services and to lead our established adult choir.

We are a welcoming congregation of around 40 attending the 10.30am Sung Eucharist on Sundays when music is an important part of the worship.

The village church is central tradition and the choir are keen to provide a good standard of singing with anthems sung whenever possible.

We have an excellent 2 manual and pedal organ by Nicholson and Lord of Walsall built 1885. Extensively re-built in 1999 by Peter Collins Ltd with additions (3 rank mixture to Great and 16ft Trombone to pedal. Reeds re-voiced and new mechanical action).

Further work by Cousans Ltd in 2018.

Remuneration in line with RSCM scales for rural churches

For more information please contact Revd Preb Helen Morby Tel. 01952 820217 Email: helen.morby@btinternet.com

181219

St Michael’s, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire

Organist and Choir Director

Our congregation really appreciate the contribution music makes to our weekly Sunday Sung Eucharist so we are looking for someone who can both play for our services and develop our small mature choir.  Support and encouragement is also available for those aspiring to be a church organist.  We have two organs (Chancel & Nave) recently completely rebuilt.  Opportunities are available for additional fees for weddings and funerals as they occur.  Remuneration will be based around RSCM fees and are negotiable.

If you would like to know more please do contact me on 01296 415532 or email: roger.powell@willowend.net

For Sale

RSCM ref.

FOR SALE

For Sale – Spinet. Made to order by Robert Goble in 1983. 1.9 m x 0.75m x 0.85m high.  Top lifts of pedestal for transport.  £2,500 ono. Buyer to collects from West Dorset. Contact Nick Orman nick.orman@btinternet.com
Usedorganmusic.co.uk are specialists in second-hand classical sheet music for organ. We buy and sell second-hand sheet music for the organ together with books on organs and church music. Please view the current catalogue of items for sale on the website. Contact Roger Molyneux (info@usedorganmusic.co.uk or 07902 176744).

Wanted

RSCM ref.

WANTED

100919 COMPTON ELECTRONE ORGAN WANTED comporg@btinternet.com
140518 Enthusiastic SATB singer recruitment. Regular single day cathedral evensongs, annual weekend. Andrew Holtan neocantus@hotmail.com

Announcements

RSCM ref.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

000000 Competent Singers & Organists Required – Poscimur – Small, Friendly, Robed, Adult, SATB Choir, RSCM affiliated – sings in Cathedrals – UK Wide Membership … Contact Catherine Thomas on 020 8857 9375; catherine.thomas@poscimur.co.uk; www.poscimur.co.uk