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Current Vacancies

Director of Music and Organist

Holy Trinity, leamington

This is a fantastic opportunity for a gifted musician to develop the life of a growing church with an exciting vision for its future. We are looking for a Director of Music to help us develop our Sunday worship and build links with the local community through music. If you are passionate about music and people, we would love to talk to you more about this exciting role.

Please send your CV, a 5 minute video clip performing a piece of music of your choice, together with a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and suitability for the role to

Detailed information about the role is available on our website as a downloadable PDF. See’. 

St Michael’s, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

Director of Music

Emerging from lockdown, we seek a church musician to help us all move forward in our worship and music. An exciting opportunity awaits, to reclaim precious traditions, and also apply new lessons learnt in recent testing times.

Within the Church’s commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS and barring list check.

Prospectus and information:

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Interviews in Bishop’s Stortford on Fridays TBA.

Candidates will attend on one Friday.

St Giles Church
Rowley Regis, Birmingham

Director of Music/Organist

St Giles Church in Rowley Regis, Birmingham are looking for a new Director of Music/Organist to join our open and welcoming church family to help us to use music as a means to draw our local community into God’s presence and worship joyfully.

With our new Vicar, and after Covid, we are looking to use music as a vital part of our mission to develop a choir, and develop our vision for a healthy and growing church. More information is available here:



We are seeking to appoint an experienced and talented Director of Music and Organist to maintain and enhance the high standard of music for which this Parish Church is renowned, and to serve the mission and vision of our Parish.

  • Four robed choirs – girls, boys, ladies, men (in various combinations).
  • All Age Worship Band and Singers (one service per month).
  • Large and varied repertoire – sung Eucharists and Choral Evensong most Sundays.
  • Fine three-manual Nicholson organ.
  • Fees for around 50 weddings / funerals per annum.
  • 16 hours per week.
  • Option to rent on-site accommodation.

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St Mary’s Woodford London E18 Zone 4

wishes to appoint a Director of Music to lead and inspire our committed SATB choir, play our well-regarded organ (tracker-action), build on our musical tradition and help shape our musical future.

Salary £5400-8000 annually depending on experience.

Full details from Enquiries to

Applications by 23 August, interviews etc 4 September

St Mary’s Welwyn in Hertfordshire

Director of Music

Applications are invited for this post in a parish church with a thriving musical and choral tradition, following the retirement and moving out of the locality of the present incumbent.

The successful applicant will play the organ at services (Sunday 9.30 Parish Eucharist, twice monthly 6.30 Evensong, full seasonal liturgical services, occasional offices) and direct the junior and adult choirs.

The choir is an able SATB one which has sung weekend services at major Cathedrals.

The organ is an outstanding and well maintained Nicholson two manual organ ideally suited to the building. There is also a grand piano and a well maintained comprehensive music library. The Rector is a former Precentor of St Albans Cathedral. There is a very able sub-organist.

Remuneration at RSCM rates plus occasional offices fees.

An enhanced DBS check is required.

Further details of the church and music at

Although in the first instance we will look to appoint a single person to the post, it is possible that, given appropriate candidates, the post might be split between choir director and organist.

Further details from and applications to The Rev’d Dr David Munchin,

Assistant Teacher of Music

Felsted School, an Independent Day and Boarding School in North Essex, are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic music graduate or trainee teacher with excellent subject knowledge in Music that can communicate effectively with a wide age group of students between Years 7 to 13.

It is essential that candidates are able to play the organ, have an evident

passion for music and a strong interest in the teaching and the learning process, including high expectations for all students to succeed in Music to effectively fulfil the role.

The role will involve teaching KS3 music with the possibility of teaching up to KS5, assisting with co- curricular music activities and composition lessons, teach one-to-one and small groups of A-Level and IB and support students with theory and aural in preparation for their ABRSM exams. In addition, the role will include playing the organ for school Chapel services, accompanying whole school singing, accompanying the school choirs and playing voluntaries.

The position will commence in September 2021 and the closing date is Monday 19 July 2021 at 9am. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our website

SS Peter & Paul, Newport Pagnell, Bucks.

Vacancy for an Organist & Director of Music at the Church of SS Peter & Paul, Newport Pagnell, Bucks.

For further details please contact the Parish Office by email or telephone 01908 611145

The Parish of Bishops Hatfield, St Etheldreda with St Luke, Hertfordshire

Director of Music

The Rector of St Etheldreda with St Luke, Bishops Hatfield invites applications for the post of Director of Music to begin in September 2021.

St Etheldreda’s is an inclusive church in the Modern Catholic tradition of the Church of England with a lively and welcoming congregation. It has a strong musical tradition of long-standing.

Funding is available for the development and implementation of a programme of outreach to the local community. This is a key element of the appointment.

£7000 pa (plus £3000 in respect of the outreach programme). Closing date for applications: May 30th

Full job description and details of the application process are available at:

Email enquiries to:

St.Gregory’s Church, Marnhull, Dorset

St.Gregory’s Church seeks 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 the Revd Gaenor Hockey 01258821605.

Director of Music 

St Lawrence Church, Chobham, Surrey

Chobham is a delightful village near Woking in Surrey. The Vicar and PCC of St Lawrence, Chobham are seeking a new Director of Music following the promotion of the present post holder. The successful applicant would be paid at RSCM rates and receive fees for above average numbers of weddings and funerals. The main Sunday service is at 10.30 a.m. with additional services as expected at festivals and other feast days. The churchmanship is traditional Anglican.

The Wyvern iii/37 electronic organ is well maintained and has recently had its pedal board replaced. The choir has necessarily lapsed during the pandemic but there is an enthusiastic nucleus. Choir practice was previously on a Thursday evening but this could be changed.

Please submit your letter of application, including qualifications and experience, to:

Geoff Barham
‘Copper Beeches’, 8 Chesters Road,
GU15 1AD
or via email at

St Peter’s, Bishop’s Waltham Hampshire

A Director of Music and/or Worship Leader is sought for a warm hearted active church of all ages in our market town community. A practising Christian of suitable character and musical skills is needed to play, lead, support and grow our worship through music. Our classical and traditional services are mainly organ and choir led (some piano) with varied settings, anthems, psalms and some modern hymns/songs. Our more informal services are band led with a group of singers. We have about 20 in our choir and 5 amateur organists, and there are 8 musicians in our band with 5 singers. We also have various periodic festival and joint congregational services. This is a paid position at or near recommended RSCM/Worship Leader rates.
For more information please look at our website
and to have an initial conversation please contact:
Revd James Hunt
07570 042916 or at 01489-892618



St Mary of Charity Parish Church – with St Mary of Charity Primary School – in Faversham, Kent

Wish to appoint a Church Director of Music (Organist and Choir Director) / School Choir Director (Tutor) who will be able to further develop the music within worship in the church and within daily life within the school.

We have an enthusiastic RSCM-affiliated SATB church choir who undertake regular Cathedral visits and a lively music group who play for our more contemporary services. Our local church school at its last SIAMS and OFSTED inspections was rated outstanding. The school choir attended the annual young voices experience at the O2 and visits local care homes.

The key requirements of the post are sympathy with the Christian faith, experience in training choirs of all ages, an enthusiasm for and knowledge of varying styles of church music and the ability to play the organ to a high standard

Remuneration – Church Choir Director RSCM guidelines: Weekly Services and Choir rehearsals,  specific requirements to be discussed. School Choir Director £30 per hour, 4 hours per week, 39 weeks per year. This post could lend itself to employed or self – employed appointment

Please visit for further information. Contact: Revd. Simon Rowlands for informal enquiries Tel: 01795 532592 or email


INTERVIEWS: Monday 4th October


St Paul’s Church, Parish of Masbrough, Diocese of Sheffield

Assistant Organist

This exciting role encourages a diverse range of potential candidates. The PCC of St. Paul’s, Masbrough is seeking to appoint an Assistant Organist to support our Music Department. The church will be seeking a candidate that is either:

Option 1: A trained organist who has experience in playing for liturgical contexts.
Option 2: A trained pianist (Grade 5+) who would like to learn the organ and develop their skills.

Salary will be standard RSCM rates.

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Elliott Walker (Director of Music) on Email Val Simpkins at for an information pack

Deadline: Friday 20th August at 12 midnight.


Director of Music

St Paulinus Church Crayford

An exciting opportunity to contribute to the much valued musical tradition at this welcoming and inclusive church in the modern liberal catholic tradition. We seek someone who

  • is an accomplished organist and skilled choir director
  • can work collaboratively and communicate effectively
  • can plan music that engages the whole congregation in worship
  • is liturgically aware, committed and reliable.

We have a loyal four-part adult choir which sings at the 10am Eucharist on Sundays and at festivals.  Salary in line with RSCM rates. For further details, or to arrange a visit and conversation, please contact the Rector, Fr Paul Prentice:


Tel: 01322 529331 (Rectory) 01322 557532 (Office)

Closing date for applications: 29th February 2020

Interviews and auditions: March 2020

This post is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure


Director of Music/Organist, St. Michael’s, Malton, North Yorkshire

We wish to appoint a Director of Music to develop the place of music in the Parish. Key requirements of the post include experience of working with amateur musicians including an SATB choir, high standard of keyboard skills and understanding of the importance of liturgy and how to plan hymns for the full range of Anglican services, in particular Common Worship. We wish to build on our strong choral tradition and to use music as a means of Christian mission in the community and to encourage children and younger people to join our existing choir and to participate in other musical activities in church. Attendance will be required at weekly choir practice, at one Sunday morning service and occasional evening services as well as Festivals. For more please contact our Parish Office ( or 01653-692089)


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 Email 

For Sale

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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 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 ( or 07902 176744).

A New Carol for Christmas

Download a copy of The Shepherd’s Song, by Judith Riddlebafte. Tuneful and easy to learn. Organ and piano versions. No cost. Photocopiable.

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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;;