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Current Vacancies

Hornsey Parish Church, Cranley Gardens, London N10

is currently looking for an ORGANIST/MUSIC DIRECTOR to lead our committed choir, progress our musical tradition and play our 1959 J. W. Walker & Sons organ. Commitments include a choral service each Sunday and weekly choir practice, plus major festivals and occasional offices when required. Remuneration is in line with RSCM recommendations.

For full details of the church please go to our website www.hornseyparishchurch.org.  For details of how to apply please contact Fr Bruce Batstone: fr.bruce@hornseyparishchurch.org 020 8883 6846.

DBS clearance required.

Applications by 4th March

DIRECTOR OF

MUSIC AND ORGANIST

for ST PETER’S CHURCH, HENFIELD, WEST SUSSEX
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 | p.doick@btinternet.com

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 www.frenchaychurch.org.uk for further information about choirs and music at Frenchay. Please contact the Rector, Rev Charles Sugden to enquire further, and/or obtain personal profiles and job descriptions. (07729027969)      revcharles@frenchaychurch.org.uk

Closing date for applications :  Friday 22 February. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed over two days, on Friday, 8th March  5pm – 9 pm and for 1.5 hrs Saturday 9th March in the morning between 9.30am and 1.30pm latest.

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 www.allsaintsorpington.org.uk, or by contacting Fr Rob Parker-McGee SR at orpingtonasvicar@gmail.com, 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 choirlaudamus.org or contact choirlaudamus @gmail.com

St Giles’ Church Ickenham

Organist

We are a vibrant, welcoming and expanding Church currently looking for an organist. We have a wide range of services, and are looking for someone who is comfortable playing in services where old and new hymns happily co-exist and are accompanied by organ or piano as appropriate, but equally happy to play for our monthly Evensong. He/she must be committed to enabling us to meet the range of worship preferences and expectations present in our parish. We offer a basic salary above the RSCM rates with additional fees from funerals and weddings.

More details and information on how to apply can be found on the home page of our website: www.stgileschurch.co.uk

Closing Date: 7 January 2019

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 McNeilfr.kyle.mcneil@icloud.com or 07979 784 042. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.

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150319

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 vicar@sswsj.org by 17 February.

010519

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.

Requirements:

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: www.cathedral.aberdeen.anglican.org or contact Cathedral Office:  email: office@standrewscathedralaberdeen.org.uk, T: 01224 640119.

Closing date: 30 April 2019.

210319

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 https://stwilfrids-standish.org.uk
or contact the Rev’d Canon Andrew Holliday
Tel 01257 421396
holliday321@btinternet.com

210219

St. Helen’s Church, Abingdon-on-Thames

St Helen’s seeks to appoint an Assistant Organist, from 01.03.19.

The church has a fine 3-manual Harrison organ, and a thriving choir of adults and children. Further details are available on the church website, www.sthelens-abingdon.org.uk, or by emailing administrator@sthelensabingdon.org.uk.

Salary based on RSCM rates plus fees.

Closing date for applications 17.12.18.

160119

Organist & Director of the Choirs

The Church of St Cuthburga, Wimborne Minster seeks to appoint a new

Organist & Director of the Choirs to lead the Minster Choirs, and to develop music at our Greater Church, building upon a long choral tradition dating back to 1664.

The primary focus will be two Sunday services but our aim is to expand the musical outreach more widely.

Salary £12,000

For information contact:

rector@wimborneminster.org.uk or call 01202 884753

Closing date Monday 19th November 5 p.m. 2018

Please send a full CV:

By email to: parishoffice@wimborneminster.org.uk

By post to: Church House, High Street, Wimborne Minster BH21 1HT

160119

Eastleigh Parish Church (EPC) seeks to appoint an

Organist

(possibly as a job-share between 2 organists)

The successful applicant(s) will:
  • Have a passion for sung worship within liturgical services
  • Be a highly competent organist
  • Be motivated by their own personal Christian faith to serve the Church
At EPC, you will find:
  • A well-maintained 3-manual pipe organ
  • A committed adult choir
  • A weekly sung eucharist (Sundays, 9:30am)
  • Occasional weddings and funerals, and other special services
  • Services from Common Worship (normally Holy Communion order one) and use of Hymns Old & New (Anglican Edition)
  • Appropriate remuneration for your services

Download a full job description/person specification by clicking here, or request one by emailing adrian@eastleighparish.com.  For an informal conversation, please call Revd Ian Fletcher on 07809 668 118.

Applications by CV, with a covering letter and names of 2 referees, to the above email address. Closing date for applications is 31st October 2018.  Please clearly indicate whether you are open to the possibility of a job-share for this post in your covering letter.

160119

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 carlmelville@hotmail.com. 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.

031118

Director of Music

St. Margaret’s, Warnham RH12 3QW

We are looking for a new director of music, to lead the musical life of our church from 1st January 2019. Music is central to the worship at St. Margaret’s; we have a robed all-age SATB choir and large Wyvern organ.

Our main Sunday service  is a CW Choral Eucharist, and we have two sung Evensongs a month, plus occasional festival services. The choir currently rehearses on Friday evenings.

First and foremost we need an organist and choir trainer, with a good knowledge of liturgy and choral repertoire. We are also quite eclectic, so if you do have a broader range of styles to offer, we’d be especially interested in your diversity.

We offer remuneration in line with RSCM guidelines, and a real desire to make the best music we can!

Please call Revd. Jules A. Barnes, for an informal chat. 01403 273302 or barnesjules@btinternet.com

121018

Organist/choir accompanist.

St Helen’s, Wheathampstead.

We are seeking to appoint an organist to play for services and accompany choir practice. We have a thriving and capable choir of adults and children led by our choir director (non-organist) and we sing a wide range of choral music. Willingness to direct the choir and rehearsals on occasion desirable but not essential. Services: Weekly Sunday Eucharist, Monthly Evensong plus special days and festivals. Choir Practice: Friday EveningThe 2 manual Hill, Norman & Beard organ has undergone a recent renovation.

RSCM rates apply and an enhanced DBS check will be required.

For further information please contact Robert Milner, Director of Music: milnerrobert1@aol.com or 07905 314439Rob Milner07540 847599

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Wanted

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140518 Enthusiastic SATB singer recruitment. Regular single day cathedral evensongs, annual weekend. Andrew Holtan neocantus@hotmail.com

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