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Current Vacancies

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 PARISH AND PILGRIMAGE CHURCH OF
ST MICHAEL AND ST MARY MAGDALENE, EASTHAMPSTEAD

wishes to appoint a DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND ORGANIST

for our thriving liberal Anglo-Catholic church. This will include our Sunday sung Eucharist, weekly rehearsals for our senior and junior choirs and additional services for holy days and festivals.

Salary: £7000 plus fees for weddings and funerals

Papers available: on www.stmichaelseasthampstead.org.uk
or contact: Marion Gunning via

01344 459183 office@stmichaelseasthampstead.org.uk
Deadline: 30th June 2019

Charity No: 112860

Location: East Berkshire

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

Director of Music and Organist

St John Baptist, Berkswell

Our present Director of Music/Organist is leaving after 4 years of distinguished service and we are seeking to appoint a successor to continue this important ministry.

St John Baptist is a thriving Anglican Church in the Diocese of Coventry, located in the delightful village of Berkswell, around 6 miles from Coventry city centre and 9 miles from Solihull town centre. It has close links with the local primary school and seeks to serve the whole community.

We enjoy and value the contribution music makes to our church and we are looking for someone who is a skilled organist, has experience of training choirs and is willing to explore other musical traditions.

Sunday services are at 10am and 6pm (5pm in winter) and there are regular baptisms, weddings and funerals. The choir rehearses once a week, normally after the Sunday 10am service. The organ is an unaltered Father Willis, which has recently been completely renovated.

The salary offered is negotiable, in line with RSCM rates. Fees for baptisms, weddings and funerals are extra.

Post available from Sunday 1st September.

For further information please contact the Parish Administrator, Mrs Janet Roberts, at office@berkswellchurch.org.uk, or 01676 529123.

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

Salary £5700 – £6600 + 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 Thursday 27th June.
Interviews will be on Friday 12th 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

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Christ Church, Radyr, Cardiff

We wish to appoint a Director of Music to develop the place of music within worship in the parish; initially to strengthen the existing adult choir and in due course establish a junior choir.  The key requirements of the post are ability/experience in training choirs of both adults and young people, and a knowledge/appreciation of church music.  The appointee will be supported by the existing team of organists but a reasonable level of keyboard skills will be useful.  Attendance will be required at weekly choir practices (currently Thursday evening) and the Sunday morning Eucharist plus special festivals (approximately 3 hours per week).  Remuneration in accordance with RSCM Guidelines.  For an informal conversation or further details please contact Rev Vicki Burrows (tel. 02920 842417 or email vicki.burrows@me.com)

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St Peter ad Vincula,  Coggeshall, Essex

seeks a gifted and inspirational musician, with a passion for God, music and worship, to serve as

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

Closing date 15th August 2019

The successful candidate will develop the worshipping life and outreach of a community accustomed to  high standards of church  music. We have a wide spectrum of worship needs so you will also be willing to explore informal music styles. The church has a programme of lunchtime and evening concerts.

The organ is a three–manual Mander organ rebuilt in 2016 by Village Workshop

Responsibilities include Choir recruitment and training, Sunday services,  holy days and festivals, at monthly Choral Evensong and Occasional Offices.  St Peter’s has a busy wedding season and a good number of funerals in church.

The ability to work collaboratively with the Vicar, Ministry Team and choir is essential.

The position is available from September or as soon as possible thereafter, with the offer of a one year renewable contract. Remuneration is dependent on experience and qualifications.

For details contact the Vicar: Rev’d Canon Chris Davey

Vicarcoggeshall@btinternet.com  01376 56123

www.st-peter-ad-vincula.org.uk

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Organist/Director of Music

St. Peter & St. Paul, Edenbridge

We wish to appoint an Organist/Director of Music for our friendly and busy traditional Anglican parish with an accomplished SATB and junior choir.

Responsibilities include weekly choir practice, playing for weekly Sunday morning Eucharist and BCP sung Evensong, with an anthem at both services. Additional services at Easter and Christmas and Full Choral Evensong at Festivals.

The recently upgraded 3-manual pipe organ is well-maintained and regularly tuned. It has West and Chancel sections which can be played separately or together.

Remuneration in accordance with RSCM recommendations, plus fees for weddings and funerals.

For more information please contact the Parish Office on 01732 862258 or email: ssppmillhill@gmail.com www.edenbridgeparishchurch.org

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St Philips and St. Etheldreda Newmarket.

Post of Organist.

We are looking to appoint an organist to play for the 9.30am service each Sunday. Remuneration will be based on RSCM guidelines. The post comes with opportunities for weddings and funerals with fees. A relief organist is available.  Occasional cover is also required for other churches within the parish. For more information email c.conwayjarrett@hotmail.co.uk

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St John and St Luke, Bilton, Harrogate

Post of Director of Music/Organist

We wish to appoint a Director of Music and Organist to continue our rich and varied musical tradition, centred around our high quality SATB choir. The successful applicant will be expected to share in the ongoing development of worship in our two churches.

Organ: two manual with pedals and a number of beautiful solo stops.

Remuneration will be based on RSCM guidelines. The post comes with opportunities for weddings and funerals with fees

For further details, email church@stjohnsandstlukes.org.uk For an informal conversation about the post, please call Rev Simon Dowson on 07735 532821.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17th June 2019

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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 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).

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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

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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; catherine.thomas@poscimur.co.uk; www.poscimur.co.uk