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b Contact: Rev. Canon Richard Williams


c Telephone0: 01789 292777


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Director of Music : Salary up to ?5,000


St James, Alveston

(Stratford upon Avon)


We are looking for an inspiring and dedicated Director of Music to lead our small and enthusiastic robed choir and play the pipe organ for our services. Working in conjunction with the Vicar, you will further develop and shape the musical life of this vibrant Parish.


The duties are a weekly Sunday morning service (mostly a Sung Eucharist), weekly choir practice, and additional special services on the major feasts.


You will join at an exciting time, as

we embark upon the planning and rebuilding of our two manual Nicholson organ.


We think this will be a rewarding post, in a Parish where the contribution of all types of music is greatly appreciated.  More details and a job description available from Richard Williams



 1 Dec 2017



b Contact: Keena McKillen, Churchwarden


c Telephone0: 07905 409668


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Organist/leader of music for St Mary Magdalene, Ickleton.


We are looking for an organist to lead our regular worship and play at additional events such as feasts and festivals. We hold a parish communion service on the first Sunday morning of the month which is where we would require your services. We have an enthusiastic but small, amateur choir and would ideally be looking for someone who could rehearse the choir for occasional services ? we don?t currently rehearse for normal Sunday services. There is also a Taize service on the 2nd Sunday of the month and an evensong on the 4th Sunday of the month ?

although your involvement at these services may not be regularly required.


We have a well-maintained pipe organ, as well as an electronic keyboard and piano.


Fees are ?25 per service with

additional fees at an enhanced rate for occasional services.



we would like our new organist to start in January or February 2018.


29 nov 2017



b Contact: Fr Lawson Nagel


c Telephone0: 01243 262049


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Director of Music


Our seaside parish between Bognor Regis and Chichester is looking for a Director of Music from mid-January 2018 to play our new Makin digital organ at the 10:30 Parish Eucharist and occasional special services. St Richard's has a modern Catholic tradition (Common Worship/New English Hymnal) and a strong musical history, with a small RSCM-affiliated robed choir. Remuneration according to experience reflecting RSCM guidelines.


For further information please contact

the vicar:


The Reverend Canon Dr Lawson Nagel

Aldwick Vicarage, 25

Gossamer Lane, Bognor Regis PO21 3AT

Tel: 01243 262049

Email:                            Website:


16 Nov 2017


Job Title: Parish Singer/Musician

Location: Parsons Green, Holy Cross Parish

Reporting to: Parish Priest

Job Purpose: To sing and act as Cantor, at 9.30am and

11.30am Masses on Sundays and as required in consultation with Parish Priest

Principal duties and responsibilities

These responsibilities are subject to ongoing review and adjustment by the Parish Priest.

1. To attend the 9.30am and 11.30am Masses each Sunday from first Sunday in September to second Sunday in July.

2. To be available for Christmas, Easter and Holy Week liturgies.

3. To participate in annual Advent and Lenten service.

4. To attend occasional Liturgy Planning Meetings with Parish Clergy and other musicians.

5. To provide coaching for Clergy and parish musicians/singers as necessary.

6. To provide, and pay for, substitute if unable to play


Person specification: Parish Soloist/Cantor/Musician

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £20-25 depending on experience

Hours of work: Approximate 4 hours on Sundays (to be discussed with Parish Priest)

Experience required

1. Professional experience of Roman Catholic liturgical and musical practice, sufficient to plan/select music appropriate for the seasons and feasts of the Church’s year

2. Thorough knowledge and appreciation of Catholic music, traditional and contemporary

3. Professional singing experience in a Church setting


Competences required

1. Ability to sing and lead congregational singing

2. Excellent organisational skills

3. Ability to work alone, using initiative

4. Ability to work as part of a team


Additional Opportunities

1. You will have first refusal to sing at special services such as weddings and funerals. For which the fees are: £100 for either service.


N.B This is not intended to be a comprehensive description of the duties of the post. The post holder may be required to undertake other related duties as required


Please contact Father Michael Daley

16 Nov 2017

Holy Trinity, Eltham SE9

Organist & Director of Music

We would like to appoint a skilled musician to work with our SATB choir of enthusiastic amateurs and enrich our Affirming Catholic worship. Large 3-manual Makin instrument in excellent order.

RSCM rates plus fees

Contact: Father Brett Ward

Telephone: 020 8850 1246


15 Nov 2017



b Contact: David Guest


c Telephone0: 020 8876 5914


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Christ Church, East Sheen




Christ Church, East Sheen (part of the Mortlake with East Sheen team ministry in south west London) is seeking an enthusiastic, talented and able musician to take up the post of Director of Music.


For more

information see our website at,


For Job

Description (which details remuneration and fees) and Person Specification, contact the Vicar, the Revd David Guest:


Closing date for applications:

January 12th, 2018


Interviews: January 20th, 2018

15 Nov 2017



b Contact: The Revd Dr Robert Tobin


c Telephone0: 02086731188


d E-mail:


i The Ad: The Church of St Mary & St John the Divine, Balham (southwest

London) is seeking an Organist/Director of Music.  We are an inclusive, diverse, and modern liberal-catholic church that places music at the heart of our worship.

There is an adult volunteer choir (SAMen) of mixed ability.  Remuneration is ?300pcm, with six weeks paid leave per year.  For more information, please see:

or contact the Vicar.

13 Nov 2017



b Contact: Ann Millmoor


c Telephone0: 07546101305


d E-mail:


i The Ad: We are looking for someone who can play for us Weekdays when needs including Weddings and Funerals. Sundays mass. Anglo catholic church in Horden Co.Durham

7 Nov 2017



b Contact: Revd Kate Tuckett


c Telephone0: 07410 978921


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Director of Music


St Alban's North Harrow is seeking a new Director of Music. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced church musician who is able and willing to direct an enthusiastic choir and to help guide our musical direction.


This post is subject to an

enhanced DBS check.


Salary in line with RSCM rates.


Closing date

noon 30th November 2017


For further details and an application form, please contact Revd Kate Tuckett,, or on our website,

7 Nov 2017



b Contact: Reverend Lynn Hurry


c Telephone0: 01279 424 005


d E-mail:


i The Ad: St Mary-at-Latton, Harlow, is an inclusive Anglo-Catholic church.

We are looking for an organist/choir director to play on Sundays at our 9.45am Sung Eucharist and also to practice with our small, but committed choir at 9am prior to the service beginning. Plus special services at Holy Week and Christmas. Our worship includes a choir anthem, and a balance of traditional hymns and modern  worship songs.


Renumeration within RSCM guidelines plus fees from occasional services.


30 oct 2017

aa Date: Flexible, one evening a fortnight


aaa Time: negotiable


aaaa Organisation: Marychurch Hatfield


b Contact: Jim McManus


c Telephone: 07944 284041


d E-mail:


e Type: Music tutor for beginning liturgiclal singers


f Fee: Negotiable


i Place: Marychurch RC Church, Salisbury Square, Old Hatfield (near Hatfield railway station in Herts) AL9 5HD



j Music: We need someone who is able to help us develop a small singing

group into a reasonable small choir to assist and sing at mass.  Help us

learn mass settings and some pieces to sing and give our group

confidence.  One evening a fortnight initially. We use the new

Celebration Hymnal and would like to learn some settings old and new. We

have an organist who can do Sundays only at present so need an extra

person to teach and work with us


ja Have Read Page About Recordings: NO


k Other Details: Terms and conditions flexible and we would also welcome

someone who would be willing to organise a few occasional"come and sing

workshops" to help our congregation improve their confidence and




20 Oct 2018



b Contact: Luiza Chandy


c Telephone0: 02086130295 / 02087784563


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Regular organist for St Michael and All Angels Lower Sydenham,

SE26 4HH


The Team Vicar and DCC are looking for a competent organist to play regularly for the morning service (Parish Communion).



successful candidate will be sympathetic to a wide range of worship styles.

 S/he would also be expected to play for an afternoon service on Christmas Eve and for Parish Communion on Christmas Day itself; also on Good Friday and possibly Maundy Thursday.


S/he would also be

expected to find competent cover for services they were unable to play for themselves.


We currently pay ?50 per 90 minute service (including short prelude) as invoiced by the organist, but the amount is negotiable. The successful candidate would be registered as self-employed for taxation purposes.


Please apply with a CV and cover

letter to the parish administrator.




8 Oct 2017


b Contact: Robert Thompson


c Telephone0: 01992 413691


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Appointment of Organist for

The Parish of Bengeo



Trinity Church, New Road, Hertford SG14 3JJ St. Leonard?s Church, St.

Leonard?s Road, Bengeo, SG14 3JW

Contact: Robert Thompson


Telephone: 01992 413691




Parish of Bengeo seeks applications for the position of Organist to

succeed our current organist on retirement from 1st January, 2018.


Parish of Bengeo has a long tradition of fine organ playing. Holy

Trinity Church (1855) has a two manual Walker organ. St. Leonard?s

Church (1120) is a Grade I listed church, open between June and

September and for occasional services outside those months. It has a new

chamber organ built by Peter Collins.

The parish stands in the Broad

(Central) Anglican tradition.  The principal Sunday service is the 10am

Parish Communion where a small (willing and happy) robed choir is in



Closing date for applications: Thursday November 30th,


Interview & audition: TBA, December 2017.




at the choir rehearsal each Sunday at 9.15am, and playing the Parish

Communion at 10am

Playing at services on high days and holy days,

notably during Christmas and Easter periods, is obligatory


playing for weddings, funerals and occasional offices (appropriate fees

to be paid; currently ?100 for a standard service, 10?15 services a


Being responsible for the maintenance of the Walker organ and

Collins organs.


Essential qualities

The ability to accompany the

choir and congregation with sensitivity

The ability to extemporise in


A reasonable knowledge of organ repertoire (for


The ability to work as part of a team


Desirable but not

essential qualities

Arrangement skills

Reasonable fluency in simple

transposition and score-reading

Experience of singing




The organist is engaged through an annual contract for the provision

of musical services to the sum of ?4,000 p.a. If he or she is absent for

any reason, the organist is entitled to delegate their duties, with the

agreement of the Vicar, to a competent deputy whose remuneration shall

be the organist?s responsibility.



The organist may

arrange leave of duty with our retired organist, for up to six Sundays

of the year not to include major festivals.

Probationary Period


will be a probationary period of three months.


To apply please send

a CV and covering letter to the Vicar:

The Rev?d Robert Thompson



Byde Street


SG14 3BS



Further information available on request



26 Sept 2017



b Contact: Parish Office, St Paul's Church


c Telephone0: 020 7737 4978


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Director of Music and Organist at St Paul?s Church, Herne Hill, London SE24 St Paul?s Church, a friendly and flourishing church, is seeking a Director of Music and Organist. The church has a Norman & Beard 3 manual organ and a Broadwood grand piano. In addition to providing worship music with the small choir at Sunday services and festivals, the role involves developing children?s participation and identifying and leading other opportunities for musical activity within worship. The church is affiliated to the RSCM and remuneration will be based on its guidelines. For more information and the application form, please visit the parish?s website

21 Sept 2017



b Contact: Fr Michael Riley


c Telephone0: 0208 987 0312


d E-mail:


i The Ad: St Paul's Church is a lively family church in the Grove Park area of Chiswick, west London. We are looking for an organist for Sundays and occasional weekdays, someone who would be interested in developing our informal choir and work with young people. We would value input to Sunday evening concerts(monthly) and musical events through the year. We are currently paying ?70 for Sunday service plus rehearsal.


15 Sept 2017

St Thomas’ Church, Kensal Town

W10 5DB


A vibrant and lively Anglo-Catholic church, with services in a modern catholic style

seek an organist for Sunday Parish Mass (11am)

Simple congregational hymns accompaniment, notes for intoning the Mass, motet (if desirable)

We have no choir so are not seeking to perform complex choral works.

If interest, please contact the Vicar - Fr Sam McNally-Cross

13 Sept 2017



b Contact: Canon Charles Pickstone


c Telephone0: 020 8698 2871


d E-mail:


i The Ad: St Laurence Catford require Organist to work with Director of Music and choir in busy SE London parish. 1968 Walker organ. Deadline Sept 18.



4 Sept 2017



The Lagos Academy of Music wishes to recruit a number of piano,organ, singing and music theory teachers for its 3 teaching locations in Nigeria’s biggest city.


The majority of our students are either beginners or have reached a standard somewhere between Grades 1 and 5 ABRSM.

Most students have experienced classical music through their churches and tend to favour playing church music above other genres.


We seek teachers who are accustomed to teaching music to adult beginners and who have the energy and vision to introduce great sacred and secular classical music to our students.

Church organists, choir directors, vocal trainers and pianists are particularly encouraged to apply to us.


Teachers working for the Lagos Academy of Music will receive a competitive salary (to be negotiated) as well as accommodation in an apartment shared with other teachers. Transport to/from our buildings will also be provided as will visa support and initial flights. As a guide, our ex-pat teachers have tended to earn approximately US$1500 tax free per month, most of which they have been able to save. 


Teachers should, in the first instance, send an expression of interest to Paul by email: Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have about these roles.

21 Aug 2017

aa Date: one Sunday a month


aaa Time: part time


aaaa Organisation: Grange Park Methodist Church N21


b Contact: Mrs Eileen Nicholls


c Telephone: 0208 360 0282


d E-mail:


e Type: Morning service at 11.00am


f Fee: ?40.00


i Place: Grange Park Methodist Church

Winchmore Hill

London N21 2LS


ia Singers: No choir or vocal


j Music: To play before service , hymns, and a postlude. Occasional weddings and funerals.

A 2 manuel Walker organ maintained by Walker


ja Have Read Page About Recordings: YES


k Other Details: If available more than one Sunday this is fine. Could be 2 Sundays



17 Aug 2017



b Contact: Rev Owen Page


c Telephone0: 01158469399


d E-mail:


i The Ad: An excellent opportunity for a Director of Music has arisen at the beautiful village church of St Mary The Virgin in Clifton Village, Nottingham. The church stands only a few miles from Junction 24 of the M1, is Grade 1 listed, is a popular location for weddings, with fabulously designed acoustics and boasting a gorgeous 1973 two manual and pedal board, 11 stop, tracker action Marcussen pipe organ (NPOR

N0887) and a grand piano, both of which are maintained to be in exceptional condition.


The church is looking for an enthusiastic Musical Director to drive music forward in the Parish to include the creation of a regular basic SATB choir and maybe a children?s choir.

They are looking to form secure links with music in the local schools and Trent University whose campus sits right next door to the village!



There is usually one service per week apart from festival weeks. The church is well known to be a local concert venue and the successful applicant will head up designing a program of musical events throughout the year to include assistance with the successful music festival and the coordination of visiting choirs.


The church is within the same

parish as Clifton?s Holy Trinity Church where a Father Willis organ sits waiting to be installed into the organ gallery and the successful applicant will be key to leading this project to a successful outcome.

Skills in modern worship music would be an additional benefit in order to support the musical worship style in this second church on occasion.



A Sub Organist is already in place to support the successful applicant with choir accompaniment and holidays, etc. If you are keen to forward your career as a Director of Music in a prominent village church that holds music centrally to its success and outreach program and you are reliable and passionate about both choral music and traditional worship with an eye on the modern then this may just be the role that you are looking for. Negotiable rates paid based upon RSCM.



feel free to contact either the Team Rector: Rev Owen Page on

01158469399 or the President of the Nottingham and District Society of Organists: Mr Ian Watts on



17 Aug 2017



b Contact: Rev Trevor Raaff


c Telephone0: 01159632346


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Linby cum Papplewick Parish (near Hucknall, Nottingham and close to Jct 27 of M1) is looking for an organist/pianist to cover services at its two churches; St Michael's Linby and St James'

Papplewick starting mid November 2017.


St Michael's has a two manual

organ built around the original Alexander Young instrument by Groves Organ builders whilst St James' has a beautiful one manual and pedal organ built by Father Willis. Two inspiring instruments are found in fine maintained condition.


The Parish is alive and well with a

healthy congregation and a service music style that is mixed between modern worship and traditional with both morning and evening services shared between the two churches. St Michael's has a Yamaha electric piano and often has two guitarists supporting modern worship songs.

Approximately 10 weddings per year and funerals.


The church has a

none robed capable SATB choir that sings at festival services and requires a conductor; this may be encompassed in the role or split off depending on the applicant's wishes and abilities. Negotiable rates dependent upon the negotiated role.


Please feel free to contact

either the Priest In Charge: Rev Trevor Raaff on 01159632346 (holiday until 27th Aug 2017) or the President of the Nottingham and District Society of Organists: Mr Ian Watts on


17 Aug 2017



b Contact: Revd Sue Brewer


c Telephone0: 01474 352643


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Christ Church, Echo Square

Gravesend, Kent

Seeks an


Organist and Choir Director/ Organist only RSCM affiliated and rates SATB choir with Weekly Choir practice and Weekly service A range of musical styles including Sung Holy Communion and some BCP Evensong Approx. 20 weddings and 20 Church Funerals annually.

Flexibility/ Job sharing possible

Candidates must be willing

to collaborate with leaders of established Music Group and Children?s Choirs Enhanced DBS disclosure required


16 Aug 2017



b Contact: Revd. John Barker


c Telephone0: 01825 733103


d E-mail:


i The Ad: ORGANIST and CHOIR LEADER REQUIRED for the church of St.

Margaret the Queen, Buxted Park. East Sussex (Parish of Buxted & Hadlow



We are looking for a new organist and choir leader, to maintain and enhance the musical life of our beautiful 13th century church.



There is one choir-led service each Sunday: Matins, Parish Eucharist

or Evensong.  A small music group usually accompanies the monthly All

Age Service.  Choir practice is currently on Thursday evenings. In

addition there are special services on Good Friday and at Christmas. 

Salary will follow RSCM guidelines and may be enhanced by an average of

12-15 weddings a year, as well as funerals.

The organ is a 2 manual

and pedal 1909 Bevington tracker action organ, enlarged in 1970 to 11

speaking stops.


If you have questions or would like more information,

please contact the Rector   (01825 733103 /



10 Aug 2017



b Contact: Frank Roddy - Director of Music


c Telephone0: 07813 471949


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Assistant Organist, Bromley Parish Church, St Peter and St Paul


Bromley Parish Church is seeking an Assistant Organist to join our team in developing the role of music in our mission at the heart of Bromley town centre.  The right person will cherish the English choral tradition, which is much valued here, and work with the Director of Music to support the vicar in the leading of worship.  In addition an appreciation of more contemporary music and worship would be an advantage. 


We have an experienced and skilled choir and an acclaimed 3 manual mechanical action Walker organ built in 1991.  The position could suit either an experienced student seeking a placement for 1 or 2 years or someone seeking a longer term role.  Remuneration:



Job description can be found on the church website:

Please e-mail letter of application with Curriculum Vitae to Frank Roddy The Director of Music.


8 Aug 2017

b Contact: Rev Sue Weakley


c Telephone0: 01293 773954


d E-mail:


i The Ad: St Nicholas Charlwood Surrey

Diocese of Southwark




We are seeking an enthusiastic musician to help lead our Parish worship, sharing the load with our current Organist and Choir Director and working with the RSCM affiliated robed choir. We are looking for someone who could offer 2 Sundays a month (one CW Eucharist and one sung Matins) plus the preceding choir practises, held on Wednesdays. The parish has a strong musical tradition. The church has an excellent Holditch two manual organ.

Remuneration is in line with

RSCM rates, plus the option of some weddings and funerals and Christmas carol service.

For more information please contact the Priest in Charge.



11 July 2017



b Contact: Revd Michael Burns


c Telephone0: 020 8540 5279


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Director of Music/Organist required for Christ Church, West

Wimbledon SW20 0RZ                                            

Christ Church West Wimbledon, easily

accessible by car (A3) or by bus from Raynes Park/Wimbledon stations, is a friendly, liberal and inclusive Anglican Church which seeks to appoint an inspired Director of Music. Worshipping in the central tradition of the Church of England, there is a Parish Eucharist at 10am and a Sung Evensong at 6.30pm each Sunday.

Candidates should be proficient with

playing a three manual pipe organ and capable of good choir direction.

Our Walker organ is in reasonable working condition and we also have a recently restored Bluthner baby grand piano. We have a four-part RSCM affiliated choir with a repertoire of anthems and we also have a children?s choir. Rehearsals for both choirs currently take place on a Friday evening and at 9am on a Sunday morning although this could be reviewed if necessary.

In addition to Sunday mornings and evenings throughout the year, music is also required for certain feast days and for Holy Week, Easter and Christmas ? Ascension Day, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Day, All Souls Day, Advent Sunday, Christingle Service, Carol Service, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Remuneration is in accordance with RSCM rates plus fees from occasional offices and for the right candidate, depending upon qualifications and experience, the basic salary payable is up to ?6,000 per annum. We are seeking someone who is available to start in the autumn. For an informal conversation about this permanent post, please telephone the Reverend Michael Burns on 020 8540 5279. Full details are on the website:

To apply, please

send your CV and covering letter, together with the names of two referees, to the Reverend Michael Burns, St Saviours Vicarage, Church

Walk, London SW20 9DL. Email:    A DBS Enhanced

Check will be required.




6 July 2017



b Contact: Father Ben Eadon


c Telephone0: 01903 694 827


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Organist


Contract: Permanent

Location: South



Organist required


St Symphorian?s Church, Worthing, West



St Symphorian?s is a friendly and

active parish in Worthing.  The musical provision is modest, though enthusiastic.  We require an organist who will assist in enriching the musical and liturgical life of the church.


The instrument is a

2-manual Gray & Davison and is well maintained.  Your commitment would be to play for our 10am Sung Mass on Sundays as well as a few other solemnities and special services during the year as well as occasional offices where possible.  Cover, when necessary, isn?t hard to arrange as we have a retired organist in the congregation.  Remuneration: ?2,500 p.a.


Contact: Father Ben Eadon, Priest in Charge, for more

information: or 01903 694 827.



4 July 2017



b Contact: Rev David Callander


c Telephone0: 07475 881733


d E-mail:   


i The Ad: Ilkley Baptist Church are seeking a proficient Organist to play at our morning services (10-45am).  We play mostly from Baptist Praise and Worship, but also use Mission Praise.


We have an evening

service weekly as well, for which a Piano is normally used.


We offer

competitive payment for your time.  If you would like further details, or a trial on our organ, please contact for further details.




b Contact: Rev Grant Ashton


c Telephone0: 01257 262102


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Euxton Parish Church in south Lancashire seeks organist to play on Sunday mornings, Holy Days and Occasional Offices. Friendly choir, loving church members, historic building. Withnell Pipe Organ

(1979) with new Control System in 2011. Brand new hymn books (A&M Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship). RSCM rates. For further information please contact the Vicar, Rev Grant Ashton: 01257 262102 or


26 June 2017

b Contact: Iain Macfarlane


c Telephone0: 07773 773902


d E-mail:




St Martin?s Church, Epsom seeks a

creative and experienced choral director from September 2017 to build on and develop our strong musical tradition overseeing and developing the range of music across our worship services. You will work with the organist, experienced SATB robed choir, a fine pipe organ, musicians and clergy in providing music on Sundays and major festivals. Salary at RSCM recommended rates.


For an informal discussion, please contact: Alyson Aronson

Tel: (01737) 832584 ? Email:



by e-mail to the Vicar:



5 June 2017



b Contact: Pam Ward


c Telephone0: 01395597691


d E-mail:


i The Ad: Urgently wanted Organist for rural church, St Giles Church Sidbury. Three Sunday services per month, plus wedding and funerals also to the manager church choir.

1 June 2017