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b Contact: The Revd Laura Jorgensen

 

c Telephone: 0207 283 2154

 

d E-mail: rector@stbotolphs.org.uk

 

i The Ad: St Botolph without Aldgate

 

Diocese of London

 

Organist

and Director of Music

 

We are seeking an Organist and Director of Music to enhance our worship and to develop the musical life of St Botolph?s.  St Botolph?s sits at the eastern threshold of the City of

London. We are an inclusive church with a diverse congregation.   

 

 

Our Renatus Harris organ, built around 1704, is arguably England?s oldest surviving church organ. We have a brand new Schimmel Konzert K213TX grand piano.

 

Remuneration at RSCM rates depending on qualifications and experience.

 

 

For more information please see:

www.stbotolphs.org.uk

 

Closing date for applications:  Monday 21 May

2018

 



19 April 2018

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b Contact: Rev Lucy Davis

 

c Telephone: 01525 712369

 

d E-mail: lucy@flitwickchurch.org

 

i The Ad: ORGANIST and CHOIR DIRECTOR

 

St Peter & St Paul?s Church,

Flitwick, Bedfordshire

www.flitwickchurch.org

(3 miles from M1

Junction 12)

 

is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and competent Organist and Choir Director to continue and develop its well-established musical tradition

 

This thriving and inclusive parish

church offers:

- a worshipping community that values and enjoys a broad range of Church music

- a faithful and committed robed choir of adults and young people which sings a dedicated choir piece each week

- a

growing library of music ranging from simple chants to full SATB anthems

 

- a one manual, renovated Henry Jones organ with full pedal board

 

A suitable candidate will:

- play for the Sung Parish

Eucharist on Sunday mornings at 10.30am

(not the first Sunday of the

month),

on the main Feast Days of the year and for other occasional services, etc.

- conduct weekly choir practices (Friday evenings, term-time only) and give appropriate training

 

This post is available

from 1 September, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

 

The church

is affiliated to the RSCM and remuneration will be based on its guidelines with additional fees available for occasional offices

 

For

further information or to express your interest in this position, please

contact:

The Revd Lucy Davis

 01525 712369

lucy@flitwickchurch.org



18 April 2018

Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church

Central Square,

London NW11 7AG

www.hgsfreechurch.org.uk

 

Vacancy: Director of Music

 

 

We are looking for a Director of Music for Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church ( in North London) to start September 2018 or before if possible.

 

Our church building designed by Edwin Lutyens is Grade 1 listed. The organ, built by Norman and Beard, was opened in 1912, and was fully restored in 2002 by Nicholson's. It is a 3 manual instrument with 1500 pipes.

Our choir is small - usually of the order of 4-7 sopranos, 3 altos and 4 bases, and a tenor. We are keen and have been trained well by professional musicians for the past 6 years.

 

We are non - conformists and so musically we have typically 4 hymns ( most traditional, some Mission Praise), a psalm sung to chant, and usually choir introit and an anthem. Organ music before and after the service and during the offertory.

 

We have a choir practice on alternate Thursday evenings 8.00-9.30pm. The Junior singers practice from 10.00-10.20am on a Sunday, then the adult choir has another practice from 10.20-10.50. The Sunday morning service is from 11.00am – 12.00 noon.

 

The church has a growing, family orientated congregation with a wide range of activities for all ages. There has been a long musical tradition which we are keen to maintain whilst also open to new possibilities. The Director of Music position would suit somebody who is technically gifted and who sees the music of the church as a vital part of its ongoing mission and contribution to the wider community .

 

Salary up to £7,000 per annum or arrangements negotiated with a self employed musician

 

For further information please contact the Church Secretary Penny Trafford:

Tel 0208 959 3405,  ptrafford07@gmail.com



11 April 2018

Organist/Accompanist (Casual)

Warwick School is proud of its strong musical heritage and high standards, with award winning Choirs and ensembles.

A gifted organist is required as Chapel Organist and accompanist for Canticum to start immediately. The successful candidate will play for Chapel choir rehearsals and Sunday Services, for the Choral society rehearsals and concerts.

Competitive Hourly Rate of Pay (including holiday entitlement)

Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday 4th May 201

For further details regarding the post visit our website where you will also find an application form, www.warwickschool.org

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment            


5 April 2018

b Contact: Fr Christopher Basden

 

c Telephone: 02086743704

 

d E-mail: stbedecp@gmail.com

 

i The Ad: St Bede?s Catholic Church, Clapham Park SW12 0LF

 

Organist

and Choir Director sought.

 

Annual salary: c. ?5,000 (including 6

Sundays leave)

 

Responsibilities:

Rehearse the Novus Ordo Choir

Tuesday evening.

Sunday morning rehearsal before the Novus Ordo Mass.

 

Conduct/ Accompany Novus Ordo Mass

Coach the cantors for psalm each

week.

Select hymns in consultation with the Parish priest/choir members.

Recruit for both choirs

Develop repertoire for both

choirs

Availability for extra services, funerals, weddings etc (additional fees) Accompany/Liaise with EF Choir.

 

 

Requirements

Solid keyboard and choral/musical

background.

Experience and knowledge of Catholic liturgy and music preferably of both the Novus Ordo and Extraordinary Form.

Knowledge of

Chant, Polyphony, Hymnody, Psalmody.

Organist/accompanist. -

Skills

Ability to lead/conduct choir.

Work in the team

Punctuality

and Reliability

DBS

 

Organ: 3 Manual Hauptwerk Console.

 

Time

Committment

Novus Ordo Choir : 2 Hour rehearsal Tuesday evening. + Sunday Mass with rehearsal 30 mins prior.

Extraordinary Form choir:

Sunday Mass with rehearsal 30 mins prior. (Rehearsal)

+ Christmas and

Holy Week ceremonies.

 

Probation period: 6 months

 

There is room in

the position to expand the scope of the choirs. The parish has links to

a number of schools in the area.

 

Application:

CV and covering

letter detailing relevant experience and suitability for the position.

 

 

Interview Process:

Interview and short audition (organ playing,

sight reading and leading part of a choir rehearsal).

 

 



30 March 2018

a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

 

b Contact: Sam Adams

 

c Telephone: 07729 454212

 

d E-mail: stthomasmusicfoundation@gmail.com

 

i The Ad: Director of Music & Assistant Director of Music

 

St Thomas?

is the Parish Church of Brentwood, a vibrant Essex town situated on the new Elizabeth Line with easy access into London.  Music at the church is highly regarded by the congregation and throughout the Chelmsford Diocese. The successful candidates will have the pleasure of overseeing four choirs, an organ scholarship scheme, the church orchestra, and a lunchtime concert series.  The organ is an impressive 3-manual instrument recently renovated by Nicholson & Co.

 

With the recent

establishment of the St Thomas? Music Foundation, there is a lot of support for the music department, both financially and also with administration.  We have a number of opportunities coming up in September that cover Director of Music, Assistant Director of Music and Assistant Organist responsibilities; the number of roles will depend on the successful candidates and their skills/qualifications.

 

Start

date: September 2018.

 

Salaries in the region of: Director of Music

?8,000-12,000 and Assistant Director of Music ?4,000-8,000 depending on the agreed roles and experience.

 

Please contact:

stthomasmusicfoundation@gmail.com for more information about the roles and visit www.music-at-st-thomas.org.uk

 

Closing date for enquiries:

20th April 2018

 



23 March 2018

a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

 

b Contact: The Reverend Michael Burns

 

c Telephone: 020 8540 5279

 

d E-mail: ccww.gmail.com

 

i The Ad: Director of Music/Organist required for                       

                         Christ Church West Wimbledon                   

                                                   2 Cottenham Park

Road, London SW20 0RZ                                                  

www.christchurch-westwimbledon.org

Christ Church West Wimbledon, easily

accessible from Raynes Park/Wimbledon stations via the 200 bus or by car (A3), is a friendly, liberal and inclusive Anglican Church. We seek a capable and enthusiastic Director of Music to lead the musical life of the church. Worshipping in the central tradition of the Church of England, there is a Parish Eucharist at 10am and a Sung BCP Evensong at 6.30pm each Sunday.

Candidates should be proficient in playing a pipe organ and capable of good choir direction. Our 3 manual Walker organ is in reasonable working condition and we have also recently been given a restored Bl?thner baby grand piano. We have a four-part RSCM affiliated choir with a repertoire of anthems and we also have a children?s choir which joins the first 10am Sunday service of the month to sing prepared items, with the older children also welcome in the main 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.

 There is also the potential to build on an established tradition of annual concerts involving the choir and local musicians.

In addition to

Sunday mornings and evenings throughout the year, our organist is also expected to play for Holy Week, Easter and Christmas and on major feast days.

Remuneration is in line with RSCM rates depending upon qualifications and experience. Fees for weddings and funerals will be paid additionally. We are seeking someone who is available to start as soon as possible. For an informal conversation about this post, please telephone the Reverend Michael Burns on 020 8540 5279.

Full details

are available on church website www.christchurch-westwimbledon.org

To

apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, together with the names of two referees, to the Reverend Michael Burns, c/o St Saviours

Vicarage, Church Walk, London SW20 9DL. Email: ccww.vicar@gmail.com     

                                                               

Applications should be received by the closing date: 1 May 2018

 

 

 



22 March 2018

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i The Ad: Organist/Music Leader for St Mary the Virgin Parish Church,

Ringmer, nr Lewes East Sussex. Diocese of Chichester  

From June or as

soon as available thereafter

Permanent, part time

Location: A large

village 3 miles east of Lewes, next to Glyndebourne, on the edge of the South Downs National Park We are seeking one or more Christian musicians to help us develop our worship to meet the needs of all age groups within our community, whilst keeping many of our existing traditional and varied musical forms of worship appreciated by our regular worshippers.

We are looking for:

?              a talented musician with a

passion for playing our very fine organ (3 manual by Hill, Norman and Beard, 1922, major rebuild 1989 and in excellent order).

?              an

inspirational leader who will work enthusiastically with our dedicated choir in shaping our worship for the future, using a range of musical styles

?              an innovator, enthusiastically providing encouragement and

opportunities to develop worship that?s attractive and relevant across our community especially for our young people If one or more of these roles could be for you, please don?t delay ? get in touch to find out more.

Details on www.ringmerchurch.org.uk

or email

ringmervicarpa@googlemail.com

or call Rev Beth McCleave on 01273

812243 

 

 

 



22 March 2018

a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

 

b Contact: The Reverend Michael Burns

 

c Telephone: 020 8540 5279

 

d E-mail: ccww.gmail.com

 

i The Ad: Director of Music/Organist required for                       

                         Christ Church West Wimbledon                   

                                                   2 Cottenham Park

Road, London SW20 0RZ                                                   

www.christchurch-westwimbledon.org

Christ Church West Wimbledon, easily

accessible from Raynes Park/Wimbledon stations via the 200 bus or by car (A3), is a friendly, liberal and inclusive Anglican Church. We seek a capable and enthusiastic Director of Music to lead the musical life of the church. Worshipping in the central tradition of the Church of England, there is a Parish Eucharist at 10am and a Sung BCP Evensong at 6.30pm each Sunday.

Candidates should be proficient in playing a pipe organ and capable of good choir direction. Our 3 manual Walker organ is in reasonable working condition and we have also recently been given a restored Bl?thner baby grand piano. We have a four-part RSCM affiliated choir with a repertoire of anthems and we also have a children?s choir which joins the first 10am Sunday service of the month to sing prepared items, with the older children also welcome in the main 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.

 There is also the potential to build on an established tradition of annual concerts involving the choir and local musicians.

In addition to

Sunday mornings and evenings throughout the year, our organist is also expected to play for Holy Week, Easter and Christmas and on major feast days.

Remuneration is in line with RSCM rates depending upon qualifications and experience. Fees for weddings and funerals will be paid additionally. We are seeking someone who is available to start as soon as possible. For an informal conversation about this post, please telephone the Reverend Michael Burns on 020 8540 5279.

Full details

are available on church website www.christchurch-westwimbledon.org

To

apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, together with the names of two referees, to the Reverend Michael Burns, c/o St Saviours

Vicarage, Church Walk, London SW20 9DL. Email: ccww.vicar@gmail.com     

                                                               

Applications should be received by the closing date: 1 May 2018

 

 

 



21 March 2018

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b Contact: Michael Cryne

 

c Telephone: 07915 068854

 

d E-mail: saintjamespettswoodmusic@gmail.com

 

i The Ad: Organist required for Saturday evening services (Saturday evenings at 6pm) at St. James the Great Catholic Church, Petts Wood in Bromley. You'd share with another organist, so it's reasonably flexible.

The organ is well-maintained, the church is welcoming and has a long tradition of choral singing, which is in the process of being revived.

 

 

The music at Saturday evening services is broadly traditional, and I'm in the process of setting up a chamber choir for this service.

 

 

Please feel free to contact me for any further information - rates

will be in line with RSCM norms

15 March 2018

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b Contact: Revd Neil Summers

 

c Telephone0: 020 8332 1838 or 07540 974702

 

d E-mail: neil.summers@richmondteamministry.org

 

i The Ad: Organist/Choir Director required at St John the Divine in the Richmond Team Ministry in SW London, two minutes from Richmond Rail and Tube station.  The post is available from 8 April 2018.

 

St John's is

a welcoming and inclusive church with a modern Liberal Catholic ethos and a fairly formal -though unstuffy - liturgical style. Music has always been an important part of church life, and we have a small choir, usually 6-7 (unrobed)singers, who are very keen, loyal and capable.  The music library is extensive, and there is an annual budget for purchasing new resources.

 

The organ, maintained by Harrison & Harrison, is a historically interesting instrument built by Beale and Thynne in 1896.

There is also a piano in the church, and a portable keyboard in the choir vestry.

 

 

This is a post that could fit alongside other work commitments, musical or otherwise.  The main commitment is the 11.00 a.m. Sung Eucharist on Sundays, with a rehearsal beforehand from about

10.00 a.m. There is no midweek rehearsal.

 

In addition, there are

occasional weekday evening  services for feast days, and 2-3 Team services each year where the parish's three choirs join together in one of our churches.  The new director would also have first refusal for weddings and funerals, with extra fees payable.  (If evenings are not possible, there may be cover available locally.)

 

The salary is in

line with RSCM rates, currently approx. £3550 per year.

 



6 March 2018

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b Contact: Nigel Hinton

 

c Telephone0: 01342832391

 

d E-mail: nigelk.hinton@gmail.com

 

i The Ad: Post of Organist and Choir Director at St John the Evangelist, Dormansland, Surrey RH7 6RA

 

We are looking to replace our current

Organist and Choir Director who has returned to her former Church after eight very happy and fruitful years at St John?s. We are looking for someone to continue and extend the excellent foundation that has been laid.

The church was totally refurbished twenty five years ago. It has a magnificent three manual Copeman and Hart organ which is maintained on a service contract. There is a strong choir, affiliated to the RSCM. The vicar and the congregation are very supportive. There is a generous remuneration. The church is part of the united benefice of Lingfield and Dormansland under Revd. Kathryn Percival (Area Dean of Tandridge).

To

apply email the Associate Vicar: nigelk.hinton@gmail.com For more information contact the Associate Vicar above or the current Organist and Choir Director  mary.byers@btinternet.com.

 

This post is available

after Easter and you will be contacted as soon as you apply.

 

 



6 March 2018

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b Contact: John Spencer

 

c Telephone0: 07711670712

 

d E-mail: jadspencer@msn.com

 

i The Ad: Choir Director and Organist

Holy Trinity

(http://www.htnorthwood.co.uk/) is a vibrant, diverse, welcoming and inclusive parish. Situated in a beautiful part of London, Northwood has excellent tube and bus connections.

We seek a dynamic choir director

and organist who will enhance the broad spectrum of our musical worship which encompasses traditional choral music with a robed choir on most weeks of the year, and modern worship songs played (with accompanying

band) in our occasional ?all age? services. Choral training experience is desirable; enthusiasm is essential.

Our organ was built in 1953 by

J. W. Walker and is well maintained; for details please see the web

site: http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=R01457

Holy Trinity has

excellent links with our neighbouring church primary school, and seeks someone able to work with and enhance their existing choir and encourage the children to sing with our choir, initially on occasional Sunday mornings. Your availability for one or more afternoons during the week to work with the school choir would be highly advantageous.

On

Sunday's our principle service is at 10am, with choir practice at 9.15am (and sometimes 11.30). There are occasional choral evensongs in the BCP tradition. Involvement with weddings and funerals can be by arrangement .  Full details of expected involvement during key festivals available on application.

For more information:

Parish office Tel: 01923 822990;

email: office@htnorthwood.co.uk

or John Spencer, Church Warden, on

07711 670712.



27 Feb 2018

St James-the-Great, Dursley, Gloucestershire

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Director of Music at a friendly church where music is valued, and the thirty-six members of the choir, accompanied by an excellent organ, enhance the worship with a wide-ranging repertoire from Palestrina to Bob Chilcott. Further details of commitment and remuneration available from:

The Parish Administrator, The Parish Office,St James’ Church,  Dursley GL11 4JE  

                                        01453 549280          stjames.thegreat@tiscali.co.uk

St James-the-Great with St Mark’s Woodmancote, Dursley, Gloucestershire

Assistant Director of Music

St James’ Church is a friendly supportive Anglican community in the heart of Dursley which has enjoyed an unbroken tradition of excellent church music since the time of the Oxford Movement in the mid 19th century. Since 1933, there have been just three Directors of Music, and the choir’s repertoire is considerable numbering around thirty settings of the Mass, around twenty-five settings of the Evening Canticles (with six sets of responses) and literally hundreds of motets/anthems. In the past the choir has made around two Cathedral visits each year, and, as well as the “local” cathedrals of Gloucester and Bristol, has sung further afield in Brecon, Birmingham, Hereford etc. It is hoped to resume these visits in the near future The church is used as a concert venue by local music groups and schools.

St Mark’s Church was built as a chapel-of-ease in 1848. About five minutes walk from St James it is supported by a small but devoted congregation. The choir sings for occasional services, but the Director of Music and his Assistant regularly accompany the 11.30am Sunday service which alternates BCP Matins, Common Worship Matins and Common Worship Communion.

The Choir currently comprises some 14 trebles/sopranos, 8 altos, 6 tenors and 6 basses with an average Sunday attendance of 26. The main Sunday service is the 10.00am Parish Communion (Common Worship)  at which the choir sings a setting of the Mass, a Psalm (to Anglican chant) and a Communion anthem as well as leading the congregation in the singing of four hymns. BCP Evensong at 6.30 is sung with Introit, a setting of the Responses and Canticles, and an anthem; usually on two Sundays a month – unless replaced by “occasional” services such as Carol Services, Remembrance, Major Festivals etc. All-age services happen once a month, and for these the choir is not required. The choir does not meet during the month of August.

Rehearsals take place for 30 minutes before each service, and each Friday from 7.00 – 8.00pm for the Juniors (when we have any!) and from 7.30 – 8.45pm for the Seniors.

The Organ in St James’ dates from 1888, and was originally built by Hill. Over the years it has had many additions and today has three manuals and forty-seven speaking stops. It features in the “Coffee Cake and Music” organ recital series which takes place on the last Saturday in the month from April to September.

The Organ in St Mark’s is a large two manual digital instrument by Rodgers dating from about 2002. It sounds well in the church’s helpful acoustic.

The position is currently available and the appointment will be subject to a probationary period of three months.

Key Duties

To support the Director of Music at agreed services by either playing the organ or conducting the choir

To attend Friday rehearsals and take them if the Director of Music is absent

To assist in the training of new and junior choristers

To share the playing at services for which there is no choir (e.g. All-age service)

To work with the DOM to cover absences etc

Essential attributes

A competent organist capable of accompanying in a wide variety of styles.

A good sight-reader

A real love of church music.

A good sense of humour

Desirable attributes

A relevant musical qualification.

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The post will be subject to a DBS check

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Salary per annum

For the work carried out at St James’ £2500

At St Mark’s  30 services at £38           £1140

                                                          Total £3640

Occasional funerals (£75) and Weddings (£104)

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Application

Please apply in writing to the Parish Administrator giving details of experience and qualifications together with the names and addresses of two referees.

 



26 Feb 2018

a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

 

b Contact: Fr. Philip Ritchie

 

c Telephone0: 07590514884

 

d E-mail: vicarcsj@gmail.com

 

i The Ad: DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

The church of St Mary & St John, part of the parish of Cowley St John, Oxford, seeks to appoint a dynamic Director of Music to lead its music ministry.  We are currently setting out on an exciting phase of renewal of both our ministry and our church fabric, and look for a new Director of Music keen to reinvigorate our current Sunday choral and congregational music (described below). We are open to changes that have musical and theological integrity, build upon our strong Anglo Catholic tradition.  Details regarding our organ may be found on http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N11100.

 

 

Core

Duties of the Post:

Sunday Sung Eucharist. 10.45 (with pre-service practice for choir). Organ voluntaries (seasonally appropriate) from 10.35. Congregational hymns (including improvisation where liturgically required), service music, and psalms; choral anthem (suited to singers?

ability); post-service organ voluntary.

 

Feast Days and Solemnities.

These sung services are usually in the evening (7.00 or 7.30), with musicians? rehearsals as required: Christmas Carol Service, Christmas Midnight Mass, Christmas Morning, Epiphany, Annunciation, Ash Wednesday, Mass of the Last Supper (Maundy Thursday), Good Friday (3 Hours vigil, with hymns, followed by Mass of the Pre-Sanctified), Easter Vigil, Ascension Day, Corpus Christi, All Souls.

 

Ideally we would like to

grow the choir and have a weekday evening practice.

               

Additional

Duties (paid), Holidays and Substitutes, Reporting Funerals & Weddings are highly variable in number, but there are currently approximately 12 of these per year, on average. The Director of Music will have right of first refusal for these, to be paid (additional to salary) at RSCM rates; if the Director cannot, or does not wish to take a service, it will be his/her responsibility to recruit an adequate substitute organist (RSCM rates).

 

Holiday. The Director will be entitled to seven Sundays or feast days off during each twelve-month period from appointment, subject to the recruitment of an adequate substitute those days.

 

Reporting. For all matters relating to liturgical music, the Director will report to, and liaise closely with, the Vicar; administrative issues, including holidays and substitutes, will be confirmed and approved jointly by the Churchwarden and Vicar.

Contractually, the Director will be employed by the Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council of the Parish of Cowley St John.

 

Person

Specification

                Accomplished organist (at least ARCO level of competence or equivalent)

                Experienced choral conductor

                Experienced commitment

to Anglican liturgy and musical tradition

                Excellent organisational

skills

                Excellent interpersonal skills

                Ability to create and develop

new musical initiatives

 

Remuneration: ?5,000 p.a., plus occasional services (weddings and funerals) paid at RSCM rates.

 

To Apply: Please

send a letter of application setting out your interest and most pertinent qualifications for the post, together with a curriculum vit?, and the names and addresses (including email) of two referees, one of whom must be a parish priest, chaplain, or similar. This should be addressed to Fr Philip Ritchie, 271 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 2AJ; applications can be emailed to vicarcsj@gmail.com 

 

Interviews:

Interviewed candidates will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the church, and will be asked to demonstrate their organ skills, and to discuss ideas for growing the music ministry.

 

Cowley

St John Parish

Our parish was formed in 1870 from the historic parish of Cowley St James to serve Oxford?s rapidly growing, mostly working class, eastern suburb. Its first incumbent was Fr Richard Benson, also superior of the newly formed Anglican monastic community, the Society of St John the Evangelist (the ?Cowley Fathers?). This inheritance continues today in a wholly ?inclusive? expression of Catholic Anglicanism, marked by a strong eucharistic focus, commitment to the Daily Offices, and outreach to the poor, homeless, mentally ill, and new immigrant communities in East Oxford. The parish consists of two churches ? St Mary and St John on the Cowley Road, and the former ?mission? church of St Alban?s nearby in Charles Street. Attendance at the main (10.45) sung eucharist at St Mary and St John is currently ca.

50-100, depending on the season. Attendees are overwhelmingly local residents, and although the area is rapidly gentrifying, Cowley St John is Oxfordshire?s most economically, socially, and racially diverse parish. We are particularly keen to enhance our ministry to the area?s large population of students and younger families.

 

St Mary & St John

Church

For his new church of St Mary and St John, Father Benson commissioned as architect Alfred Mowbray, son of the Oxford Movement publisher and printer Alfred Richard Mowbray. Building commenced in 1875, with consecration in 1883, followed by the addition of the west tower by Mowbray in 1892-3. Large vestries were added in 1912. Due to lack of funds, much of the decorative stonework in the church was left unfinished, but the building is an impressive architectural essay in Anglo-Catholic theology and liturgy by design, rather than adaptation, with its voluminous nave and aisles dramatically focussed on the climax of the elevated chancel, high altar, and carved and painted reredos

(1918) by Cecil Hare, assistant to G F Bodley.

 

 

 

Music at St Mary &

St John

 

The Organ. Before 1950, a series of smaller organs were housed above the north or south chancel, with choir stalls below, all since removed. The present organ of 38 stops and three manuals is a fine instrument, well-suited to the large volume of the building. Its origins (ca. 1850) were as the instrument for Oxford?s St Michael-at-the-Northgate, but rebuilt with three manuals by Norman and Beard (1914), and brought to St Mary and St John in 1940. It was entirely overhauled at the cost of some ?200,000 in 2010, and is in excellent working order, housed in a gallery above the west end.

 

The

Choir  During the heyday of attendance numbers, ca. 1900-70, the church had a large robed choir, and from that period dates an enviable music library of four-part ?cathedral? repertoire. At present there is a very dedicated, but very small, core of singers (4-6, often just short of

SATB) who meet before the 10.45 service to rehearse hymns, psalms, and an anthem (usually taken from the Oxford Anthem Book). The choir presently sings from the west gallery around the organ console, with occasional forays to the north aisle at a grand piano (Bluthner).

 

 

The Congregation  Service music is sung congregationally (at present Murray, with Merbecke in Advent and Lent), as are Psalms (Anglican chant). We are a hymn-loving parish, and have recently invested in a full new set of the 2013 edition of Ancient & Modern (words-only for pew copies; full music for choir).

 

 



15 Feb 2018

The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Cuddington in Worcester Park is seeking to appoint an Organist and Choir Director.

 St. Mary’s has a long choral tradition and the choir is RSCM affiliated. The Communion service at 9.30 am is sung, using David Thorne’s Mass of St. Thomas setting. The choir also lead a monthly choral Evensong and there is scope for additional concerts and services. Hymns are mainly from Common Praise.

 The church has a fine three-manual Father Willis organ, enlarged and modified in 1974 and 2010.

 

 For further information please contact the Vicar, Theresa Ricketts on 07949 769580.



6 Feb 2018

aa Date: March 2018

 

aaa Time: Permanent

 

aaaa Organisation: St. Nicholas Church Shepperton

 

b Contact: Chris Swift (Rector)

 

 

d E-mail: chris_swift@tiscali.co.uk

 

e Type: Director of Music - Permanent Role

 

f Fee: On application

 

i Place: St. Nicholas Church

Shepperton

Middlesex

TW17 9JY

 

 

j Music: St Nicholas Church Shepperton (stnicholaschurch-shepperton.org)

seeks a Director of Music, with organist skills, able to lead Christian

worship sympathetically and with a familiarity with Anglican traditions.

He or she will be overall responsible for the musical life in the

Church. This entails conducting Sunday services of a weekly Sung

Eucharist and monthly Choral Evensong (or playing organ in the absence

of our principal organist), and Piano/Keyboard  at the 11.15 am

Alternative Worship service, which takes place weekly on Sundays in term

time. The role includes leading and developing our robed SATB choir

(10-15 members) and supporting other musicians.  We are located to the

west of London (Kensington Episcopal Area of the London Diocese) and

have a rich musical tradition. There are exciting opportunities for

development and outreach, including with the local Church of England

Primary School.  The full job description can be found on our website:

 

http://www.stnicholaschurch-shepperton.org

 

 

ja Have Read Page About Recordings: YES

 

 

 



5 Feb 2018

a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

 

b Contact: Revd. Fr Simon C. Maddison SSC.

 

c Telephone0: 020 8807 5336

 

d E-mail: vicar@aldhelms.co.uk

 

i The Ad: We are looking for a permanent Organist/Musical Director to organise and play the music for our 10am Sunday Parish Eucharist.

 

You

would also be required to play at special celebrations specified in the Church calendar (Maundy Thursday, Easter Saturday Vigil, Christmas Eve Midnight Mass and Christmas Day).

 

You would also get first refusal on

any other services, weddings or funerals. 

 

You would also be

required to work with and develop our music life with choir/band practice on a Saturday morning: 10am to 12noon.

 

We use Common

Worship Liturgy accompanied by a combination of traditional hymns and more contemporary worship songs, and worship is in a modern catholic tradition.

 

We have a small but enthusiastic choir, and have recently been working on developing a worship band with bass guitar and drums.

 

We are offering fees of ?40 for the Saturday practice session and ?70 for Sunday and special services.

 

Saint Aldhelm's is on Silver

Street, upper Edmonton, N18 1PA, very close to the Great Cambridge Roundabout. 

 

Please send application and CV to our email address.

 

 

Many thanks.



2 Feb 2018

a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

 

b Contact: Quintin Beer

 

 

d E-mail: quintinbeer@gmail.com

 

i The Ad: St Cuthbert?s Church

Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court, London

SW5 9EB

 

www.saintcuthbert.org

 

This historic west London Anglo

Catholic parish with an established musical tradition seeks to appoint an organist/organ scholar.

 

 

?              Play the organ/piano at the 10.00am

family Mass

?              Play the organ at the 11am High Mass (with a professional

quartet), at festivals and other services as notified by the Vicar and/or Director of Music.

?              Play the organ at Evensong and Benediction

(sometimes attended by a visiting choir).

?              Participate in

meetings/discussion with the director of Music concerning music for the services.

?              Play the organ for the occasional weddings and

funerals.

 

Details of

organ:

http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N17189

 

Job

description from the Director of Music: Quintin Beer

 

 



2 Feb 2018

a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

Sydenham. The church is St Michael & All Angels

 

b Contact: Luiza Chandy

 

c Telephone0: 02086130295 / 02087784563

 

d E-mail: parish.office@stgeorgeandstmichael.org.uk

 

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

 

The

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.

 

The successful candidate would have 6 Sundays off p.a.

by negotiation and a fully qualified candidate, if appointed, could expect to receive 62.50GBP per 90 minute session. Applications from candidates in training are also welcome. The successful candidate would be registered as self-employed for taxation purposes.

 

Please apply

with a CV and cover letter.

 

For more information contact the parish

administrator: Luiza Chandy

 

 



26 Jan 2018

St Michael's Headingley, Leeds, is looking for a new director of music. Enthusiastic choir, looking to develop and expand, musically supportive church, weekly Parish Eucharist and evensong, fine organ. Please contact the Vicar, Tony Whatmough, for more information, and please share with anyone else who may be interested. tonywhatmough@gmail.com. 07711335050

24 Jan 2018

aa Date: 4 lodge meetings per year

 

aaa Time: 5pm

 

aaaa Organisation: Wallington Lodge (Freemasons)

 

b Contact: Ashley Robinson

 

c Telephone: 07751697495

 

d E-mail: Wallington@ashleyr.co.uk

 

e Type: Freemasons

 

f Fee: TBC

 

i Place: Sutton (Surrey) Masonic hall

 

ia Singers: No thanks

 

j Music: Wallington Lodge are looking for an male freemason organist to play at our meetings on the 3rd Saturdays in March (Installation), October, November and January. We meet at Sutton Masonic Halls. If interested, please get in touch

 

ja Have Read Page About Recordings: NO

 

 

 



22 jan 2018

a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

 

b Contact: Revd Neil Taylor

 

c Telephone0: 01277 532770

 

d E-mail: neilataylor99@gmail.com

 

i The Ad: Organist sought by Greensted Church (near Ongar, Essex) - weekly Sunday service (1st and 3rd Sundays - 9.30am; 2nd and 4th Sundays

- 9.00am) from the Book of Common Prayer (Matins / Holy Communion).

Playing before and after the service and accompanying four hymns.

Electronic two manual organ. Contact Revd Neil Taylor, Parish Priest -

01277 532770 / neilataylor99@gmail.com.

 



18 Jan 2018

a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

 

b Contact: Kate Bolsover

 

c Telephone0: 07799 582875

 

d E-mail: kate@thebolsovers.co.uk

 

i The Ad:

Director of Music: St Michael and All Angels' Church, Sunninghill

 

We are looking to appoint a director of music who enjoys the beauty and tradition of BCP choral matins and the exuberance of child friendly contemporary worship.

 

In leading and developing our

music across two well attended Sunday morning services, the Director of Music will encourage more people to participate in our musical life, help grow a fledgling junior choir and play a key role in the outreach and mission to our community.

 

Salary of ?7,000-?8,000

Additional

fees for weddings and funerals.



11 Jan 2018

Organist of St. Augustine of Canterbury, Highgate,

Archway Road, London, N6 5BH

 Role Description

 l     Playing the organ for the Parish Mass at 10am. Information about the organ is here http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=P00195

l     In addition, playing at the special services on these particular days:  Christmas Eve Crib Service and Midnight Mass, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday

l    Playing at other services by negotiation with the Vicar

l     Playing at weddings, memorial services and funerals as available. Recommending deps where not available.

l     Reform a choir to sing on an occasional basis as agreed with the Vicar

l     Ensure the maintenance of the organ is carried out

 

Person Specification

 The following are qualities and skills are required:

l     Flexibility in playing and choosing a wide range of music

l     Punctuality

l     A desire to work collaboratively

l     An understanding of the liturgy

l     Commitment to the post of a church organist

l     A willingness to take part in the wider musical life of St. Augustine’s (eg. occasional recitals and concerts) as available

 

Accountability

 l     On a day to day basis the organist is responsible to the Vicar

l     The organist is paid by the Parochial Church Council on a self-employed basis

 Terms and Conditions

 l     Remuneration will be £3120 following the RSCM scale

l     Fees: funerals services fee as agreed with the funeral director; weddings, £150

l     The organist may take up to six Sundays off a year for which the fee for a deputy will be paid by the PCC

l     The appointment is not at time at present a Regulated Activity, but should it become so, an Enhanced Disclosure through the DBS will be required

l     The organist must work in accordance with St. Augustine’s Church Safeguarding Policy

l     The organist will be contracted on a self-employed basis

 To apply or to have an informal conversation

 Please contact the Revd. Peter Vannozzi: 020 8341 6372, vicar@saintaugustine.org.uk if you would like to have an informal conversation

If you wish to apply, please email a CV and indicate in the email your reasons for applying

We are looking to appoint as soon as possible, and will ask applicants to come to the church for an interview and audition



7 Jan 2018

a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

 

b Contact: The Parish Administrator

 

c Telephone0: 020 8698 9706

 

d E-mail: info@stlaurencecatford.org.uk

 

i The Ad: St Laurence Catford seeks to appoint an ORGANIST from April 2018.

 

We are a Church who really appreciate our longstanding musical tradition. The role includes supporting the Director of Music and choir, and is flexible to support other aspects of a musician?s career.

 

Full

details are at http://bit.ly/2Dvrgj4

 



28 Dec 2017