Revd John Routh
Holy Trinity Parish Church
We are looking for an Organist, or for a Director of Music who will be Organist & also oversee the Choir.
The organ is a high specification 3 manual Allen, installed in late 2017. We also have a good quality grand piano.
The choir are of mixed abilities, but enthusiastic.
The church is of 'central' tradition; Sunday services are usually eucharistic. We currently use 3 or 4 Eucharist settings, varying it by month. Hymns are taken from a range of sources (though mainly Ancient & Modern - Hymns & Songs for Refreshing Worship) and are both traditional and contemporary. Under normal circumstances the choir sing one anthem a month.
We look to pay fees within the range recommended by the RSCM.
For an Organist we can offer a regular stipend of £2,650 pa. We would expect the organist to play at 10am Sunday services and approx 6 major seasonal services (mostly Advent/Christmas and Holy Week). We would offer 5 weeks holiday, for which we would pay for relief organists.
In addition there would be the opportunity for occasional office fees. In a 'normal' year we have approx 12 weddings (at £105 each) and 10 funerals (at £76.50 each) - a further £2,025 pa.
For the post of Director of Music we can offer a further £1,325 to cover weekly choir practices, etc.