St George's Church
The Parish Church of St George, Hanworth, seeks to appoint an Organist & Director of Music to start with immediate effect.
- Organ -
The organ has a Grade 1 Historic Organ Certificate and is by Hill and was built in 1888. It is a two manual and pedal mechanical action instrument of excellent quality with a moderate but versatile specification.
Sub Bass 16
Open Diapason 8
Harmonic Flute 4
Geigen Principal 8
Viole di Gamba 8
Voix Celeste 8
Rohr Flute 8
Geigen Principal 4
Mixture II 19.22/12.15
Horn 8 Full length
Oboe 8 Full length
- Responsibilities -
The primary responsibility of the Organist & Director of Music is to play for the weekly 10am Sunday Mass. The mass is usually sung to the congregational setting by Dom Gregory Murray, or to the plainsong Missa de Angelis. Hymn books in use are Hymns Old & New, Hymns Ancient & Modern, and the English Hymnal.
The church follows the liturgical year and, as such, there are additional services with music around the feasts of the church year. In additional to weekly services, the Director of Music would be expected to play for Advent Carol Service, Might Mass, Epiphany Carol Service, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil.
There is a small but enthusiastic choir which lead the hymn singing and occasionally contribute an anthem. The director of music is not required, but may wish, to take choir practices, for which there would be additional remuneration. These currently take place on Friday evenings from 7.30 to 8.30 pm, though this is open for negotiation.
- Parish -
The church is in the catholic tradition of the Church of England, and is well known for high quality liturgy and music. The principle Sunday service is the parish Mass celebrated at 10am.
The congregation consists mainly of local people within walking distance of the church, and number around 100 over the course of an average Sunday.
The church was remodelled in the Victorian era, but which can trace its history back over 1,200 years.
- Remuneration -
Remuneration is £4,500 per annum, with optional extra income available as mentioned above.
The Director of Music has first refusal on all weddings and funerals, for which the fee is £100.
- Holidays -
The Director of Music is entitled to a Sunday off after Easter and Christmas, plus another four Sundays during the year to be taken by arrangement with the Churchwardens.
- Application -
To apply, please send a CV listing your experience and short covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet with the Churchwardens and to play for a ‘trial’ Sunday, or an audition at another time if more convenient.
The appointment process will be conducted in line with the PCC’s Safeguarding Policy, and any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.