Rev David Ackerman
St John's Vicarage Kilburn Lane
Westminster W10 4AA
Dr Maurice Merrell has for many years served as organist at St John's Church, Kensal Green (in addition to his role at Bishops and Sons and many notable organisations). 2020 will be a time of transition and we hope to appoint an assistant organist who will quite quickly succeed Maurice, who will become organist emeritus. 2020 is a year of transition in two related ways. We will soon be able to budget more resources to music and are about to apply for permissions for the building of a new organ.
Someone interested in this position is most welcome to visit informally. Expressions of interest will receive further particulars. The fee offered is based on playing at the 11am Mass, and Christmas services. Occasional services are in addition.
This position offers the opportunity for an organist to work with us in developing the musical life of the church, especially in relation to the formation of a choir. The church is committed to the organ as the principal means of supporting worship and we value traditional hymns! We are flexible in terms of experience as Maurice has a wealth of experience to pass on, but equally someone who need no "mentoring" could build up something notable.
St John's is in the Anglo-Catholic tradition under the Pastoral care of the Bishop of Fulham.