To develop the musical life of the church in a style that suits its ethos and to
the glory of God.
To lead recruitment, training and direction of the choir.
To play the organ/piano for services, and to conduct the weekly choir
In addition to playing for the 10 am Sunday service, the post holder will play
for additional services including:
o Christmas Carol Evening Service
o Christmas Eve Christingle Service
o Christmas Eve Midnight Mass Service
o Christmas Day Service
o Maundy Thursday Service
o Good Friday Three Hour Vigil Service
o Easter Sunday 5.30 am Mass of the Dawn Service
o Service for the Bereaved
o Wimbledon Team services which are held periodically (normally once
every four years) at St Mark’s including Ascension Day services and
As the church grows and develops, the above list may change.
To plan and prepare music for all services.
To meet periodically with the Vicar to choose hymns for the 10 am Sunday
service (currently meeting once every six weeks for about one hour).
To manage the annual music budget (mostly used for purchasing new hymn
and music books, for tuning and servicing the piano and organ, and for
holiday cover and supporting singers).
To work with Cantores (the Bishop Gilpin School Choir) when they sing at our
all-age services, five times a year.
To encourage those children who wish to, to sing at our services, either as
part of our existing choir, or to start a new children’s choir.
To encourage congregation members to play their own musical instruments
periodically during the administration of communion (this has rarely
happened in the past and so is a mostly new venture for the church).
For Sundays taken as annual leave, the post holder should arrange adequate
cover, ensuring that the covering musician is properly briefed as to the
requirements on a Sunday morning, and liaising with the Vicar’s
Administrator to ensure that the covering musician is promptly paid.
To oversee the supervision and care of the organ and piano.
Other tasks deemed to be reasonable after further negotiation with the
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