Rev. Patrick Gerard
St Mary the Virgin
A competent and experienced Organist Grade 7/8 or above, who is also an experienced Choirmaster.
We need a leader to plan and develop our well established, mostly traditional, choral worship, one Sunday morning service per week, with usual additional weekday services for the special seasons of the year. There is a well established and capable adult choir of 16, and a Junior section of 9 who sing on some Sundays. An anthem or choral item is included each week.
The three manual (20 rank) organ was built by Trevor Tipple in 1997, not yet listed on NPOR, but details can be supplied. The Rector and PCC are supportive of the music ministry, and would like to see it develop further. This is initially an appointment for one year, but may be extended. The role could be shared with an assistant. A panel of deputy organists is available for support.
The Rector would welcome telephone enquiries for an informal chat.
Given current restrictions, the application process will remain open ended