St Mary with All Souls Church, 134a Abbey Road, London, NW6 4SN
We are looking for a Director of music and organist to play our well-maintained Bishop three-manual main organ and our two-manual tracker action Walker instrument, and to lead our congregation and choir in great music. We have a strong musical tradition in the parish and are looking for an excellent organist (probably ARCO standard) who can help us build on this by enhancing the stature of our cantor and choir led tradition, developing the contribution of our younger people, building our choral resources, and encouraging a more creative and broadly based range of choral and congregational music that reflects our diversity and inclusivity as a parish.
Duties: Sunday morning mass at 1000 (rehearsal at 0930), and church festival services. There is no midweek rehearsal.
Also first refusal of special services, weddings and funerals: these would all generate extra fees in addition to the annual salary.
St Mary’s is a great place to be a church organist – very good transport links, warm and welcoming congregation and clergy team, commitment to good music in a diverse range of styles, and an open and inclusive culture as befits a cosmopolitan part of London!
Fr Robert Thompson, our vicar, is happy to contact you if you would like to chat to him. Details are available from Diane Ashby, who can also email you a copy of the contract and further particulars.
Our website is parishnw6.com and there you will find many more details about St Mary's. This post of Director of Music refers only to St Mary's and not to our sister church St James's.