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Organist Required


St Mary’s, Handsworth


Friday, March 01, 2019



Estimated p.a.



Fr Bob Stephen



0121 554 3407


The Parish Church of St Mary
Hamstead Road




B20 2RB

Musical Requirements:

To play for the Parish Eucharist at 1100am on Sundays, with the usual holidays for a moderately catholic form of worship.
To play for the monthly Sung Evensong (usually on the third Sunday).
To play for special services at the Christian Festivals.
To engage creatively and imaginatively with Christian worship.
To play for the occasional offices (for which an additional fee will be paid in line with RSCM guidelines, currently £130)

Other details:

Regrettably, our organist has had to resign as a result of declining health. The Church at Handsworth is an active Christian community and we are looking for a musician who will, as organist, add colour and the appropriate seasonal engagement in our worship. We are looking to have someone in post for the beginning of March 2019.
This is an exciting opportunity and needs someone with an imagination. Owing to a heating failure in Church we are currently worshipping in the Church Hall where we have a 2 manual Allen digital organ for accompanying worship. Whoever is appointed will have some input into the design of a digital instrument for the Church and then the design and commissioning of the pipe organ (we are still in discussion with the diocesan organ advisor about what will happen: whether it will be a rebuild of the current instrument or something more radical).
There is the fullest scope for musical engagement with the local school, both primary and secondary, and to rebuild the musical tradition within a refurbished Church.

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