Rev. Jonathan Gordon
St Mary's Northchurch
93 High Street
St Mary's is an attractive and well-maintained Church of England church at the heart of Northchurch and it has an inclusive, liberal, enthusiastic and welcoming congregation. The organ, a fine 3 manual instrument, is in good repair and has attracted praise from several visiting organists. After many years the organist and head of music, is leaving the area, so a replacement is to be recruited. The choir has ten experienced adult choristers singing in four-part harmony with a wide repertoire of anthems which sings at the Parish Eucharist on Sunday, at festival services and occasional evening services.
The Director of Music will be part of a team and responsible to the incumbent. The responsibilities are two fold:
Play for Sunday services at 10.00am, play for church festivals, weddings, funerals and baptisms as required, choose hymns and liaise with clergy re music list, accompany choir on Sundays and at special services, ensure organ is kept in good working order
Arrange and run weekly rehearsals, prepare anthems for Sundays and special services, oversee music library, recruit new members for the choir, liaise with youngsters for a junior section, act as corresponding member for RSCM.
The church's vision is of music that draws people of all styles and tastes into lively and inclusive worship. We would be happy to consider applicants of a wide variety of backgrounds and skill levels. To find out more please contact Revd Canon Jonathan Gordon, mobile 07752 261679 or email email@example.com