St Michael's Church, Bendarroch Road, West Hill, East Devon
St Michael’s church are looking for a new Organist / Choir Director.
On the west side of the Otter Valley, West Hill is a woodland village of some 2,000 residents. St Michael’s Church is an early Victorian building [centrally heated] seating 120 with an integrated church hall, a full kitchen and a disabled lavatory. The church has recently been equipped with a full AV system and projector/ screen. West Hill is in the Exeter Diocese and part of the Otter Vale Mission Community.
There are currently six Sunday services each month, four with music [two Holy Communion] and two said HC services. There are also occasional ‘special’ services such as Taize & Harvest. There are 85 members on the Church Electoral Roll and the regular congregation is around 50 increasing to over 200 for the main Christian festivals.
There is a robed choir of about a dozen singers who accompany three of the services. The choir leads the congregation and occasionally sings an anthem but with greater contributions for special services. Services at the principal festivals are naturally fuller. Currently the choir practise once a week.
The organ is an Allen, 2 manual, digital organ with 42 stops. It is maintained in excellent order. The organist generally plays four Sundays a month but a relief arrangement is possible. Weddings and funerals will be by separate arrangement. There are two good quality electric pianos in the building.
An enhanced DBS check will be necessary upon appointment. Remuneration will be based on RSCM rates
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