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b Contact: Rev David Green

c Telephone: 01732 842245

d E-mail:

i The Ad: St Mary's, West Malling in the Diocese of Rochester, seeks an 
inspirational Director of Music/Organist to lead the way in developing 
the role of music in our church. Our Vicar is keen to work with someone 
who sees themselves as his partner in mission and ministry. The right 
person will have proven musical ability, cherish and encourage the 
choral tradition, be keen to widen our musical horizons with the best of 
contemporary worship, and be able to encourage, recruit and train adults 
and children to participate in the musical life of our church.

Mary?s has a small, very experienced Choir which we hope to grow, and a 
wonderful well-cared for organ built in 1879. Singers and 
instrumentalists help to lead our monthly all-age services. Church is 
affiliated to the RSCM and remuneration based on its guidelines. 
Enhanced DBS check will be required.

Detailed Job Profile and Person 
Specification available at or you can 
contact Rev David Green, 01732 842245 or email Closing date for applications is Sunday 
30 September 2018.

14 July 2018

b Contact: Miss Elizabeth Lees

c Telephone: 07387023808

d E-mail:

i The Ad: 	
St Matthew?s Carver Street,
Sheffield are looking for an 
enthusiastic Organist and Director of Music to revitalise the musical 
life. They will play the church organ for Sundays and Feast Days, direct 
and build up our parish choir, seek ways of using music to further the 
mission and growth of the church, and promote the parish as a place of 
excellence in music within the local area. Payment: ?5000 p/a. For more 
information, an application pack and form, please visit

Applications by 1st August.

12 July 2018

b Contact: Robert Milner

c Telephone: 07540 847599

d E-mail:

i The Ad: Organist / choir accompanist. St Helen?s, Wheathampstead

are seeking to appoint an organist to play for services and accompany 
choir practice. 

We have a thriving and capable choir of adults and 
children led by our choir director (non-organist) and we sing a wide 
range of choral music. Willingness to direct the choir and rehearsals on 
occasion desirable but not essential.

Services: Weekly Sunday 
Eucharist, Monthly Evensong plus special days and festivals.
Practice: Friday Evening

The 2 manual Hill, Norman & Beard organ has 
undergone a recent renovation.

RSCM rates apply and an enhanced DBS 
check will be required. 

For further information please contact 
Robert Milner, Director of Music: or 07905 314439

9 July 2018

b Contact: Gregory Platten

c Telephone: 07891124478

d E-mail:

i The Ad: All Saints Church, London, N20, seeks to appoint a Director of 
Music who will play the organ and develop and lead our choir, which is 
augmented for special services and festivals. At our principal 10am 
service, we enjoy traditional and contemporary hymns, anthems and a sung 
Eucharistic setting. Our hope is that a new musical lead would inspire 
us to grow in faith and worship as a congregation. A growing 
multi-generational community, with many young families, there are 
possibilities at All Saints for growing the choir, developing an 
occasional childrens? choir and pop-up music groups. An open and 
flexible community, we are interesting in working collaboratively with a 
new Director of Music. All Saints has a fine 2 manual Nigel Church 
pipe-organ, installed in 1985 We have another organist who can, on 
occasion, deputise. Our church is well-located near to Underground and 
Mainline Stations, and bus routes; there is also parking on site.. 
Attractive RSCM-London rates, plus wedding and funeral fees. Go to for more information. If you are interested, please 
email an up-to-date CV to, or get in touch if you 
would like to know more.

5 July 2018

b Contact: Julia Booker

c Telephone: 01491 628693

d E-mail:

i The Ad: St. Nicholas, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, 
Seeks an
Organist and Director of Music

We are a 
friendly church 3 miles outside Henley holding Sunday services at 10.30 
am.  Each week in turn contains a traditional Eucharist using Merbecke, 
a modern Eucharist, a BCP sung matins and a family service.  

organist is entitled to play at weddings and funerals at St. Nicholas 
and may be invited to do so at the other 4 parishes within the 

The Music Director has ownership of the music repertoire 
and there is a small but enthusiastic SATB choir which may be augmented 
for special services.  The Director has in addition the opportunity to 
arrange and rehearse concerts.  Choir practice is on Fridays (or evening 
to be arranged) at 8-9pm, often followed by a jar in the Maltsters Arms 
next door.  

The organ is a two-manual Walker extension organ built 
in 1974 with 28 speaking stops and a 30-note pedal board.

We cherish 
our music tradition but are open to new ideas to enhance the spiritual 
and musical life within our church.

For further information please 
contact Julia Booker 01491 628693

28 June 2018

b Contact: Colin Rees

c Telephone: 07540351530

d E-mail:

i The Ad: St Mary the Virgin, Essendon, Hertfordshire, seeks an



Essendon is located in rural Hertfordshire between 
Hatfield and Hertford. It is one of a group of five very friendly, well 
attended, rural churches, well served by main road links.

There are 
three, main, morning services each month except August. During Spring to 
Autumn, Evensong is sung on the 4th Sunday. During August there is one 
service in the Group, in each church in rotation. Additional fees are 
payable for funerals and the country setting provides a very desirable 
background for weddings which also pay fees. So far this year, three 
couples have booked to be married at Essendon. There are opportunities 
to play other excellent organs at the other churches in our group. In 
Essendon and some of the others, there is a small choir of mixed voices 
supporting the worship.

St Mary?s has a fine, two manual, Willis 
organ which is well maintained. The service rate is as advised by the 
RSCM, plus fees for weddings and funerals. The PCC would, in principle, 
be willing for the organist to use the Church for lessons and concerts 
by arrangement.

This position has been created by the passing of the 
previous incumbent who played for us for 14 years.  It would suit a 
competent student, wishing to gain experience in a regular, professional 
setting; a musician looking for a regular and important appointment, or 
anyone who relishes playing a very fine instrument on a committed, 
regular basis.  All applicants will be warmly welcomed.

of interest or for more details, please email; or 
call 07540 351 530.

23 June 2018

b Contact: Rev'd Dr Timothy Astin

c Telephone: 01 737 813152

d E-mail:

i The Ad: 
The Good Shepherd, Tadworth, Surrey
Director of 
The parish church of the Good Shepherd, Tadworth, Surrey 
wish to appoint an inspirational Director of Music from July 2018.  
Sunday sung Eucharist and other occasional services.   Mixed SATB robed, 
RSCM affiliated choir with Junior section. Two manual and pedal pipe 
organ.  Deputy available.  Remuneration to RSCM guidelines.  Further 
details are on the church website ?
Please do contact Revd Dr Timothy Astin 
01737 813152  email:

13 June 2018


b Contact: George Pasteur

d E-mail:

i The Ad: Appointment of Organist at St John the Baptist, Holland Road, 
London W14 0AH

The PCC and clergy of St John the Baptist Church, 
Holland Road wish to appoint a highly competent and motivated organist 
for our Sunday evening 6.30pm Sung Mass and Occasional 

Playing for Sunday Sung Mass: 6.30pm
monthly St John?s Singers choir: 5pm rehearsal on those 
Comfortable with all aspects of liturgical playing and 
accompanying at a professional level including:
?	Choosing and 
performing appropriate voluntaries to highest professional 
?	Traditional hymnody;
?	Improvisation;
?	Psalms - 
Anglican and plainchant;
?	Choral accompaniment;
?	Playing for 
Occasional Offices - weddings, funerals, carol services etc;
?	Liaison 
with organ tuners;
Make a significant contribution to the musical life 
of the church, as opportunities arise.
To provide the above for 52 
services per year, at a rate of ?75 per service (amounts to ~?4,000 per 
year). Occasional offices paid in addition. The postholder will be 
self-employed and is required to provide a deputy if absent.

?	At least ARCO level of competence or equivalent, FRCO 
?	Good and relevant experience of liturgical 
?	Sympathetic to catholic Anglican eucharistic worship 
in a vibrant, mixed-age church community;
?	Well-developed 
interpersonal skills and ability to liaise with St John?s Singers 
Director of Music and clergy;
?	Advantageous to be willing and able 
occasionally to fix and direct choir for occasional services (eg 
weddings and funerals);
?	Supportive of the PCC?s ambitions to restore 
the important 4-manual August Gern organ in the medium to longer term 
(National Pipe Organ Register N00904, Grade II listed)

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV with a covering letter 

Application deadline: Saturday 5 
July 2018 (applicants are welcome to try the instrument in 

Interview: Saturday 21 July 2018 (spoken and 

Trial service: After the interview, date TBC
appointment: by September

St. John the Baptists Church
Holland Road, 
London, W14 0AH
office 020 3602 9873

13 June 2018

b Contact: Dr Steven Bond. BMus. ARCM. ARCO. FASC

c Telephone: 07873 100554

d E-mail:

i The Ad: I have recently moved to the Herne Bay Area of Kent. For many 
years I?ve held various position with in London.
I would be interested 
to hear of any Church looking for an Organist (with or without a choir) 
anywhere near Herne Bay Area or within a 15 mile radius. I have recently 
taken early retirement therefore I an available for week day services as 
My churchmanship I would say is quite high, but I?m very willing 
to adapt!
I look forward to hopefully hearing from someone in need!

13 June 2018

b Contact: Robert Thompson

c Telephone: 01992413691

d E-mail:

i The Ad: Organist sought for The Parish of Bengeo, Hertford: two organs 
in good order + one happy congregation = you?

The principal Sunday 
service is the 10am Parish Communion. 
Essential: The ability to 
accompany the liturgy with sensitivity; The ability to extemporise in 
liturgy; A reasonable knowledge of organ repertoire 

Attendance at choir rehearsal each Sunday at 9.15am Playing the Parish 
Communion at 10am Playing at services on high days and holy days 
Optional playing for weddings, funerals and occasional offices. 

annual contract of ?4,000 is offered. Please contact The Rev?d Robert 
Thompson with general enquiries.

8 June 2018


b Contact: Revd Andrew Lightbown

c Telephone: 01296 712564

d E-mail:

i The Ad: St. Laurence, Winslow, Bucks is seeking a part time organist 
to work alongside our Director of Music. Initially the organist would be 
asked to play on the first Sunday of the month at the 9:30 am Sung 
Eucharist (Common Worship) and at Evensong (Book of Common Prayer) 6 p.m 
on the second Sunday of the month. Opportunities may arise to play more 
regularly at festivals, weddings and, funerals. 
St. Laurence is a RSCM 
church with a strong and long established choral tradition. Our worship 
tradition is Modern Catholic, and we enjoy a wide range of music from 
traditional hymns, anthems and psalms to modern worship songs. Choir 
practice takes place on Friday evenings and the successful applicant 
would be asked to attend on the first Friday of the month.  Average 
Sunday attendance is in the region of 100. We would be delighted to 
consider applications from experienced church organists and, from those 
looking to develop their skills. We would also be happy to talk to 
candidates who may prefer, initially, to join us for an initial period 
leading to the possibility of a full time appointment. We are a warm, 
diverse, growing and inclusive community. 


Rev'd Andrew 
Rector, Winslow Benefice 
01296 712564
07711 234546 
Please do feel free to read my weekly 

7 June 2018

b Contact: Malcolm Munro

c Telephone: 07813037449

d E-mail:

i The Ad: St Mary's Parish Church, Dover

The Parish of St 
Mary-the-Virgin, Dover, has vacancies for an ORGAN SCHOLAR and four 
CHORAL SCHOLARS for the academic year 2018/2019.

Please contact 
Malcolm Munro, Director of Music, for details on

7 June 2018

The Parish of Mickleham, Surrey

We are praying for a gifted and inspiring Organist to lead and enhance the strong musical tradition at our 10am Sunday Service, and to play once a month at 11.30am at Westhumble Chapel, in addition to major festivals, weddings and funerals. The Eucharist is at the heart of our services (Common Worship Order 1) and we are also seeking to develop an informal monthly Family Service. There is a robed SATB choir and the 2-manual pipe organ with pedals has recently been comprehensively rebuilt to a very high standard and generous specification. Working closely with the new Parish Priest, this is an exciting opportunity for a committed leader to develop the musical ministry here. Remuneration negotiable, based on RSCM rates, with additional fees for weddings and funerals. Applications should be made by CV and covering letter, outlining musical experience and previous organist roles held, to Reverend Canon John Harkin at

7 June 2018

b Contact: Fr Shaun Middleton

c Telephone: 020 7589 5487

d E-mail:

i The Ad: We are looking to recruit an organist from September 2018 to 
play at our 10am Family Mass and our 6.30pm Mass on Sundays, here in the 
lively parish of St Mary's, Cadogan Street, Chelsea SW3.

For the last 
20 years the parish has been well served by our an organist who has 
decided to leave London. The role involves working with two "scratch 
choirs" who enthusiastically sing and lead our diverse 

The monthly stipend that we offer is ?434.75.

5 june 2018

b Contact: Chris Strinfellow

c Telephone: 02084023715

d E-mail:

The ancient South 
London Anglican Parish Church of Lewisham, St Mary the Virgin has a 
modern Catholic tradition, a lively and diverse congregation and a fine 
musical tradition.  We are seeking an inspirational and collaborative 
Director of Music/Organist to join our vibrant church community. 
Excellent 3-manual Allen organ plus grand piano. Salary in line with 
RSCM rates, related to qualifications and experience.  Opportunities for 
weddings/ funerals fees at RSCM rates.                                   
                      Closing date: Monday 2nd July; interview/audition 
Friday 13th July, afternoon and early evening; to commence mid-October 

For job description and how to apply, please visit:
For any further information email: Fr 
Steve Hall, Vicar: 
Tel: 020 8690 2682.

5 June 2018

b Contact: The Rev'd Peter Godden

c Telephone: 020 8363 6055

d E-mail:

i The Ad: St John & St Luke Clay Hill are on the look-out for a new 
organist and choir director.  We are seeking someone to play for our 
Sunday Eucharists (10.30am each week at St Luke?s; 9am on alternate 
Sundays at St John?s), for occasional offices and major festivals, and 
to rehearse and lead our choir.

The St Luke?s pipe organ, built in 
1906, has three keyboards, an Historic Organ Certificate Grade II, and 
recently underwent a major ?75,000 renovation.

The organ in St John?s 
dates from 1870 and has an Historic Organ Certificate Grade II*.   Both 
churches also have grand pianos.

At Clay Hill we worship in a fairly 
relaxed, modern Catholic style.  We are looking for someone who can help 
inspire us in our sung worship, that our praise may be worthy of the 
name of Christ.

We can offer remuneration of ?30 per service, plus 
?30 per choir practice.  Fees for weddings and funerals are currently 
?100 and ?70 respectively.

For further details, or to make an 
application, please contact the Rev?d Peter Godden at / 020 8363 6055.

30 May 2018

b Contact: John webster

c Telephone: 01723 352778

d E-mail:

i The Ad: Free lance organist available for services, weddings, funerals 
B A (Hons) music + Grade 8 Organ,mainly Yorkshire
30 May 2018


b Contact: HR Department, Westminster Diocese

c Telephone: 020 7798 9158

d E-mail:


A Director of the 
Children?s Choir is required for the parish of Our Lady of Grace and St 
Edward?s, Chiswick from September 2018. 

The successful candidate 
will establish, direct and develop a Children?s Choir with the 
assistance of the Parish.   The Children?s Choir will sing each Sunday 
morning during school term time at the 9.45am Family Mass, as well over 
Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, and will rehearse on one weekday late 
afternoon/early evening for one and a half hours concurrent with the 
performance schedule.   

There will be two consecutive Sundays off 
after Christmas and Easter, together with six consecutive Sundays off 
over the summer holidays, thus a working schedule of forty-two weeks a 

The post holder will report to the Parish Priest, consult him 
on a proposed repertoire and development strategies for the choir, and, 
finally, take direction from him in all matters pertaining to the choir. 

The appointee will also co-operate with the Parish?s Director of 
Music/Organist particularly at Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, although 
their responsibilities would be both different and discreet.    

successful candidate must be qualified with relevant experience in 
choral directing and be at least a competent keyboardist.  Ideally this 
experience will have been gained within a Catholic context, but this is 
not essential. Experience working with this age group would also be an 

You will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure 
from the Disclosure and Barring Service for this role. 

Hours of 
work: 3 hours per week (flexible working pattern and will include 
evenings and weekends, with more hours at Christmas, Holy Week and 
Easter in particular). Salary: ?6,000 per annum. Closing date: Friday 22 
June 2018 Interviews:  w/c 25 June 2018

For a full job description 
and application form please see

30 May 2018

b Contact: D Scarborough

c Telephone: 07908090840

d E-mail:

i The Ad: The Roman Catholic parish of St. John the Evangelist, Horsham 
wishes to appoint a Director of Music. The parish currently has no paid 
organists or formal choir: as such, the appointee will benefit from the 
opportunity to develop, initially, an entirely new junior choir and in 
due course, one or more adult choirs, recruited both from the parish 
(which is a thriving community with a large number of enthusiastic youth 
and two primary schools both with existing choirs) and the wider 
community. Horsham has a thriving musical scene, with a symphony 
orchestra and several secular choirs. The primary purpose of the new 
choirs will be to sing Chant and motets at the 9:15 Mass on Sundays, as 
well as on major feast days including Christmas and the Easter Triduum 
and special events, First Holy Communions, weddings, funerals etc. The 
job represents an exciting opportunity to establish and develop a choral 
tradition which it is hoped will last for generations to come.
appointee will be expected to oversee attainment of RSCM affiliation for 
the junior choir, and to implement its ?Voice for Life? training scheme 
for future choristers. The appointee will benefit from the full support 
of the Parish Priest, with whom they will work closely, and that of the 
whole congregation. 
The salary, broadly in line with current RSCM 
rates, will be determined on the basis of qualifications, experience, 
level of availability and by negotiation with the successful applicant, 
and will be payable either by hourly rate or annual salary. The church 
is willing to demonstrate flexibility in renegotiating the remuneration 
should the workload increase over time.

The successful applicant must 
have experience as a choral director and be sympathetic to 
traditional-style Roman Catholic liturgy, with a working knowledge of 
Gregorian plainchant and Renaissance polyphony. A competent organist 
would also be preferred. Applicants will be energetic, dynamic, 
innovative and able to establish a rapport with young singers: a full 
DBS check and references will therefore be required. The parish is open 
to considering younger candidates with a choral/organ scholar background 
keen to gain experience of building and directing a choir.
Please apply 
by email to or by letter marked ?Director 
of Music Application? to The Parish Priest, The Presbytery, 3 
Springfield Road, Horsham, RH12 2PJ, with curriculum vitae. 

26 May 2018

b Contact: Jo Oswald

d E-mail:

i The Ad: SS Peter and Paul Church, Chaldon, Surrey seeks an 
enthusiastic and experienced organist (or pianist).
There is a strong 
musical tradition at this ancient parish church. The small choir 
rehearses at 10.15 before the 11.15 Sunday service, normally singing an 
Introit as well as an Anthem and Mass setting. One service a month is an 
All Age Eucharist but there is no evening service. There are occasional 
special services - including weddings and funerals. Allen 122 organ. 
Contact the Churchwarden on or write 
St Peter and St Paul Church, Church Lane, Chaldon, CR3 5AL.

23 May 2018

b Contact: Alison Pannett

c Telephone: 020 8668 7065

d E-mail:

i The Ad: St Luke's Church, Whyteleafe's Wardens and small, friendly 
congregation wish to appoint an enthusiastic organist. Duties include a 
weekly 0930 Eucharist (first Sunday of the month All Age), occasional 
special services (including weddings and funerals) but no evening 
services. Small Conacher pipe organ (1909). Please contact the Parish 
Administrator on

23 May 2018
b Contact: Stoyka Beleva

c Telephone: 07746240642

d E-mail:

i The Ad: Dear staff, I am currently relocated in Cannock, 
looking for a 
church organist position in the area.I have a recent piano,
 choral and 
organ playing and teaching experience.

Thank you for your kind 


b Contact: Helen Jones

c Telephone: 01227 751032

d E-mail:

i The Ad: The Churchwardens of St. Mary's Church, Selling, near 
Faversham in Kent, are  looking for an organist and choir master.

are a small, friendly and relaxed choir, who meet weekly on a Thursday 
to practice.  Holy Communion is 9.30am on Sunday and there is a short 
half-hour family service on the first Sunday of the month.

organist would also be required to play at weddings and 

Would suit easy-going organist with a sense of 

Please see the link below for our 

8 May 2018

b Contact: Fr Dexter Bracey

c Telephone: 02476 711687

d E-mail:

The Parish Church of 
St John the Baptist, Coventry,
 seeks to 
appoint an organist and choirmaster. This city centre church stands in 
the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, and the principal act 
of worship on a Sunday is the 10.00am Parish Mass. A congregational Mass 
setting, responsorial psalm and hymns from the New English Hymnal are 
the current core of the music. The choir sings some plainsong. We are 
keen to build up the choir and develop the repertoire. Payment in line 
with RSCM scale.  

8 may 2018



b Contact: Bernd Rapp


c Telephone: 020 7794 4173


d E-mail:


i The Ad: The German Bonhoefferchoir, based at the Bonhoefferchurch, Sydenham, SE 23, is looking for someone who could accompany the choir with the piano.

The rehearsals are on monday evenings (19.45 - 21.30) twice a month and we are aiming for 3-4 appearances, mainly during our services on sunday morning or afternoon.

As we have a conductor at the

moment (pastor) we are not necessarily looking to replace him, but would certainly rethink that, if someone is interested to play and conduct the choir.

We would be happy to pay a small fee.

On request we could send

you some examples of our repertoire...

1 May 2018
b Contact: Parish Office 

c Telephone: 01793 538220

d E-mail:

i The Ad: Director of Music and Organist
St Mark?s Church
Parish of 
Swindon New Town
We seek to appoint a new Director of Music and 
Organist at our Traditional Anglican Church. We seek someone to direct 
the choir for Sunday sung Mass, lead weekly or monthly choir practices 
and play up to 12 other services in the year.
The Parish is a member 
of Forward in Faith, with episcopal oversight from the Bishop of 
Ebbsfleet. Salary will be in line with RSCM rates.
Please contact 
the Parish Office on 01793 538220

28 April

b Contact: Rev'd. Peter Green

c Telephone: 01246558112

d E-mail:

i The Ad: Organist and Choir Master/mistress wanted at St Peter and St 
Paul Church Old Brampton Chesterfield Derbyshire, Occasional Offices 
(Weddings and Funeral) Enhanced DBS checks will be required. For more 
details visit http:/

28 April



b Contact: Rev Lucy Davis


c Telephone: 01525 712369


d E-mail:




St Peter & St Paul?s Church,

Flitwick, Bedfordshire

(3 miles from M1

Junction 12)


is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and competent Organist and Choir Director to continue and develop its well-established musical tradition


This thriving and inclusive parish

church offers:

- a worshipping community that values and enjoys a broad range of Church music

- a faithful and committed robed choir of adults and young people which sings a dedicated choir piece each week

- a

growing library of music ranging from simple chants to full SATB anthems


- a one manual, renovated Henry Jones organ with full pedal board


A suitable candidate will:

- play for the Sung Parish

Eucharist on Sunday mornings at 10.30am

(not the first Sunday of the


on the main Feast Days of the year and for other occasional services, etc.

- conduct weekly choir practices (Friday evenings, term-time only) and give appropriate training


This post is available

from 1 September, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter


The church

is affiliated to the RSCM and remuneration will be based on its guidelines with additional fees available for occasional offices



further information or to express your interest in this position, please


The Revd Lucy Davis

 01525 712369

18 April 2018