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b Contact: Ian Hackney

c Telephone: 01294 550746.

d E-mail: sessionclerk@kilwinningmansefieldtrinity.org

i The Ad: 
Vacancy: Organist/Director of Music
Mansefield Trinity 
Church, Kilwinning , Ayrshire , KA136DT 


Applicants are invited for 
this permanent position.

Praise is led primarily on an organ which is 
of digital form and capable of a variety of modes of musical 
tone.

Praise is led by a choir who have at least one practice session 
during the week led jointly by the director of music and the 
minister.

Sunday worship is at 11am, with other services throughout 
the year, Easter and Christmas included.

Salary will be from section 
b) on the scale of the Scottish Federation of Organists dependant on 
qualification, skill, and experience. The successful applicant would 
hold an active Christian faith.

Ideally the organist would be 
available to play at weddings, and funerals for which fees would be paid 
separately.

Along with your application, please provide a video of 
yourself playing one of the following hymns: MP 296, or CH4 
738.



For further information please contact: Mr Ian Hackney on 
sessionclerk@kilwinningmansefieldtrinity.org or 01294 
550746.


Closing date: 28th September 2018

Proposed Interview 
date: 5th October 2018

        
b Contact: Dave Hughes

c Telephone: 01869 347294

d E-mail: newdorn@tiscali.co.uk

i The Ad: We seek an Organist/Director of Music to lead music in our 
large village parish church where this plays a key part in worship.  
Pattern of services comprises BCP Evensong 1st Sunday, sung Common 
Worship Eucharist 2nd/3rd Sundays, less formal Eucharist 4th Sunday.  
Support for festivals, weddings and funerals would also be required. 
Four-part choir in waiting.

Formal services utilize a two-manual 
Binns organ while for informal services, a Steinway Grand piano is 
used.

Ideal person would be sympathetic to our worship tradition, 
experienced with both instruments, while possessing good musical, 
interpersonal and organisational skills.

Contract and remuneration 
within RSCM guidelines.

For further information contact the above or 
Reverend Annie Goldthorp on 01869 336880 of by email 
vicar@deddingtonchurch.org.
        
b Contact: David Chapman

c Telephone: 07483270254

d E-mail: chapmandavidjohn@gmail.com

i The Ad: ST PETER?S CHURCH, STREATHAM, LONDON

ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR 
OF MUSIC required to continue strong musical tradition in Anglo Catholic 
parish from January 2019

Excellent mixed adult and youth 
choirs.
Weekly sung mass & choral evensong (BCP), and Friday 
rehearsal.
Additional services according to season.
Fine 4 manual Hill 
organ.

Remuneration based on RSCM guidelines + fees.

Details from: 
Email: chapmandavidjohn@gmail.com
Website: 
www.stpeters-streatham.org

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th 
October 2018


15 Sept 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Rev Nigel Mason

c Telephone: 01892 852536

d E-mail: admin@stdenysrotherfield.org.uk

i The Ad: Parish Church of St Denys Rotherfield (East Sussex)

We are 
looking for an organist to play for two 10:00am Sunday Parish Communione 
services (Common Worship) each month (2nd and 4th Sundays) starting from 
October 2018.

Services include five traditional hymns (Common 
Praise), simple St Denys Communion Setting, occasional psalm (chanted or 
responsorial) and anthems depending on number of choir present.  Fee is 
?60 per service.

Additional fee if musician is able to support choir 
practices (if you are willing but this is not a requirement).  Day to be 
decided.

Possible opportunity to cover other services including 
Sundays, seasonal and occasional services including services at sister 
church within Benefice.

For further information and/or to express 
interest please email or telephone as indicated.



15 Sept 2018
ST PETER’S CHURCH, STREATHAM, LONDON

ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC required to continue strong musical tradition in Anglo Catholic parish from January 2019

Excellent mixed adult and youth choirs.
Weekly sung mass & choral evensong (BCP), and Friday rehearsal.
Additional services according to season.
Fine 4 manual Hill organ.

Remuneration based on RSCM guidelines + fees.

Details from: Email: chapmandavidjohn@gmail.com
Website: www.stpeters-streatham.org

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th October 2018


14 Sept 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: David Guest

c Telephone: 02088765914

d E-mail: davidguest.christchurch@gmail.com

i The Ad: Christ Church, East Sheen
ORGANIST

Christ Church, East 
Sheen (part of the Mortlake with East Sheen team ministry in south west 
London) is seeking an enthusiastic, talented and able musician to take 
up the post of full-time organist. 

The position will involve playing 
the organ at services and the exciting opportunity to develop a varied 
programme of musical activities and events with which to attract and 
engage the local community.

The successful applicant will be an 
outstanding organist, expected to play a range of traditional and modern 
worship music to accompany our Sunday, and occasional other, services. 


In addition, he or she should feel confident in choosing hymns and 
developing a wider musical programme. Wedding and funeral fees 
extra.

The post would suit a positive, energetic and creative person 
with a sound musical background embracing different musical styles and 
the willingness to take a lead role in connecting Christ Church with its 
local community using music.
  
The organist will be employed by the 
PCC that serves the Team Ministry as a whole, but will be assigned 
exclusively to Christ Church, and will be paid above the scale set by 
the Royal School of Church Music.  

This appointment will play a 
decisive part in delivering our Mission Action Plan at Christ Church, 
and we warmly encourage all suitable candidates to apply.

For more 
information, including a Job Description (which details remuneration and 
fees) and Person Specification, contact the Vicar, the Revd David Guest: 
davidguest.christchurch@gmail.com

Closing date for applications: 
October 20th, 2018




10 Sept 2018
b Contact: Revd Tina Kelsey

c Telephone: 07512710085

d E-mail: tina.jk42@yahoo.co.uk

i The Ad: St Peter?s Church, is an inclusive Anglo-Catholic Church in 
Edmonton, North London.  We follow the Revised Common Lectionary using 
forms of service from Common Worship and we celebrate all major 
festivals within the Church Year.  

We have a fine 1902 Hill three 
manual organ, (third manual not activated) 
We are looking for someone 
to develop the musical tradition of our church in the following 
ways:

?Playing for 9.30am Sunday Parish Mass  and other services 
within the Church Calendar as required
?Leading regular choir 
practices
?Expanding the choir's repertoire
?Encouraging the love of 
music and singing within the wider congregation 

By being a person 
who is:
?Open and approachable
?A team player
?Willing to engage all 
ages and abilities
?Sympathetic to the Christian faith 

Appropriate 
safeguarding training will be required.  The post is offered subject to 
relevant DBS checks.

Remuneration on a sessional basis in line with 
RSCM guidelines

Contact: Revd Tina Kelsey
tina.jk42@yahoo.co.uk     
020 8807 7431
07512 710085






10 Sept
b Contact: Godwin Amponsah 

c Telephone: 07944106780

d E-mail: gamponsah@hotmail.co.uk

i The Ad: Peace Congregation (Presbyterian Church of Ghana) Stockwell, 
South West London, is seeking a permanent Organist for the church who 
will be able to play for Sunday Church services which starts at 3pm to 
5pm. The organist will also be required to lead the resident church 
choir as well as play traditional Ghanaian church praises for services. 


Please make contact with me as details above to discuss if you are 
interested. 

thank you



10 Sept
Organist and Choir Director
St Alban's North Harrow is seeking a new Organist and Choir Director. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced church musician who is able and willing to direct an enthusiastic choir.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Salary in line with RSCM rates

Closing date noon 27th September 2018

For further details and an application form, please contact Revd Kate Tuckett, kate.a.tuckett@gmail.com.


7 Sept 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: MICHAEL BOWDEN


d E-mail: mlbowden01@aol.com

i The Ad: ST MARK'S REGENT'S PARK NW1

ASSISTANT ORGANIST 
REQUIRED

2 SUNDAYS PER MONTH PLUS EXTRAS

PROFESSIONAL CHOIR (6- 8 
VOICES) AND COMPREHENSIVE MUSIC PROGRAMME

PLEASE EMAIL THE DIRECTOR 
OF MUSIC, MICHAEL BOWDEN, FOR FURTHER DETAILS.



6 Sept 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Fr Kyle McNeil

c Telephone: 07979784042

d E-mail: fr.kyle.mcneil@icloud.com

i The Ad: St Mary's Church in Horden, Co. Durham - the 'Miners 
Cathedral' - seeks an enthusiastic Organist to work with the Parish 
Priest in further developing our musical life. This active 
Anglo-Catholic congregation sees music as vital to its worship.

The 
Organist will play our 1913 Harrison & Harrison, seen as 'an instrument 
of importance to the national heritage.'

This permanent post includes 
competitive remuneration based on official guidance.

For an 
application pack, or for an informal chat, contact Fr Kyle McNeil.


31 Aug 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Diane Rees

c Telephone: 07723037393

d E-mail: Diane.Rees@johnkeble.org.uk

i The Ad: JOHN KEBLE CHURCH in the Edgware/Mill Hill area of NW London 
is looking for a permanent organist/choir director to continue a history 
of musical excellence whilst also helping to develop the choir, which is 
made up of volunteers and which is augmented for special services and 
festivals. Our service, where traditional and more contemporary hymns 
and a short anthem are sung, is at 10am with a short choir rehearsal 
immediately beforehand. We want to grow in faith and worship through 
music and are always looking for ways to achieve this. We believe an 
inspirational musician would help us to do so. JK Church has a 2-manual 
Willis organ. The Church is well-served with good transport links with 
Edgware (end of Northern Line) and Mill Hill Broadway (Thameslink) 
stations quite close by. Parking around the Church is free at all times. 
We offer attractive RSCM-London rates with weddings and funeral fees 
paid in addition to this. 
If you are interested, please email an 
up-to-date CV to Diane.Rees@johnkeble.org.uk 


31 Aug 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: John Butt

c Telephone: 023 9241 2262

d E-mail: idsworthy@btinternet.com

i The Ad: Organist required for St Hubert's Church, Idsworth  PO8 0BA.  
The historic "little church in the field" on the Hampshire/West Sussex 
border, and with a reputation for enthusiastic singing.

Sunday 
services at 9.30 am plus occasional offices (weddings and funerals), 
festivals etc

Church and Parish information at www.bcichurches.org.uk 
and www.idsworthchurchfriends.org.uk

A fine one  manual pipe organ 
built 1913 by Norman & Beard

Remuneration within RSCM 
guidelines.

Contact John Butt (churchwarden) for informal 
discussion.


28 Aug 2018
aaa Time: ASAP

aaaa Organisation: St Lukes Church Maidenhead

b Contact: Adam Went

c Telephone: 01753 643974

d E-mail: adwent@hotmail.com

e Type: Two Sundays per month


i Place: St Luke's Church
Norfolk Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 7AX


j Music: A talented organist to play a 5 minute prelude before the 
service, 6 hymns, mass setting and accompanying a choir.  Working with 
the Director of Music and supporting the Eton Organ Scholar Programme


25 Aug 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: John Hughes

c Telephone: 0161 872 0500

d E-mail: john_dhughes@yahoo.co.uk

i The Ad: Sunday morning services, funerals, weddings and festivals. 
Small 2 manual Jardine organ in a large red brick church,   black 
majority congregation in diverse Old Trafford, Manchester. Contact 
Reverend John Hughes,  john_dhughes@yahoo.co.uk  


22 Aug 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Revd Nigel Hinton

c Telephone: 01342 832391

d E-mail: nigelk.hinton@gmail.com

i The Ad: Post of Organist and Choir Director at St John?s, Dormansland, 
Lingfied, Surrey. RH7 6RA
We are looking to appoint an Organist and 
Choir Director to lead our music.  The church has what is considered to 
be, one of the finest Copeman Hart, 3 manual organs in the South East, 
regularly maintained and in excellent condition.  There is an 
enthusiastic choir affiliated to the RSCM, singing a mix of traditional, 
and worship music.

The post covers one Eucharistic service each 
Sunday morning, occasional special services, and one choir practice each 
week.  
Contract and remuneration within RSCM guidelines, plus weddings 
and funerals.  Competent deputies are available.
We are located near 
the West Sussex/Surrey/Kent borders.


21 Aug 2018
PERMANENT ORGANIST

Contact: Fr Steve Hall

Telephone: 020 8690 2682

E-mail: vicar@lewishamparish.com

The 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, innovative and 
collaborative Director of Music/Organist to join our vibrant church and 
lead our music in new directions. Excellent 3-manual Allen organ plus 
grand piano.  Salary in line with RSCM rates, to a maximum of £6000, 
related to qualifications and experience.  Opportunities for weddings/ 
funerals fees at RSCM rates.  Closing date: Friday 24th August; 
interview/audition Friday 31st August, afternoon and early evening; to 
commence mid-October 2018.

            http://www.lewishamparish.com/choir.html


5 August 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Lottie Clarke

c Telephone: 020 3185 2013

d E-mail: lottie.clarke@parishofputney.co.uk

i The Ad: Appointment of an Assistant Director of Music

All Saints?, 
Putney Common is now advertising for a new Assistant Director of Music. 
This is a wonderful opportunity for a talented organist and musician to 
be part of a committed and exciting musical life of the church.

For 
further information, please visit: 
http://allsaints.parishofputney.com/?page_id=4433

The closing date 
for applications is Wednesday, 29th August.

Candidates invited to 
audition and interview will be notified on Friday, 31st 
August.

Auditions and interviews will be held on Tuesday, 4th 
September.

The successful candidate will be invited to take up the 
post in the Michaelmas Term of 2018, subject to DBS clearance and 
satisfactory references.



30 July 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Rev Dr Roger Curl

c Telephone: 07958 740824

d E-mail: vicar@smwk.org

i The Ad: Organist/Pianist required
 
St. Mary?s Church, West 
Kensington, is a medium sized Evangelical Anglican Church. We need a 
suitable person to play the organ every Sunday morning and (ideally) the 
piano/keyboard some Sunday evenings.
 
Morning Services are fairly 
traditional, using a large variety of traditional hymns and some 
worship-songs (but no chants or anthems). Evening services are informal 
and involve a small worship-band. We have a small team of other 
instrumentalists (keyboard strings, oboe, guitar and drums) who would 
work with the musician whom we appoint.
 
We have a good 2-manual pipe 
organ, a grand piano and an electric keyboard.
 
We offer an 
honorarium of ?50.00 per service and may be able to offer 
accommodation.
 
There is an occupational requirement that the person 
appointed should be a Christian.
 
Please reply to
 
Rev. Dr. Roger 
Curl
St. Mary?s Vicarage
2 Edith Road
London W14 9BA
 
Email 
vicar@smwk.org
 
Interviews will take place in October
 
For 
information call 07958 740824
 
Closing date for application: 
September 30th.
27 July 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Rev Sue Hammersley

c Telephone: 0114 266 0260

d E-mail: sue@stmarkssheffield.co.uk

i The Ad: St Mark's Church, Broomhill, Sheffield is seeking a Director 
of Music/Organist.

Parish Eucharist is at 10 am on Sundays.
Choir 
practices are currently at 6:30 to 8 pm Thursdays and 9 am 
Sundays.

The post is funded for eight hours per week, with potential 
for increasing these hours.

It will suit an accomplished organist and 
choir trainer who is prepared to play a full part in the church 
community.

Full details available on the church website - 
https://stmarkssheffield.co.uk
For an informal conversation please 
telephone the vicar.

Applications by 7 September 2018.

27 July 2018
Two for consideration:

https://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/family-mass-pianist/

https://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/solemn-mass-organist/



27 July 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Rev Christopher Johnson

c Telephone: 0116 2782830

d E-mail: revchrisjohnson.wbs@gmail.com

i The Ad: Choir director required for St Thomas' Church, South Wigston 
near Leicester. Long history of choral music with very supportive clergy 
and congregation. 

Further details and job description available 
from:
http://wigstonbenefice.org.uk/director-of-music-vacancy/

Fr 
Chris is very happy to have informal conversations with those who want 
further details.


26 July 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Fr. Tom Pyke

c Telephone: 07753 616499

d E-mail: tom.pyke@parishiod.org.uk

i The Ad: Christ Church Isle of Dogs is looking to engage an organist 
for 6 months from 29/07/2018 (extendable for the right person) while the 
PCC discusses the RSCM resource Inspiring Music in Worship, prior to 
advertising  its permanent DoM post. 

One Sunday Service (sung Mass- 
St Thomas) at 11am. 4 hymns + psalm. Choir very small at present and not 
meeting for midweek rehearsal. 

Large Organ, chamber organ, baby 
grand piano, NEH, HOaN and A+Mns

Starting monthly payment ?350, with 
scope for added choir/singers rehearsals. 


25 July 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Fr Shaun Middleton


d E-mail: shaunmiddleton@rcdow.org.uk

i The Ad: St Mary's Church, Chelsea (SW3) is seeking an Organist to play 
the required music for our 1000 and 1830 Sunday masses.  The music at 
the mass consists of choral as well as congregational music and 
occasional motets.  Attendance at choir practice is desirable.  The 
organ is small but well maintained. 


Knowledge of the Roman 
Catholic rite is desirable but not essential. The Organist?s duties also 
include performing at Sunday Mass.
 

Salary: ?5,217 per annum

 

Closing date:   27 July 2018 at 5pm


Interview date: TBC

This 
post may be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring 
Service.

For more information, please visit 
rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs

To be considered for the role, please 
submit a job application (found online at rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs) to 
humanresources@rcdow.or.uk. 

CVs will NOT be considered, therefore, 
please do not send them.

Please note that you will need to be 
eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position. You must provide 
proof of Right to Work in the UK.



22 July 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Rev David Green

c Telephone: 01732 842245

d E-mail: vicar@stmaryswestmalling.org.uk

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.

St 
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 www.stmaryswestmalling.org.uk or you can 
contact Rev David Green, 01732 842245 or email 
vicar@stmaryswestmalling.org.uk. Closing date for applications is Sunday 
30 September 2018.



17 July 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Rev David Green

c Telephone: 01732 842245

d E-mail: vicar@stmaryswestmalling.org.uk

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.

St 
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 www.stmaryswestmalling.org.uk or you can 
contact Rev David Green, 01732 842245 or email 
vicar@stmaryswestmalling.org.uk. Closing date for applications is Sunday 
30 September 2018.


14 July 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Miss Elizabeth Lees

c Telephone: 07387023808

d E-mail: elizabeth.lees@sheffield.anglican.org

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 
www.stmatthewscarverstreet.co.uk

Applications by 1st August.


12 July 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Robert Milner

c Telephone: 07540 847599

d E-mail: milnerrobert1@aol.com

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

We 
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.
Choir 
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: milnerrobert1@aol.com or 07905 314439


9 July 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Gregory Platten

c Telephone: 07891124478

d E-mail: gregory@priest.com

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 
www.allsaints.uk.com for more information. If you are interested, please 
email an up-to-date CV to Gregory@priest.com, or get in touch if you 
would like to know more.


5 July 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Julia Booker

c Telephone: 01491 628693

d E-mail: julia@juliabooker.com

i The Ad: St. Nicholas, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, 
Oxfordshire
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.  

The 
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 
benefice.

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 julia@juliabooker.com


28 June 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Colin Rees

c Telephone: 07540351530

d E-mail: colinrees7@gmail.com

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

 


ORGANIST
 

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.

 Expressions 
of interest or for more details, please email; Colinrees7@gmail.com or 
call 07540 351 530.


23 June 2018
a Organists Online: PERMANENT ORGANISTS

b Contact: Rev'd Dr Timothy Astin

c Telephone: 01 737 813152

d E-mail: tim.astin@virginmedia.com

i The Ad: 
The Good Shepherd, Tadworth, Surrey
Director of 
Music/Organist
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 ? 
www.goodshepherdtadworth.org.uk
Please do contact Revd Dr Timothy Astin 
01737 813152  email: tim.astin@virginmedia.com


13 June 2018

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b Contact: George Pasteur


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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 
Offices.

Duties
Playing for Sunday Sung Mass: 6.30pm
Accompanying 
monthly St John?s Singers choir: 5pm rehearsal on those 
Sundays
Comfortable with all aspects of liturgical playing and 
accompanying at a professional level including:
?	Choosing and 
performing appropriate voluntaries to highest professional 
standards;
?	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.

Person 
specification
?	At least ARCO level of competence or equivalent, FRCO 
desirable;
?	Good and relevant experience of liturgical 
accompaniment;
?	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)

Application 
process
To apply, please send an up-to-date CV with a covering letter 
to: george.pasteur@btinternet.com

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

Interview: Saturday 21 July 2018 (spoken and 
practical)

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

St. John the Baptists Church
Holland Road, 
London, W14 0AH
http://www.stjohnthebaptisthollandroad.co.uk/
Parish 
office 020 3602 9873

13 June 2018
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b Contact: Dr Steven Bond. BMus. ARCM. ARCO. FASC

c Telephone: 07873 100554

d E-mail: bondfuneral007@gmail.com

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 
well.
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
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b Contact: Robert Thompson

c Telephone: 01992413691

d E-mail: revrobert@ntlworld.com

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 

Duties: 
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. 

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


8 June 2018

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b Contact: Revd Andrew Lightbown

c Telephone: 01296 712564

d E-mail: alightbown@hotmail.co.uk

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. 

Andrew

Rev'd Andrew 
Lightbown, 
Rector, Winslow Benefice 
01296 712564
07711 234546 
(m)
Please do feel free to read my weekly 
reflection:
http://theore0.wordpress.com/


7 June 2018
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b Contact: Malcolm Munro

c Telephone: 07813037449

d E-mail: tarring.malcolm@gmail.com

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 
tarring.malcolm@gmail.com.


7 June 2018

The Parish of Mickleham, Surrey

We are praying for a gifted and inspiring Organistto 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 isa r obed 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 harkin12@btinternet.com

7 June 2018
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b Contact: Fr Shaun Middleton

c Telephone: 020 7589 5487

d E-mail: shaunmiddleton@rcdow.org.uk

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 
congregation.

The monthly stipend that we offer is ?434.75.


5 june 2018
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b Contact: The Rev'd Peter Godden

c Telephone: 020 8363 6055

d E-mail: revpetergodden@outlook.com

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 
revpetergodden@outlook.com / 020 8363 6055.


30 May 2018
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b Contact: John webster

c Telephone: 01723 352778

d E-mail: Johnwebbo48@gmail.com

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

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b Contact: HR Department, Westminster Diocese

c Telephone: 020 7798 9158

d E-mail: humanresources@rcdow.org.uk

i The Ad: DIRECTOR OF THE CHILDREN?S CHOIR
OUR LADY OF GRACE AND ST 
EDWARD?S CHURCH, CHISWICK, W4 (3 YEAR FIXED TERM)

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 
year.

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.    

The 
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 
advantage.

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 http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs.
 

30 May 2018
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b Contact: D Scarborough

c Telephone: 07908090840

d E-mail: d_scarborough@sky.com

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.
The 
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 stjohnshorshamchoir@gmail.com 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
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b Contact: Jo Oswald


d E-mail: stpeterandstpaulschurch@gmail.com

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 stpeterandstpaulschurch@gmail.com or write 
to
St Peter and St Paul Church, Church Lane, Chaldon, CR3 5AL.


23 May 2018
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b Contact: Alison Pannett

c Telephone: 020 8668 7065

d E-mail: ajpannett@yahoo.co.uk

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 ajpannett@yahoo.co.uk


23 May 2018
b Contact: Stoyka Beleva

c Telephone: 07746240642

d E-mail: office.ipcp@gmail.com

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 
assistance.

Regards
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b Contact: Helen Jones

c Telephone: 01227 751032

d E-mail: helenjonesie@gmail.com

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

We 
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.

The 
organist would also be required to play at weddings and 
funerals.

Would suit easy-going organist with a sense of 
humour!

Please see the link below for our 
website

https://www.stmaryselling.org.uk/


8 May 2018
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b Contact: Fr Dexter Bracey

c Telephone: 02476 711687

d E-mail: dexter_bracey@yahoo.co.uk

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: Parish Office 

c Telephone: 01793 538220

d E-mail: swindonnewtown@btinternet.com

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
Email: 
swindonnewtown@btinternet.com




28 April
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b Contact: Rev'd. Peter Green

c Telephone: 01246558112

d E-mail: peter.green_99@tiscali.co.uk

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://www.oldbramptonchurch.org.uk



28 April