Organist Vacancies

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St. John Baptist, Marldon, is looking to appoint a new organist/musical director with vision and enthusiasm. We have a beautiful church, two organs, a piano and a congregation for whom singing is an important part of their worship.

Pre-pandemic, the village had a committed church choir and a lively community choir and there is potential to build on this in the future, if desired, for the right candidate. The commitment would be for a regular Sunday morning service, at 10.00 am (Fee – £28 per Sunday morning plus travel expenses) Additional income could also be generated from occasional offices (weddings, funerals).

For more information please contact: Churchwarden: Steph Webb on 07810685371. All appointments are subject to safer recruiting.

Location: Church Hill, Marldon, Paignton, Devon TQ3 1SL • Website

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Churston Ferrers

St Mary the Virgin, Churston Ferrers, near Brixham in Devon is seeking a new Organist/Musical Director (we are willing to split the post). We have a beautiful and historic church with an organ for which details can be found here. There are also a piano and keyboard available.

Our congregation appreciate a wide range of music and enjoy singing their hymns. The church has a long music tradition and we had a small choir until Covid, but this now needs to be built back up. On three Sundays of the month there is a sung Eucharist. We have an embryonic band at our monthly “All age Worship” and the successful applicant(s) will be expected to help with the development of this.

Besides a regular service on Sunday mornings there will be a requirement to play for weddings, funerals and baptisms for which there is extra remuneration. We have an excellent relationship with our local C of E school and once Covid is out of the way we would like to see their choir singing in the Church, occasionally.

Remuneration will depend upon experience and will be in line with RSCM rates. For more information or to ask for an application pack please contact Rev Stephen Yates at [email protected].

Location: Church St, Churston Ferrers, Brixham TQ5 0JE • Website

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Stokenham, South Hams

Organist and Choir Director
St Michael and All Angels, Stokenham

The Parish of Stokenham, Sherford and Beesands seeks to recruit an Organist and Director of Music. Situated in the beautiful South Hams, Devon, St Michael’s has a 2 manual tracker action Conacher/Peter Collins Organ.

The ideal candidate should have a good knowledge of both traditional and modern Church music and understand and be in sympathy with the Anglican liturgy. They should be able to communicate with and inspire people of all ages, expand our robed choir, be able to play the organ, and lead our enthusiastic choir. There is a tradition of a choral Sung Eucharist and Evensong.

Salary c. £3000 per annum in line with RSCM recommendations but negotiable. In addition, there are a significant number of occasional offices that require an organist.

Details of the post, Job Description and Person Specification can obtained from the Parish Office, 01548 580860.
Applications to the priest in charge Fr M. Berrett by CV with a covering letter by email to [email protected] or post to:
The Parish Office
The Old Exchange
Devon TQ7 2SZ

Closing date for applications 15th July 2022

Location: Stokenham, Kingsbridge, South Devon, TQ7 2SZ • Website

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Director of Music
Parish Church of St Andrew, Taunton
Diocese of Bath & Wells

£4504.00 p.a.

A vacancy has arisen for the role of Director of Music at this busy inner suburban, liberal catholic Church of England parish. The role involves planning and delivering a wide range of music for worship, and co-leading our 14-strong amateur Choir, and our Band; as well as being available for baptisms, weddings and funerals as agreed. On average, the post amounts to 7-9 working hours per week. The successful candidate will be required to undertake C2 training in accordance with the Diocese of Bath & Wells’ Safeguarding Policy. The successful candidate will be a highly organised and flexible person, with the ability to play a keyboard to a high standard, a practising communicant of the Church of England, in broad sympathy with the tradition of the parish.

A detailed Person Specification can be obtained from the Vicar, the Revd Robin Lodge, by email at [email protected], or for an informal conversation in the first instance by calling 01823 352471.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2022.

Interview by arrangement, to begin duty on 2 October 2022.

Location: Greenway Avenue, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6HU • Website

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