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Last page update: 26 March 2019

Organist Vacancies in the Reading Area


To place a free advertisement for a vacancy on this page contact . Details will also be included in the next edition of BOA's bi-monthly newsletter to members.


St. John the Baptist, Crowthorne

seek to appoint an


to play our recently refurbished Henry Speechly and Son organ and to work with our Director of Music and small robed SATB choir.


Sunday Service at 10am - mostly Sung Eucharist with a few All-Age Services. Occasional evening services, including Choral Evensong once a term. Additional Services at Christmas and Easter. Attendance at some Thursday evening choir practices may be required in the run up to festivals.


Honorarium payable based on RSCM recommendations.


For further information please contact Revd. Dr. Lisa Cornwell - 01344 772413


Mar 2019

St. Luke's, Maidenhead

are seeking an


To play at 10am Sunday services twice a month and sharing of other services with our Director of Music and our Eton College Organ Scholar.


Friday evening choir practices 7:45pm Ė 9:00pm.


We have a small SATB choir.


There will be renumeration for services played.


For further details please contact Adam Went, Director of Music on 01753 643974.


Jan 2019

St Giles, Reading

wishes to appoint an

Organist/Choir Master

St Giles, one of the three ancient parish churches of Reading, wishes to appoint an enthusiastic musician, who will further develop the musical inheritance of the parish working alongside the incumbent. The church is in the catholic tradition of the Church of England and possesses a fine instrument, listed on the NPO Register: view details


There is currently a small choir, but finance is available for the training of choral scholars of secondary school age to sing church music. The position is for Sundays and the usual Holy Days when sung celebrations are held, and the occasional special service.


The position is remunerated accordingly at an annual salary.


For informal enquiries contact Dr Christopher Mott; send applications for the post to Fr David Harris, both at


It is hoped to make an appointment to mutual convenience as to date in the Spring of 2019 with interviews in January.


Nov 2018

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. 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 life within our church.


For further information please contact Julia Booker, 01491 628693 or


July 2018

St Maryís, Whitchurch-on-Thames and St John-the-Baptist, Whitchurch Hill

seek an


To play at three Sunday services a month and for special services as required. Services are on the 1st & 3rd Sundays in the month at 9.30am, St Maryís Whitchurch on Thames, and on the 2nd Sunday at our 11.00am service at St Johnís Whitchurch Hill.


We have a small choir, augmented for special services.


There will be renumeration for services played.


For further details please contact Kenneth Baker (Church Warden) Tel: 0118 943 2778, Email:


Apr 2018

Holy Trinity, Oxford Road, Reading

seeks an


To play at 10:00 am Sunday Mass and usual holy days. Hymns (NEH) and parts of Gregory Murray setting. No choir. Interesting and historic two-manual in gallery at liturgical West end: Gt.9; Sw.9 + Tremulant; Ped 8; usual couplers (listed on NPOR). Good acoustic.


Must be happy working with smoke and mirrors. Real ale Pub (Nagís Head) short walk up Russell Street opposite.


Further details from Mr. R. Cutting, tel. 0118 9613706


Apr 2018

The Parish of St Mary and St John Stratfield Mortimer

(near Reading)

seeks an

Organist and Director of Music

to develop the musical life of this Parish 9 miles south of Reading.


There is a choir which sings the 10.00 am Sung Eucharist every Sunday and at the major festivals.


There is the possibility of involvement with our two Church schools.


For more information please contact: The Revíd Paul Chaplin.

 The Parish Office, St Johnís Church, West End Road, Mortimer  RG7 3SY

Tel: 0118 933 3704   Email: 


Salary at RSCM rates



May 2017