Patron: Dame Gillian Weir
Registered Charity No.298088
Last update: 22/07/17
Organist Vacancies in the Reading Area
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St James' Church, Finchampstead
Your role will be to play our well-maintained Compton organ at Sunday services (9.30 and 11.00) which include 2 Matins a month, 1 Evensong per month and other extra services as per the church liturgical calendar. There is also a choir rehearsal on Thursday night 8 - 9.30. You will also have first opportunity to play at Funerals/Weddings.
We are a thriving church with a very capable/reliable SATB choir and large Junior section. You will find it very rewarding to play at our church with a DOM, choir and congregation who will really appreciate your skills.
There is also a stand-in organist available to call upon, so Sundays off can be arranged if desired. Remuneration will be in accordance with RSCM/ISM rates.
For further information please contact: Janice Devine firstname.lastname@example.org 07990 500568
St Helen's Church, Abingdon-on-Thames
seeks to appoint a
Director of Music / Organist
from September 1st, 2017.
For details including full job description please see:
Or contact the Revd Dr Charles Miller:
email@example.com (tel: 01235 520144)
Remuneration: RSCM rates, plus wedding & funeral fees.
Closing date: 28th June.
The Parish of St Mary and St John Stratfield Mortimer
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 Rev’d Paul Chaplin.
The Parish Office, St John’s Church, West End Road, Mortimer RG7 3SY
Tel: 0118 933 3704 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary at RSCM rates
The United Benefice of Henley with Remenham
are seeking an
Organist and Choirmaster/mistress
for the Churches of St Mary, Henley-on-Thames and St Nicholas, Remenham
Full details are available from the Parish Office
The Rectory, Hart Street, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2AU
01491 577340 email@example.com
Holy Trinity, Oxford Road, Reading
To play at 10:00 am Sunday Mass and usual holy days, with effect from Low Sunday (23rd April, 2017). 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 (Nag’s Head) short walk up Russell Street opposite.
Further details from Mr. R. Cutting, tel. 0118 9613706
St Luke's Church, Maidenhead
is seeking an
Organist / Music Leader
Required for 1st April 2017 (or sooner), an organist to play for Sunday morning services, mid-week festivals and limited evening services. Also to take a lead on music in the church and to lead the church choir.
Details from Revd. Sally Lynch: 01628 783033 firstname.lastname@example.org and applications by 11th February.
Chapel of the Blessed Trinity, Stonor Park
The Chapel of the Holy Blessed Trinity celebrates Mass every Sunday throughout the year with a congregation of between 40 – 80.
We are looking for organists to join a rota to assist each Sunday.
We do not have a regular choir but occasional singers.
The position may suit organ scholars or talented organists.
Three manual electric organ.
Rota to commence December 2016
For more information please write to email@example.com or telephone 01491 638858
St Mary the Virgin, Speen
To play every other 4th Sunday of the month, starting in February 2017 (i.e. February, April, June etc.),
Service of the Word (non-communion).
Musical requirements are 4 or 5 hymns and appropriate choice of organ music before and afterwards. The positions may suit a student studying the organ, but all are welcome.
For further details, contact Jill Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01635 48698.
St Barnabas Church, Emmer Green, Reading
is seeking a new
St Barnabas is a broad-based CofE parish church on the northern edge of Reading.
(See www.saintbarnabas.org.uk for more information)
Our organ has recently been re-commissioned after being completely refurbished, converted to electronic action and upgraded to a 2-manual instrument. There is a small, committed choir whose numbers are augmented for special services. We are active in introducing forms of worship and music likely to be attractive to families and children.
Music is primarily centred on the 9.30 parish communion service, with the usual festival services in addition. Choir practices are normally weekly (Tuesday evening). Opportunities would be offered to play at weddings and funerals.
We have a member willing to act as Assistant, so the position need not be full time.
Remuneration based on RSCM guidelines
Fuller details from, and expressions of interest to: email@example.com
Holy Trinity Church, Bracknell
is seeking an enthusiastic and versatile
with a living faith, who will maintain and enhance our sung Eucharistic worship; play the organ to a high standard; train and develop our small robed choir; encourage and develop singing and instrumental music across our two main Sunday services and who has the vision, initiative and skills to further work with the mission of the church and the wider community.
Salary in line with RSCM rates, plus wedding and funeral fees.
For full details please contact the Rev'd Jim Barlow by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Michael's Church, Sandhurst
are looking for an
to work with our dynamic Choir Director to develop our well-established musical tradition, with good RSCM-affiliated SATB choir (inc. trebles). We are looking for a sensitive musician who will help us to enhance the experience of worship through music in this friendly and welcoming church. We would welcome experienced applicants and those less experienced with ability and a willingness to learn.
Weekly 9.30 am Parish Communion (including psalms to Anglican chant), monthly Choral Evensong plus weddings and other special services. Choir practice 1˝ hours per week on Thursday evenings.
Remuneration based on RSCM rates.
We have a two-manual Gray & Davison Organ with tracker action, a full RCO concave and radiating pedalboard, which was restored in 2000, and is regularly maintained.
Sandhurst is situated close to the M3 (J4) and is on the Reading to Guildford railway line.
For details please contact Rev John Castle, Tel 01252 873030 or email email@example.com
You can find out more about our church at www.stmichaels-sandhurst.org.uk
United Benefice of Holy Trinity, Prestwood and St Mary Magdalene, Great Hampden, South Bucks
(near High Wycombe)
is looking to appoint an
Organist and Director of Music
Flexible 20+ Sundays per year, plus Festivals
Well remunerated weddings, baptisms and funerals
Work with professional classical musicians
Innovative and exciting musical opportunities
See www.htprestwood.org.uk/vacancies or call 01494 866530
St Nicholas' Church, Abingdon
is looking to appoint an
Organist/Director of Music
We are an ancient parish church, open to change but valuing the traditional. We have a balance of service styles, with the formal services of Holy Communion and BCP Morning Prayer being complemented by less formal All Age Services.
We hope that our new Director of Music would continue our music traditions but also seek to expand the choir, and consider the introduction of new elements to our music provision.
Your role: as Organist would be to plan and provide the music used in our services and as Director of Music to lead, support and develop our choir.
We are looking ideally for a Director of Music, but would consider appointing an Organist (or pianist) willing to develop in post. We would consider supporting appropriate external training for the candidate appointed.
Responsibilities - full details are in the Job Description.
Pay based on RSCM guidelines – see Job Description.
Full details and Application Form available from our website (www.stnicolasabingdon.org.uk) or by contacting the Vicar, the Revd Paul Smith – 01235 534654
To discuss this role informally please contact our Vicar (above) or Churchwardens:
Mr Paul Rast-Lindsell 07876 277 363 or Mrs Eluned Hallas 01235 529462
Closing Date: 30 September 2015
St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Reading
To play on a rota basis for one or two services per month
Main Sunday morning service at 11.00, featuring hymns with opening and closing organ voluntaries. Occasional evening services
New Wyvern organ
For more details, contact Jim Wooldridge. 0118 959 0122 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish of St Mark and All Saints, Reading
seeks to appoint an
St Mark's Church, Reading is looking for an Organist who will work with our parish team to:
- creatively use their gifts to enhance our liturgy;
- give guidance and encouragement to our choir in their ministry;
- be able to draw the best out of music from both traditional and more recent repertoire.
Usual weekly commitments: 9.15 Parish Mass with brief practice afterwards (15 minutes); plus occasional evening feasts/festivals. RSCM rates plus fees.
For further information contact Anthony Poynter (0118 950 2620)
St Mary the Virgin, Whitchurch-on-Thames
St John the Baptist, Whitchurch Hill
Wish to appoint an
to join our team of organists.
Two well-maintained Walker pipe organs, enthusiastic robed choir, RSCM affiliated.
Main Sunday Parish Communion at 9.30am alternating between the two churches, three Sundays a month. Occasional Sung Evensong, and special services at major festivals.
Remuneration by arrangement, plus funeral and wedding fees.
Come and try out our organs! Further information from / applications to:
Ken Baker Tel 0118 943 2778. E-mail email@example.com