Organist Vacancies

We have recently been advised of the following 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.


Hambleden, Frieth & Group churches, near Henley-on-Thames

seek a

Organist/Director of Music

Owing to the retirement of our Director of Music, who has been in post since 1957, we require an experienced organist and choir leader.

- An average of two services each Sunday, and six choir practices each month. Plus Christmas, Easter, and other festivals.

- First refusal for all weddings and funerals in the benefice (additional fee).

- 2-manual Norman & Beard 1908 in Hambleden; 2-manual Norman & Beard 1957 in Frieth.

- Salary as per RSCM rates.

For an informal conversation, please contact: the Rev Andy Storch, Priest-in-Charge, on 07811 430898.

Deadline for applications: 29 February 2024. Interviews will be at Hambleden, date tba.

February 2024

St Luke's Church, Maidenhead

is seeking to appoint a

Director of Music / Organist

To play for Sundays and special services, to lead the choir, to develop further the musical life of the church, and to be a member of the Church's Ministry Team

Salary £4000 p/a

To discuss the post, for further details, or for an application form contact the vicar, Revd. Sally Lynch: / 01628 783033

May 2023

St Nicholas, Rotherfield Greys

(near Henley on Thames)

seeks an enthusiastic and able


The impressive Walker organ has just been restored and enlarged, including a modern piston capture system and a new 16' reed, and is a most rewarding instrument to play.

Currently we have two services a month: a BCP Choral evensong and a Traditional words Eucharist (sung to Merbecke) plus an occasional benefice service and of course, the traditional seasonal festivals. For the future, once an associate priest has been appointed, we hope to resume weekly services.

The loyal congregation is very appreciative of music and would be very supportive of our new organist.

The small, friendly and keen choir enjoy regular practice, and an organist prepared to continue this tradition would be ideal - perhaps adjourning to the next-door pub afterwards!

Remuneration and fees by negotiation.

If you would like an informal discussion or a trial play of the organ then please contact Nicholas Bliss the present organist on 07736284182. For full details please contact the Priest in Charge Mark Ainsworth on

November 2022

St Mary's, Whitchurch-on-Thames and
St John-the-Baptist, Whitchurch Hill

seek an


To play at two Sunday services a month and for special services as required. Services are at 9.30am on the 1st & 3rd Sundays in the month at St Mary's, Whitchurch-on-Thames.

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:

October 2021