From time to time a request to fill a vacancy for a permanent church organist will appear here.
Scroll down to see all current vacancies. Churches may submit requests to appear on this page by using the Contact Us page. St Peter’s Tiverton has a vacancy for an experienced Organist who would be keen to enhance the musical expressions of worship within the Church.
It is an historic Grade 1 Listed Church and the Civic Church for the market town of Tiverton, hosting the Remembrance, Mayor’s, Christingle, Nine Lessons and Carols and a number of other services central to the life and customs of the town.
The organ is one of the jewels of the Church. It was dedicated in 1696 and built by Christian Schmidt who also worked on the organ for the rebuilding of St Paul’s in London; it was rebuilt and enlarged in 1867 by Henry Willis, an outstanding organ builder who made his name at the Great Exhibition.
The carvings are attributed to Grinling Gibbons. The Parish website contains some photos and a recording of a duet by Samuel Wesley played on the instrument.
The Organist would work as part of a team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers within St Peter’s, including the Choir. There would also be scope for involvement in other areas, depending on interests and experience; for example liaising with local schools, organisations or musicians, to enrich the musical life of the community more generally.
The hours of work and salary, based on RSCM rates, would be for negotiation. The post requires an Enhanced DBS check. Applicants should contact Gill Heard by email to email@example.com or telephone 01884 258600. Stoke Gabriel Parish Church are seeking an experienced Organist and Choral Trainer to contribute to the worship and musical life of this thriving village church, set beside the River Dart in the South Hams of Devon.
The church has a tradition of choral music, a Harrison organ and an adult SATB robed choir of around 20 singers.
There are some 86 on the electoral roll with typical congregations around 50-60.
Duties include preparing and playing music for services and rehearsing and developing the choir.
Remuneration arrangements and contracts are negotiable. An enhanced DBS check and on-line safeguarding training (C1) is required before appointment.
For details of church and choir see www.stokegabrielchurch.co.uk or email the Churchwarden on DMN1532@gmail.com.
Closing date for applications Saturday 17th July 2021.