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Last page update: 23 May 2018

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

seek an

Organist

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 Mary’s Whitchurch on Thames, and on the 2nd Sunday at our 11.00am service at St John’s 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: baker_kenneth2@sky.com

 

Apr 2018

Holy Trinity, Oxford Road, Reading

seeks an

Organist

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 (Nag’s Head) short walk up Russell Street opposite.

 

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

 

Apr 2018

St Michael and All Angels Church, Sunninghill

Director of Music

We are looking to appoint a director of music who enjoys the beauty and tradition of BCP choral matins and the exuberance of child friendly contemporary worship.

 

In leading and developing our music across two well attended Sunday morning services, the Director of Music will encourage more people to participate in our musical life, help grow a fledgling junior choir and play a key role in the outreach and mission to our community.

 

Salary of £7,000-£8,000. Additional fees for weddings and funerals.

 

Please contact the churchwardens for more information: Kate Bolsover: 07799 582875 or kate@thebolsovers.co.uk

 

Jan 2018

St Nicholas' Church, Remenham, Henley-on-Thames

www.remenhamparish.org.uk

 

St Nicholas’ Remenham, would like to find an

Organist(s)

to play at our services while we are waiting to appoint someone full time.
The worship pattern, which is traditional, is as follows:

 

1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays at 11.15am: sung matins (BCP)
2nd and 4th Sundays at 11.15am: sung Holy Communion (Merbecke)

 

There would also be the opportunity to play at major festivals and weddings.

 

Whilst the vacancy remains unfilled, there is the opportunity to play for any of these services on an occasional or one-off basis. The organ is a two manual Walker with pedal board.

 

For further details please contact Charlotte Every, on 07973 798071 or churchwarden@remenhamparish.org.uk

 

Dec 2017

St James' Church, Finchampstead

Organist/Deputy DOM

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  dom@stjames.finchampstead.co.uk  07990 500568

 

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 Rev’d Paul Chaplin.

 The Parish Office, St John’s Church, West End Road, Mortimer  RG7 3SY

Tel: 0118 933 3704   Email: admin@mortimerbenefice.co.uk 

 

Salary at RSCM rates

 

Chapel of the Blessed Trinity, Stonor Park

(near Henley-on-Thames)

seeks an

Organist

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 administrator@stonor.com or telephone 01491 638858

 

St Michael's Church, Sandhurst

are looking for an

Organist

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 1½ 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 office@stmichaels-sandhurst.org.uk 

 

You can find out more about our church at www.stmichaels-sandhurst.org.uk