Organist Vacancies and Services Requiring Deputies

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC - Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, East Harling

East Harling Parish Church wishes to appoint an energetic and imaginative Director of Music to lead and develop our musical worship, from January 2018 or soon afterwards.

Our worship is enriched both by our robed SATB choir and our contemporary Music Group, both of which are loved and appreciated in equal measure by our congregations. Our choir maintains a long tradition of choral excellence, singing a varied repertoire from the renaissance to recently-composed works, and currently leads worship on three Sundays a month and for all major festivals. Our Music Group plays one Sunday morning and one Sunday evening each month, and includes woodwind, brass and contemporary instruments as well as singers. We bring both groups together for Harvest and for Easter Day, as well as reaching out to work with the smaller Churches in the Benefice and to the local Methodist and Catholic communities.

You might be an organist, or a pianist, but we are primarily seeking a Director of Music who not only can inspire our current musicians but bring with them a vision for ensuring the sustainability of the music provision. This might involve working with local schools, establishing a youth choir, running workshop days, collaborating with other local groups, or innovating in ways we have not yet imagined! If you bring us your vision, we will work with you to bring it to life.

We offer generous remuneration on a self-employed basis and in line with RSCM guidelines. We are happy to consider appointing an assistant, or working with freelance organists, to support your work. We are blessed with a fantastic 34-stop organ with a ridiculously powerful pedal division down to 32', an extensive music library, and an appreciative congregation.

Interested parties are invited to contact Revd David Smith, Priest-in-Charge of the Harling United Benefice, ideally no later than Wednesday 15 November 2017, for an initial chat and more information, either by phone (01953 717140) or by email We look forward to hearing from you.

ORGANIST REQUIRED - Holt Parish Church

Holt Parish Church have a vacancy for a Director of Music, Organist, and Choir Master.

Modern anglo-catholic traditions, sung eucharist, monthly choral evensong, robed choir.

An exciting opportunity to develop music and music making to the glory of God and the mission of the Church.

RSCM rates.

Contact the Rector: Revd Canon Howard Stoker. Tel 01263 712048. Email:

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