St. Augustine's Parish Church, Rugeley, Staffordshire
ORGANIST & CHOIR TRAINER
A musician of skill and imagination
3 Manual organ - Nicholson of Worcester
Adult Choir - R.S.C.M. Affiliated
10.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist each Sunday
Occasional Sunday afternoon / evening services
We are seeking to appoint an Organist and Choir Trainer who has the enthusiasm and ability to maintain and enhance a musical tradition established over many years.
We are looking for a musician to play for Sunday Services, Major Festivals, committed to training and expanding an adult choir and to help lead the congregation in worship.
The organ is a 3 manual Nicholson of Worcester (1898 / 1908) with some 1980’s work. It is of good quality.
Duties to include
10.30 am Sung Eucharist, Common Worship Order 1, each week
4.00 pm or 6.00 pm Sunday afternoon or evening services… about 10 per year.
The Musical Tradition
There is scope here for development and encouragement will be given by the Rector and congregation who appreciate this aspect of the church’s life.
We are familiar with and use approximately 300 hymns from this 571 hymn collection.
At the organist’s discretion tunes are occasionally taken from AMR when the pitch or harmony is considered better.
The Mass of St. Thomas by David Thorne… in current use.
A Unison Communion by Herbert Sumsion… in current use.
In the past we have also used
The Communion Service by William Mathias
The Wiltshire Service by Richard Shephard
The choir learns new music quickly.
Choir attendance each week is in the 90% range. Members are keen and committed.
Terms and Conditions
Remuneration to be negotiated.
Salary between £2,500 and £3,000 per year depending on experience and qualifications.
To be reviewed annually.
* * * * * * * * * *
Download an application form (see below) or for further information or queries contact:
The Rev Preb M J Newman
20 Church Street
Tel: 01889 582149
Email Home: email@example.com